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Home | Video Series | Today's Special | Who — and what — is defining the Kansas City food scene?

Who — and what — is defining the Kansas City food scene?

Episode 1

Discover the tastemakers and tastes defining the Kansas City food scene with “Today’s Special: Going Off Menu in Kansas City.” The series, premiering here on Monday, September 28, follows KCPT producer Cole Blaise (Show Me) and Recommended Daily‘s Jonathan Bender as they visit the establishments and people who are making the food, drinks, and innovations that are inspiring a local and national following.

The Z-man at Joe’s Kansas City (Sept. 28 | TV Oct. 1)
Cheese and an onion ring on a barbecue sandwich may sound unconventional, but Joe’s Kansas City founder Jeff Stehney talks about how the Z‐man became an iconic sandwich and part of KC barbecue lore.


Boulevard’s Beer Backpack at The K
 (Oct. 5 | TV Oct. 8)
A draft beer poured at your seat in Kauffman Stadium? Two, please. We take a peek at how Boulevard created beer backpacks to bring the craft brew experience into the stands with Master Cicerone Neil Witte.

Pork Tenderloin Sliders at The Rieger (Oct. 12 | TV Oct. 15)
Chef Howard Hanna found inspiration for his modern take on Midwestern fare in the pork tenderloin sandwich that’s been served at Kitty’s Café for more than six decades.

Julep’s Hemingway Daiquiri with Christopher Elbow (Oct. 19 | TV Oct. 22)
Chocolatier and ice cream maker Christopher Elbow sits down with Julep’s Beau Williams to talk over the Hemingway Daiquiri.

Hop Toddy at Oddly Correct (Oct. 26 | TV Oct. 29)
Oddly Correct’s Hop Toddy, a hop‐infused cold brew coffee served up with original art, shows why owner Gregory Kolsto and Cold Brew Czar Teddy Tinnel are brewing something special at the intersection of Westport and Main.

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