Charismatic new mayor Quinton Lucas and SNL star Heidi Gardner are reppin’ KC well

Next year will mark 20 years since I walked into my college newspaper office and applied for a job so I could get free tickets to review a Pearl Jam concert. Although I eventually gravitated toward harder-hitting journalism, I’ve never stopped writing about culture, which is why I’ve interviewed my fair share of famous people.… Continue reading Charismatic new mayor Quinton Lucas and SNL star Heidi Gardner are reppin’ KC well

Waldo Thai Place showcases food from Northern Thailand

Earlier this summer, a swarm of lucky friends and regular diners gathered at Waldo Thai Place for a private family-style dinner to celebrate the restaurant’s one-year anniversary. One traditional dish, made with shredded jackfruit and minced pork, encapsulated why Waldo Thai has attracted a steady following. Guests won’t find the jackfruit dish on the restaurant’s… Continue reading Waldo Thai Place showcases food from Northern Thailand

The Midwest’s first Gordon Ramsay restaurant will open in Kansas City

The Michelin-decorated British chef best known as the star of Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares is opening a restaurant in Kansas City. Gordon Ramsay Steak will launch in November at Harrah’s North Kansas City, making it the first Midwest location in a family of five in Las Vegas, three on the East Coast and one… Continue reading The Midwest’s first Gordon Ramsay restaurant will open in Kansas City