Kansas City: The Farmhouse (Brunch, Farm to Table)

October 11, 2015 By: Serena


KC does not lack for good brunch places – I’ve been to multiple brunch spots here (stay tuned for future write-ups!) and I’ve been pretty impressed with the options for my favorite meal of the day.  One of my local favorites is The Farmhouse, a self described “farm-to-table, tip-to-tail” restaurant.  The Farmhouse works with local farmers in Kansas and Missouri to secure in-season, fresh, locally grown or raised produce and meats.  The result is flavorful, seasonally relevant, and superbly satisfying dishes.  But I admit one of the things I like most about the place is I can bring one of my favorite eating buddies: Continue reading »

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

October 05, 2015 By: Serena


Back when it was the warmer days of yore (aka summer), we received an orange watermelon in our local CSA.  Coming swift on the heels of the previous CSA, which had a traditional red watermelon, this orange watermelon was a welcome but overwhelming addition to the fridge.  After diligently but doggedly consuming half of the watermelon, I was still faced with the daunting portion of this juicy fruit that remained. My Zoku Molds still held yet-to-be-consumed popsicles so I couldn’t make watermelon pops (I know, poor me). That’s when I thought of a recent menu special I saw – watermelon gazpacho. While gazpacho traditionally has a tomato base, who says one can’t experiment a bit?  Some green and orange heirloom tomatoes were also in that week’s CSA, so I threw those in as well.  The result was satisfyingly refreshing.

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Kansas City: Cafe Gratitude (Vegan)

September 30, 2015 By: Serena


I’ll be the first to admit that I’ll never be a vegan.  I respect and admire those who can adopt a completely vegan diet, but I love my favorite foods too much. I love cheese. I love oysters. I love cured meats.  I could go on and on.  However, despite my omnivore ways, I’m always open to trying new-to-me restaurants, and Cafe Gratitude in KC recently caught my eye.

Cafe Gratitude originally opened in LA, and while a few locations have sprouted (ha, see what I did there) since then, the KC location is the restaurant’s first outside of California.  When I stopped by, I was a bit overwhelmed by the pretty extensive menu: Continue reading »


September 26, 2015 By: Serena


Some of the states encountered on the loooong drive

Hello, Noshers!  Long time no write!  I wanted to share a little “life update” – Big Apple Nosh is checking in live from….Kansas City!  Yup, I’ve recently made a little one-way road trip from the East Coast metropolis where I started this lil’ ole’ blog to the sprawling Midwest.  (Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have noticed a few more location tags that are very much not NYC).  While I’m still getting my bearings on all the fun, food, and restaurants (hellloooooo BBQ!) in my new locale, I’ve finally settled in enough where I’ll start blogging a little more regularly from now on.  So hang onto your hats, Noshers – let’s see where this new adventure takes us!

But first, for those in the know – what are some “must try” places in KC I should check out??

Recap: The Village Voice’s Choice Streets Food Truck Event!

May 14, 2015 By: Serena

 snowday-maple-grilled-cheeseSnowday‘s signature maple grilled cheese – AMAZING

Happy happy Thursday, Noshers!!  It’s almost the weeeeekend! I can’t wait – any fun plans?

Today I’m sharing my photos from the absolutely mouthwatering, gut-busting eat-stravaganza that was The Village Voice’s 4th Annual Choice Streets Food Truck Event.  It was the event’s fourth year, but my first time attending – and wow, was I missing out.  I actually was so excited that I brought my dSLR camera without its battery – UGH!! My worst nightmare.  So I had to rely on my shoddy camera on my phone.  Thankfully, with a ton of food trucks lined up on Pier 86th with the Intrepid as a backdrop, the event was a sight for sore eyes (and growling stomachs).  My eating buddy and I stuffed ourselves silly.

But what you really are waiting for – the pictures!  Without further ado: Continue reading »

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