Hooray for Dre Day

Friday night some of us were feeling like a good ol' fashion dance party.  As we all know, dance parties are synonymous with the Power & Light District.  Get out of the way barely 21 year olds, your twerking is so passé.  We are into Retro Surf...Retro Dance...Retro Cool...obviously that equates to Shark Bar

Shark Bar is the home of the endless summer and brings the endless party.  From Nude Beach Tea's and Bikini Cooler to Shark Bar’s signature beach pail punch, you pick your libation to unwind and hit the beach.  Friday and Saturday nights the beach heats up with the greatest retro dance music this side of the North Shore. There was literally no better way to celebrate Dre Day! 

Celebrating Dre Day

Celebrating Dre Day

The birthday girl and a few other brave souls stayed out until nearly 2 am, proving they've still got it! No members of Unfiltered Adventure were awake at 2 am. 

Party Animals!

Party Animals!

Hey Ladies!

Hey Ladies!

Saturday offered so many options we decided to divide and conquer to maximize our adventures!  

Stephanie headed to Atchison, Kansas to check out the Amelia Erhert Festival, an air show, margaritas and live music. Oh and she put her house on the market and sold it in a matter of hours. 

Stephanie headed to Atchison, Kansas to check out the Amelia Erhert Festival, an air show, margaritas and live music. Oh and she put her house on the market and sold it in a matter of hours. 

Kristi went on her annual family trip to Bennett Spring State Park, can you say Trout Country!?!

Kristi went on her annual family trip to Bennett Spring State Park, can you say Trout Country!?!

Leslie and Andrea tried some new dranks, had a Moscow Mule and feasted on deliciously grilled  medium rare filet mignon like a couple of Queens. 

Leslie and Andrea tried some new dranks, had a Moscow Mule and feasted on deliciously grilled  medium rare filet mignon like a couple of Queens. 

You may recall Friendship Brunch was hosted at Summit Grill earlier this year. It was so delicious Dre decided to grab 21 of her favorite friends and round out her birthday weekend with bottomless mimosas and satisfying comfort food.

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Bottomless mimosas indeed.  The Summit Grill wait staff is extremely optimistic, no glass was ever half empty.

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I highly recommend the Jalepeno Cheddar Grits in a Jar. Allow me to elaborate, the grits were topped with thick-cut Nueske's bacon, Fritz's sausage and soft poached eggs.  Thank you Summit Grill. 

#DresSquad 

#DresSquad 

No poison injections this week, just good clean fun!

Cheers,  

Andrea  

Hip Hop Rosé

So you know how you know everything about the kind of wine you drink, then say piss off to the other wines you don't like/don't understand? We do too! So we decided to do something about it. By show of hands who drinks rosé? Exactly, no one. At least not on the regular. So we set out on a Saturday afternoon to get to know this wine more (someone has to do it). 

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Rosé all day at Lucas Liquor on the Missouri side.  Who knew there was so many choices. Even of the the reps was wearing rosé pants!

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We may have started off with a tequila tasting but then got down to business.  

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After we tasted all wines on 4 or 5 tables we needed food so we ran next door to Harry's Tavern where they have a keg of rosé  (who knew). The salsa there was homemade and very good. We would definitely recommend. 

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After lunch more tables opened for tastings so it was back to business. All in all we tasted probably 35 wines. What did we learn? They come in all shapes and sizes. They're not all sweet/dry/light/simple/fruity. Our mission was to find our wine for the summer and boy did we find a winner *ahem* in a can!

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We bought a case of Alloy Wine Works Everyday Rosé. We were shocked how good this wine was and it's already pool friendly! I know you're wondering what we have up our sleeves for this summer so here's a sneak peak at our bucket list: 

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Have a great Memorial Day weekend! 

- Steph

Drovers for Days

Maureen's first Uber ride

Maureen's first Uber ride

As you all know, we are fond of wine. Often times we gather together and enjoy a box paired with hilarious stories and lots of laughs. Sometimes we jump in an Uber and make our way to the West Bottoms so we can enjoy wine from bottles. As if that isn't impressive enough, last Saturday we were privileged to join Michael Amigoni, wine maker at Amigoni Urban Winery, for a private tasting and a dose of education any KC native would appreciate. 

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The tasting reserved us a large table in the Barrel Room as we sampled 5 different wines. The architecture and decor are incredible. Michael Amigoni shared several fun facts regarding the building which produced the newspaper for the Stockyards called The Daily Drovers Telegram from 1932 - 1975. 

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Another interesting fact involves fenials pictured above. They are original to the building and had been covered up with sheetrock so they provided a very welcomed surprise once they were discovered! In order to maintain the history of the old newspaper building the Amigoni's chose to reuse old doors, tiles, safes, railings and anything they could salvage. The wine bars are custom built to have an old feel which pairs perfectly with all of the original materials.  It's impossible not to notice the gorgeous Corrara Marble counters atop the custom built bars. We learned the only place in the world to get it is Corrara Italy.  We should plan a trip to confirm. Once the architecture lesson was complete we refilled our glasses and started snacking. Amigoni serves up small plates featuring local cheeses, breads and spreads. The plates feature cheese from Green Dirt Farms in Weston, Missouri, and Shatto Milk Company in Osborn, Missouri, fresh baked bread from Kansas City’s Farm to Market Bread Company and spreads from KC Canning Company

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Sunday morning we flexed our charitable muscles. Early mornings call for coffee and booze.   

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Here is our group, two years in a row volunteering at the Great Plains 10k race. You can find us cheering while handing out medals and high fives.  

it was very pretty windy, glad we were volunteered not to run that race

it was very pretty windy, glad we were volunteered not to run that race

Volunteering always makes us hungry. We decided to checkout a new brunch spot, the Homesteader Cafe. Our waiter raved about their pork and bison gravy as well as the Farmer's Breakfast. Oh and the homemade chocolate beignets. The beignets were amazing, I am still thinking about those little chocolate filled pieces of heaven.

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Oh and the seasonal cocktails which were offered with the Passport Program. The Solstice tasted like Shatto Chocolate Milk. It was delicious.  I may have had three. 

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As our friends at The Homesteader Café said, weekends begin with good friends, great food and lots and lots of alcohol!

Andrea