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Best Dishes of 2016

Both in terms of travel and incredible food experiences, 2016 was a standout. In no particular order, here are the most memorable dishes I enjoyed: Kansas Citians were lucky that Bob Shin and his family came back to the area to open Bob Wasabi on 39th St. His spicy fish bowl is, hands down, my favorite […]

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San Miguel de Allende–Part 2

I wanted to follow up my first post on San Miguel with a description of our most memorable meal there. Though most evenings we either had tapas on rooftop bars or simple Mexican fare, one night we decided to splurge at one of the many upscale restaurants serving more international fare. After much research, we […]

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San Miguel de Allende–Part 1

As my faithful readers have noticed I haven’t been updating my blog very frequently lately, preferring instead to post to my Around the Block Facebook page or posting photos to my msbloch Instagram account. But I was inspired by a recent trip to Mexico and wanted to share highlights of my trip. Though I know several people […]

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A Taste of Austin

Don’t get me wrong, Austin is a cool city. Pockets of eclectic neighborhoods, tons of live music, a pretty lake with an awesome trail surrounding it and a booming downtown. But for me, it’s all about the food. I was recently there for 4 nights and didn’t come close to trying all of the restaurants […]

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The Butcher of Panzano

In honor of Dario’s visit to Kansas City this week, I’m reprinting this article. Do yourself a favor and book a dinner with him at Michael Smith while he’s here! If you are in Tuscany, make whatever detour necessary to get to Panzano. A tiny town in the middle of Chianti, it’s home to a […]

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China Poblano–Las Vegas

Jose Andrés is to food and restaurants what Peyton Manning is to quarterbacks and football. He is revered in his industry and everyone tries to emulate him. And it’s no wonder. Andrés has built a growing empire of restaurants from coast to coast and beyond. He started with Jaleo years ago, a Spanish tapas restaurant […]

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Fat Choy–Las Vegas

Fat Choy’s slogan is “where Classic American diner meets Asian comfort food,” and it’s very apt. Situated off-strip in a very drab and unimpressive casino, Fat Choy has won more awards and received more accolades in one year’s time than most restaurants can ever hope to achieve. Having read numerous articles on the restaurant, and […]

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What culinary adventures will you go on in 2014?

Check out my list on the Kansas City Visitors and Convention Bureau’s website and take your pick: http://visitkc.com/where-to-eat/culinary-adventures-in-kc/index.aspx 

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The NoMad Hotel Dining Room–New York City

Anyone who reads my blog or listens to me on the KCUR Food Critics show knows that my husband doesn’t like to spend a lot of money on “fancy” restaurant meals. So it was with some trepidation that I booked a table at The NoMad hotel in New York to celebrate my son’s birthday last […]

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La Pineta in Marina di Bibbona, Italy

Okay, there’s probably no point in my writing up this restaurant since it’s on the coast of Italy. But I was fortunate enough to dine there last spring, and it was so memorable I had to share just in case any of you find yourself in the area.  La Pineta is one of the  finest […]

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