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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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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tropicana's banana popsicles will cool you off

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM

A guava and banana popsicle are a proper double dip.
  • A guava and banana popsicle makes a proper double dip.
Banana-flavored goods are all too often tales of disappointment. The banana is too prominent or hyper-present, like a dessert form of Laffy Taffy. But the banana paletas (popsicles) at the West Side's Paleteria Tropicana (830 Southwest Boulevard) strike the right balance at a very wallet-friendly price of $1.79.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Urban Table's pork schnitzel is a good piece of pig

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM

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The pork tenderloin's days may be numbered if Urban Table (8232 Mission) keeps knocking out sandwiches like its pork schnitzel.

The Prairie Village restaurant, the latest from Bread & Butter Concepts (the team behind BRGR), opened on Monday, August 1, in Corinth Square. And four days later, I found myself with two hands around the pork schnitzel sandwich while sitting in the restaurant's enclosed patio.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Wheel Inn's guberburger packs a creamy bite

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

The Wheel Inn has moved, but the guberberger is still the thing to get.
  • The Wheel Inn has moved, but the guberberger is still the thing to get.

The original Wheel Inn Drive-In in Sedalia, Missouri, had come and gone by the time I knew to go there from Kansas City. 


But while the 61-year-old institution closed in September 2007, it resurfaced at 2103 S. Limit Ave., courtesy of a former employee, Judy Clark, who purchased the name and recipes from owners John and Pat Brandkamp. And so driving through Sedalia yesterday, it was time to discover the town's tradition of guberburgers (currently featured in the July-August edition of Food Network magazine).

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shatto's Lemonade is a summer picnic in a bottle

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM

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Lemonade is like the liquid equivalent of barbecue -- everyone's got an opinion about how to make it, and your opinion, if it differs, is most likely wrong. But we may be able to strike a peace accord with a heavy glass bottle of Shatto Lemonade.

The Osborn, Missouri, dairy has been making juices and teas -- lemonade, sweetened tea, fruit punch, and orange drink for a few years -- but I, and probably many Kansas Citians, only knew them for their milk and cheese. But this summer, the lemonade has been making its way into my shopping cart with regularity.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

SodaVie's cucumber soda is a savory refreshment

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 8:30 AM

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If the Pickleback -- whiskey with a pickle juice chaser -- is a sledgehammer, then the cucumber soda from SodaVie is a rock hammer, gently rounding out against your taste buds. 

The sea-foam-green soda with the tiny bubbles is one of a dozen, handcrafted brews made by the GetReal Food Company -- the soda company operating out of the back of Big City Hot Dogs in Kansas City. The sodas are naturally fermented and made with seasonal ingredients, meaning that Benjamin Topel and Sean Henry are always rolling out new flavors.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fill your plate at Los Alamos Market y Cocina

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Braised pork with a chicken tostada and a chile relleno at Los Alamos.
  • Braised pork with a chicken tostada and a chile relleno at Los Alamos.

The kitchen is in the back-left corner of Los Alamos Market y Cocina. But the good smells coming from that kitchen? Those hit you right when you enter the front door at 1667 Summit.

As you head to the back, your hunger wakes up with each step. And then you're confronted with a difficult choice: a half-dozen aluminum trays filled with braised meats and, if you're lucky, a few chile rellenos resting on a paper towel. But don't worry. Owner Agustin Juarez's mother is there to help you make a plate. 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Danny Edward's sweet-potato fries are a sublime side

Posted By on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:45 AM

The sweet-potato fries at Danny Edward's are delicious.
  • The sweet-potato fries at Danny Edward's are delicious.

You can teach a man to smoke meat properly. But when it comes to barbecue sides, you've either got the chops or you don't. Danny Edward's Blvd. Barbecue (2900 Southwest Blvd.) gets plenty of praise for its baked beans -- The Pitch named them the best in Kansas City in 2008 -- but it's about time we gave them some love for their sweet-potato fries.

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