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Monday, April 2, 2012

Jun's green-tea ice cream is a testament to subtlety

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

The green tea ice cream from Juns is like a spa for your mouth.
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  • The green-tea ice cream from Jun's is like a spa for your mouth.
Dessert at Japanese restaurants is often an afterthought. It feels like a concession to diners. And that kind of halfhearted approach to the last course is how we end up with abominations like fried ice cream.

The saving grace for Japanese restaurants has always been mochi: the Japanese rice cake molded into little balls and filled with sweet paste or ice cream. But Jun's (7660 State Line Road) in Prairie Village has another option, green-tea ice cream, for those who doggedly believe they can squeeze in a bit more food after ordering too much sushi.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

El Salvadoreno's pane rellenos shows why stew and sandwiches should get together more often

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:53 AM

The Pane Rellenos is delicious and filling.
  • The Pane Rellenos is delicious and filling.
I've often wondered why more places don't serve soup in a bread bowl. It's like a one-pot meal for your plate. If done right, you might not need utensils. That's probably not the case for the Pane Rellenos at El Salvadoreno (7926 Santa Fe Drive) - you will be picking up your fork and knife at some point - but the stewed chicken sandwich is exactly what every bread bowl should aspire to become.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pig In: The bourbon and jalapeno bacon from Local Pig

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Your meat gets it own box like a meat-based pastry shop.
  • Your meat gets it own box like a meat-based pastry shop.
The beauty of a pig is all in the eye of the bacon holder. And the prettiest sow in town might just be the Local Pig (2618 Guinotte). The brand-new butcher shop in the East Bottoms has a case that keeps being bought out, and after only two weeks, a waiting list for its butcher-box subscription (a weekly 5- or 10-pound box of chops and cuts).

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Farm to Market Irish soda bread should be your St. Patty's Day tradition

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Once unwrapped, its not going back in the plastic.
Holiday breads get unfairly dismissed, along with Christmas cookies. Just because something is a classic doesn't mean it should be forgotten. Exhibit A in our quest to get back to the bread-making basics is arguably the most famous of the quick breads — Irish soda bread. And let us tell you the seasonal offering from Farm to Market is a real humdinger.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fogones' Cochinita Pibil tacos are pork perfection

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The cochinita pibil tacos are extraordinary.
  • The cochinita pibil tacos are extraordinary.
The first place that comes to mind if you're headed to the Kansas side for tacos is Kansas City, Kansas. But it might just be time for you to reprogram your GPS. Fogones Mexican Delights (11200 Johnson Drive) opened this past December in Shawnee, and the Zavala family's tacos (The Shawnee Dispatch recently ran a nice profile) are well worth the drive.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

The $8 Oak Park Mall hack you need to try

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Paciugo Gelato should be your first stop.
  • Step 1: Head over to Paciugo Gelato.
You don't have to settle for a combination plate in the food court at Oak Park Mall. Instead, I want you to take your $8, make two stops and leave with the finest food option in the mall. First up, is Paciugo Gelato — a free-standing gelato kiosk that will sell you a small cup (up to three flavors) for $4 (including tax). I opted for dark chocolate and top-seller salted caramel.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Filling Station has a secret breakfast dessert

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Chocolate lovers, add this one to your list.
  • Chocolate lovers, add this one to your list.
The Filling Station is hiding dessert in plain sight every morning. This is no off-menu, special-password dessert. Instead, it's the chocolate muffin (a regular in the rotation) that is, in actuality, a moist, rich brownie with a smattering of powdered sugar on top.

But because it's labeled a muffin, you can simply pass it off as a regular breakfast option. "Honey, I was being healthy. I had a muffin this morning," you can say when you get home. But this is no regular muffin. It's a decadent brownie that would be comfortable in the case at Andre's or Dolce. Forget the box of sweets this Valentine's Day. Just seal the deal with a bag of these muffins.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Start saving your allowance — Glace now has ice-cream bars

Glace unveils a new line of ice cream bars

Posted By on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Glace has ice cream bars in stock.
  • Glace has ice-cream bars in stock.
We may need to redefine the ice-cream-treat category. Yesterday, Christopher Elbow rolled out the first batch of his ice-cream bars, and the freezers at Glace were stocked with vanilla bean, black cherry with toasted almond, and fleur de sel with hazelnut croquant bars.

The new product, which Elbow hinted at in The Pitch cover story about the opening of his new shop in Leawood this summer, is in both Glace locations (4535 West 119th Street and 4960 Main). At $4.31, the ice-cream treats are not cheap. But the latest innovation from Elbow — the first to truly marry his chocolates and ice cream — delivers strong flavors worthy of a fiver.

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  • Glace unveils a new line of ice cream bars

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Extra Virgin's grilled bread & ricotta is a small plate with big flavor

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Just give me this bread and some water.
  • Just give me this bread and some water.
Great chefs and writers have one thing in common. They sometimes just need a little editing to get it right. In a world where ingredients are being discovered like plant species in the rainforest, it can be hard to hold back. But one dish that I recently enjoyed on the Extra Virgin patio has found a way to make simplicity transcendent. Here's why you need to order the grilled bread & ricotta.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

McLain's sweet rolls are worth a bite

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM

McClains is dishing up sweet treats on Gregory.
  • McLain's is dishing up sweet treats on Gregory.
McLain's Bakery has opened its new location at 201 East Gregory (Fat City's Charles Ferruzza broke the news of the move from its original location at 7422 Wornall last month.) The bakery opened this past Saturday. Yesterday afternoon the counter staff explained that they'd been busy since the first day, and the pastry case reflected that.

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