True story: As a child, my scatter-brained mother frequently sent me off to school with an empty lunchbox. And if there was, miraculously, something in the metal box, it might be two slices of bread with nothing between the slices - or a single piece of Oscar Mayer bologna or a pickle and handful of potato chip crumbs. And once, inexplicably, a dollar bill. "I thought you might buy a sandwich from one of the other kids in the lunchroom," she later explained.
So after a practically Dickensian youth, culinarily speaking, lunch has never been been my favorite meal, even though I've eaten a couple of divine afternoon meals over the years. A local food blogger whose beat is strictly the noonday meal, David LaCrone of Kansas City Lunch Spots will be a guest panelist on Central Standard Friday this morning from 10 to 11 a.m. on KCUR (89.3-FM) hosted by Fat City's Charles Ferruzza and featuring food bloggers Emily Farris (FeedMeKC) and Mary Bloch (Around The Block) and columnist Christine Becicka of Ingram's magazine.
The call-in number, to nominate your own lunchtime favorites, is 816-235-2888.
High culture was the theme of the last Vagabond pop-up restaurant created by chef Alex Pope and blogger and bon vivant Jenny Vergara - the sold-out March dinners were held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and featured private tours of the museum's art treasures. When Pope and Vergara introduce Vagabond 5.0 on July 10, the culinary culture will be influenced more by P.T. Barnum than Pablo Picasso. The event - held Tuesday, July 10, through Friday, July 13 - will be a carnival-style supper presented under a "big-top tent" in the City Market, 20 East Fifth Street.
"We're really going for the feel of a summer fair," Vergara says. "We'll have a few midway games, circus-style performers, and Alex has created a menu of upscale versions of classic carnival favorites."
"Like I always say, I wish I could retire as a Royal. That's why I try to do my best and play my hardest," Pena told MLB.com yesterday.
It's been a long time since the Royals had a culture built on players who wanted to be on the team and the front office was willing to sign. But the times, our times, may be changing.
In the meantime, check out Rainbow Records' title track on the Hidden Pictures page of the Golden Sound website.
Thankfully, Fuzzy's Taco Shop (which opened in March of this year at 10157 Wornall) seems to understand this principle. And they've got a full coterie of breakfast options including a filling breakfast taco ($1.99, three for $5 on Tuesdays) that is somewhere between a scramble and a sandwich. As with most scrambled egg dishes, it eats better than it looks, but ask for the potatoes to be well done. As an added bonus, for those who enjoy a beer with breakfast (no judgment here), PBRs are $3 for an 18-ounce draft and Boulevard Wheat will only set you back $3.75.
It was a lunch place and a last late-night stop for a number of regular revelers in Westport. But those seeking a midnight burrito may not be out of luck for long - a Freebirds World Burrito is being built out in the former Chili's space at 554 Westport Road. The original El Rancho is Columbia is at 1014 E. Broadway.
Think Progress also called out two Missouri representatives, U.S. Reps. Todd Akin and Vicky Hartzler, for their stances on same-sex marriage issues. For conservatives and liberals who keep track at home, that means Missouri and Kansas can claim nearly 50 percent of the strongest critics of gay rights in Congress.
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