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Chew Diligence

We start with the food and go beyond the plate to the people, places, and cultures of Kansas City. James Beard Award-winning food journalist Jill Silva has spent years covering Kansas City's bustling food scene. She co-hosts the podcast with 41 Action News Anchor Lindsay Shively, an award-winning storyteller who is always hungry for local fare because #LindsayLovesFood as much as she loves Kansas City. 

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Teaching culinary arts during COVID-19 pandemic

Learning to cook is no doubt a hands-on experience. With in-person classes canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, culinary arts teachers and students have had to get creative. Chef Bob Brassard and student Norah Pieken of Broadmoor Bistro join Lindsay and Jill via Zoom for this episode of Chew Diligence.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

5 May 2020

Rank #1

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Chef Jonathan Justus of Justus Drugstore and Black Dirt

From groundhogs, to tree roots, to the Gold standard in food writing — hear Jonathan Justus, of Justus Drugstore and Black Dirt, reminisce on past, perhaps unconventional, experiences and tell hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva what’s ahead.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

6 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Finding ways to serve during COVID-19 pandemic

On this episode of Chew Diligence, two restaurateurs who've spent nearly two decades each in the Kansas City hospitality industry tell us how they continue to serve their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jake Imperiale of Bella Napoli and Beth Barden of Succotash join Lindsay and Jill (virtually).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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The changing technology of barbecue

As a Kansas Citian, have you ever wondered what kind of methods our world-famous barbecue champions use to cook your favorite burnt ends, brisket, or perhaps ribs? Maybe not, but it’s at the center of a *heated* debate — low and slow, or hot and fast?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Lidia Bastianich celebrates 20 years in Kansas City

2018 marks 20 years in Kansas City for Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant in the Crossroads, Lidia’s Kansas City. This time on Chew Diligence, she tells co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva about how she decided on the location, her Italian roots and passion for genuinely good food.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Colby and Megan Garrelts of Bluestem and Rye

Talk about a power couple! Colby and Megan Garrelts started Bluestem 15 years ago, and in the time since have been nominated for (and won!) James Beard Awards, started a family and another restaurant, not to mention cookbooks, barbecue competitions and more. Cohosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva chatted with them about how they keep the balance.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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BONUS EPISODE: 'How to American Royal'

We couldn’t let the World Series of Barbecue pass by without chatting about it! American Royal, well, royalty join cohosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva in this special bonus episode of Chew Diligence. Guests include Kansas City Barbecue Society founder and Barbecue Hall of Famer Carolyn Wells, KCBS charter member, Barbecue Hall of Famer and founder of the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Contest Ardie Davis (a.k.a. Remus Powers, Ph. B.) and Burnt Finger BBQ cofounder (and fierce competitor) Megan Day.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Howard Hanna of The Rieger and Ça Va

This time on Chew Diligence, Lindsay and Jill are joined by Howard Hanna, chef and owner of both The Rieger and Ça Va. They talk everything from celebrating local ingredients (What is Midwest cuisine, anyway?) to participating in politics as a restaurateur. Note: This episode contains adult language.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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Jones Bar-B-Q

Though they won’t admit it, Mary “Shorty” and Deborah “Little” Jones have become stars since their episode of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye premiered. As they tell Lindsay and Jill, the skyrocket in business has been an incredible blessing.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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J. Rieger & Co.

Just ahead of the grand opening of J. Rieger & Co.’s new home in the East Bottoms of Kansas City, co-founders Andy Rieger and Ryan Maybee sat down with Lindsay and Jill in the podcast studio to talk about what’s in store for the distillery.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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The American Restaurant

Lindsay’s back from maternity leave! This week she and Jill sit down with three of the people behind The American Restaurant, a place credited with putting Kansas City “on the nation’s culinary map.” Executive Chef Andrew Longres, Catering Manager Mary Meade Eastman, and Managing Partner Tom Johnson speak about what makes The American such an icon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

21 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Chef Michael Smith of Farina

This time on Chew Diligence, Chef Michael Smith of Farina, joins co-host Jill Silva in the podcast studio to talk about his newest venture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

24 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho

Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho has certainly made a name for himself in Kansas City (on both sides of the state line). He opened his first restaurant in KCK four years ago, and since then has opened a second and is planning to open a third in Brookside.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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The Monarch

This time on Chew Diligence, co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva talked to two of the people behind one of the swankiest spots in town to grab a cocktail — The Monarch. Parlour Manager Kenny Cohrs and Bar Director Brock Schulte share with us the attention to detail present in every single drink, even down to the ice!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Recovering from disaster

Recovering from a disaster is no easy task, as Christian Joseph of Plate and Calvin Davis of Freshwater well know. This time on Chew Diligence, co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva talk to the restaurant owners about the journey to reopening their doors after tragedy and destruction.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

2 May 2019

Rank #15

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Christopher Elbow working on more than Valentine's chocolates

Christopher Elbow is truly becoming a jack of all trades. He began with chocolate at his namesake shop in the Crossroads before delving into ice cream at Glacé Artisan Ice Cream. Soon, he’ll open a new concept on the Kansas side, Fairway Creamery, where he'll add donuts to his repertoire.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Farm-to-Table with Chef Michael Foust

This week co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva are joined by Chef Michael Foust, founder of The Farmhouse in the now-teeming City Market area, and Black Sheep + Market on 39th Street.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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Tyler Harp of Harp Barbecue

Tyler Harp is just starting to make a name for himself in the world of barbecue, and already he’s catching the eye of nationally-known critics. While some say Harp Barbecue offers a taste of Texas in KC, Tyler tells Lindsay and Jill he’s developing a style all his own.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 23mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Ruby Jean and Thelma

Two restaurants (one charitable, and one entrepreneurial), are striving to give Troost a healthful economic boost by feeding the community in more ways than one. Both restaurants, Ruby Jean's Juicery and Thelma's Kitchen, are inspired by influential Kansas City women.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Ibis Bakery

Ibis Bakery is part of a family of businesses that have exploded onto the Kansas City food scene in the last few years. Housed inside Messenger Coffee Co., Owner Chris Matsch told Lindsay and Jill all about their operation — from the freshly-milled flour to the toast that changes minds about, well, toast!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #20