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The Dish With Ann – The Savoy at 21c

When I walked into The Savoy at 21c’s bar area at the newly renovated 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, I literally did a time travel back to my teens and twenties. My cousin, Richard Stern, and his partner, Gino Happy, used to hold court at the front table almost every night. With drinks and cigarettes […]

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The Dish With Ann – The Russell

Before you even enter The Russell, Our Town’s fabulous lunch spot on Main Street, which opened in February, the smell of hickory wood and savory roasting food emanates from the Argentinian fire table, measuring 10 feet and weighing three and a half tons. Located in the heart of the kitchen, it was handcrafted by Co-owner […]

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The Dish With Ann – Broadway Deli

Many of us MOTs (Members Of the Tribe, for those of you who aren’t Jewish) have long mourned the closing of The New York Deli (of blessed memory), which was an iconic eatery at 70th and Troost. My mother always had me pick up loaves of rye bread she ordered by phone (thin sliced, of […]

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The Dish With Ann – The Restaurant at 1900

The Restaurant at 1900 is a sleek, hip addition to Our Town’s culinary scene. It is located in the 1900 Building, a modernist architectural treasure, originally built in 1967 and recently transformed by Karbank Real Estate Company into an LEED Gold Certified high-end, mixed-use building, including offices, performance and event spaces and a gallery. The […]

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The Dish With Ann – Caffetteria Modern Cafe & Marketplace

According to Mixx restauranteur Jo Marie Scaglia, the concept of her fabulous new eatery in Prairie Village, Caffetteria Modern Cafe & Marketplace, located in the iconic Bruce Smith Drugs building, was all in her head.”I gave the architectural and design firm, Helix, a vision. I wanted functionality, mid-century modern and a kitchen in the middle […]

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The Dish With Ann – Black Dirt

Jonathan Justus, a James Beard nominated chef; has been cooking since he was four years old. “My sister, who is quite a bit older, actually caught me standing on a stool, cooking bacon and eggs, much to her surprise. I was doing it practically every morning while my mother was working on her doctorate in […]

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The Dish With Ann – Charleston’s Restaurant

I have to admit I am one of those people who try to go to as many local restaurants as possible. But Charleston’s, with 18 locations in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Indiana, Arizona, and Texas, may be the exception to that rule, just like the now-shuttered Houston’s on the Country Club Plaza (how I still long for […]

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The Dish With Ann – Hogshead Kansas City

According to Clark Grant, proprietor and executive chef of Hogshead Kansas City; his edgy but elegant restaurant serves tough guy comfort food. It opened this last November in the former California Pizza Kitchen space on the Country Club Plaza (and the original location of the Gilbert-Robinson’s groovy ‘70s hangout, Houlihan’s Old Place). But even though […]

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The Dish With Ann – Westport Café and Bar

If you are an impassioned Francophile who just can’t cross the pond often enough, you can get your fill of savoureux cuisine at Westport Café and Bar. Intimate and cozy, it has accents of copper on the exposed brick walls, rustic pendant lamps, dark wood wainscoting, and a black and white checkerboard floor. It is […]

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