Breakfast Buffet

Monday, July 19, 2010

Are fast-food eaters headed for extinction?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Great veggie burgers are few and far between. So when you find one, make sure you tell everybody about it. [KC Napkins]

If everybody is getting fatter, at some point there won't be anybody left to eat the latest fast food monstrosities. [The Expatriate's Kitchen]

Liquid nitrogen and the home chef seems like a questionable combination; but that's where society is apparently headed. [Salon]

Could the secret to the burger at In-N-Out be dijon mustard? That's the claim of one New York City chef. [Consumerist]


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Friday, July 16, 2010

KC vegetarians should move to Topeka

Posted By on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Thumbs up for the new Amber Ale from Boulevard. [Chimpotle]

The revival of white whiskey is like discovering a lost American art form. [Food.Drink.Life]

Topeka was ranked the sixth-friendliest vegetarian city among small cities in America by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. [The Topeka Capital-Journal]

British scientists believe they've cracked the mystery of whether the chicken or the egg came first. Hint: It's not the egg. [Mail Online]

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

This is your brain on caffeine

Posted By on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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New love blooms at the KC Irish Fest? [Tir na Blog]

I'm not sure what to call this cannoli-cupcake hybrid from the Mirabile family. [Twitter]

Spaetzle is the new mac n' cheese. [She Eats]

If you haven't had your coffee yet, don't try to read this piece which explains what caffeine actually does for your brain. [Lifehacker]

The Marquee nightclub has filed a lawsuit against AMC arguing that the theater chain is guilty of trademark infringement. AMC opened the Marquee Bar & Grill on Main Street last year and has plans for a Las Vegas spot as well. [NY Post]

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pork wings and Lord of the Rings

Posted By on Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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You'll need some knowledge of Lord of the Rings to dominate Tuesday night trivia at Tower Tavern, along with a love of pork wings. [Lunch Blog KC]

Add Five Bistro to your list of casual neighborhood joints perfect for a glass of wine and an appetizer. The one caveat is that it's in St. Louis. [Around the Block]

A cross-section comparison of goldfish and cheddar goldfish crackers is strangely compelling. [Book of Joe]

Frank Bruni talks about his life after stepping down as The New York Times' restaurant critic, weight loss, and what it's like to eat without anonymity. [The Chicago Tribune]

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Escaping the hordes at the grocery store

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Harrowing tales of near collisions from the aisles of the grocery store leave one couple looking for which day of the week is the safest to go shopping. [Frighteningly Uncommon Sense]

Summer treats from around the city and a recommendation on a scoop shop serving vegetarian chili dogs. [The Making of a Foodie]

Animals are not often like they're portrayed in the cartoons. And then you see a video of a marmot eating a biscuit. [Serious Eats]

David Goebel, the former CEO of Applebee's, will replace Joe Bisogno as the CEO of Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pasta. Bisogno, the founder of Mr. Goodcents, will stay on as chairman of the board. [The Kansas City Business Journal]

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Monday, July 12, 2010

The key to reviving a corpse

Posted By on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Even yard-beer enthusiasts are being won over by the pineapple-cilantro sorbet at Glace. [Happy in Bag]

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is apparently a great place to take kids; but it doesn't stand out in the crowd of local barbecue. [Hot Blog on a Stick]

Bon Appetit picked the 10 best new burger joints for 2010. Burger Business says BRGR should have made the list.

You can either make the Corpse Reviver at home, or you can let the good folks of R Bar revive you. [A Bit of Butter]

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Nothing like a candwich meal

Posted By on Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Old beer is difficult to swallow, literally. A stray Lagunitas six-pack at Lukas Liquors brings the issue to a head. [JJS in KCK]

Oysters and pear cider from the June Brewmaster Dinner at McCoy's show that both food and drinks can be drool worthy. [McCoy's Public House]

Why do companies continue to try and smear the good name of the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? The latest entrant is the Candwich. And yes, it's a canned sandwich. [Dlisted]

Wired
attempts to use science to understand how Alcoholics Anonymous works (or doesn't work). It's a tall order for a group largely based on faith.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

I knew that bottle wasn't a virgin

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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The China Moon appetizer with the dumpling sauce is apparently the way to go at Blue Koi. [She Eats]

Watermelons were meant to be sculptures -- delicious, sweet sculptures. [This Modern House]

Ozark Forest Mushrooms -- an operation at the cutting edge of balancing sustainability with haute cuisine -- is based in Missouri's Ozark Forest. [Slashfood]

Think you're buying extra virgin olive oil? Think again. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just announced a plan rolling out this fall designed to improve on olive oil labeling and testing practices. [The Los Angeles Times]

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mayo...sugar..bacon...salad?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Food dispatches from Kansas City and the rest of the culinary universe...

Our beer laws haven't quite caught up to our beer tastes. [The Wort Hog Beer Blog]

It can have mayo, sugar and bacon, but as long as the bowl has vegetables, it's a salad. Dig into broccoli salad. [Carrie's Cooking and Recipes]

Anal retentive people simply have better luck with leftovers. A guide to labeling the contents of your freezer. [Lifehacker]

I don't get why beets are such a hated vegetable. One writer struggles to make them palatable. [The Atlantic]

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Breakfast Buffet: Tuesday, July 6

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Some beers seem made for bar bets. Top among those might just be the Weston Brew Labs Hot Pepper Ale. [Show-Me Beer]

Hell's Kitchen contestant Holli Ugalde talks about cooking for chef Gordon Ramsay, reality television and porn. [Blog Well Done]

It's not all protein gruel in space. One science-fiction-themed dinner shows off what it would be like to actually eat soylent green. [io9]

Diet Coke celebrates it's 28th anniversary. Next year should be its last real anniversary before it begins lying about its age. [The Awl]

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