Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 4:23 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 1:00 AM CDT
For Lisa Nicholas-Kandel, the route to owning her own restaurant started small- with just a batch of Baklava. The classically trained dancer always liked cooking, but she never saw it as a professional path. Then one day she made her now-husband Joe her Baklava, and he was so in love with the dish he told her, "You’ve got to sell this."
Before long they were in several stores, and the couple was driving as far as Columbia to deliver it. From there it was one stroke of fate after another until the couple was in their current space on Kirkwood road. Now, they make some of the best Greek food in the region, and Maurice learned her secrets in the kitchen. Well, not all of them- he got in trouble when he tried to sneak a peek at the top-secret recipe book.
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This week on Neighborhood Treasures News 4's Maurice Drummond takes a trip to Town and Country to visit Myseum. Join him on his guided tour with the father daughter team behind the incredible science museum.
This week on Neighborhood Treasures, Maurice takes a drive out to South Roxanna to check out CP Pinball. He'll get to play a world-class collection of pinball games, while picking up a few pointers from the founder and owner, Chuck Sanderson.
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