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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Affordable Housing in Rhythm with Downtown
November 30-December 6, 2007
Article discusses need for affordable or "work force" housing in downtown Kansas City. The development of restaurants and entertainment businesses downtown requires more service workers whose wages generally...
Aged to Perfection
Brief article about the history of Hereford House steakhouse which opened in October 1957 at 20th and Main streets. Its first location, selected by the original owners, Jack Webb and Joe Marlo, was adjacent...
Al-Roubaie: A Victim of Its Own Success
Article about the Mediterranean cuisine restaurant at 8241 Wornall Road and its declining quality.
April 23, 1978
Full frontal and partial side view; located at 8901 State Line.
Review of restaurants in Midtown and Downtown.
Amazing Grace, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri
Profile of Grace Harris, whose barbecue is served at the Grand Emporium blues club, located at 39th and Main. The author writes that Harris is also the proprietress of H-M Old Southern Style in Kansas...
Postcard of The Ambassador Hotel at 36th and Broadway
American Chronicles: Goldberg Can Go Home Again
Biographical article about Larry Goldberg, or Fats Goldberg, a pizzeria proprietor in New York City returning to Kansas City as a restauranteur with the help of the author, a friend and fellow former Kansas...
American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater by Calvin Trillin
Review of "American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater" by former Kansas City author Calvin Trillin about the high quality of restaurants in Kansas City.
Article about the rejuvenation of the American Restaurant, former "jewel in Hallmark's Crown Center," largely due to Rex Hale, "the best chef in the city--among the best in the nation."
An Energy Trove Awaits . . . Maybe
February 28, 2012
A possible oil and natural-gas boom may occur in southern Kansas as drilling companies increase efforts to recover gas and oil by fracking. Although "its role has shrunk," Kansas "remains a player as one...
An Interview With Agustin Medina
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 13, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Dolores Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded August 18, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Includes typed list of...
An Interview With Ollie W. Gates
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded April 20, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Ruth Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 30, 1980. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
Another Iconic KC Restaurant Closes its Doors
December 21, 2014
Article announces that the Golden Ox restaurant, opened in the West Bottoms in 1949, has closed following its final dinner service on Saturday, December 21, 2014. Bill Haw Sr., owner of the Livestock Exchange...
Applebee's Picks Lenexa
September 8, 2005
The largest casual dining chain in the United States, Applebee's International Inc., will move it's headquarters from Overland Park to a site about 10 miles west in Lenexa.
Applebee's Shift to KC Under Way
November 8, 2011
Headquarters for the international restaurant chain is moving from Lenexa, Kansas, to 8140 State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri.
Argentine Dining on the Missouri
February 1, 2005
Piropos Restaurant in Parkville, Missouri, is one of the few Argentinean restaurants in Missouri. Piropos loosely translated from Spanish means ''poetic compliments.''
Armourdale honors Hispanic businesses.
Article about Armourdale Renewal Associations awards to Reyna's Bakery, Taqueria Mexico and Bernardino Bravo.
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