One of our readers-hey Rekeshia, recently had a suggestion for a post...date ideas in KC. At first we were a little hesitant, but why not?? We like to go on dates! So here are just a few ideas...
Brews and Games: There are quite a few local breweries just north of the river off of Armour Road. Some of our favorites include: Cinder Block, Calibration, and Colony KC. Colony even has great coffee too...so you can have a cup of joe to kick off your fun date!
You can also get in a fun game of pickleball at Chicken and Pickle while you're in the area. Chicken and Pickle is a restaurant/bar that happens to have Pickleball courts. How fun is that??
While we haven't played pickleball, we did make a day of it when we checked out several spots on an unfiltered adventure!
Kicking it Old School: Another fun date idea is mid-town. A new brewery opened up called the Casual Animal. It happens to be right by an old school arcade called Up Down KC. I can confirm their website is true: This Kansas City arcade bar featuring more than 50 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, four classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, life-size jenga and connect four. I'm pretty sure we took over the pac man machine for awhile when we were there last time!
After working up an appetite playing some games, Michael Smith and Extra Virgin restaurants are right next door. Michael Smith just happens to be an amazing chef and restaurateur that lives right next door to Andrea! Both restaurants are fantastic. Check out Michael Smith for some amazing Italian food or Extra Virgin if you are feeling adventurous and want to try a few small plates. Duck tongue tacos and the shrimp and chorizo fried rice are some of our faves! Oh and remember the time that we got to check out the Iberico Ham Hock? It was so fun!
Intellectual Date: If you are looking for something a little more culture and intellectual focused, check out the Nelson Atkins Museum. They have tons of great exhibits and the lawn is fabulous for a picnic or just to walk around. Fun Fact, it's also where I had my wedding pics taken. You can see all of downtown! After, you can hit up the plaza for dinner. Pretty much anywhere you go is fantastic. Stock Hill is a favorite of ours. The atmosphere is so fun, but it's definitely a little pricey!
The couple that cooks together...eats together: Take a cooking class at KC Culinary Institute in Overland Park. They have tons of options. You can sharpen your knife skills (get it ;)), try a new cooking technique, or just go to one of the classes and observe and eat! If you go on Saturday, downtown OP is buzzing with vendors at the farmer's market too!
For the sports fans: Checking out a Chiefs, Royals, or Sporting KC game can be a fun way to get to know someone and cheer on your favorite team. Plus, you can't beat the $9 beers at the game. Opening day is just around the corner! Go Royals!
For those basketball fans, the Big 12 Tournament is always in town. Don't have tickets to the game? No problem. Power and Light downtown has the games on and a really fun atmosphere in March. The crowd is full of sports fans instead of 25 year olds!
Don't want to head downtown? Johnny's Tavern-many locations always has the games on and great drink specials!
Until next time friends...