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Seg. 1: Cafe Equinox | Seg. 2: State Of Dining | Seg. 3: The Best Brunch

Segment 1: The cure to January might be going to a coffee shop inside of a greenhouse. 

We're starting off the first food show of the year at Cafe Equinox at Family Tree Nursery. It's a place where Kansas Citians can experience lush greenery and beautiful sunshine—even if it's 20 degrees outside.

Segment 2, beginning at 2:33: What's going on in the restaurant scene in Kansas City right now?

After a season of high-profile restaurant bankruptcies, closures and openings, one of the topics KCUR will be keeping an eye on this year is the state of dining in Kansas City. Our official guide to key players and what to watch out for in 2020 will be coming out soon.

  • Mackenzie Martin, associate producer, Central Standard

Segment 3, beginning at 9:55: KCUR's food critics and listeners give recommendations for the best brunch dishes in Kansas City.

Mimosas, Eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy. Brunch is a universally beloved institution and restaurants across the metro have plenty to offer for the famed mid-morning meal.

People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org.