There are barbecue competitions, and then there's the American Royal's 32nd annual World Series of Barbecue. The grandpappy of all barbecue cookoffs began yesterday and runs through Sunday. The event at the American Royal Complex (1701 American Royal Court) features live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, along with close to 500 teams competing for the right to say they won the Royal. Eat your way through the competition and also pick up bottles of award-winning sauce and secret barbecue rub recipes at the BBQ Expo that runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Current neighborhood: Midtown
Who or what is your sidekick? Emma, an American bulldog
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? NFL owner
The body-shaped loaves are stacked in one of the glass-front pastry cases lining the walls of the bake shop, which may hold the record for being the local bakery with the longest hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. There's a coffee machine in the building that bews Starbucks coffee, in case you'd like brand-name java with your churro or glazed breakfast pastry. And yes, there are doughnuts.
Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria, the restaurant that was initially planned to be a partnership between the creators of the popular suburban restaurant Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and Chris Ridler of midtown's Sol Cantina (until there was a falling out between the partners), is opening tomorrow night.
"It's a soft opening," says the restaurant's publicist Will Gregory. "The restaurant will be open for dinner only until Monday, October 10, when it will serve both lunch and dinner."
The menu — reportedly created with culinary assistance from Port Fonda food truck chef Patrick Ryan — will feature a more sophisticated menu of Mexican and Spanish dishes than the offerings served at Sol Cantina.
"KJHK has an important message for bands that submitted entries for Farmer’s Ball. Due to the high volume of Farmer’s Ball submissions this year, KJHK’s server may not have processed some earlier entries — if your band did not receive a confirmation email from KJHK, please resubmit your entry now. The deadline is still Saturday, October 1st at 5pm."
The e-tax, in case you’ve forgotten last spring’s Keep Kansas City From Getting Worse! campaign, raises about $200 million a year. The city uses the money to pay cops, pick up trash and provide other kind-of-important services. The 1-percent tax on income also assists development districts that receive tax-increment financing (TIF). The Kansas City Fed headquarters — which opened in 2008 under Hoenig’s “leadership,” according his career backgrounder — happens to sit in such a district.
The representative was less than delicate when debating that women shouldn't complain that rape victims who get pregnant as a result of their assault should have abortion services covered. DeGraaf, who is a pastor, explained that if women are so concerned they're going get pregnant after an assault, then have the gall to get an abortion, they can just buy a rider. It's all about planning ahead, he said.
City Councilman Jermaine Reed says he wants the city to rename Prospect Avenue after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Apparently Reed has never heard Chris Rock's take on Martin Luther King Boulevard (skip to the 1:24 mark of the NSFW video above). After last night's double homicide on Prospect, it's hard to argue with Rock's advice: Run!
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