WE love talking about our food.

And we love it even more when other people talk about our food.

Here’s what they’re saying.


Chew Diligence Podcast

Chef Howard Hanna from The Rieger joins Jill Silva and Lindsay Shively to discuss banana ketchup and why it’s important to do things differently.


Open belly Podcast

Chrissy joins Open Belly host Danielle Lehman to discuss Filipino food in America, a little history of the cuisine, and what makes KC Pinoy unique.


KC Pinoy Serves a Taste of the Philippines in the West Bottoms

Chrissy Nucum helped her mother, aunt and grandmother prepare meals growing up in Manila, but it took persistence to wrangle the recipes for her new West Bottoms restaurant, KC Pinoy.

“My grandmother was the cook in the house and keeper of the recipes,” she said. “In 2013, she visited the States and stopped by in Kansas City for a month.

“I told her, you’ve got to write your recipes down. When you die, who will cook all the food?”

Her lobbying worked, and now Nucum has inherited her grandmother’s mantle as the cook in the family.


KC Pinoy parks restaurant in West Bottoms, plans fiesta of Filipino flavors

KC Pinoy’s new spot on Genessee Street in the West Bottoms was an opportunity that just fell into Chrissy Nucum’s lap, said the owner of the Filipino food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant.

“I wanted something where there’s a sense of community within whatever area we choose,” said Nucum. “When the West Bottoms Kitchen decided to close and we looked at [the space] — it was kind of an ‘Aha’ moment for me to be honest. I’d like to get some more credit for it, but I really can’t. It was pure luck.”


Filipino food truck going brick-and-mortar, will open in former West Bottoms Kitchen space this weekend

Her food truck will continue to operate out in the wilds of Kansas City, but as of noon this Saturday, November 17, Chrissy Nucum's Filipino cuisine will be available in a permanent location, at 1623 Genessee — the former home of West Bottoms Kitchen. KC Pinoy will be offering lunch and dinner service there four days a week, from Wednesday through Saturday.


Have you eaten?’ KC Pinoy adds food math to flavorful Filipino fare

It’s a far cry from Nucum’s former career in internet security sales, she said. Though she comes from a family of cooks, as well as a region in the Philippines known for its flavorful dishes, Nucum hopped in the food truck business following inspiration from a reality TV competition featuring the wheeled-eateries…

Resources at Mid-Continent Public Library and the University of Missouri-Kansas City proved not only valuable in learning about the market specifically, but also running a small business in general, Nucum said.