Chef Lona Luo Powers nominated for best chef in the Midwest for three years running
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Often called the Oscars of the food world, these prestigious awards recognize the very best restaurants and chefs across the U.S.There’s one woman who’s been nominated for best chef in the Midwest for three years running. In 2014, she opened Lona’s Lil Eats in St. Louis. “Everybody was very proud of the food that they bring to table,” said Luo Powers. Lona first started selling her food in St. Louis at a farmer’s market on Saturdays.
2 San Antonio-area youths are finalists for military kids talent competition
SAN ANTONIO Two San Antonio-area youths have been chosen as finalists for a national military kids talent competition with winners set to be announced next week, a press release said. Elizabeth Buentello, 11, and Katherine Buentello, 18, were selected for their video submission to the Military Kids Have Talent contest, presented by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The Buentello sisters are finalists in the 10 to 11-year-old category, for their piano playing and singing. Watch video of their performance in the video player below:COVID-19 has created more uncertainty in the daily lives of military kids, said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. We are excited to be able to recognize them for who they are, and give them a chance to have fun sharing their special talents.Seven other Texas military kids are also among the 36 finalists in the five age groups.