Potato Candy

Potato Candy

I tasted potato candy for the first time last week at Watoga State Park, located in the mountains of Pocahontas County near Marlington, West Virginia. Before this trip, I never knew that this sweet confection even existed. My Uncle Mike, Aunt Tawee, sister Mary, her...
Bastille Day 2015 at Le Fou Frog

Bastille Day 2015 at Le Fou Frog

The annual Bastille Day celebration at Le Fou Frog is a multi-day event that revolves around food, drink, song, dancing, costumes, and bon vivants. The staff and audience/diner interaction reaches dizzying heights throughout the night. Song and dance performances by...
Magic Places in Kansas City: Le Fou Frog’s Patio

Magic Places in Kansas City: Le Fou Frog’s Patio

Le Fou Frog’s patio – specifically the staff table at the back – is one of my personal magic places in Kansas City. When summer spurs leaves to grow on the tree branches overhead, a verdant canopy forms dotted with a constellation of lights. Indoors,...
Sophisticated Cocktails at The W in Lee’s Summit

Sophisticated Cocktails at The W in Lee’s Summit

I wrote a fun piece for Recommended Daily on The W, a new speakeasy-style cocktail bar in downtown Lee’s Summit, where bartender Mike Strohm makes impressive drinks like the Smoked Vanilla bourbon cocktail. Check out these outtakes from my photo shoot and then...
In-A-Tub Tacos

In-A-Tub Tacos

I drove southbound on North Oak a couple of weeks ago and came across In-A-Tub (4000 N. Oak Trafficway). I was hungry. I stopped. Nostalgia conquered my willpower. In-A-Tub is probably the worst restaurant name ever. The last time I ate at In-A-Tub was back in the...