Members of the Kansas City Barbecue Society may have different levels of judging experience, but they all agree that flavor and texture are the most important when it comes to the smoky meats. File photo.

Pig picky: At the table with the Kansas City Barbecue Society

When I received an e-mail about a bunch of barbecue competition judges getting together in January to taste some ’cue because they were “missing the competition smoke in the dead of winter,” I was skeptical. “You realize this could be the most awkward hour of my life,” I told my editor. A dozen strangers, around […]

Bacontini at Blue Moon Diner. Photo: Eric Kelley

Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

Ever tried chocolate covered bacon? Now’s your chance. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, My Chocolate Shoppe is open for business! Located at 406 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall, is open 11am-7pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 12-5pm on Sunday. Stop by for a box of treats for a loved one—or for yourself—this week. An elusive new Downtown Mall […]