Come back soon to see more of what you love from our print magazine and exclusive online contributors.
|KC Eats & Greets: Peggy Noland@YJ's Snack Bar|
Who: Peggy Noland, boutique owner, designer, fashionista, artist, teacher
What: Late afternoon "d-runch," (lunch/dinner) at YJ's Snack Bar (128 W. 18th St. Kansas City)
Merchants in the Crossroads had palpable glooom on their countenance when they found out that the Peggy––a sort of Peggy Guggenheim of KC––Noland, had taken up some projects in Los Angeles and would be around the metro a little less in the foreseeable future.
She'll be chillin' in Downtown LA and its environs. My former stomping grounds. And as an adopted Kansas Citian, I'll definitely be catching her out there. I'll let y'all know what she's doing--it's kinda my job. I'm not exactly a cultural teetotaller, but certainly a kind of tattletale, especially when it comes to interesting people in the metro.
Bloggy banter summary: Art, the brain drain in Kansas City, the arrival of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Her meal of choice: Mediterranean Feast: Rice, hummus, pita, olves (but she also digs the "home cookin'" menu of down-home favorites, can't describe here because it's always a different variation of biscuits, grits, eggs, Americana coffee--all the trimmings.)
What I munched on: Cheese ravioli, a salad and Coke, the kind of bottle the phrase coke bottle shape comes from. In other words, Coke Classic. The meal was boss. The Saturday Fish Fry with cornmeal shrimp, tilapia and cornbread is something this urban nomad doesn't miss on Saturday nights.
The Takeout: On the never ending push pull between art and commerce, she says, "Money is a tool. You can choose to build without a hammer, it just takes longer."