Lou Jane Temple http://kcur.org en Food Critics: Where Are The Best Places To Dine Outside In The KC Area? http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-where-are-best-places-dine-outside-kc-area <p>In Kansas City it's expected that the weather will jump from snowy, to balmy, to sultry in a matter of weeks.</p><p>But now that we're firmly into spring, and summer is just around the corner, restaurants are opening their outdoor patios, decks, balconies, rooftops and sidewalk seating.</p><p>Many diners love the opportunity to dine al fresco, surrounded by the beauty of nature – or asphalt parking lots. Other Kansas City diners see outdoor dining as a nightmare of bugs, noise, cigarette smoke and gawking strangers. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:36:19 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 36932 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Where Are The Best Places To Dine Outside In The KC Area? Romantic Restaurants Of KC http://kcur.org/post/romantic-restaurants-kc <p>With Valentine's Day approaching, the restaurant industry is gearing up to flirt with taste buds and create romance at the table. On the most romantic day of the year can create a lot of pressure to choose the right restaurant to enjoy a great meal with a loved one, so today on <em>Central Standard Fridays</em>, The Food Critics talk about the most romantic dining spots in Kansas City.</p><p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:28:32 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31692 at http://kcur.org Romantic Restaurants Of KC