1. With KU and Mizzou both in the Sweet 16, at least one of them has to lose in the next two weeks. For any sports fan with emotional connections to his/her team, Bill Simmons' Levels of Losing is required reading, if only for commiseratory reasons. It's a long article, it's been around for a while, but it's worth the time.
2. I went to Barley's Brewhaus last night and discovered what I thought was a misprint. Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout was listed on the menu at $4.25 a pour. Turns out, it was correct! This is their regular price for a full goblet of this fantastic beer! Even more surprising, this was the least expensive craft beer on the menu--even cheaper than the beer brewed at their sister company (75th Street Brewery). For that price, you're getting one of the better beers you'll ever quaff (99/100 at RateBeer.com), and it's even served at the right temperature.
Their Windy City Pies are also the best take on Chicago-style pizza I've found in Kansas City.
3. Pete at Feel Me Don't You posted about Succotash in the River Market. Every single person I know says the same things about that place, right down to the creepy painting. I want to like it, but...well, see the first comment (mine).