Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lauren Chapin, 1958-2008

I have occasionally linked to the work of Timothy Finn, the very fine popular music critic for The Kansas City Star, and his Back to Rockville blog has been linked here since we first went on line. This week, Tim's wife, Lauren Chapin, The Star's food and restaurant critic, died unexpectedly after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. A finalist for a James Beard Foundation award in 2005, her weekly reviews of Kansas City restaurants - from barbecue joints to high-end cuisine - were required reading in my house. Survivors include two teenage daughters. Our condolences are extended to Ms. Chapin's family and friends.

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