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Posted on October 21, 2016 by Ching under Food and Drink.
Here’s a picture of some of my coworkers at the EMACS Welcome Reception…
After the Welcome Reception, our entire group walked over to Cuba Libre.
The restaurant is kind of dark but it has a really cool, Latin vibe. Our server explained that the restaurant turns into a nightclub on the weekends and they’ll even have multiple DJs.
Here’s a picture of Alex and Sherii.
Picture of the Chef’s Tasting Menu above.
I believe this is the pisco sour drink made with egg whites. Alex and Tammie both had one. Tammie who has been to Peru says it tasted pretty authentic.
I had a mojito of some sort. I can’t remember now what flavor it was.
Wait… That might have been someone else’s mojito because this might have been my drink. This is what I get for waiting so long to blog about the experience.
Here’s a picture of another cocktail.
And another. Sorry. I wish I could remember what all of these are called.
Here are some pictures of food. I probably won’t remember what all these wonderful dishes are called either.
I really wish I could remember. It was all very good. I enjoyed my dinner and I know everyone else did too.
I can’t wait to return next year for ZINCON so Brian can try it.
Posted on October 10, 2016 by Ching under Events, Food and Drink.
We had a blast celebrating April’s birthday at Bonefish a couple of weeks ago. Here are some pictures from that evening.
Here are some pictures of food…
Because you can’t go to Bonefish and not get bang bang shrimp, we ordered several of these, which we promptly annihilated.
The lump crab corn chowder is also one of my faves.
And, because Brian loves the bang bang shrimp so much, he ordered bang bang tacos for dinner. He just can’t get enough. LOL.
I got the imperial tilapia stuffed with crab and a bunch of other deliciousness. And, because I like crab so much, I also got the crab fried rice. It was just okay. Everything else was delicious, though.
We had a fabulous dinner overall. The only downside for me was that I ate so much with bang bang shrimp and lump crab corn chowder that I was too full to enjoy my entrée. Brian and I need to remember to just split a meal next time. It will save us some money too because dinner at Bonefish is not cheap. LOL.
Posted on October 8, 2016 by Ching under Events, Food and Drink.
These are pictures from wine night at Allison’s a few weeks ago. Check out the view from her apartment. I’m just a tad bit envious.
You can see the Sprint Center from her living room.
And KC LIVE! The proximity to the stage is probably not the greatest on concert nights but the view sure looks amazing.
Here’s the view from her bedroom.
This is Rahima, consultant extraordinaire…
And our jolly band of misfits…
Allison was a fabulous host. Even if she did make Andrew bring his own barstool down from his apartment one floor above. LOL. Don’t worry. They have an elevator.
Since Allison fed us that evening, this was our contribution.
It’s zebra cake consisting of layers of white, cream filling, and chocolate cake infused with Kahlúa. Gotta love Cosentino’s!
We got a brief tour of the building afterwards.
Here’s a quick selfie of me and our wonderful host, Allison.
This is the movie room.
The movie room also has a pool table in it.
Just one floor above is a very nice common area.
When you step outside, there’s a very nice rooftop patio.
And an amazing pool that’s lit up at night.
They also have some green space with fake grass.
The space is perfect for yard games like bag toss.
They actually have a branded set.
Here’s what the high-rise apartment complex looks like from the street.
The Onelife gym is conveniently located next door. Check out the video on the One Light web site to get a sense of what it’s like to live here. Brian and I saw this video and were like, “Wow!” Not bad. Not bad at all.
Posted on October 7, 2016 by Ching under Food and Drink, Things to Do.
I forgot to share with you guys that I got to experience trivia at the Flying Saucer for the first time. I was there a couple of weeks ago with some people from work. Rahima reserved a table for us.
Even though I suck at trivia, I find it quite enjoyable. We started out really well, earning second place after the first round and then dropping to fourth after the second round. We had some crappy rounds where we got zero points. I actually didn’t think we would finish well but, apparently, no one else knew the answers to the questions we missed because ended up taking second place for the evening.
Our prize for second place was a $30 gift certificate. We talked about using it for our next trivia night but we’re going to wait until Kelsey is finished with her diet before we go again. We were all bummed that she couldn’t join us that night.
Oh, in reference to the team name… Andrew was the one who came up with that. It has nothing to with our company. I joked that the phrase was perfect for PwC and their face-melting fees but they said they actually got the saying from one of their previous clients. They wouldn’t tell me which company it was, though.
Here are some pictures of our food. We just shared a bunch of appetizers. I didn’t take pictures of everything.
I really like the Flying Saucer. For one, it’s located conveniently close to work. I like that they offer trivia night, which is something fun to do after hours. And, I also like that they have good, reasonably priced food. I have only been there twice (once for lunch and once for trivia night) but both visits were great. I can’t wait to bring Brian. They have this prosciutto pizza that is super yummy. And, prosciutto and pizza are two things that Brian loves.
I will definitely be back, and with reinforcements!
Posted on September 14, 2016 by Ching under Food and Drink.
I found a new coffee shop across the from the office the other day; completely by accident.
I had a hard time sleeping on Monday night. I went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night. I felt like I’d slept forever and I was completely awake so I felt sure it was 5 AM. However, it was only slightly after midnight when I looked at the clock. Ended up staying awake and not falling back to sleep until a half past three. Naturally, I was exhausted when I woke up the next morning.
I got to the office around 7:30 AM and then decided and I needed to find some coffee, stat. I recalled walking past a Starbucks last week when we walked to lunch so I went looking for it. When I walked out of the building, I noticed Kaldi’s across the street. I did find Starbucks, which was to my left. I was faced with the decision of crossing 12th Street to go to Starbucks or crossing Main Street to go to Kaldi’s. The novelty of a coffee shop that I’ve never tried before ultimately won.
Kaldi’s has super cute décor inside.
I love this cozy corner nook with a really hip light fixture above it.
They made me the most delicious mocha, complete with coffee foam art. I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I thoroughly enjoyed my mocha yesterday. So much so that when Kelsey asked if I wanted to go get coffee with her, I didn’t need much coaxing. I couldn’t wait to return.
The mocha I had today was even better than yesterday. I think it’s because I asked for whipped cream. I can totally see myself getting addicted to this place, specially since it’s conveniently located across from the office.
I’m not going to lie. As much as I hate being away from my babies and as much as I hate driving, I love working in Kansas City because EVERYTHING is within walking distance. If we lived in Kansas City’s downtown loop, I could walk to work and everywhere else and life would be just dandy.