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Food Around Kansas City

Amigoni Urban Winery

My readers may recall that not long ago I attended the 2011 DrinkLocalWine conference in St.Louis, where I sampled dozens of Missouri wines from around the state. While I was pleasantly surprised that  many of them were worth drinking, it also reinforced my lack of enthusiasm for Norton, the official Missouri wine grape. Also known […]

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Genessee Royale Bistro

Todd Schulte has wasted little time making his newly opened Genessee Royale Bistro in the West Bottoms a destination spot. Schulte started as the Happy Soupeater, delivering hearty and tasty soups around the metro before opening Happy Gillis Cafe in Columbus Park. Like Happy Gillis, Genessee Royale Bistro is open for breakfast and lunch only, […]

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The R Bar

I made my first visit to the R Bar Saturday night, and it won’t be my last. I loved the ambiance. While the exterior of the building is nondescript, a gorgeous, 37 foot bar runs the length of the narrow dining room, and piped-in 1940’s music  sets the tone from the moment you walk in […]

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