The Golden Age of Here and There

Tonight I spent more time taking photographs of my dinner preparation than I took eating my meal. On the spur of the moment, I was inspired to grab the camera, take advantage of the late afternoon sunlight, and snap photos of the raw ingredients and prepared dinner of...

Chefs Dave Crum and Patrick Ryan

I have deep respect for chefs that know what they are doing and can execute great food whether it’s in a restaurant kitchen tricked out with top grade equipment or in the tiny kitchen of someone’s home. Chefs Dave Crum (chef-about-town, formerly with...

Smoky Stew and Arrogant Beer

Arrogant Beer What happens when arrogance arrives in the Show-Me State? In the case of Arrogant Bastard Ale hailing from Stone Brewing Co. based in San Diego, I decided to see if the attitude lived up to the beer’s haughty characterization. By rights as a state...

2011 Urban Farm Tour – Conception Farm

In late June, I visited Conception Farm, located in east central downtown at 2701 E. 43rd Street, as part of the 2011 Urban Farm Tour. This farm is connected to the New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. The vegetables are grown around the perimeter of an asphalt...