Apparently, the situation is growing even more dire now that local celebrities are falling victim to treacherous weather conditions.
To wit, my sources say that Kansas City’s premiere food critic Charles Ferruzza took a nasty spill while cleaning off his snowbound car. While this rather brilliant KC writer didn’t miss any work thanks to his tumble, I confirmed with the Kansas City foodie that his misstep had him laid up with a heating pad and over-the-counter strength pain relievers.
So what does this say about Kansas City weather conditions if our greatest writers can’t even find their balance?
“This is so stupid,” remarked Ferruzza when I asked him about his spill.
“I’m fine. It really wasn’t a big deal at all. There has to be something more interesting for you to write about, even about me.”
And since I think everyone is taking the proletarian pose regarding neighborhood snow removal complaints for the moment, I’d like to focus on how Kansas City’s crappy public services are taking their toll on the elite. For ten years now Ferruzza has been the host of his own KKFI program “Anything Goes” where he has created a community of fans that follow his lead on a variety of topics related to local food, culture and just about every other topic that crosses his mind. In an even more impressive feat, the guy might be the only reason a great many people still pick up the dead tree version of The Pitch. Ferruzza’s reviews are consistently cited as top notch from readers around the metro. Personally, my lady friend only reads his stuff and then dumps the rest of the alt mag and their mostly poser, hipster-aimed fare.
So what have we learned here? The cold, snow and ice are hazardous for everybody! Including one of Kansas City’s most talented writers. While