Mary Bloch en Food Critics: Where To Find The Best Slice Of Pizza In Kansas City <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a beautiful summer night, stopping by a neighborhood pizzeria for a quick slice (or five) can really hit the spot.</span></p><p>With a handful of exciting new pizza places opening up, Charles Ferruzza and the food critics put out a call for the best pizza in the Kansas City area.&nbsp;</p><p><em>KCUR's food critics recommend:</em></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Gina Kaufmann 59127 at Food Critics: Where To Find The Best Slice Of Pizza In Kansas City Food Critics: Kansas City's Best Lunch Spots <p></p><p>It's not uncommon for Americans to work through lunch, thoughtlessly scarfing down sustenance at a desk or —worse — in a car.</p><p>But at its best, lunch can be a time to unwind and savor the moment, getting out in the city while nourishing body and soul.</p><p>Some Kansas Citians are keeping the mid-day meal alive in all its glory. Hosted by Charles Ferruzza,&nbsp;KCUR's food critics led a search for exquisite lunch experiences in Kansas City on Friday.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are some of their recommendations:</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:50 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christie Garton & Kate Baxendale 54395 at Food Critics: Kansas City's Best Lunch Spots Food Critics: Vegan & Vegetarian Food <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No eggs? No dairy? No meat? No problem!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday on Central Standard, food critics Charles </span>Ferruzza<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chris </span>Becicka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Mary Bloch, and Gloria Gale discussed the best vegan and vegetarian food in </span>Cowtown<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Where are your favorite vegan/vegetarian restaurants? Let us know in the comments!</p><p><strong>New and noteworthy</strong></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:49:54 +0000 Ross Stinemetz & Matthew Long-Middleton 40062 at Food Critics: Vegan & Vegetarian Food Food Critics: The Best Frozen Treats In Kansas City <p>Summer in Kansas City is a unique time each year when the sun becomes relentless and the humidity makes it impossible to breathe. Sure, we've got air conditioning, but what if we need to go outdoors as well?</p><p>The Food Critics return to discuss the best way to beat the summer heat: frozen treats!</p><p>Host Charles Ferruzza talked with critics Gloria Gale, Mary Bloch, and Emily Farris to discuss the best ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, and frozen novelties (FroYo and FroNo for the uninitiated) in Kansas City.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 39239 at Food Critics: The Best Frozen Treats In Kansas City Food Critics: Dining Entertainment <p></p><p>Food is a social activity, and where there are people entertainment follows. &nbsp;On the Friday, June 14 the Central Standard food critics explore the best places to dine while catching a song, a game of trivia and more.&nbsp;</p><p>Here is a list of some of the restaurants talked about on the show:</p><p><strong>The New Places</strong></p><p><a href="">The Red Door Grill</a> - 11851 Roe Ave, Camelot Court Shopping Center, Leawood, KS 66211</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:21:16 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 38481 at Food Critics: Dining Entertainment Food Critics: What Are The Best Burgers In Kansas City? <p>It's springtime. The time when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of grilling, barbecuing, and eating delicious, fat, juicy hamburgers.</p><p>From the big&nbsp;honkin' beef burger with the works to the basic meat + bread and even to the veggie burger, there are lots of options for Kansas&nbsp;Citians.</p><p>But how do you decide which ones are the best?</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:48:07 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 37715 at Food Critics: What Are The Best Burgers In Kansas City? Food Critics: Soul Food <p></p><p>In her book <em>The Soul of Southern Cooking</em>, Kathy Starr calls soul food "generous and earthy, like the people who created it. I'm not talking about small slivers of skinned chicken breasts surrounded by miniature carrots and radishes cut like roses. I'm talking about something to eat!" In Kansas City you'll never walk out hungry from one of this town's soul food restaurants or buffets. Classic southern cuisine like fried chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese, and peach cobbler are soul-soothing dishes. They may not be so good for your waistline, but they're nirvana for your spirit. Food Critic <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, <strong>Emily Farris</strong>, <strong>Gloria Gale</strong> and Mary Bloch explore the best <strong>soul food<strong> </strong></strong>of the city.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:22:41 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 34661 at Food Critics: Soul Food Food Critics: Best Bakeries in Kansas City <p>Kansas City has always been a great place for baked goods. Cakes, pies, cream puffs and breads have all been important to the growth of this town as a cosmopolitan and corpulent community. On this episode of <em>Central Standard Friday</em> <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, <strong>Mary Bloch</strong>, <strong>Emily Farris</strong>, and <strong>Gloria Gale</strong> extend their forks to all parts of the metro to uncover the best bakeries offering the most decadent doughnuts, the crustiest baguettes, and the flakiest cinnamon rolls.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:57:15 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 33913 at Food Critics: Best Bakeries in Kansas City Food Critics: Belly-Busting Buffets <p></p><p>Buffets: you either love them or hate them. And in a tough economy, the idea of an all-you-can meal can sound alluring, even if the choices can be more about quantity than quality. On today's Central Standard Friday, we'll fill our plates up with suggestions for the best, the cheapest and the most unusual buffets in Kansas City. Today's food critics are host <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, <strong>Chris Becicka</strong>, <strong>Mary Bloch</strong> and <strong>Emily Farris</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:09:34 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Monica Sandreczki 33195 at Food Critics: Belly-Busting Buffets The Food Critics: Restaurant Etiquette <p>There are a number of social land mines that can be tripped in restaurants. &nbsp;How is the best way to handle a declined credit card, or when do you send something back to the kitchen? &nbsp;On&nbsp;<em>Central Standard Friday</em>&nbsp;food critics <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, <strong>Mary Bloch</strong>, <strong>Emily Farris</strong> and <strong>Gloria Gale</strong> tackle this subject and all the new restaurants&nbsp;of KC.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:33:58 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 32437 at The Food Critics: Restaurant Etiquette Eating Alone In KC <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meal time is almost always a social time. However, there are instances when a meal alone can be just as relaxing and refreshing&nbsp;as it would be with friends and family.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But,&nbsp;where can you go and eat alone without feeling on display or actually </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">feeling&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">alone? Where can you eat surrounded by strangers, but feel as if you're in the comfort of your home?&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Food Critics will show you the best places to eat out alone.</span>&nbsp; This week's panel includes host<strong> Charles Ferruzza</strong> of&nbsp; <a href="">The Pitch</a> and <a href="">Fat City Blog</a>, <b>Mary Bloch</b> of <a href="" target="_blank">Around the Block</a>, <strong>Emily Farris</strong> of <a href="">Feed Me KC</a> and <strong>Chris Becicka </strong>of <a href="">Ingram's Magazine.</a></p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:56:44 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 30934 at Eating Alone In KC Eating Healthy In The New Year <p>We're 11 days into the new year.&nbsp; How's that resolution to eat better going?</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:52:17 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Charles Ferruzza 30238 at Eating Healthy In The New Year Dining Rooms Of Days Gone By <p>Do you remember the Wishbone, Earl's Hamburgers, Po' Folks, Piccadilly Cafeteria, and the Athena on Broadway?&nbsp; Well, we do.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:03:43 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Charles Ferruzza 29670 at Dining Rooms Of Days Gone By Food Critics: Super Soups <p>Ludwig Van Beethoven once theorized: "Only the pure in heart can make a good soup." Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Charles Ferruzza 27654 at Food Critics: Super Soups Food Critics: Best Meals Under $10 <p>You're staring at an empty refrigerator realizing if you want to eat you're going to have to go out.&nbsp; A quick check of the wallet shows it not much fuller than the fridge. So where can you find a decent meal for less than $10?</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:37:18 +0000 Danie Alexander & Charles Ferruzza 26234 at Food Critics: Best Meals Under $10 Food Critics: Eating Out In Lawrence <p>Coming up on <a href=""><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots in Lawrence. We're talking the best coffee shops, bars and even fine dining in that fun college town west of KC.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:42:43 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Charles Ferruzza 24082 at Food Critics: Eating Out In Lawrence Food Critics: Late Night Dining <p>Coming up on <a href=""><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite late night dining spots. Where can you get a good meal after 10 o'clock, but before the last bar closes at 3?</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:23:53 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Andrea Silenzi & Charles Ferruzza 21693 at Food Critics: Late Night Dining