Press

2016

EATER

January 13, 2016

The National 38

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UK Business Insider

January 26, 2016

These are the Best Restaurants in Every US State

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Food & Wine Magazine

August 2016

Big Ideas – The Gastronaut Files, Even Easier Than Pie

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2015

ELLE

January 21, 2015

30 Restaurants Where Women Call the Shots

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Food & Wine

March 2015

Quick & Easy recipes by Chef Colby Garrelts.

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Eater

May 2015

Uncovering the Secret Southern Soul of Kansas City’s Food Scene

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2014

Pitch

The Pitch discusses the 10th year renovation at bluestem.

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KC Star

June 22, 2014

KC Star reviews bluestem’s 10 year anniversary renovations.

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Food & Wine

bluestem is selected as one of the restaurants with a successful extreme “makeover!”

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2013

2013 Best Chef: Midwest, The James Beard Foundation

Chef Colby Garrelts

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Bon Appetit 2013

Chef Megan Garrelts’ cornbread muffins showcased.

KC Magazine

KC Magazine features bluestem as one of the city’s top restaurants.

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2012

KC Magazine

Chef Colby Garrelts is selected by KC Magazine as its Chef of the Year.

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Food Fanatics

Food Fanatics showcased the food served at bluestem’s staff meal.

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OpenTable

bluestem makes OpenTable’s 100 best American restaurants!

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2011

Food & Wine 2011

Chef Recipes Made Easy

Food & Wine simplifies the best recipes from the country’s most exciting talents. Chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts bluestem brunch recipes.

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Food Network Magazine 2011

Chef Colby Garrelts tells readers the one ingredient he utilizes that most people never use in their cooking.

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Kansas City Star

Writing bluestem restaurant cookbook takes Megan and Colby Garrelts to a new comfort zone.

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2010

435 South Magazine

Sunday Supper at the Garrelts’ House!

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Ingram’s

bluestem takes one of the top awards for restaurant service in the city.

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Spaces Magazine

Mother’s Day Tea article showcases a recipe from chef Megan Garrelts.

2009

KC Star Magazine

An Underground Dining and Dessert Dinner with chef Megan Garrelts.

KC Star

Front page article that highlights chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts receiving national renown.

Des Moines Magazine

A travel feature lists bluestem Restaurant as one of five reasons to visit Kansas City.

2008

KC Star Article

bluestem gets a four-star review!

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Pastry and Baking North America

Wining and Dining

Chef Megan is showcased with Strawberries & Angel Food Recipe.

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Zagat

Zagat awards bluestem its Top Restaurant Award in Kansas City.

2007

Wall Street Journal – Raymond Sokolov

January 13, 2007

Recipes from chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts.

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NY Times Article

Bluestem is one of Kansas City’s successful fine dining restaurants in the city.

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Wall Street Journal – Raymond Sokolov

Raymond Sakolov of the WSJ talks about escargot dishes at bluestem.

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2006

Monterey Bay Aquarium and Sustainable Seafood Cuisine

May 2006

Aquarium honors bluestem Restaurant.

Food and Wine Magazine

October 2006

Food & Wine features chef Megan’s Graham Cracker Pound Cake.

John Mariani, Wine Spectator

October 2006

The most exciting place to open in Kansas City recently is bluestem, which has been winning well-deserved local and national accolades for two years now.

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2005

Food & Wine

June 2005

bluestem, created by Colby Garrelts and his wife, Megan, the pastry chef (both formerly of Tru in Chicago) is an intimate 14-table restaurant that could hold its own in any city.

Food and Wine Magazine’s

2005 Best New Chefs

Chef Colby Garrelts of bluestem Restaurant is named one of Food & Wine’s Best 10 New Chefs!
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Gourmet Magazine

A Gourmet reader requests one of chef Megan’s recipes.

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