Home Remodel: Reimagined Ranch

Tamara Day, design superstar and host of the DIY Network series “Bargain Mansions,” is a fairy godmother, of sorts, to overlooked and under-loved homes. She has a knack for turning ugly, aging ducklings into showstoppers. Day says when she saw the house on Belinder Road in Leawood, it was a mess of “weird angled bricks… Continue reading Home Remodel: Reimagined Ranch

The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship

For almost a decade Kansas City has been the place for collegiate basketball greats to showcase their talents. Since 2010 the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship has been played at the Sprint Center and it’s been a flurry of three pointers, jump shots, rebounds and legendary games. If you’re a fan of basketball you’re at… Continue reading The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship

Love in Bloom

Getting married outdoors in the spring is not for the faint of heart. You have to have a whole lot of trust that Mother Nature isn’t going to wreak havoc on your special day. But not even two weeks of rain preceding the wedding could dampen the spirits of Loren Littrell and Alex Finck. This… Continue reading Love in Bloom

A Clucking Good Time

The Mortera Men Carlos Mortera has restaurants in his blood. He was born in Queretaro, Mexico, where his father, Carlos Mortera Sr., owned several rotisserie chicken joints. Watching his father work inspired Mortera to become a chef himself, and in 2014, he opened up The Bite in City Market, a small sandwich shop boasting inventive… Continue reading A Clucking Good Time

The Full Irish

Conroy’s Public House conroysop.com There’s something for everyone at the family-friendly Conroy’s Public House in Overland Park. The Irishman sandwich boasts thick shavings of corned beef with caramelized onions, cheddar and a Guinness-whiskey mustard on a potato bun. Hefty cod fillets are battered with Smithwick’s beer, fried until golden and served with house-cut fries, mushy… Continue reading The Full Irish

Drink O’The Irish

If you’ve ever wondered who to thank for inventing the Irish coffee, his name is Joe Sheridan – the young chef in charge of the restaurant inside the Foynes airport near Limerick in the ’40s. The story goes like this: On one cold winter night, a storm sent a flight of international travelers back to… Continue reading Drink O’The Irish

Screenshot: Danielle Lehman

  Danielle Lehman is never at a loss for words or suggestions for where to eat. As the host and creator of the Open Belly podcast, she’s constantly foraging for stories about immigrant chefs in the metro. Accompanying Lehman on her food storytelling journeys is her essential dining companion: her iPhone. How long was your… Continue reading Screenshot: Danielle Lehman

Cancer Fighter Nicole Cummings

Last September, Nicole Cummings, 21, started a new semester at the University of Missouri. Her college schedule was filled with plans and projects. A career fair, homecoming and a trip to New York with fellow business majors were on the calendar. A cancer diagnosis was not. However, in early October, after several months of extreme… Continue reading Cancer Fighter Nicole Cummings