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An InstaTasting At Rowe Ridge Vineyards and Winery

For those who haven't followed us long, we enjoy a nice glass of wine. Of course, we find that the reason they make so many varieties, is because everyone has their own preferences. Fortunately, we both are fans of wines on the sweet side, so it's not hard for us to find a bottle we both agree on. On a beautiful Fall day, we joined a group of social influencers for a visit to Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery, located at 11255 Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas. This would be our first, but hopefully not last, InstaTasting. We want to thank Visit [...]

By |2021-11-17T06:46:54-06:00December 7th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About, Social Sips|2 Comments

Fueling Up At The Filling Station

Coffee! It's what gets our motors running in the mornings. We dropped by the Filling Station, at 7420 Johnson Drive, to explore their space. Now, we know there are some of you who skip this potent potable, but for us it's part of our normal routine. We are members of a collection of groups that focus on restaurants, dining establishments, coffee shops, and various other eateries. These are carry over from our previous restaurant blog, but they still offer plenty of information about spots we should visit around the Kansas City metro area. The past few years have seen a surge in new [...]

By |2018-11-22T06:00:38-06:00August 10th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|0 Comments

Third Space Coffee – Bonner Springs Knows Coffee

This year we decided to make Bonner Springs our Shop Small Saturday destination. This was planned as research for our final article of 2017 for Visit KCK. We arrived before the shops opened, which gave us the opportunity to check out Third Space Coffee located at 226 Oak Street. We had to park a couple blocks away, since they had the street blocked off for a special shopping event. As we made our way to the restaurant, we passed a variety of vendors who were setting up tables of crafts to sell. We want to thank Visit KCK for their hospitality. Rest assured that all [...]

By |2022-10-13T11:20:20-06:00December 15th, 2017|Breakfast, Coffee Shops, Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|0 Comments

Splitlog Coffee Helps The East Side OF KCK Get Caffeinated

Like many, Crystal and I are coffee lovers. When we heard that a new shop opened on the east end of Kansas City, Kansas we were eager to try it out. We stopped by Splitlog Coffee, at 548 Central Avenue, to check out their digs. Our timing was perfect, as we had the pleasure of a bright, sunny Saturday morning. For years, this part of the city has been left a little lacking, but things are changing. This new coffee stop is helping the East side of KCK get caffeinated. We want to thank Visit Kansas City, Kansas for sponsoring our visit. As always, the [...]

By |2022-10-13T11:44:02-06:00October 13th, 2017|Breakfast, Coffee Shops, Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|2 Comments

Fly To Mockingbird Lounge

There's a new bird in town, and it's the Mockingbird Lounge. We had been seeing some chatter on our social media feeds about this place, and finally had a chance to try it out. This new addition to downtown Kansas City, Kansas is located at 204 Orchard Street. It was a little out of our normal route for downtown, but not too hard to find. The building is located near the original Bethany Hospital site, but the area is now primarily residential. The Early Bird Gets The Worm Our visit was early in the evening, so the crowd hadn't arrived. Of course, during [...]

By |2022-10-13T12:36:45-06:00August 11th, 2017|Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|2 Comments

How to Beat The Heat At Yard House

Our visit to Yard House at the Legends Shopping Center was timed to take advantage of two things; Happy Hour specials, and their shady patio. Enjoying a Happy Hour in Village West is something that wasn't available a few years ago. These days it is becoming a little more common, and we hope its popularity grows. Happy Hour in Village West Many people had already caught on to the advantages of Happy Hour, so the Friday evening we visited was buy. Fortunately, our wait wasn't too long, and soon we were sitting in the shade sipping a refreshing cocktail. The patio is a great [...]

By |2022-10-13T12:44:42-06:00July 21st, 2017|American, Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|2 Comments

Hat’s Off To Top Hat Winery

The past few years has seen an increase in the localized breweries and wineries. Top Hat Winery, in downtown Independence, Missouri is a prime example. Located at 120 S. Main Street, they are just a stone's throw off of the historic downtown square. We stopped by on our day trip to check out their offerings. Wearing Many Hats Top Hat Winery is a family owned business, which means that there is always plenty to do. On the day of our visit the owners were away from this location. We found out that they are in the process of opening a second site, which is a [...]

By |2022-10-13T12:52:03-06:00July 3rd, 2017|Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|0 Comments

Enjoying Happy Hour at Paulo and Bill

We love a good Happy Hour, and are always searching for new places. A visit to Paulo and Bill, located at 16501 Midland Drive in Shawnee, was an opportunity to check out their specialty menu. We hadn't been to this location in quite some time, so we were eager to see what changes had taken place. Social Sipping Happy Hour at Paulo and Bill runs from 3:00 to 6:00, so it gave us ample time to relax and enjoy our early dinner. The restaurant's bar has an assortment of high-tops and normal tables. Our visit was on a Friday evening, so the place was [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:23:16-06:00May 19th, 2017|American, Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|0 Comments

Who’s Riding to Blip Coffee Roasters

What do you get when you mix, motorcycles, community, and coffee? In Kansas City the answer is Blip Coffee Roasters. Located at  Mulberry Street in Kansas City, Missouri, this small scale roaster has gathered a large following. The Biker Community We have visited Blip on a few occasions, which are usually First Friday weekends. It's not hard to identify their storefront, since it will usually have at least a few bikes parked out front. Being a biker in my younger days, I enjoy the variety we see when we visit. Where many places only draw one specific type of motorcycle, not at Blip. [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:29:39-06:00April 27th, 2017|Coffee Shops, Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|0 Comments

Old School Country at Westport Saloon

While we hear a lot of types of music, country happens to be one of our favorites. When we heard that Westport Saloon had live country bands most every night, we just had to make room in our schedule. This old school bar is located at 4112 Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Westport. The brick walls of Mabry Hall (the original name of the building) were constructed in 1843. Just inside the front door patrons can sit at large tables, and watch people pass by the oversized windows. The slim build of the interior funnels visitors toward the bar, where an extensive selection [...]

By |2022-11-29T13:12:07-06:00March 23rd, 2017|Kansas City, KC Dining, Social Sips|21 Comments
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