Sarah Gish, The Kansas City Star

Sarah Gish

The Kansas City Star

Lawrence, KS, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Little Saigon: How a ‘dead’ shopping center in Gladstone became a Vietnamese food hub

Little Saigon Plaza, located at 6589 North Oak Trafficway in Gladstone, was a “dead” shopping center until a California entrepreneur turned it into a sought-after hub for Vietnamese cuisine. → Read More

‘Not just a restaurant’: KC’s first donate-what-you-can cafe aims to unite on Troost

Thelma’s Kitchen, a donate-what-you-can cafe at 3101 Troost Ave., aims to unite the community with healthy food that anyone can afford. It’s the first of its kind in Kansas City. → Read More

Forever bummed: Rod Stewart postpones Sprint Center concert hours before show

Rod Stewart has postponed his Aug. 14 show at Kansas City’s Sprint Center to Oct. 16. The singer, who is recovering from strep throat, said on Twitter that he was “gutted.” → Read More

816 Day is coming: Here are 5 ways to celebrate, from streetcar art to discounts

The City Market and the KC Streetcar are teaming up to celebrate 816 Day on Thursday, Aug. 16, with free live music. Many downtown businesses are also throwing parties or offering discounts. → Read More

‘Look Maggie, I walking’: Meet Kansas boy, 2, with spina bifida inspiring millions

Roman Dinkel is Internet-famous after millions watched a Facebook video of him showing his dog how he walks with forearm crutches. Dinkel, a 2-year-old with spina bifida, lives in Overland Park, Kansas. → Read More

It’s Da’ Bomb: Millions have watched celebrities curse, sweat over this KC hot sauce

A Kansas City-made hot sauce called Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity has become infamous on the popular web series “Hot Ones,” which features celebrities answering questions as they eat hot wings. → Read More

Crossroads’ First Friday food trucks face a new fee. Is it a necessity or ‘gouge’?

Starting in August, food truck owners must pay $200 to park on 18th Street during First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District. The fee might soon extend to trucks parked throughout the neighborhood. → Read More

Four KC pitmasters to compete for $50K on new Food Network’s ‘Chopped Grill Masters’

The new season of Food Network’s “Chopped Grill Masters” starts July 31 with a Kansas City-themed episode featuring four local pitmasters. The winner will compete for $50,000 in the August 28 finale. → Read More

Callsign Brewing: 5 things to know about North KC’s new veteran-owned brewery

Callsign Brewing, a new brewery in North Kansas City, honors veterans and fallen military heroes with ales and IPAs named after call signs of lost aircraft. Owner Steve Sirois is an Air Force veteran. → Read More

‘We are upset’: Arthur Bryant’s responds to ‘fake news’ that it turned away Trump

A fake social media post forced Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque to respond with a press release on July 25 about how it did not refuse to serve President Donald Trump during his visit to KC. → Read More

Driver who died in Missouri duck boat tragedy was ‘positive and happy’ former pastor

Former pastor Robert “Bob” Williams was the duck boat driver who died Thursday night at Table Rock Lake in Missouri. He also once worked for the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai in Branson. → Read More

Here’s why Boulevard Brewing’s Beer Hall has temporarily closed

Boulevard Brewing Company has temporarily closed its Tours & Recreation Center to address plumbing problems in the nearly 100-year-old building at 2534 Madison Ave. The Beer Hall’s reopening is TBD. → Read More

Here’s why Boulevard Brewing’s Beer Hall has temporarily closed

Boulevard Brewing Company has temporarily closed its Tours & Recreation Center to address plumbing problems in the nearly 100-year-old building at 2534 Madison Ave. The Beer Hall’s reopening is TBD. → Read More

KC’s Savoy Hotel reopens as 21c Museum Hotel, with art gallery and rooftop suite

Downtown Kansas City’s iconic Savoy Hotel has been transformed into 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, a boutique hotel with a contemporary art gallery and chef-driven restaurant. → Read More

Yasss Queen: Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ Fab Five are shooting Season 3 — in Kansas City

The stars of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” have arrived in Kansas City to shoot Season 3 of the hit Emmy-nominated show. The Fab Five have been spotted swimming at Two Light and dining at Bluestem. → Read More

Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan

Kansas City cyclists say downtown isn’t very bike-friendly, but that could change after the city rolls out a new bike plan. Bike advocates are hoping for safer lanes, more racks and motorists who share the road. → Read More

Freestyle Poké: 5 things to know about River Market's popular Hawaiian-style cafe

Freestyle Poké, a new fast-casual cafe in the River Market, serves Hawaiian-style raw fish bowls. Also on the menu: Cooked chicken, shrimp, salmon, vegan soft serve, wine, beer and kombucha. → Read More

Study: KC's job accessibility by transit growing faster than in San Francisco, Austin

A study by the University of Minnesota says Kansas City's job accessibility by transit improved by 17 percent in 2017 — the most improvement of 49 of the largest U.S. metro areas. But KC still ranks 40th in accessibility on a list of the 49 largest U.S. metros. → Read More

Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments

Crossroads Westside Apartments, which celebrates its grand opening June 26, features high-end apartments in a five-story building between Interstate 35 and the West Pennway flyover. → Read More

Batter up: Here are 17 KC-area places to get perfect, golden-fried onion rings

Who makes the best onion rings in Kansas City? Grab plenty of ketchup and napkins, because our list is irresistible: Jack Stack, Winstead's, Gates, Paul's Drive-In, HiBoy Drive-In, Mugs-Up and many more recommendations from readers. → Read More