Chefs Dave Crum and Patrick Ryan

Chefs Dave Crum and Patrick Ryan

Chefs Dave Crum and Patrick Ryan prepared a multi-course meal, using produce from Crum’s Heirlooms Farm, Rancho Gordo beans and locally-sourced pork, on June 9, 2011 for guest of honor Steve Sando. He owns Rancho Gordo, a California company that specializes in...
Chef Ryan Sneed, KC Hopps

Chef Ryan Sneed, KC Hopps

I wrote about Executive Chef Ryan Sneed of KC Hopps, a restaurant management group that owns 14 upscale-casual restaurants including Barley’s Brewhaus and The Blue Moose Bar & Grill in the greater Kansas City metro, for Recommended Daily as part of a 2015 KC...
Colorful Flavors at Awaze

Colorful Flavors at Awaze

Expertly spiced and seasoned food from other cultures, such as the Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine at Awaze (3415 Main Street), always make me rethink the possibilities of ingredients. Spices, herbs and sauces are the equivalent of colors in an...