Update: This was the show originally scheduled to air on KCUR 89.3 on April 19. It has been rescheduled for today at 10 a.m.
As tensions continue to escalate on the Korean peninsula, the topic of the delicious, flavorful cuisine of this region continues to be a pleasing and, happily, not very bellicose point of discussion.
The flavors and textures of Korean dishes are the subject this morning on the Central Standard Friday program on KCUR 89.3 with me (someone who really, really loves kimchi) and fellow panelists Emily Farris of feedmekc.com, Mary Bloch from the Around the Block blog, and Christine Becicka of Ingram's Magazine. We're joined by guest panelist Grace Suh.
You can join the conversation to discuss your own favorite Korean restaurant in the Kansas City metro by calling 816-235-2888.
Tripel Julep is the mint-infused, whiskey-barrel-aged, extremely limited batch of Long Strange Tripel that Boulevard is releasing to Kansas City-area taps (and nowhere else on this beer-drinking earth) in homage to the Kentucky Derby. It's a beer-inspired play on the mint julep. Happy hunting and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, if you snag a draft. The full list is after the jump.
The Portland Timbers beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday night. Sunday morning, one of the Timbers players was questioned by police about an alleged sexual assault in the team hotel after the game. A woman filed a police report saying she met the player at the hotel bar. She told police that she left her friend at last call and went to the man's room.
Portland's KATU-TV reports that the woman said she was kissing the player, but told him twice that she wasn't going to have sex with him. But, the police report says, he jumped on top of her and raped her. The player's roommate was sleeping in the room, she told police. She then took a cab home.
UPDATE: Police have released additional details in the killings of Syrus and Vanzant, who they say were boyfriend and girlfriend and have a child. Police say Syrus and Vanzant "were involved in a large fight between several individuals when they were shot." A dark-colored SUV was spotted fleeing the scene.
The U.S. Air Guitar Championships will once again be holding a regional qualifier in Kansas City. And, this year, Kansas City will crown a new local faux guitar hero.
Under the competition's new rules, last year's regional champions receive byes and are automatically entered into the semifinals. So Eric "Mean" Melin's local reign of terror is over. Will it be the year of local weirdo Peter "Stiff" Dickens? Will the CorpAIRation finally buy a win? Will "Thunderball" Nielsen Nacis live up to his name - he was named after Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen - and make the competition surrender? We'll find out Friday, June 7, at RecordBar. Click here to enter. Winners go on to the regional semifinals (likely the Metro in Chicago).
Chef and restaurateur Robert Krause, the Lawrence entrepreneur best-known for the namesake bistro he once operated out of his home and two more conventional restaurants (the wildly popular Burger Stand at the Casbah, and the short-lived Esquina on Massachusetts Street), operates like a Broadway producer. He likes assembling the details of a new project - the concept, the staging, the cast and the crew. But once the show - or, in his case, the restaurant - is up and running, he's ready to move on to a new project.
Since selling Esquina last year (it's now chef Jim Vaughn's Intorno restaurant), Krause has been plotting his next move: an old-school comfort-food venue that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. He's negotiating to buy a building on Massachusetts Street, and when the deal is complete, he and WheatFields Bakery co-founder Charles Rascoll plan to serve comfort food at a venue called Larry's Kitchen.
The Missouri Court of Appeals didn't buy Shauntay Henderson's argument that she got bad representation in her Jackson County murder trial.
Henderson, a Kansas City resident once deemed by the FBI as one of its most-wanted suspects, told the appellate court that her lawyer in a 2008 trial in Jackson County for second-degree murder didn't call a witness she thought could have helped her case.
Henderson was charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing DeAndre Parker at a Kansas City, Missouri, gas station in 2006.
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