Everyone's looking for a bargain these days, which is why the dollar stores — the 21st century version of the "five and dime" chains of a much earlier era — have become a popular shopping destination in the current economy. But a new carry-out only venue in Kansas City, Kansas may be setting a new culinary trend. The tiny storefront at 1035 Minnesota at 1035 Minnesota Avenue is called Dollar Chinese.
The menu is extremely limited and not everything costs a buck: an order of eggrolls or crab rangoon can be had for a dollar. Ditto a dish of fried rice or noodles. But if you want chicken with that rice or those noodles, it's $2 extra. If you'd rather have shrimp, beef or pork, it's an extra three George Washingtons.
The dollar specials are served exclusively during the lunch shift, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. But even after 3 p.m., the food is still pretty cheap.
KCTV-TV Channel 5 reports that Jackson's attorney said she is filing an appeal and that Jackson still says he is innocent. Prosecutors used a combination of DNA evidence and witness testimony to convict Jackson. The Star reports, he has already spent more than 30 years in prison on unrelated sexual assault charges.
Jackson faces another trial for rapes in 2009 and 2010 in Waldo and Brookside, but a trial date hasn't been set.
The Alliance Defense Fund, a group that litigates on behalf of religious organizations, sued for two churches which argued that the fee is nothing more than a tax with a contrived name. So, really, they said, Mission was taxing the churches, which are tax-exempt under state law, for having people come worship. The Star reports that the city council has at last been swayed, and churches will be exempted from the fee is the ADF drops its suit. The paper said that First Baptist Church of Mission and St. Pius X would have to cough up $970.77 and $1,685.19 respectively.
Everybody else in Mission will still have to chip in to the road repair fund, which the city says will average $72 per house. The fee takes effect October 10.
This just in from the Midland folks: The Lupe Fiasco show scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at The Midland by AMC has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point-of-purchase locations.
The Jayhawks, alas, do not hail from Lawrence, Kansas. The alt-country lifers are from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They recently released a new record, Mockingbird Time, and they'll be at the Beaumont Club on Saturday, November 12. 7 p.m. All-ages. Tickets $21 to $25.
To get an idea of what you might expect from that show, have a listen to this show, a Jayhawks performance at Minnesota Public Radio's Fitzgerald Theater.
Extreme midget wrestling, Big Smith, and Jerrod Niemann: A diverse group of show announcements for you this week.
The one I'm most giddy about is a bit more doom-worthy: Hammerlord’s double feature of Fiend Club: a tribute to the Misfits. The first performance is Friday, October, 28, on the Riot Room’s patio at midnight (21-plus). Appropriately foreboding, no? The second performance is Sunday, October 30, at the Replay Lounge. 21-plus. 10 p.m. Just in time for Halloween.
Here are some other shows that were recently announced:
Sunday will mark Allen's return to Arrowhead, and the mullet-sporting quarterback smusher has spend the the last few days telling reporters just how happy he is to not play for the Chiefs anymore.
Brownies: These bits of barbecue are also known as burnt ends. According to the Sterns, brownies are a specialty of Kansas City barbecue joints. You can get brownies and chili together at the Woodyard Bar-B-Que, 3001 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan.; 913-362-8000; woodyardbbq.com.
So, will you be on the look out for brownies or other barbecue this weekend at the American Royal?
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