We recently chatted up Pj Ruth, founder of MOSH Pit, via e-mail about the event. We found out why Ruth loves pits so much and a bit more about the organizations that the benefit aims to help.
If we can all take a breather from griping about the Chiefs' play for a moment, there's high praise regarding the team from Food & Wine magazine. Well, high praise for the parking lots outside of Arrowhead anyway. The foodie mag has declared Kansas City to be the best tailgating city in America. That's a slap on the back all Chiefs fans will agree with.
Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt tells the magazine that the secret to Kansas City tailgating isn't in the barbecue sauce but in the real estate. "We can park 25,000 cars and still have plenty of room for tailgating," he said. Chiefs fans will surely revel in their greatness before Sunday's showdown with the San Diego Super Chargers at Arrowhead.
While the Merriam Village development was selected, Ikea also looked at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, the former Bannister Mall site in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Falls (where Bass Pro is located) in Independence. But the location in Johnson County, just off Interstate 35, proved to be the most attractive. After the jump, The Pitch looks at the new store by the numbers.
ESPN's Grantland has posted the first of a two-part interview with Kamara (the second half will be posted later today), and it's a solid piece that explains the effect that Kansas City has had on him and vice versa. Sporting head coach Peter Vermes is sprinkled liberally throughout the story, explaining his vision for Kamara's current role and belief that he could be the offensive firebrand that sparked the team.
"When you see the story of his life, you see everything the guy has been through ... he had to find a place and people that he could trust and I think that he has that today," Vermes tells Grantland.
Sporting KC plays the Chicago Fire at Livestrong tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available.
After nearly three years of serving tea, cookies and scones, and tasteful lunches at Shabby Hattie's Tea Room & Boutique in Parkville, owner Marcia Cherrito decided that the tea party was over. She closed the tearoom after serving her last scone last Saturday.
"The economy didn't help," Cherrito says. "We opened with a bang and then fewer and fewer customers were coming in. I'll still be selling teas and things, but just on my website."
Cherrito plans to offer cooking and sewing classes out of her home. "I'm all about self-sufficiency. I think everyone needs to know how to garden, canning what they grow, sewing and cooking."
It's been over a decade since the Bitterman family had a retail candy outlet in Kansas City. Next Thursday, October 4, the Bittermans will open the doors to Eye Candy Store & Vintage Market, a combination candy shop and vintage market — at least 25 local vendors selling a variety of antiques and collectibles — at 3107 Gillham Road.
Today, the store's manager, Toni Hicks, was completing her current project: painting the store's logo on the front of the cafe au lait-colored building. The structure, said Marilyn Bitterman, was once three buildings, back in the 1930s when this stretch of Gillham was a vital commercial neighborhood. "The front part was, we think, an automobile dealership."
The picture windows on the west-facing wall were closed up with concrete blocks years ago, but the main room is still surprisingly sunny. The antique fixtures from the original Bitterman's store are already in place and are slowly being filled with cellophane bags of candy.
Riley was shot around 1 p.m. Officers found him lying in the street. He was taken to a local hospital but died around 5 p.m.
Witnesses told police that Riley was fighting with a black man with shoulder-length braids in his mid-20s when the man shot Riley and fled on foot. Police say there are no suspects in custody.
If you have information that can help them solve Riley's killing, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
KCMO's homicide total is now at 80 for 2012. The Kansas City Police Department has cleared 33 of those homicides (41 percent). See the latest homicide analysis after the jump.
STANDEES will be designed to be a restaurant first and a theatre second, yet equally engaging to either restaurant or theatre guests. STANDEES will not offer in-theatre dining. There are no servers in the theatre and you cannot order entrees. However, guests will be welcome to comfortably enjoy drinks from the bar and select appetizers and desserts from the restaurant at your seat. Guests will need to bring them in to the theatre and set them down on small tables attached to the seats. There are no buttons to push for service or “lazy-boy-like” recliners. Also, the café-style concession stand that services the theatres includes traditional movie snacks (e.g., popcorn, candy and soda), as well as drinks from the bar and the select appetizers and desserts from the restaurant.
The building in the shopping center will feature three movie theaters with food and film picks specifically geared toward an audience over 40 years old. And, yes, there will be a full bar. Hopefully, the senior set can refrain from throwing Junior Mints at the screen. Construction is expected to begin this December with a spring 2013 opening planned.
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