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Food Around Kansas City

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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Final Cut

Discard any preconceived notions you might have about eating dinner in a casino. I certainly had many, and after dining at the Final Cut steakhouse, I had to throw them all out the window..at least as far as the Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway is concerned. The pictures on its website don’t do it […]

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Restaurant Week Part 2: Gaslight Grill

I had never been to Gaslight Grill before, so when offered a complimentary preview of its Restaurant Week menu, I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit. It’s located in Leawood, in the space that at one time occupied the south location of Plaza III. The restaurant is quite large, and consists of a […]

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Kinkead’s in Washington, DC

Kinkead’s has been around for decades, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. It is consistently on all the top restaurant charts, deservedly so. I made a return visit there recently, after too long of a drought.The multi-level restaurant has multiple personalities, depending on where you sit. There is a casual cafe on the lower level, a […]

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Happy Hour at Pierpont’s

Pierpont’s is a gorgeous restaurant within Union Station that opened when the old train depot was renovated in 1999. Primarily known for its steak and seafood, it also has a fun and extremely reasonable happy hour. It’s offered from 11 am to close on weekdays, and from 4-6 pm on weekends, in the lounge only. […]

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Sunday Brunch at the Bristol Bar and Grill

Though I am a big fan of the Bristol’s Happy Hour in the Power & Light District, I had never been to the Sunday brunch buffet there. It’s quite a spread. Tables are arranged throughout the restaurant to avoid overcrowding–one is for cold food, two for hot,  and one for dessert. Those wanting a waffle […]

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Sustainable Seafood

There is a limit to the number of fish in the sea. The world’s supply is being threatened by over harvesting, in spite of what would seem like infinite capacity in our vast oceans. Consumers vote with their  pocketbooks, so it’s important to be well-informed.  By being aware of what species are threatened, we will […]

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