Mint Julep: An historic work of art

May 5, 2011
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By Kelley Nelson Scott Benjamin, owner of 4 Olives Wine Bar, is an artist.  To him, a cocktail isn’t a drink; it’s an experience. Take a rather simple drink: the mint julep.  With its short ingredient list (simple syrup, mint, ice, and brandy), many bartenders don’t give it a second thought.  At 4 Olives, however, […]

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McCarty Dairy: A family’s journey

May 5, 2011
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By Amanda Rall REXFORD – Four generations of McCartys have owned and operated the family dairy business over the past century.  Though when Tom McCarty heads out for his morning chores the smell might be the same, the view is much different than what his grandfather before him might have seen. When McCarty’s grandfather plotted […]

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Browne’s honors Irish tradition year ’round

May 5, 2011
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By Stephany Moore KANSAS CITY – There is a steady buzz of noise in the air, marked with laughter, jubilant conversation, and a few voices that have surpassed a socially acceptable volume, most likely due to one too many draws of Guinness, even though it’s just past 11 a.m. People of all ages sit shoulder […]

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Lenexa set to celebrate 30 years of barbecue

May 5, 2011

By Ben Marshall LENEXA – For two days in late June, the air near Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa fills with equal parts competitive spirit and sweet, hickory barbecue smoke. Four Men and a Pig, Five Guys and a Grill and other cleverly named teams from across the country converge on the Kansas City suburb […]

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Blog: Bodybuilding the natural Kansas way

May 5, 2011
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By Brady Brewer

In the 1960s bodybuilding went mainstream with guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbo, and Lou Ferrigno. Mass monsters, as they were, took the stage and amazed onlookers with their gargantuan superhuman physiques.

Today, competitors are still gargantuan but bodybuilding appeals less to the general public and more to a specialized underground sub-culture.

Gym rats and meatheads everywhere have familiarized themselves with the sport, and some have taken their physique to stage. However, not all can, or are willing to compete against the possible steroid usage in non drug-tested organizations.

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Robert Wall and his Dutch oven named Buela

May 5, 2011
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By Kristin Deason Robert Wall is so passionate about Dutch ovens and cast iron that he named his pots and pans. The biggest Dutch oven – 16 inches – is named Buela. The 12-incher is Daisy, the 14-inch cast iron pot is Clara. “I have so many I needed to name them,” said Wall, who […]

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In search of the perfect lemon

May 5, 2011

By Annarose Hart Every foodie has a gold standard to measure culinary brilliance and pleasurable eating experiences by. What is the secret to captivating the attention, palette, and imagination of an eater? Dr. Edgar Chambers IV, distinguished professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior and director of the Sensory Analysis Center of Kansas State University, […]

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