restaurants http://kcur.org en Food Critics: The Best Fish In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-best-fish-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's Lent, and whether you observe the Catholic fast or not, it's a great excuse to eat fish.</p><p>Kansas City restaurants offer plentiful selections of the under-water variety. On today's <em>Central Standard</em>&nbsp;the food critics recommend their favorite fish entrees in town.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:20:56 +0000 Gina Kaufmann 53692 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: The Best Fish In Kansas City Finding Kansas City's Hidden Food Gems http://kcur.org/post/finding-kansas-citys-hidden-food-gems <p></p><p>Kielbasa, carnitas&nbsp;and pulled pork — are you getting hungry? Some local restaurants are proving that Kansas City isn’t just a barbecue town.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we take a look at highlights and hidden gems featured in the Kansas City Star’s Food Issue.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Jill Silva, </strong>food editor at <em>The Kansas City Star</em></li></ul> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:43:19 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52172 at http://kcur.org Finding Kansas City's Hidden Food Gems Kansas City's Secret Supper Club http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-secret-supper-club <p>The Test Kitchen isn't a glamorous place filled with Food Network cameras-- it's Kansas City's own secret supper club.</p><p>The location is a secret until the day before, and you're in for new cooking techniques and some interesting ingredients. Picky eaters might want to skip this one, but if you've got adventurous taste buds the Test Kitchen might be the place for you.</p><p>In the second part of Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with its founder and the chef who will be behind the club's next meal.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:24:03 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51286 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Secret Supper Club Checking Out KC's Restaurant Scene http://kcur.org/post/checking-out-kcs-restaurant-scene <p>Something smells good in Kansas City these days, and the upcoming <a href="http://kcrestaurantweek.com">restaurant week</a> is just the thing to show it off.&nbsp;</p><p>In the first part of Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we get a preview of what’s to come during restaurant week and take a bite of the local food scene with <em>The Kansas City Star</em>’s Jill Silva and Recommended Daily blogger Jonathan Bender.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:57:24 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 49902 at http://kcur.org Checking Out KC's Restaurant Scene Food Critics: Restaurant Trends http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-restaurant-trends <p>When you dine out you may have noticed that certain trends have been popping up lately. We're seeing noisier dining rooms, smaller portions, and desserts almost as expensive as the entrees. And whatever happened to salad bars, anyway?</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:22:47 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 43212 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Restaurant Trends Food: From Farm To Table http://kcur.org/post/food-farm-table <p>Food is a major part of American culture, and the way we <strong>mass produce it</strong> has made headlines in the last few years— <strong>many of them not good.</strong> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff 30160 at http://kcur.org Food: From Farm To Table Food Critics: Comfort Food http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-comfort-food <p></p><p>As the weather cools off, and the hours of daylight become scarcer, our culinary musings turn to<strong> comfort food.</strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Charles Ferruzza 26928 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Comfort Food Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene http://kcur.org/post/java-jive-kcs-local-roasting-scene <p>On this Thursday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, java jive! </em>Let&#39;s take a look at the emerging coffee scene here in town. Representatives from <a href="http://www.theroasterie.com/">The Roasterie</a>, <a href="http://oddlycorrect.com/">Oddly Correct</a> and <a href="http://benettiscoffee.com/">Benetti&rsquo;s</a> stop in to tell us about their beans, blends and brews. Plus, answers to your questions about home brewing.<br /><br /><strong>GUESTS:</strong> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:34:49 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22485 at http://kcur.org Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene Food Critics: Destination Dining http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-destination-dining <p>Coming up on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots outside the KC metro area for dining -- including Baldwin City, Leavenworth, Atchison, and Rocheport.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:42:05 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 19430 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Destination Dining Everyone's A Critic: Yelp Reviews http://kcur.org/post/everyones-critic-yelp-reviews-0 <p>There&#39;s that old saying <em>everyone&rsquo;s a critic</em>, and at no point in human history does this ring more true. In our wired world, we love to discover new places to <em>whine</em> and dine.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 18:24:32 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Andrea Silenzi & Charlie Upchurch 18176 at http://kcur.org Everyone's A Critic: Yelp Reviews Food Critics: Dining Al Fresco http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-dining-al-fresco <p>Coming up on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite places for dining outdoors, including a patio in Parkville that feels like a tree house and a deck overlooking Lake Lotawana.</p><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 19:14:46 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 17855 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Dining Al Fresco Spring-Inspired Recipes http://kcur.org/post/spring-inspired-recipes <p>With each season comes exciting seasonal produce &ndash; but now what? On today&#39;s&nbsp;<em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><strong>Central Standard</strong></a>, </em>how to give your go-to recipes a spring makeover with seasonal ingredients including peas, garlic scapes &amp; herbs, to name a few.</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:13:35 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 16098 at http://kcur.org Spring-Inspired Recipes Food Critics: The Service Show http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-service-show <p>There&#39;s more to going out to eat than what&#39;s on your plate. On this Friday&#39;s <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><strong><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></strong></a>, we turn the tables for a look at area dining from the service perspective.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:40:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 14272 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: The Service Show Food Critics: Takeout http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-takeout <p>On some nights, there&rsquo;s no greater luxury than ordering a meal to go. In this edition of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/waltbodineshow"><strong><em>Walt Bodine Show</em></strong></a>, the <strong>Food Critics</strong> share their favorite take out spots &ndash; from Mediterranean kebabs, to Chinese noodles.<br /> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:41:47 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 13105 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Takeout Servers Tell All: Mark Manning http://kcur.org/post/servers-tell-all-mark-manning <p>Ordering a meal at a restaurant can be a very different transaction depending on whether you&#39;re sitting at the table or standing with a notepad. A recent event at <a href="http://www.writersplace.org/" target="_blank">The Writer&#39;s Place</a> turned the tables on restaurant diners and opened the microphone for waiters around town to tell stories from their perspective.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:28:40 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 11721 at http://kcur.org Servers Tell All: Mark Manning The Best Burgers in Town http://kcur.org/post/best-burgers-town <p><font face="Verdana"><font size="2">Join the conversation with <b>Walt Bodine</b>, co-host <b>Charles Ferruzza</b> and the <b>Food Critics </b>as we discuss great places to dine around town. Plus, in the second half of the hour, critics and callers gab about their favorite places to grab a burger around town. </font></font></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 8571 at http://kcur.org The Best Burgers in Town Food Critics: Table for One http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-table-one <p>When was the last time you sat down at a restaurant for a nice meal... alone? Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12248 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Table for One Food Critics: Hotel Dining, Past & Present http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-hotel-dining-past-present <p>When was the last time you headed to a hotel just to enjoy a great meal? Join <strong>Walt Bodine</strong>, co-host <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong> and the Food Critics,<strong> Gloria Gale</strong> of <a href="http://www.435southmag.com/">435 South Magazine</a> and <strong>Emily Farris</strong> of <a href="http://casserolecrazy.com/">Casserole Crazy</a>, as they stop in to discuss the evolution of hotel dining in the Kansas City area.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12739 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Hotel Dining, Past & Present Food Critics: Eating Well While Eating Out http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-eating-well-while-eating-out <p>Eating out is often an indulgence... but when we stretch our budgets, must we also stretch our waistlines? Join the conversation with <strong>Walt Bodine</strong>, co-host <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, Chris Becicka of of <a href="http://www.ingramsonline.com/">Ingram&#39;s Magazine</a>, Gloria Gale of <a href="http://www.435southmag.com/">435 South</a>, and Mary Bloch, of <a href="http://aroundtheblockkc.com/">Around the Block</a>, as we discuss making healthy choices without compromising the pleasure of eating out.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12742 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Eating Well While Eating Out Food Critics: Desperation Foods http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-desperation-foods <p>What&#39;s the last thing you ate during your lowest moment? At an airport? A food court? What about that time you woke up hungry at 3am with only expired eggs in the fridge? Join <strong>Walt Bodine</strong>, co-host <strong>Charles Ferruzza</strong>, and the Food Critics <strong>Chris Becicka</strong> of <a href="http://www.ingramsonline.com/">Ingram&#39;s Magazine</a> and <strong>Gloria Gale</strong> of <a href="http://www.435southmag.com/">435 South Magazine</a><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>for a look at what we eat when we&#39;re feeling desperate.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12988 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Desperation Foods Food Critics: Too Darn Hot http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-too-darn-hot <p>Join <strong>Walt Bodine</strong>, co-host<strong> Charles Ferruzza </strong>and the Food Critics, <strong>Chris Becicka</strong> of <a href="http://www.ingramsonline.com/">Ingram&#39;s Magazine</a>, <strong>Gloria Gale</strong> of <a href="http://www.435southmag.com/">435 South Magazine</a>, and <strong>Mary Bloch</strong>, of <a href="http://aroundtheblockkc.com/">Around the Block</a>, as they stop in to share some meal ideas for those days when it&#39;s just too darn hot to eat... not that we&#39;ve ever experienced that.</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12744 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Too Darn Hot Food Critics: Too Darn Hot http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-too-darn-hot-0 <p>Join <strong>Walt Bodine</strong>, co-host<strong> Charles Ferruzza </strong>and the Food Critics, <strong>Chris Becicka</strong> of <a href="http://www.ingramsonline.com/">Ingram&#39;s Magazine</a>, <strong>Gloria Gale</strong> of <a href="http://www.435southmag.com/">435 South Magazine</a>, and <strong>Mary Bloch</strong>, of <a href="http://aroundtheblockkc.com/">Around the Block</a>, as they stop in to share some meal ideas for those days when it&#39;s just too darn hot to eat... not that we&#39;ve ever experienced that.</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12960 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Too Darn Hot Food Critics: Drive-Ins and Food Trucks http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-drive-ins-and-food-trucks <p>When was the last time you visited an old fashioned drive-in? Or walked over for a late night snack from one of KC&#39;s great food trucks? Our hosts today are Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, Chris Becicka of <a href="http://www.ingramsonline.com/">Ingram&#39;s Magazine</a>, Gloria Gale of <a href="http://www.435southmag.com/">435 South Magazine</a>, and Mary Block of <a href="http://aroundtheblockkc.com/">Around the Block</a>. Join the conversation about the fun summer tradition of eating on the go.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12745 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Drive-Ins and Food Trucks