Press Shout-Outs

 
 
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Screenshot: Danielle Lehman

435 MAGAZINE • MARCH 2019

“Danielle Lehman is never at a loss for words or suggestions for where to eat. As the host and creator of the Open Belly podcast, she’s constantly foraging for stories about immigrant chefs in the metro. Accompanying Lehman on her food storytelling journeys is her essential dining companion: her iPhone.”

 
 
 
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Tea Time, A Drinking Circus & Other Weekend Possibilities

flatland • FEBRUARY 21, 2019

“The secret superpower of food stories — likely the reason you’re still reading here — is that they make readers hungry. Open Belly, a new podcast focused on telling the stories of immigrant chefs in Kansas City — is sponsoring Meet The Chef Behind The Story from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lenexa Public Market (8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa, Kansas). The event features a meet and greet with chef Sohaila Humayon and podcast creator and host Danielle Lehman, a cooking demonstration and a preview of the episode featuring Sohaila’s Kitchen, which serves Indian and Pakistani cuisine.”

 
 
 

The Hump! Podcast Episode 18: Open Belly

HE SAYS SHE SAYS KC • FEBRUARY 14, 2019

“In this episode, the fellas talk with Danielle Lehman whom Brent met at a Kansas City Global Entrepreneurship Week event he was hosting about podcasting. He learned about Danielle’s efforts to showcase the diversity of Kansas City and … boom … the fellas coerced her onto being on the show. They all know that owning a small business, particularly an independent restaurant is a daily labor of love. So let’s take a moment to explore Kansas City’s diverse food scene as well as the stories and family traditions behind it.”

 
 
 
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New podcast showcases KC’s diverse food culture

DOS MUNDOS BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER • FEBRUARY 5, 2019

“A new podcast hopes to highlight the diversity of food culture in Kansas City. “Open Belly” is the podcast exploring Kansas City’s “vibrant and diverse food culture.” The podcast features interviews with first-generation American restaurant owners or chefs. Each episode focuses on a specific restaurant whose owner is of immigrant descent. The first episode, featuring Waldo Thai, premiered Tuesday (Feb. 5). A new episode will come out every Tuesday.”

 
 
 
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January Roundup

NEWSPAPER CLUB BLOG • FEBRUARY 5, 2019

“Every month, we print hundreds of exciting, creative, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. Welcome to our first edition of 2019! Below, some of the newspapers that stood out in January: an illustrated guide to the immigrant-run restaurants of Kansas City, Missouri…”

 
 
 
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Maker Profile: Open Belly

MADE IN KANSAS CITY EXPLORE • FEBRUARY 5, 2019

“Meet Open Belly, a podcast dedicated to exploring Kansas City’s vibrant and diverse food scene.”

 
 
 
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The New Open Belly Podcast Is Perfect For Foodies Who Want A Culinary Adventure

IN KANSAS CITY MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 5, 2019

“When Danielle Lehman set foot back in Kansas City after a 12-year stint in L.A., her first order of business was to explore the metro’s burgeoning food scene. “I wanted to find the types of places I loved on the West Coast—like where can I find KC’s best taqueria or an amazing Ethiopian restaurant?” she says. The more she snooped around, the more she realized that some of her newfound favorite restaurants were often hard-pressed to find a following of any kind. Right then and there, she decided to give the chefs and owners of these eateries a platform to share their stories. That’s how the podcast Open Belly got started last October…”

 
 
 
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Open Belly, a Food Podcast Covering Kansas City’s Diverse International Restaurants, Launches Feb 5

Feast Magazine • January 30, 2019

“Soon after Danielle Lehman began recording her new Open Belly food podcast, she realized food wouldn’t be the focus after all. Lehman started this passion project with the simple goal of exploring the diverse – and sometimes off-the-radar – international cuisines being served in restaurants across Kansas City. Yet, as she began recording, she realized that Open Belly would be better suited as a vehicle to introduce Kansas City diners to the very people making this food, many of whom are first-generation immigrants…"