Tavern in the Village (3901 Prairie Lane) was recently picked to be the Kansas representative for a fifty-state 'Tree to Table' campaign sponsored by the Washington State Fruit Commission to highlight the short, but sweet, Northwest cherry season (June to late August).
The cherry on the award? The Prairie Village restaurant will be featuring Rainier cherries on its menu this month, starting next Monday, July 11, National Rainier Cherry Day.
Yesterday, I remembered another era in American history when modern technology was going to replace every waiter and waitress in America. This was before computers, so the state-of-the-art technology of the time was a telephone.
If I hadn't spent most of the late 1970s nursing hangovers, I might have remembered that there were other restaurants in that decade that tried the novelty of having telephones on every table in order to call the kitchen -- eliminating servers, with typically disastrous results, especially if alcohol was a component of the meal -- or to chat up other customers. The Max & Erma's restaurants are an example. I didn't even know that this Denver-based restaurant chain -- which did away with the table telephones in the late 1980s -- was still in existence. (The closest one to Kansas City is in St. Peters, Missouri).
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A couple of days ago, seriouseats.com offered up an elaborate recipe for an edible sports stadium with a playing field of fresh green guacamole. In honor of today's Kansas City snowstorm, Fat City offers an even more timely culinary construction.
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You might have forgot that Festivus was on Thursday. But you still have time to make the holiday's signature dish -- Festivus Chocolate Salami.
Saveur has the recipe from Allen Salkin's book, Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us. Salkin's book also covers the traditions of the fictional secular holiday that originated on the hit sitcom Seinfeld. If you've never aired your grievances or participated in feats of strength (both customs of Festivus), consider chocolate salami your gateway to the holiday.
The challenge with Thanksgiving is that you have to eat dessert even if you don't have room. And when you add a piece of cake and a few cookies into your stomach, the whole Thanksgiving meal can go south in a hurry.
The Thanksgiving Turkey Cake, featured on Chow, is a sweet and savory layer cake that takes carving out of the equation and moves you straight past the Thanksgiving meal into dessert. Forget a one-pot meal, this is a cake pan, two-course dinner.
A month of eating barbecue for the blog and endless series of food recalls had me loosely wondering if I might make a run at vegetarianism. But in the middle of deciding whether I could really live without another beef sandwich of Arthur Bryant's, I was presented with a recipe that ended any idle thoughts of retiring from my career as a carnivore.
Sausage-roasted squash. In the fine tradition of eggs cooked in bacon grease, Salon's Francis Lam has figured out what to do with all of the winter squash that is abundant and cheap in grocery stores right now.
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