Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue

most popular restaurant in Kansas City

3 Ways to enjoy

lunch, happy hour or dinner

highest rated barbecue restaurant

in the country by the Zagat Survey

cooked to perfection over hickory wood

in an authentic brick oven pit.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Power Light District

Thanksgiving Eve is KC's Biggest Night Out of the Year!
Make sure your plans include Downtown Kansas City for a free concert by The Zeros!
Plus, enjoy the party atmosphere at KC Live! with 14 of Kansas City's best and craziest bars, restaurants and nightlife establishments!
The Zeros play the KC Live Stage from 8 to 11 p.m.
No cover; Must be 21 or older to attend
For more information, visit www.powerandlightdistrict.com

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eat Local

.— If you’re not traveling for the holidays, why should your food? The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition is once again challenging the community to Eat Local for the Holidays.
The Food Policy Coalition is encouraging people to pledge online to have at least one local food item as part of a holiday meal. It could be the sweet potatoes, or the pecans in the pecan pie, or even the turkey itself. Many items used in a traditional holiday meal are raised locally and are becoming easier to find as the local food movement grows.
“We are fortunate have a vibrant agricultural community here in Kansas City,” said Beth Low, director of the Food Policy Coalition. “More small and medium-sized farms growing produce and livestock naturally and organically are popping up every season, as are outlets for those farmers to sell their food to consumers. It’s easier today to purchase local food in Kansas City than it has been for a long time.”
According to Low, buying local food is good for the economy, the environment and your health. Foods that are picked ripe use less fossil fuels for transport, are generally more nutrient-dense, have more flavor and use fewer, if any, chemical preservatives.
“We are asking people to make a small step this holiday season by adding just one local food item to their holiday table,” said Low. “It can be something as basic as milk or bread or as holiday-specific as a heritage turkey. But those small purchases can add up and support our local farmers and food system.”
People can pledge online to Eat Local for the Holidays by visiting www.eatlocalkc.net. Those who take the pledge will be entered in a drawing for local food prizes.
The website includes helpful information about what is in season in the Greater Kansas City area and where people can buy locally grown items. It also includes recipes using items that are available locally during the holidays, such as apples, herbs, pecans, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cheese, eggs and poultry. For those who prefer to have someone else do their holiday cooking, the Web site also includes a list of area restaurants that specialize in local foods.

About the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition
The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition is a group of individuals, organizations, businesses and government representatives committed to ensuring there is a healthy, sustainable, accessible and affordable food system for Greater Kansas City. The coalition promotes food policies that positively impact the nutritional, economic, social and environmental health of Greater Kansas City. More information is available at www.kcfoodpolicy.org.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

UNESCO adds French food to cultural heritage list


The "gastronomic Meal of the French" has just been registered to the intangible heritage of the Humanity by the experts of U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at Nairobi in Kenya this week. It is the first time that a gastronomy in the world attains this statute.

The adults love, the children are bored often in front of the unending parade of plates: appetizers, entree, cheese, dessert, liqueur... Today a French art distinguished as heritage of humanity.

This tradition to muster itself around a meal would date back to the XVIIe century. What it is a matter of the dinner daily, sometimes of the lunch in the countries, of the meal sunday or of the one linked to the events religious or other festive or not as a marriage or a death. It is therefore the meal linked to the French cultural identity that is put forward, in all its composing including the art of the table, the quality of food and this community notion linked to the gastronomy.

Communities to the different identities, the French meal is as well Proven├žal as Norman or again linked to the immigration. The couscous having become the one of the dishes more popular in the Hexagon.

This classification of the French gastronomic meal as intangible heritage of humanity should thus put in value quality of food and allow preserve it against the bad eating linked to the globalization.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chiefs

The Kansas City Power & Light District invites members of the media, Kansas City Chiefs fans and all football fans downtown this Sunday, November 14, 2010, for the City’s largest watch party, as the hometown Chiefs takes on division rival, the Denver Broncos.

Kick off is set for 3:05 p.m. but fans are encouraged to arrive early. The watch party is open to the public of all ages and free to attend.

The KC Live grills will be revved up grilling a variety of brats and burgers. Beverages and other food will be available for purchase at KC Live and the many bars and restaurants located at KC Live, including Johnny’s Tavern, McFadden’s Sports Saloon, Pizza Bar, Tengo Sed Cantina, Raglan Road Irish Pub, Gordon Biersch Brewery, Maker’s Mark and Lucky Strikes Lanes. Guests may watch the game from KC Live or one of the many bars and restaurants, and have the ability to move around throughout all venues during the game.

Fans may register to win great Chiefs’ prizes, including t-shirts, game tickets and more! Coca Cola will be raffling off a VIP Chiefs Experience four-pack for the December 5th Chiefs vs. Broncos game at Arrowhead Stadium. The VIP Chiefs Experience includes: four game tickets, four field passes, a parking pass and a $100 stadium gift certificate.

Metro Sports will broadcast their post-game show from KC Live immediately following the Chiefs/Broncos game and will be taping footage periodically throughout the afternoon.

As a covered, outdoor venue, KC Live provides the perfect game-watching, tailgate-like atmosphere for football fans. The game will be shown live on the outdoor big screen. If the forecast is cool, KC Live has large, powerful overhead heaters.

KC Live is home to some of Kansas City’s biggest and best watch parties, fan fests and pep rallies, including the nationally broadcasted World Cup watch parties (June/July 2010), college basketball watch parties and fan fests, Kansas City Royals and college football watch parties.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Eat local for the Holidays

Support your area farmers and “Eat local for the Holidays!”

Why choose food that has traveled hundreds or thousands of miles before it reaches your table when you can get fresh selections right here in your own town?

A local group, the Kansas City Food Policy Coalition is helping to raise awareness regarding all of the tasty selections that are available here and where you can purchase them. They are asking that Kansas Citians pledge to have at least one local food item as part of a holiday meal. Those who take the pledge will be entered into a drawing to win local food prizes.

Go to www.eatlocalkc.net to register your pledge. According to this group, fresh foods are generally more nutrient rich, have more flavor and use fewer if any chemical preservatives. Choosing locally grown is good for you, the environment and the economy!