Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has figured out how to make all kinds of food look good. But they didn't have to try very hard on last night's episode entitled "Family Joints," as Todd Schulte of Happy Gillis kicked off the show by making dishes that have bringing in customers since the sandwich shop opened in 2008.
"That's rock star," said host Guy Fieri after a bite of the flank steak marinated in Coca-Cola. The praise doesn't get any higher from the man that stopped through Kansas City last year on his rock and roll, culinary road show. Schulte's hand-crafted sandwiches had the exuberant host eating as much as talking, which is a rarity on the show.
Since everyone in Regular America is super broke, The Hill -- not to be confused with The Hills, although if you do confuse the two, please share your meds -- decided to make us all feel worse by telling us how rich our national lawmakers are, and how they're only getting richer as everyone else gets poorer.
Among the richest: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Someplace Way Fancier Than You).
|LC's makes a fantastic beef sandwich and, even better, world-class fries|
To whet your appetite for The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City issue, we're counting down our favorite Top 50 dishes each weekday until October 7.
Fabulous fries? Yes, we're sounding a lot like like native Kansas Citian Calvin Trillin -- that's right, the legendary Trillin of the grand pronouncements (he once famously called the cheeseburgers at Winstead's "the best in the world," which was great for promoting hometown Winstead's, but not true -- ever), but in Fat City, there are no french fries quite like the crunchy golden potato sticks fried up at the iconic East Side barbecue joint, LC's Bar-B-Q at 5800 Blue Parkway.
And don't even suggest that these greasy, glorious fried aren't friggin' pommes frites. No one wants pommes frites with ribs or brisket. It's un-American!
Winter squash is hardy, needing to be scrubbed, peeled and subdued on the grill after months of storage. Summer squash is more delicate. The skin is soft and edible, and it needs to be used within two to three days after you buy it at market. It's squash, just with half the work.
Zucchini, yellow crookneck squash (similar in taste to winter squash) and pattypan squash are all readily available right now. Each is capable of starring on your dinner plate or making a fine side dish.
The musical chemistry of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward may garner comparisons to Johnny Cash and June Carter; but anyone who's seen She and Him play live knows that the duo feels more like a generous older brother and his beautiful kid sister.
A moment during the final riffs of the band's encore, "Roll Over Beethoven," illustrated the duo's dynamic perfectly. Deschanel and Ward shared the keyboard in the furious climax of Chuck Berry's classic song. When Ward finished masterfully pounding the upper half of the piano, he slammed his fingers on it, and walked away. As he strutted across the stage, he suddenly turns and gestures his hands outwards to Deschanel. Isn't she beautiful? It's all her, the gesture said. Deschanel may have been out front, singing tunes in her suburban drawl and jimmying the tambourine, but M. Ward was calling the shots. She and Him's performance last night was his show.
If the bad old days, cheating spouses who contracted a vicious strain of sexually transmitted disease would be forced to go through the mortifying, heart-rending experience of admitting infidelity.
As if it's not bad enough to know your husband has been stepping out on you, now you have to worry about how the delicate balance of chemicals in your vagina will handle chlamydia treatment.
|The way it was...|
And to think, it all started 70 years ago...as a gas station.
Somewhere in Johnson County, an evidence technician is having an awesome end to his summer.
KCTV reports this morning that sheriff's deputies have unearthed 300 pot plants at a home in Mission, the third such bust this in JoCo this month.
Apparently people still watch Weeds?
The sign is up and the groceries began to arrive yesterday. Nature's Own Health Food Market is getting ready to open on Tuesday, September 7.
The corner store at 4301 Main Street has a rich history, which The Pitch's Charles Ferruzza wrote about back in July. A former drugstore and soda shop, the space has hosted a number of grocery stores, including Clearly Nature's Own and Whole Foods.
The Whole Foods location closed July 1 after 17 years of operation. Nature's Own will continue an unofficial tradition by offering organic and local products. A grand opening is slated for September 10.
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