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by auntbigdog
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson City
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Jefferson City

Really impressive. Beats the hell out of Topeka! Topeka has quite a few interesting things to look at and do such as the North Topeka arts district, you can also tour the beautifully renovated state capital, they have a railroad museum in their old depot north of the river, they have several beauti...
by auntbigdog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities. I'd love to see what you've got.
by auntbigdog
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Slovenia for 7 nights
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Slovenia for 7 nights

The parts of Slovenia I saw were lovely. We stayed at a charming cottage on Lake Bohinj and wandered around, ate a lot of the local trout and went on a terrifying (to me) horseback ride in the mountains. Very nice people everywhere we went. Then again, you wouldn't be *that* far from Salzburg or Vie...
by auntbigdog
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Freshwater - Midtown
Replies: 52
Views: 6149

Re: Freshwater - Midtown

If I'm going buy it on the trafficway (which does seem like a possibility, given the amount of time I spend on it or near it or crossing it), I want to be eating at Freshwater. My one meal there was so imaginative and delicious, and very reasonably priced.
by auntbigdog
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 483
Views: 52683

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

Meatball District has reopened, but Sultan's has closed, which makes me very sad. They'd branched out from their delicious pastries into shwarma and falafel, both of which were quite good.
by auntbigdog
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Apartments
Replies: 24
Views: 3392

Re: Midtown Apartments

The obsession with being able to park 10 feet from wherever you want to be --work, restaurant, home -- is fascinating to me, and something I hadn't come across until moving to KC. Friends in Longfellow had a neighbor who would leave a nasty note on the windshield of anyone who had the temerity to pa...
by auntbigdog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Dog friendly patios and places
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Dog friendly patios and places

Xroads: Cellar Rat doesn't have a patio, but dogs are welcome inside and will get treats and fussing. (Would not recommend this when it's crowded for a tasting or First Friday, though.)
by auntbigdog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?
Replies: 148
Views: 13538

Re: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?

Has anyone ever gone to Jarocho's seafood? Love this place (the KCK one). You're right -- it doesn't look like much from the outside, but there's very high quality food inside, reasonably priced. There's a lot of interesting stuff you won't find anywhere else in town. And watch for dollar oyster ni...
by auntbigdog
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Dog friendly patios and places
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Dog friendly patios and places

Ollie's on 31st has a nice shaded patio and will bring water for your dog.
by auntbigdog
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Dog friendly patios and places
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Dog friendly restaurant/bar patios

W. 39th:
Miami Ice has a water bowl
Fric & Frac has outdoor seating for all and the occasional piece of bacon for favored pups.
by auntbigdog
Mon May 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Thrillist ranks KC burgers
Replies: 18
Views: 2349

Re: Thrillist ranks KC burgers

The Union Hill Cafe Europa isn't exactly a burger joint, but it does have a tasty burger. I also think the bacon cheeseburger at Fric & Frac is pretty solid, although the fries are all over the map.
by auntbigdog
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1746
Views: 183884

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Does anyone know if the churches in Midtown are getting parishioners to sign up so they can vote no? I haven't heard a peep from my church, which is right on Main. I would guess -- although I in no way represent the parish -- that our leadership would be in favor of the streetcar extension, because...
by auntbigdog
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1746
Views: 183884

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

https://www.equip-bid.com/auction/search?auction_id=1949&item_status=open Is it true that Murrays is closing? Sad if true, but I have to imagine it's purely by choice. They were only open 3 or 4 days a week for about 5 months during the year. Love their ice cream, though. The Malt Bodine and Ch...
by auntbigdog
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bridj coming to KC
Replies: 45
Views: 7876

Re: Bridj coming to KC

I got the BridjBOX invite too, although at the top of the site, it says:
BETA in Progress for customers with Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge addresses only.
by auntbigdog
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 483
Views: 52683

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

Thomas has been "closed for remodeling" for several weeks, but given that its phone number's out of service and its Facebook page is gone, I'll go out on a limb and say it's not reopening.
by auntbigdog
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bridj coming to KC
Replies: 45
Views: 7876

Re: Bridj coming to KC

Any updates from folks? Has anyone used Bridj? I used it for the first time a few weeks ago. Reserved my spot the night before for $1.50. It was definitely the cleanest transport I've ever used. I was the only passenger between KUMed and downtown, so the driver let me off right at my destination in...
by auntbigdog
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (formerly Gumbel Building)
Replies: 139
Views: 22237

Re: Gumbel Building (Hampton Inn)

DaveKCMO wrote:you can tell they've installed uplights on the columns and under the cornice. should look great at night!


It does! Every once in a while I see something here that makes me think "Wow, I'm in a city," and tonight it was this. The columns are beautifully lit.
by auntbigdog
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: College Football
Replies: 117
Views: 14220

Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Given the history of the state and many universities in general no surprise at all. My mistake. As a relative newcomer, I am still learning that in many ways, Missouri appears to have more in common with its neighbors to the south than with its neighbors to the north. Iowa State and the U of Iowa w...

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