Magic Places in Kansas City: The Ship

The Ship is one of several magical places in Kansas City. This West Bottoms cocktail lounge has a storied history that dates back to 1935, when it was located at 411 East 10th Street. I remember going to the original Ship in the early Nineties shortly before it was...

Grapefruit

  Whenever I eat citrus fruit, I feel like I'm eating part of the sun. Today we take access to oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes and other citrus for granted. California's oranges weren't widely available until the mid-late 1800s when the Transcontinental Railroad...

Happy 50th Birthday Jonathan Justus

Jonathan Justus of Justus Drugstore celebrated his 50th birthday last week in Smithville with his wife Camille Ecklof, family and friends. I was lucky enough to be one of many people that attended a blow-out night that included bountiful cocktails, beer, a roasted pig...