Chew Diligence

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.... Show More

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October 3, 2019 64 min

3HALVES Brewing Co. and Jousting Pigs BBQ have made a home under one roof in Liberty, Missouri, bringing craft brew and craft ‘que to the Northland.

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September 19, 2019 54 min

Ahead of the Oct. 11 event, Lindsay and Jill chat with three women involved in the Les Dames d’Escoffier Kansas City SupperClub. Stick around until the end of the episode for a bonus recording from Chew Diligence’s first anniversary party at Betty Rae's!

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September 5, 2019 71 min

This time on Chew Diligence, Beth Barden of Succotash joins Lindsay and Jill in the podcast studio. From unique decor to a signature eight-layer cake, her brunch destination has plenty to offer. And, with help from Queer Eye, she’s taking her career in exciting new directions.

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August 22, 2019 83 min

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.

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We’re celebrating one whole year of Chew Diligence! David Friesen (appropriately pronounced “freezin’”) of Betty Rae’s Ice Cream joined Lindsay and Jill in the pod studio to talk about the shop’s skyrocket in business, plus a special event we’re planning!

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July 25, 2019 53 min

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.

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July 11, 2019 56 min

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.

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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.

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June 13, 2019 63 min

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!

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May 30, 2019 46 min

This week, it’s all about the brews! Michael Crane and Chris Meyers of Crane Brewing join Lindsay and Jill in the pod studio to talk about their ultra-local beers and the “craft barbecue” hotshot serving up Texas-style brisket at their brewery.

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May 16, 2019 53 min

Soon, Fox and Pearl will close its doors — but only so it can open bigger ones! Owners Vaughn Good (chef) and Kristine Hull (designer) join Jill and Lindsay to talk about their new location in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood that’s the perfect home for their rustic, “rootsy” cuisine.

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May 2, 2019 67 min

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.

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April 18, 2019 60 min

Chew Diligence co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva are joined by Jasper Mirabile (a man with so many titles, it’s hard to name just one!) to celebrate 65 years of family and food at Jasper’s Restaurant.

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April 4, 2019 63 min

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!

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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.

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March 7, 2019 55 min

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.

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February 21, 2019 61 min

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.

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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.

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January 24, 2019 60 min

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.

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Would you consider Kansas City a Southern city? John Cedric Smith, executive chef and co-owner of EJ's Urban Eatery, does. Chew Diligence co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva sat down with him in the 41 Action News podcast studio to chat about his West Bottoms meat-and-three restaurant.

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