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The Dish With Ann – Billie’s Grocery

Billie’s Grocery is, in Ernest Hemingway’s inimitable words, the epitome of a ‘clean, well-lighted place.’ (Think Meryl Streep’s soaring, white restaurant in the movie It’s Complicated.) Located in a turn-of-the-century building that Kansas City architect Nelle Peters designed, it was many years in the making with the help of architectural historian Cydney Millstein and Owner […]

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The Dish With Ann – Thelma’s Kitchen

The guiding principles of Thelma’s Kitchen are dignity, community, and advocacy, according to Kyle Smith, social innovations and marketing director. It is a non profit and was inspired by Thelma Gardner. She met her husband, David Altschul, who, at the time, was selling insurance and bringing food and assisting families at LaSalle Apartments, where Thelma […]

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The Dish With Ann – Marina 27 Steak & Seafood

All of us out at Lake Lotawana have been watching with anticipation the transformation of longtime lakeside eatery, Marina Grog and Galley, into the stunning new Marina 27 Steak & Seafood. (The number 27 stands for how many miles of shoreline are at Lake Lotawana.) Jack Schwindler, who had been a lake resident since his […]

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The Dish With Ann – Tie The Knot 2020

No matter what size or style your upcoming rehearsal dinner and wedding reception is, everyone has to eat. Right? So what are some of the food trends wedding planners, restaurants, and caterers are seeing?  Wedding Planner Sarah Quinlivan of Quintessential Events said, “People want food that matters to them, whether it’s an homage to their […]

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The Dish With Ann – Blackhole Bakery

Since Chef/Owner Jason Provo opened up Blackhole Bakery in midtown on April 1st, lines have been around the block, and his baked goods have frequently sold out by 11 a.m. “I would describe our pastries as classic French but not intimidating. They are eclectic with nostalgic flavors. Our most popular item has been the brioche […]

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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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