Thursday, July 26, 2012

WildCard Brewing gets hopping tonight at tasting party

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 3:56 PM

WildCard Brewing is getting started.
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  • WildCard Brewing is getting started.
On the day that a tech giant makes news on both sides of State Line, perhaps it's only appropriate that a new brewery pops up in Kansas City, Kansas. The WildCard Brewing Company, a start-up brewery from a trio of Kansas Citians, is holding a launch party tonight to have the public help decide which of its four recipes for Amber Lager will become its flagship beer.

"All three of us are in love with Kansas City. This is where our roots are and where we will continue to grow. We like the idea of bringing people together around craft beer," CEO Isaac Barcz says.

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Zaarly founder Bo Fishback puts up cash to get Google Fiber in his Fiberhood

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 3:35 PM

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Bo Fishback, founder of online marketplace Zaarly (we profiled him last year) is willing to put up $500 to sign his neighbors up for Google Fiber. Google announced Thursday morning that the neighborhoods, or Fiberhoods in Google parlance, with the most residents preregistered for the service will get the ultra-speedy Fiber first.

Fishback used his own service today to hire a door-to-door salesman to register up to 50 of his neighbors in Countryside. He's even willing to pay each neighbor's $10 Fiber preregistration fee. The posting says seven people have offered to take the job. And if he finds the right person, it could put Countryside over the top. The Fiberhood currently needs 36 more people to reach its goal of having 5 percent of its residents registered.

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Two 'Fiberhoods' already reach Google Fiber goals

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM

The Google video above explains how Google Fiber's "Fiberhood" competition to determine which neighborhoods will be the first to get the incredibly fast internet service. Residents that want Fiber must preregister with Google and pay a $10 fee. Each Fiberhood has a goal to reach based on the amount of residents in them. On September 9, Google Fiber will announce which neighborhoods will get the service first. Also worth noting: Schools, libraries and government buildings within Fiberhoods will receive free Fiber.

And with registration only being open for about three hours, the Roanoke Fiberhood is the first in KCMO to reach its goal of 5 percent of residents signing up. On the KCK side, Hannover Heights was the fastest to the goal.

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Google Fiber announces launch plan

Google Fiber announced its new broadband and television service.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Google Fiber is almost here.
  • Google Fiber is almost here.

About 200 people attended the a presentation, explaining how Google Fiber will work, Thursday morning at the company's new Westport Road offices. And judging by the dozen or so rounds of applause for various Google speakers, it appeared that everybody came away satisfied with what the new ultra-fast fiber-optic Internet service will mean for the area. Perhaps drawing the most applause was the price: $70 per month for one-GB-per-second service, and $120 per month for Internet and a new TV system called Google Fiber Television. There's a $300 installation fee.

Google had said from the beginning that fiber will provide service 100 times faster than the average broadband speed. But showing is better than telling, so Google employees demonstrated the searing pace of Fiber with head-to-head competitions between a standard connection and fiber. With Fiber, 100 gigantic digital photos were uploaded to Google+ in about five seconds. A three-minute video was uploaded nearly as fast. The audience of VIPs, tech-industry employees and media was mesmerized by the speed.

The nuts and bolts of Google Fiber and their plans for hooking up neighborhoods is after the jump.

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  • Google Fiber announced its new broadband and television service.

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Pandolfi's Deli is taking a break from dinner service

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Pandolfis Deli will still serve lunch, but chef Grant Canslers dinners are on hiatus.
  • Pandolfi's Deli will still serve lunch, but chef Grant Cansler's dinners are on hiatus.

When Fat City last spoke with Pandolfi's Deli owner Jake Hendershot and chef Grant Cansler last December, it was to announce the restaurant's newly launched weekend dinner service. Seven months later, Cansler is 35 pounds lighter than in the photo, above, and newly divorced. And preparing for a trek through Nepal and Asia that will take him out of the Pandolfi's kitchen for a couple of months.

That means no more weekend dinners served in the Columbus Park restaurant at 538 Campbell— the dining room is the former florist shop of the old LaPetina Funeral Home — although lunch service will continue as usual. Dinner service ended on June 30.

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Golden Sound Records, Hidden Pictures, Dawg Daze, and more in this week's Pitch

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

In this week's Pitch: sitting down with the boys behind local label Golden Sound Records (pictured above); a chat with Richard Gintowt about his band Hidden Pictures' latest, Rainbow Records; and a look at the Dawg Daze of Summer music festival, this weekend out in Lone Jack. Plus Forecast for your daily music needs. Savor the touch of print!

Watch the Google Fiber announcement live at 11 a.m.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:58 AM

This is where Google Fiber starts.
  • This is where Google Fiber starts.
If you want to know what Google has to say about its new Google Fiber service, you can watch a live broadcast of a planned press conference at 11 a.m. today. Google will also be posting an announcement to its website.

Google is expected to announce the launch of its high-speed broadband network today, but the tech giant has released few details prior to the scheduled conference. The announcement will be at 1820 Westport Road, which sits strategically near State Line (Google is bringing its service to both Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas), and is a potential site for the company's local headquarters.

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Manifesto's Unbridled Julep named one of Yahoo's coolest new cocktails

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Mint is what can cure the summertime blues.
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  • Mint is what can cure the summertime blues.
As Manifesto prepares to once again compete on a national stage, the speakeasy that is starting to represent cocktail culture in the Midwest (and not just Kansas City) is getting some love from a national publication. Yahoo has declared the Unbridled Julep one of the 10 coolest new cocktails in America.

The drink, prepared as part of Manifesto's entry to the Bar Room Brawl competition at the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans this Friday, features Grand Marnier infused with Applewood smoke, Campari and mint. Manifesto's Ryan Maybee takes the stage tomorrow night as the Midwest contestant in a field of six mixologists. He's not the only bartender from the Kansas City speakeasy in the news this week — Jenn Tosatto (a feature behind the Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange bar and Manifesto downstairs) has an interesting take for PolicyMic on why you should consider tipping your bartender.

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'Before I Die' art installation is up in the Crossroads

Before I Die...Kansas City is up in the Crossroads.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

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A chalkboard version of this secret dreams list is now up in the Crossroads. Before I Die...Kansas City, an art installation about what we want to do before we leave this Earth, is currently spread across seven chalkboard panels on the brick facade at 214 West 20th Street. The piece is a collaboration between Marion Merritt and Leslie Lerner, who owns the building where it is located.

Before I Die...Kansas City is an art project funded by Kickstarter - the campaign raised $1,654 in June - modeled after Candy Chang's community installation in New Orleans. Community members are free to add their chalk thoughts at any time, a kickoff celebration is being held Friday, August 3, at 7 p.m.

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Whole Foods is planning to build a store at 51st and Oak

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Whole Foods is coming back to KC.
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  • Whole Foods is coming back to KC.
Even college kids eat fruit and vegetables on occasion. Either that or eating healthy is better than staying on a meal plan. The Kansas City Star reported last night that Whole Foods announced a lease on a new space at 51st Street and Oak, where it intends to build a grocery store as part of a mixed commercial and residential development. The new store, which would mark a return to Kansas City for the Austin-based supermarket chain, would be 30,000 square feet. The franchise's store at 4301 Main — a Wild Oats location acquired in a 2007 deal — closed in 2010. Nature's Own Health Market, the current tenant, opened in the space later that year.

The return of Whole Foods marks the continued migration of Austin franchises to Kansas City with Freebirds World Burrito locating in Westport (and opening its Mission restaurant two weeks ago) and the Alamo Drafthouse opening downtown earlier this month in the former AMC Mainstreet Theater. Whole Foods has two locations in Overland Park.

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