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Tag Archives: Ryan Maybee

Leftover lifespan

I love party leftovers. Especially after parties like The Art of the Cocktail, a fundraiser for Friends of Turning Point on June 24. Ryan Maybee of The Rieger and Manifesto orchestrated six well-crafted cocktails, while  Kansas City Bartenders’ Alliance members served them up. (Special thanks to our celebrity crew: Jenn Tosatto of The Rieger/Manifesto, Travis… Continue Reading

Maybee not in Manhattan after all

MAY 19 UPDATE: When I spoke with Maybee last week, the trip was on. But he canceled it after Howard Hanna, Maybee’s partner in The Rieger/Manifesto, lost a family member. Our condolences to Hanna and his family, and apologies to readers for an off post. Still, pretty cool that Maybee’s in Gaz’s book. A deserved… Continue Reading

Manifesto’s Reopening Captures Trends

I meant to cull through my notes to come up with tidbits that didn’t make it into today’s Kansas City Star article. I really did. But for once, I really feel the best stuff went into the paper. My gracious editor, Jill Silva, didn’t make me cut an inch. So, rather than recap, I’ve just… Continue Reading

At the bar: Manifesto

Yes, Manifesto reopened last month. Yes, I only just went. And yes, it was worth the wait. Little has changed—buzzing the back door entrance, the dark staircase and hallway, even the drinks menu. That last is a happy fact, since there were so many Manifesto creations I’d yet to taste when the bar closed last… Continue Reading

The Rieger, almost live

Kansas City cocktail lovers have been panting for Manifesto to reopen all year. And they’re very, very close, co-owner Ryan Maybee promises. They’re just waiting on Missouri to rubber-stamp their liquor license. But, in the meantime, chef Howard Hannah is set to start serving lunch next week upstairs at The Rieger Hotel & Exchange. Continue Reading