FAQ

Do you make restaurant websites? Can you help us with our digital marketing?

As one of the top web developers in Kansas City, we love to work with small businesses, especially restaurants. We also work with top digital marketing agencies in Kansas City and New York City, so we can produce excellent marketing results for your restaurant or food-related business.

There haven’t been any updates in over six months. Is this blog dead?

No, we’ve been on hiatus due to the pandemic, but new posts and reviews resume in September 2020.

Do you have a podcast?

Probably coming in 2021!

How long have you lived in Kansas City?

I grew up in South Kansas City, lived elsewhere from 1989-2003, and then returned.

What is an ovo-lacto vegetarian?

A vegetarian who eats eggs and milk. Chuck has been one since 1989.

What is a “near vegan”?

Chuck considers his current diet to be near vegan. He doesn’t adhere to a strict vegan diet, but his de facto daily diet is near vegan. He does eat seafood occasionally and has done so for the past 3-4 years. Prior to that, he was a strict ovo-lacto vegetarian.

Does Chuck receive free food and stuff from restaurants or anybody you review?

No. There may be the rare exception, as when he reviews food at a client’s restaurant, but in those instances, the relationship will be clearly stated up front.

What is “JoCo Mexican”?

This describes a style of sadly drowning a Mexican entree with a plate full of yellow cheese. You took perfectly good food and assaulted it with a lake of cheese. Save this approach for nachos. A style preferred by unadventurous American suburbanites.

Kansas City is the capital of BBQ. How can you review food if you don’t eat meat?

While I don’t eat meat, I do visit and dine at BBQ restaurants with friends and family. I have my favorites like Q30 and Char Bar. I’m considering adding the opinions from family and friends to any reviews of BBQ restaurants.

Who are the Dining Companions?

Dining Companion #1: A long time friend and Kansas City resident. Excellent cook, food lover and restaurant enthusiast. Appreciates vegetarian foods.
Dining Companion #2: A life long vegetarian. Currently loves Thai food.
Dining Companion #3: A lover of good food and Kansas City restaurants.
Dining Companion #4: Our barbecue expert. We have to have a BBQ expert to be a Kansas City food blog.
Dining Companions Kids: Our younger culinary experts. Helping you find kid friendly food around Kansas City that isn’t cheese quesadillas or $8 Kraft macaroni and cheese.

What are your favorite foodie things?

I enjoy watching lots of cooking shows, especially the Food Network, while I work. Favorite shows include Chopped, Worse Cooks in America, Beat Bobby Flay, Pioneer Woman and especially The Great British Baking Show.

Do you enjoy cooking?

I love to cook! Pretty good  cook when it comes to utilizing ingredients on hand. Love to collect cookbooks and my only New Year’s resolution for 2019 and 2020 was to cook more from recipes (haven’t done that yet). Haven’t cooked much in recent months for medical reasons.

Do you work with local restaurants?

I’ve worked with the Blue Nile Cafe for the past decade, as their web developer, designer, digital marketing expert, and consultant. Always open to working with other restaurants.

Why don’t you have a Facebook page? Why not more active on social media?

We are supporters of the Open Web, so we are part of the growing movement that is re-building an independent Internet that is free of corporate fiefdoms like Facebook.