Friday, May 28, 2010

The Pitch Flickr Pool Pic of the Week: 'Green and Graffiti'

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM

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Flickr Pool member, Kevin Carlyle, found this abandoned building on 9th and Santa Fe in 2007. Though the place had seen better days, Carlyle was drawn to it -- he used it for a model shoot a few months later and returned for a shoot focused on the building itself. He shared the story behind his photo "Green

and Graffiti" with us:

"One of my favorite locations to photograph is in rundown

industrial areas. I always find texture, color, detail and the

generally dirty nature adds character to the scene."

This photo is just one of many great pictures in The Pitch's

Flickr Pool. You can share your best news, music, food, arts,

nightlife or random

photos by joining the group and they

may even be featured on Pitch.com.

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McDonald's tells the world to 'Get Quenched'

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Happiness can be bought.
  • Happiness can be bought.

Good for McDonald's. At a time when fast-food franchises are trying to look like something they're not so they can jump on the healthy bandwagon, the chain is giving a 32-ounce raspberry to everybody. McDonald's current campaign -- $1 for any size drink, with the tag line "get quenched" -- means it understands that a large America still needs a large drink.

On one of my recent visits to the drive-thru, the guy behind the box didn't even ask what size I wanted after I asked whether they had iced tea. Why would he? Who would order a smaller drink when the extra ounces are free? We're conditioned to believe that biggie sizing should cost more -- but a larger drink for no more money? That's getting one over on the man.

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You say carpaccio, we say cold cuts (Update)

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

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No, it's not a salad...
​The restaurant that serves this starter simply calls it "marinated filet of beef tenderloin with greens." So that customers won't think they're getting a hunk of steak, the servers quickly add, "It's carpaccio."

The actual Italian dish known as carpaccio -- papery-thin shavings of raw beef -- is traditionally served drizzled with olive oil and scattered with capers and maybe a squiggle of aioli or mustard sauce. But the restaurant serving this particular beef appetizer serves it with homemade bread and it's definitely not Italian.

Which restaurant serves this dish?

The Answer? Grunauer, the new Viennese restaurant in the Crossroads.

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Breakfast Buffet: Friday, May 28

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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This recipe for Mexican pork tenderloin sounds good enough to influence your lunch decision. [Blog Well Done]

A homemade skillet of zucchini, potato, egg and cheese is either fuel for the day or a reason to go back to bed. [She Eats]

An Oakland chocolatier started making barbecue sauce-flavored chocolates in collaboration with a local barbecue joint. [SFoodie]

This rhubarb gin and tonic should open up your sinuses. [SippitySup]

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Record fair at the Record Bar tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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There's really no better start to your three-day weekend than hitting up the Record Bar tomorrow afternoon. The record fair there will run from noon until 7:00 p.m., and benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, " the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services."

If you bring five or more records to sell, trade, or donate to the live auction, you get in for $5. Otherwise, it's $10. That admission gets you food, beer, and a live set from the Bleach Bloodz at 5:00 p.m.

There'll be "thousands of records for sale," plus DJs all afternoon.

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Meet your West 18th Street Fashion Show designers: Liz Peters

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Don't call her Carrot Top
  • Don't call her Carrot Top

Has it been 10 years already? Yessiree. This year's incarnation of the West 18th Street Fashion Show, "A Decadent Summer," will be the event's tenth annual celebration.

On June 12, Kansas City's most well-produced fashion fiesta will shut down West 18th Street between Wyandotte and Baltimore Avenues. In advance of the whole shebang, we'd like to introduce y'all to a few of the designers whose collections were deemed runway-ready by the show's producers.

Starting with ... Liz Peters.

"I've wanted to be in this show for so long," Peters says. "It's been exciting, every time I've seen it."

Peters is a 21-year-old Kansas City Art Institute student, double-majoring in Fiber and Art History. In that picture over there to the right, she's showing off an incredibly detailed piece she created for Decadent Summer.

"I'm trying to reinvent quilting," Peters says. "I know it's so grandma, but I want it to be glamorous and fun."  

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Tour of Missouri canceled. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon losing cycling vote (updated)

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:31 AM

This year, the Tour of Missouri never got past the starting line.
  • This year, the Tour of Missouri never got past the starting line.

Update (7:31 a.m. May 28): The Tour of Missouri is officially canceled. Our St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, reports that the announcement came in an e-mail sent to sponsors on Thursday.

"[W]e regrettably inform you of the cancellation of the 2010 Tour of

Missouri," wrote Steve Brunner, sales director of marketing agency KOM Sports. "While we worked honestly and diligently

through the process on a presenting sponsorship for Missouri Tourism,

things beyond our control have officially forced us to make a final

decision on the 2010 event."

Original story (3:45 p.m. May 27): Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is about to lose the cycling vote -- if he hasn't already. The folks behind the Tour of Missouri say this year's five-day, 500-mile race is likely dead.

"I think that while Jay [Nixon] is in office,

we're going to be dormant," Tour of Missouri chairman Mike Weiss told our sister paper, the Riverfront Times.

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Sugar & Gold get psychedelic with "Salty Seraphim" video

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Sugar & Gold (who are playing the Record Bar on Wednesday, June 2) premiered their new video on the New Gay this week. It's a psychedelic, crazy, live and acoustic version of "Salty Seraphim."

salty seraphim (new gay acoustic) from jerome steegmans on Vimeo.

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What to do this weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Fill your Pezhead on Saturday.
  • Fill your Pezhead on Saturday.

1. Cheer on the home team. The Kansas City T-Bones take on the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks at Community America Ballpark tonight.

2. Laugh at puppets. The Felt Show brings its adult-oriented puppet humor to the Bottleneck tonight.

3. Eat some pez. Enthusiasts of the candy that you only bought for the collectible dispenser will convene on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Northeast for the 2010 Kansas City PezHead Gathering.

4. Support local film and music. We Will Make You Whole Again, an independent movie by local filmmakers premieres on Saturday night at Czar Bar. It features an original soundtrack by Olympic Size.

5. Ooh and ahh at bursts of fire and color. Celebration at the Station brings symphony music and fireworks to Union Station on Sunday in honor of Memorial Day (which is Monday, by the way).

For more weekend distractions, see The Pitch's events calendar.

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Lashawn D. Jackson, wanted for questioning in Ronald Burns homicide, located by Metro Squad

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM

The Metro Squad has some questions for Lashawn D. Jackson.
  • The Metro Squad has some questions for Lashawn D. Jackson.

Members of the Metro Squad located Lashawn D. Jackson, who they want to ask some questions about the homicide of Ronald Burns, on Thursday.

Burns was found dead Monday

evening in the 4400 Northwest D'Mons Drive in Riverside. 

The Metro Squad announced Thursday evening that they found the 29-year-old Jackson, who was said to frequent Northeast Kansas City.

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