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Culinary Curiosity

The Dish With Ann – 2020 James Beard Award Best Chef Finalist Michael Corvino

One of Kansas City’s most celebrated chefs, Michael Corvino, co-owner, along with his wife, Christina, of Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room, was nominated as a finalist for the 2020 James Beard Award Best Chef: Midwest category. Chef Michael also was a finalist in 2019. The local chefs who made it to the semi-finals are: […]

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The Dish With Ann – Mesob Restaurant

When I first asked Chef Cherven Desauguste where he was from, he said, “Planet Earth.” This exemplifies his sense of humor and joie de vivre in terms of cooking and co-owning Mesob Restaurant, along with his fiancée, Chef Mehret Tesfamariam. Its new location is in the former Krokstrom Scandinavian Comfort Food, just across the street […]

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The Dish With Ann – Food Trucks

In this age of coronavirus, there is only so much cooking a person can bear. Yes, baking can be soothing when you’re feeling anxious and cooped up. But let’s face it, we are all craving a bit of fresh air and a safe adventure. Ordering your next lunch or dinner from a food truck may […]

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The Dish With Ann – April 2020

The coronavirus has changed everything, especially the way we eat. Some of us are cooking more. Many of us are picking up or having food delivered. As I am writing this, we are a few days into our 30-day shelter in place. In other words, only essential services will be available. But restaurants and caterers […]

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The Dish With Ann – Dos de Oros Restaurant

When I was looking for a restaurant I hadn’t visited, my friend, Lynne, said, ‘Have you considered one of my family’s favorite Mexican restaurants, Dos de Oros?” I hadn’t. But since I’ve been there, I’ll be returning soon, for sure. With its low ceilings, weathered driftwood walls festooned with sombreros, the restaurant’s casual vibe belies […]

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The Dish With Ann – Strang Hall

With its Scandinavian sleek and industrial minimalist design, Strang Hall is the cool new chef collective in downtown Overland Park. Named after William B. Strang, Jr., who platted Overland Park and was considered its founder at the turn of the last century, Strang Hall has six different chef-driven restaurants under one roof, along with a […]

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The Dish With Ann – Sayachi

Sayaka Gushi Falcon is the owner of the new sushi and oyster spot, Sayachi, in Brookside, along with her husband, Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho fame. She may be one of the hardest working and one of the smartest people in the local restaurant business. Her day job? She is an actuary for Sun Life […]

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The Dish With Ann – Urban Cafe

One of the joys of living in Our Town right now is the plethora of quality, home grown restaurants that serve farm to table, locally sourced produce, fruit, and meat, in addition to vegan, organic menu items. Add the newly opened Urban Cafe to the top of your list. Owner and Chef Justin Clark was […]

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The Dish With Ann – French Market

The cuisine scene in Prairie Village has become even more extraordinaire, thanks to the July move of the already popular French Market into the now-shuttered Pinot’s Palette. And the secret to its success? Well, that’s truly a Quillec family affair.  Joanne and Patrick Quillec have been making their French presence known in Our Town since […]

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