Breakfast Pioneers

Please read this article from about saluting Mr. Lender and Mr. Glazer for bring bagels and drip coffee into every home.

“It may seem strange to celebrate the consumer culture behind these products in this age of local food and micro-economies. Mass-produced frozen bagels might not be winner with locavores (or people from New York), but every local bagel bakery owes some thanks to Lender for the cultural impact of his vision; besides, there’s room in the market for convenience and gourmet products.”



“While the home coffee pot and the bagel are ubiquitous today, it took vision for Lender and Glazer to spot the need for these products in peoples’ lives. It’s worth a modest celebration of the market economy when you see how the confluence of idea, resources, and consumers helped bring a small convenience into the mornings of millions. Raise your bagels and sip some coffee for Murray Lender and Sam Glazer.”



Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a deadhead. No not The Grateful Dead, but The Walking Dead.


Holy crap, did you see last night’s finale? The helicopter? The prison? The crazy hooded lady with the armless zombies? They are all infected? Is Shane really dead? I can’t wait until next season, but until then I am interested in this:

Run For Your Lives 5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race


Run a 5K while fake zombies chase you? SIGN ME UP. I’m not really into extreme racing like Mud Ruckus, or other obstacle course races, but if zombies are involved, I’m in.

Breakfast at Urban Table

After a long early trip to the DMV, my mom and I grabbed breakfast at a new favorite of mine, Urban Table. This restaurant is a part of Bread & Butter Concepts, which also own BRGR and Gram & Dunn.
I ordered the steel cut oatmeal and my mom had their “LA Sammie.” Oh dear. They gave me what might possibly be the biggest serving of oats known to man, but hey, I won’t complain. I also tried a bite of my mom’s sandwich – holy truffle oil! Eggs, fontina cheese and truffled butter goodness. That’s all I have to say.
If you haven’t tried this place out yet I would definitely go for breakfast. Their dinner is good too, but it can get a little pricey. Their breakfast/brunch is where it’s at!

Now if I could only get rid of this truffle breath….




I am currently enjoying the warm weather at home in Kansas City. This week temps are going to reach the 80s and the sun is shining. Who needs a tropical get-away when I can make this a staycation! (For the record, I choose a tropical getaway over KC any day, but the budget isn’t that big this year 😉 Maybe next year!) 

To be honest though, I am most excited for an early opportunity for ice cream! I try to save my ice cream splurges for the summer, but this warmer weather will let me pretend it’s ice cream time. Or frozen yogurt. I’m not picky. 

On the topic of ice cream, have you tried Jeni’s? SO GOOD. I lived in Columbus, OH for a year and visited the flagship store often. The salted caramel is divine, i’m salivating at the thought of it. I heard Whole Foods has started carrying it  – while it is expensive, I promise it is worth it! 



Coffee Scientists

I recently read this article about a new St. Louis coffee shop called Sump. I love this new trend of elevated coffee and different brewing techniques. It looks like coffee will never get old, and I am perfectly content with that. Can’t wait to try this place out! Plus, I love the owner’s beard!

source: St. Louis Dispatch

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