As a kid, I hated Taco Tuesday. Every time it rolled around at my school in rural Wisconsin, I was presented with the same uninspiring fare: two stale corn tortilla shells containing a frugal amount of bland ground beef, limp iceberg lettuce and some unspecified yellow cheese. How could we call these tacos? I was… Continue reading What is a Kansas City taco and where can you find one?
Even though I now live in Springfield, two hundred miles from Kansas City, there are times I’ll still make the midnight drive back to the Northland. My destination: the drive-thru at In-A-Tub, where I can get five deep-fried tacos with mild sauce, a Pepsi and a side of extra cheese to devour in the comfort of… Continue reading The KC tacos I’ve driven 200 miles in the middle of the night to get
Calvin Arsenia was raised in Olathe, but anyone familiar with his music will be forgiven for first assuming he arrived on this planet via a fantastical starship from a distant galaxy. The artist—for that is the only word that aptly describes Arsenia, who is a singer, songwriter, producer and classically trained harpist, among other things—first… Continue reading Here’s where Calvin Arsenia finds inspiration in Kansas City