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Fancy Group Dinner at the Brass Onion

Posted on June 24, 2022 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

Our group decided to meet up at Brass Onion at the Prairiefire shopping district in Overland Park. The food was very good but also quite expensive. As in, I spent almost $100 on my own dinner tab. I literally took a picture of my tab because I was convinced Brian would never believe that it only fed one person.

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Good thing Ryan and I won our division and made some money that weekend because we spent almost every bit of it on dinner that night. LOL.

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Here are some pictures of our food..

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Definitely enjoyed the Brass Onion but definitely wouldn’t be able to eat there all the time. But I am looking forward to the next time.

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Tanners in Overland Park

Posted on June 16, 2022 by under Food and Drink.    

I traveled to Overland Park to play in the World Pickleball Tour Kansas City Classic Pickleball Tournament last month. Dinner on Friday was at Tanners. Our group consisted of Cory and Molly Sager, Kimberly Howe, Ramon Lozano, and me.

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Here are pictures of our dinner that night.

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Tanners was great. I remember we used to have one here in Wichita at 21st and Woodlawn, Brittany Center shopping area. After eating at the one at Overland Park, I kind of wish that we still had it here.

Until next time, GNG.

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Dining by the Alphabet – Parts E & F

Posted on June 15, 2022 by under Food and Drink.    

As with any project, Brian and I have been making slow progress. We are halfway through the year and we are only up to the letter F. Oops! Here’s all the restaurants we have visited to date.

This city has a lot of Mexican restaurants so for letters E and F that’s where we ended up. Here are pictures from our delicious dinner at El Agave on North Rock Road a few weeks ago.

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You can’t really go wrong with Mexican food. I could eat it everyday if needed (and when we travel with our friends Donnie and Tiffany Lesperance, that’s actually what we have to do because Mexican food is all they ever want to eat). No complaints here.

These next two pictures were from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for the letter F. We originally planned on going to Fizz Burgers and Bottles but tacos ultimately won out.

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Tacos > burgers. Always. Until next time, GNG.

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LowBrow in Naples

Posted on June 2, 2022 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

While we were in Naples for the Minto US Open, Brian and I found this awesome pizza place called LowBrow Pizza and Beer. Their mantra is “DON’T EAT SHITTY PIZZA” and “DON’T DRINK SHITTY BEER” — these sayings are printed on the t-shirts that they sell at the restaurant. Here’s a picture of one of the servers wearing said shirt…

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I’m actually surprised that Brian didn’t buy one. I thought they were pretty funny.

They’re pretty proud of their pizza, which is understandable because their pizzas are excellent (as evidenced by the rave reviews online and also based on how busy the place was the entire time that we were there). And, though we only tried one kind of pizza on that visit, it was damn good pizza.

Obviously, anything that is not their pizza is considered “shitty pizza” but you might be wondering what beers constitute the “shitty beer” category. Their website provides an extensive list (see right). If one of these beers happens to be your favorite, I guess they will still serve it to you (it is on the menu, after all) but accept the fact that you may get made fun of for having terrible taste.

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Speaking of the menu, I took a couple of pictures because (a) I don’t like green peppers on my pizza either — actually, who am I kidding, I don’t like much of anything on my pizza besides all the meats — and (b) whoever wrote their menu is creative, clever, and funny.

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I love that the restaurant doesn’t take itself too seriously and they have a great sense of humor. I circled the Basic AF pizza because that’s what we ordered. It doesn’t have a lot of stuff on it so I guess it’s kind of “basic” in that sense but the pizza itself was excellent. (See the picture that follows.)

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You can’t go wrong with prosciutto!

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Besides the great food and drinks, the restaurant had live music during the visit which contributed to the ultra cool vibe.

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They were super busy despite the horrible weather outside (it was raining the entire time) so we had to wait a long time for a table but at least we got to listen to fun, live music as we waited.

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The place seemed to be very popular with both tourists and locals. They were busy the entire time that we were there.

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We like this place so much that we’ll probably be back again next year. Anyway, next time you’re in Naples, remember 2 things: (1) Don’t eat shitty pizza and (2) don’t drink shitty beer. Go visit LowBrow for the good stuff. Until next time, GNG.

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Bistro La Baguette

Posted on May 31, 2022 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

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I’m not sure that we are what some would consider French cuisine aficionados but we wanted to try something different and this place had rave reviews.

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The exterior of the place doesn’t look like much but their patio is super cute!

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The way they’ve decorated makes the place look so comfortable and cozy. And, though I’ve never been to France, I imagine this is what a French bistro might look like. It could be completely off but I guess I’ll never know until I actually make it out there. (Adding France to list of places to visit before I die.)

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Here are pictures of the interior. There are no guests in the pic because we arrived right as they opened and were the first ones there. By the time we left, the place was buzzing with diners both inside and out on the patio where we chose to sit.

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Here are some pics of the menu. Everything sounded so fancy.

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Here’s a picture of Brian. I can only offer a guess as to what he is thinking. The coffee at our hotel was completely horrid. He might be contemplating if the coffee at the restaurant is worth the price he paid for it. The free coffee at the hotel was nasty and, as they say, you get what you pay for. But I’m not quite sure if he felt this coffee was worth its price either.

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He was definitely pleased with the bread selection. The bread was fabulous.

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We started with a charcuterie board, which was exactly that — just meat. There is an option to get a cheese board but they didn’t have a combo one, which is what I was hoping. This board had a wide selection of meats and pates. I even got to try a slice of cured duck meat.

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Here’s a picture of us and our mostly finished meat board.

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Here is a picture of Brian’s croque monsieur sandwich.

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I opted for a crepe, which was not quite what I expected — perhaps because I’m used to the Americanized IHOP version. LOL.

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We had a wonderful lunch and enjoyed our dining experience overall. If you enjoy French food, this might be a place to check out on your next visit to Naples.

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Until next time, GNG.

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