Kansas City News Taste: Local Good Times & Trash Talk At The End Of Valentine's Day

Whilst we work on other stuff for the morning update we take a moment to share more than a few lovable notes inspired by hottie Hannah and looking toward pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Save The Date For Smoke Out

Wiz Khalifa comes to KC for Smokey River Entertainment District's inaugural 4/20 Fest

Grammy-award-winning rapper Wiz Khalifa will headline the inaugural 4/20 Fest on April 20 at the soon-to-be-unveiled Smokey River Entertainment District, Besa Hospitality Group's latest venture. This will be the first event held at the new venue and bringing in a national name like Wiz Khalifa is a great way to introduce the KC public to the space.

South Side Trash Talk

Landfill plans in south KC get real

A proposed giant landfill at Raymore's front door is now officially more than rumors. Aden Monheiser, the developer Raymore officials have long said is behind the project, recently told Missouri legislators he had secured 237 acres for the project.

Wide Open City . . . 

IN the Know: Everything That's Opened in the Last Month (February 2023 Edition) - In Kansas City

We're all about local at IN Kansas City, so we keep close tabs on the constantly evolving local business scene. Whether you're searching for a new restaurant to try, a place to update your wardrobe, a spot to find home decor or artwork, or a nightlife experience, we've got the latest on what's new in...

Do Tell Hotel . . . 

See the Country Club Plaza's new Aloft Hotel, Cascade Hotel construction [PHOTOS] - Kansas City Business Journal

The first hotel in a $105 million dual-brand development recently opened its doors on the Country Club Plaza, as construction progresses on its sister property next door. Overland Park-based Capital Management Inc. on Jan. 13 opened the Aloft Kansas City Country Club Plaza at 393 W. 46th St.

Another Tasty Local Paring  

Chingu Coffee and Bay Boy sandwiches are doing a pop-up together

For the next four months, Chingu Coffee Co and Bay Boy sandwiches are doing a pop-up inside a historic former school on 39th Street. The pop-up at Plexpod Westport Commons is a temporary home for the new collaboration as they build out a future shared space in the West Plaza.

Hannah & Her Homie . . . 

Chloe Sims looks incredible in black strapless bikini as she strips off in Miami

CHLOE Sims looked sensational as she stripped down in to a black strapless bikini and hit the beach with a model pal in Miami. Hannah Palmer and Chloe posed for a mirror selfie together, before heading out. The weather in Miami wasn't suitable for sunbathing though, with a video from the beach showing grey clouds and choppy water.

White House Looks For Love In All The Wrong Places

Nominee who called Biden a 'senile gaffe machine' withdrawn by State Department

The State Department on Tuesday withdrew the nomination of an Ivy League professor who called then-candidate Joe Biden a "senile gaffe machine" and criticized other officials for the pro-Israel views. Prof. James Cavallaro was nominated last week to serve on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the Organization of American States.

New Boss Rigs Twitter

Elon Musk asked engineers to boost his tweets after Joe Biden's Super Bowl post got more engagement than his, report says

Musk asked engineers to find ways to promote his tweets after the Super Bowl, Platformer reported. Musk made the request after President Joe Biden received more engagement for an Eagles tweet. Engineers worked under the threat of being fired to create a system that would boost his tweets.

Ukraine End Game According To U.S. Military

Gen. David Petraeus: How the war in Ukraine will end | CNN

The former commander of US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq predicts in an interview with Peter Bergen that the Ukraine war will look different this year with significant offensives likely staged by the two sides. Overall, the war continues to demonstrate basic weaknesses in Russia's military, which was once thought to be one of the most capable in the world.

Head Check For Plague

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments

Tara Ghormley has always been an overachiever. She finished at the top of her class in high school, graduated summa cum laude from college and earned top honors in veterinary school. She went on to complete a rigorous training program and build a successful career as a veterinary internal medicine specialist.

Type 2 Diabetes Canned For Convenience 

Pepsi and Peeps bring back 'pillow-soft marshmallow cola' flavor, this time for all to try

( WHTM) - Pepsi has collaborated with the marshmallow candy Peeps again, but this time, you'll be able to find the unique soda flavor in stores nationwide. The original collaboration took place back in 2021. However, Pepsi fans could only gain access to the marshmallow-flavored cola through contests run by Pepsi at the time.

Important Upgrade

Hyundai and Kia roll out software patch that makes cars harder to steal

Hyundai and Kia are offering a new free software patch to owners of 8.3 million vehicles that are so easy to steal that some insurance companies refuse to offer coverage for them in certain markets.The vehicles in question, 2015-2019 Hyundai and Kia models with turn-key ignitions - as opposed to push-button start - are roughly twice as likely to be stolen as other vehicles of a similar age.

Locally Connected Season Kick-Off

'Ted Lasso,' starring Jason Sudeikis, announces season 3 premiere next month

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's finally a release date for the third (and final?) season of "Ted Lasso" - and it's about a month away. The award-winning AppleTV+ series became a breakout smash hit after its debut in August 2020 as people searched for something sunny and positive six months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forecast For Now . . . 

FORECAST: Chilly but dry conditions for the parade

After a soggy Tuesday, we'll begin to dry out late this evening into the overnight hours. We had rainfall totals mainly between 0.25 and 0.50 inches. Storms will continue to move northeast during the early evening before clearing out from west to east. They should stay below severe levels, too.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.