It’s 74 degrees outside. Do yourself a favor: grab a friend (or three), head to the @foundrykc in @westport_kc and order the TNT lettuce wraps with ahi tuna—there is also an alternative vegan version with gochujang glazed tofu. - pro tip: happy hour is 4-6 pm—ya get $3 off all Beer Bites, $1 off all McCoy’s Beer & Well Drinks. #kasimapproved
7 days ago
Today I had the pleasure of visiting @cafeveronaind aka little Italy, where Chef Stearns (Executive Chef of @ophelias_restaurant) leads the culinary program—and all I can say is wow. The two restaurants are in walking distance of one another but the menus are so diverse and innovative. If you didn’t have a reason to go to Independence before today, now you do! - pictured is the chicken oreccheitte and if I could, I would drink the vodka rosa sauce. #kasimapproved
8 days ago
Imagine this: succulent, perfectly-portioned cubes of braised pork with a crisp skin and fat that melts in your mouth. Swipe left to find it’s pairing of grilled cornbread cakes and candied apples, all lathered with an @officialamericanhoney bourbon glaze. - I want to thank @ophelias_restaurant for inviting me to the @cityofindependencemo for a meal of a lifetime. Check out my pinned ‘Independence’ story to see my adventures today. Tomorrow marks round II: @cafeveronaind—ya boi is not prepared for what Chef Stearns has in store. #kasimapproved
8 days ago
basically I’m a cat living in a man’s body and I’m very much okay with that 🐱 - nara’s chirashi assortment platter features 12 cuts of chef chosen sashimi—I subbed seaweed salad for sushi rice. s/o to Nara for making my tummy v happy. #kasimapproved
16 days ago
If I ask you to send me ‘noodz,’ 99.999% of the time this is what I’m requesting. And here’s a quick KC foodie tip: for those of you seeking some of the best, most creative noodz in town, head to @shioramenshop tonight (or any Monday) & order the KC Strip bowl. - Slices of tender, med-rare KC strip, mushrooms, carrots, bok choy, scallions & nori—$15 per bowl. 📸: @namtreezy #kasimapproved
17 days ago
A little bit of sugar, spice & everything nice to get me through this Friday, courtesy of @donutologykc. Quick Q: how does anyone decide on what donut to choose when @donutologykc gives you 5,000 options? Literally a sugar lover’s playground 🍩 📸: @namtreezy #TGIF #kasimapproved
27 days ago
Tonight I will drift into a sweet dream filled with @larkburger’s 🍔s & 🍟s. - And tomorrow my dream will come true with Larkburger’s daily happy hour. Available from 3-5 pm everyday — $3 for any small burger & $2 beers. 📸: @namtreezy #kasimapproved
29 days ago
Give me duck confit or give me death 💀 - jk jk it’s not that serious but @cafeeuropakc’s rendition of this French classic is worth monumental praise. Served atop celery root-potato purée with blood orange glazed carrots, it is quite literally a party in ya mouth. Swipe left for a closer look of this comforting dish. Also #HappyValentinesDay, I never celebrate this holiday but for those of you that do I’m sending you all the good vibes. 💕 #kasimapproved #shotoniphone
1 month ago
For all those love birds looking for the crispest, most succulent pork belly this V-Day: look no further. Tavernonna at @hotelphillips will be serving a 3 course meal featuring this lovely starter and a pan seared duck breast dish that I felt would be sinful to post. You can see it’s full menu by clicking the link in my bio! Not into crispy pork belly or perfectly seared duck breast? Check out my story for a list of other V-Day events around town. - If you are me, you’ll be punishing yourself with broccoli & Netflix for ripping your pants 😭 #kasimjhardawayeats #ad
1 month ago
Do yourself a favor and head to @tanninkc this weekend: start your meal with the chimichurri sausage, savor it, consider buying one of Tannin’s actual entrees, return back to the chimichurri sausage and order four more. This dish is a small plate but I’d be one happy fella if it was somehow served as an entree. There is something delectable and undeniably appetizing about a flavorful pork sausage lathered in manchego sauce. #kasimapproved #shotoniphone
1 month ago
The impending snow storm has me craving all the comfort food thangs including this beer cheese dip & pretzel bread from the @waldowell. Its made with @kcbierco’s dunkel and has the most luscious, velvety texture. I will most likely try to haphazardly recreate tonight to subdue my stomach. Night folks and be safe on those roads tomorrow! #kasimapproved
1 month ago
s/o to the barista at @cafeeuropakc for serving me the most beautiful & tasty dirty chai I’ve ever had. Somehow my visit last week was my first to Cafe Europa but I look forward to many more! Hope you gals and gents have a wonderful weekend. #kasimapproved #shotoniphone
2 months ago