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Central Standard
11:51 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Food Critics: Kansas City's Best Lunch Spots

Our food critics and listeners offer suggestions for tasty lunches in Kansas City.
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It's not uncommon for Americans to work through lunch, thoughtlessly scarfing down sustenance at a desk or —worse — in a car.

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.

Some Kansas Citians are keeping the mid-day meal alive in all its glory. Hosted by Charles Ferruzza, KCUR's food critics led a search for exquisite lunch experiences in Kansas City on Friday. 

Here are some of their recommendations:

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Food
12:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Food Critics: The Best Fish In Kansas City

Our food critics recommend the best fish entrees on Kansas City menus, spring 2014.

      

  It's Lent, and whether you observe the Catholic fast or not, it's a great excuse to eat fish.

Kansas City restaurants offer plentiful selections of the under-water variety. On today's Central Standard the food critics recommend their favorite fish entrees in town.

Will Monsieur and Madame be having osteichthyes? Yes, please. Leave the frozen fish sticks at home.

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Up to Date
10:43 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Finding Kansas City's Hidden Food Gems

Carnitas is one dish on food editor Jill Silva's list of hidden gems in Kansas City.
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Kielbasa, carnitas and pulled pork — are you getting hungry? Some local restaurants are proving that Kansas City isn’t just a barbecue town. 

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we take a look at highlights and hidden gems featured in the Kansas City Star’s Food Issue.

Guest:

  • Jill Silva, food editor at The Kansas City Star
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Up to Date
12:24 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Kansas City's Secret Supper Club

The Test Kitchen often features more unusual ingredients, such as quail.
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The Test Kitchen isn't a glamorous place filled with Food Network cameras-- it's Kansas City's own secret supper club.

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.

In the second part of Friday's Up to Date, we talk with its founder and the chef who will be behind the club's next meal.

Guests:

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Up to Date
10:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Checking Out KC's Restaurant Scene

Trezo Mare's 'En Fuego' is on its Restaurant Week menu.
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Something smells good in Kansas City these days, and the upcoming restaurant week is just the thing to show it off. 

In the first part of Friday's Up to Date, we get a preview of what’s to come during restaurant week and take a bite of the local food scene with The Kansas City Star’s Jill Silva and Recommended Daily blogger Jonathan Bender.

Guests:

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Central Standard Friday
9:22 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Food Critics: Restaurant Trends

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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?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Food: From Farm To Table

The American Way of Eating

Food is a major part of American culture, and the way we mass produce it has made headlines in the last few years— many of them not good.

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Food Critics: Comfort Food

Baked Potato Soup
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As the weather cools off, and the hours of daylight become scarcer, our culinary musings turn to comfort food.

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Central Standard
9:34 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene

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On this Thursday's Central Standard, java jive! Let's take a look at the emerging coffee scene here in town. Representatives from The Roasterie, Oddly Correct and Benetti’s stop in to tell us about their beans, blends and brews. Plus, answers to your questions about home brewing.

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Central Standard Fridays
9:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Food Critics: Destination Dining

Justice Drugstore dessert
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Coming up on Central Standard Friday, 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.

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Central Standard
1:24 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Everyone's A Critic: Yelp Reviews

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There's that old saying everyone’s a critic, and at no point in human history does this ring more true. In our wired world, we love to discover new places to whine and dine.

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Central Standard Friday
2:14 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Food Critics: Dining Al Fresco

Cafe Des Amis, 112 Main St, Parkville, MO

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, 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.

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Central Standard
2:13 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Spring-Inspired Recipes

Asparagus and Potato Salad with Mint and Lemon Dressing
Beth Bader

With each season comes exciting seasonal produce – but now what? On today's Central Standard, how to give your go-to recipes a spring makeover with seasonal ingredients including peas, garlic scapes & herbs, to name a few.

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Walt Bodine Show
1:40 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Food Critics: The Service Show

There's more to going out to eat than what's on your plate. On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, we turn the tables for a look at area dining from the service perspective.

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Walt Bodine Show
9:41 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Food Critics: Takeout

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On some nights, there’s no greater luxury than ordering a meal to go. In this edition of the Walt Bodine Show, the Food Critics share their favorite take out spots – from Mediterranean kebabs, to Chinese noodles.

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KC Currents
11:28 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Servers Tell All: Mark Manning

Ordering a meal at a restaurant can be a very different transaction depending on whether you're sitting at the table or standing with a notepad. A recent event at The Writer's Place turned the tables on restaurant diners and opened the microphone for waiters around town to tell stories from their perspective.

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Food & Drink
12:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

The Best Burgers in Town

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Join the conversation with Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics 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.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Food Critics: Table for One

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When was the last time you sat down at a restaurant for a nice meal... alone? Join co-host Charles Ferruzza, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, Chris BecickaIngram's MagazineGloria Gale435 South Magazine, and Emily Farris, food writer.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Food Critics: Hotel Dining, Past & Present

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When was the last time you headed to a hotel just to enjoy a great meal? Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine and Emily Farris of Casserole Crazy, as they stop in to discuss the evolution of hotel dining in the Kansas City area.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Food Critics: Eating Well While Eating Out

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Eating out is often an indulgence... but when we stretch our budgets, must we also stretch our waistlines? Join the conversation with Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, Chris Becicka of of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South, and Mary Bloch, of Around the Block, as we discuss making healthy choices without compromising the pleasure of eating out.

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Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Food Critics: Desperation Foods

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What'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 Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, and the Food Critics Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine and Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine  for a look at what we eat when we're feeling desperate.

Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Food Critics: Too Darn Hot

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Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics, Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine, and Mary Bloch, of Around the Block, as they stop in to share some meal ideas for those days when it's just too darn hot to eat... not that we've ever experienced that.

Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Food Critics: Too Darn Hot

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Join Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics, Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine, and Mary Bloch, of Around the Block, as they stop in to share some meal ideas for those days when it's just too darn hot to eat... not that we've ever experienced that.

Walt Bodine Show
12:00 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Food Critics: Drive-Ins and Food Trucks

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When was the last time you visited an old fashioned drive-in? Or walked over for a late night snack from one of KC's great food trucks? Our hosts today are Walt Bodine, co-host Charles Ferruzza, Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine, Gloria Gale of 435 South Magazine, and Mary Block of Around the Block. Join the conversation about the fun summer tradition of eating on the go.