An Unfiltered Adventure Christmas - let's wrap this year up!

For years we've been getting together to celebrate Christmas by eating amazing food and exchanging gifts....just as the holiday was intended. This year we tried Stock Hill  Steakhouse located just south of the Country Club Plaza.  We ordered some craft cocktails that were all really good but 1, ahem Andrea.

Loose Park Swizzle (left), Rocking Chair (top), Hello Yellow Brick Road & Fat Albert (bottom)

Loose Park Swizzle (left), Rocking Chair (top), Hello Yellow Brick Road & Fat Albert (bottom)

The cocktails were pretty top notch and weren't lacking any of the hard stuff. The Loose Park Swizzle and Fat Albert are more warm weather drinks whereas the Hello Yellow Brick Road was just an alcohol snowcone. The Rocking Chair old fashion is my new favorite in town! I mean it's served glass down on a tiny cast iron skillet, over pipe tobacco that is smoking right into it. The presentation alone should make you order this one!

 

Bar area fun at Stock Hill

Bar area fun at Stock Hill

Prosecco

Prosecco

Let's move into the main event...dinner. This place used to be the Kansas City Board of Trade and boy did they spruce it up. White table clothes and champagne buckets next to tables...we felt fancy!  So we started with some Prosecco and 2 appetizers. We chose the Akaushi Short Ribs and the Hamachi Crudo and both were amazing. Neither were super filling for 4 people sharing so we may have demolished the best rolls I've had in FOREVER! They were served with literally nothing....just eat them!

Apps and sides oh my! 

Apps and sides oh my! 

Some people need 2 knives to eat a steak. 

Some people need 2 knives to eat a steak. 

For the main course we ordered Halibut.  Just kidding! Who orders fish at a Steakhouse?? Not us, we're not lunatics. We all ordered the filet and it was superb. Sides (above and left) were Vegetables from Roasting pan (because we're healthy) and Robuchon Whipped Potatoes (because our New Years resolutions have not started). I don't know what they did to these potatoes but I would go to this restaurant by myself, have a bowl of these and a Rocking Chair and it would be glorious!!

Winter Warmer time

Winter Warmer time

It was time for after dinner drinks at Cafe Trio. We had our Winter Warmer Passport in tow so we settled on signature martinis. The first was our server's concoction and it was light, slightly sweet and very tasty! Then we just started ordering random ones and I say random because they were all so interesting, nay bad. So bad that we asked our server to please make them into a suicide martini so it would take the bad taste away. Disclaimer: He warned us before we ordered but like most doctors' orders we failed to listen and went with our own approach. The suicide martini was actually better than any one of the 3 vodka ones we ordered! These will go unnamed as we don't want to hurt their feelings but let's just say there are WAY better martini places in town so please just order something else.

In conclusion (I feel like I'm writing a book report) 2016 was the best year of our blog yet and we can't wait to share our adventures with you next year so keep us bookmarked, tell your friends and keep liking us on social media!  A big thank you and shout out to all our readers and soon to be sponsors for taking time out of your busy schedules to keep up with 4 girls who love life and enjoy sharing it with you.

Drops Mic

Stephanie