Flavor profile: Fly high at Waco Kitchen

Eating at Waco Kitchen is an adventure. “It's not your normal restaurant,” Executive Chef Nik Hancotte says. “You never know what you're going to see when you're here. The menu is always changing [with the season]. And it's a great way to look at the inside of a small biplane manufacturer. To see…

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Flavor Profiles of Battle Creek

Keep up on the most interesting restaurants in Battle Creek with our series of Flavor Profiles. Meet the people behind some of the best food and drinks in the area. Find a symphony of flavor at Handmap Chris McCleary plays with flavor the way a concert pianist plays piano. At Handmap Brewing…

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Flavor Profile: Find a symphony of flavor at Handmap

Chris McCleary plays with flavor the way a concert pianist plays piano. At Handmap Brewing Co., you’ll find a wide range of flavors in the beers, seltzers and ciders –- everything from a light golden ale to a barrel-aged imperial stout with cherries, toasted coconut and cinnamon. Flavors can…

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Flavor profile: Clara’s menu has something for everyone

Ross Simpson has been in the restaurant business since he was 15. The shy teen earned $1.50 an hour as a dishwasher and learned how to get out of his shell. Now Simpson does a little more than wash dishes. The owner of Clara’s on the River runs a fun dining establishment located in what was once…

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Flavor Profile: Find comfort at Lucky Rooster

Life has come full circle for Executive Chef Trent Mead. His love of cooking started with helping his mother in the kitchen. Now she visits his kitchen to pick up meals that have been inspired by recipes from her own family. Lucky Rooster is a scratch-made Italian kitchen. In an age of…

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Flavor profile: Travel the world with Umami Ramen

Peecoon Allen started selling noodles at the farmers market and her business has thrived since then. Now located in a newly renovated building with chic decor, Umami Ramen is as stylish as it is tasty. Make your own noodle bowl by picking what elements go into it, like rich tonkatsu broth…

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