Thursday, April 15, 2010

Harry's Country Club

Harry's  was one of the first restaurants to sign up for Urban Picnic and for that we THANK YOU! I personally love Harry's because of his interpretation of a country club, the humor is in the details. Every time I step into the women's room and see all the old photos of men in tight swim trunks, I get a giggle.  Have you had one of their whiskey flights? You must try. And the food? Simple, good and especially tasty on that patio. If you are coming to Urban Picnic , you'll get a chance to try their meatloaf sandwich and beer bread with asiago dip. Yum!

(in the River Market)
112 E. Missouri Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106

Monday - Saturday » 11:00 am - 1:30 am. Closed on Sundays.

Luau Locale

Chris Carle and Linda Duerr of Zest are teaming up to provide a Summer Luau for 12 at Chris' lovely home for the live auction. It's valued at $1,600. Get your friends together to bid on this great party! We were there for a meeting this week and I couldn't resist taking some pictures to share with you guys. It's so lovely out there with the trees flowering and everything perfect and green. Out back is a mini-lake complete with a floating dock in the middle, a fire pit and canoes. Gorgeous, right???

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fox 4 News

Chris Carle of Coach's Bar and Grille has been hard at work lining up all the little details necessary to make events like Urban Picnic happen. She has helmed every picnic since the beginning and we would like to thank Chris for her dedication and mad organizing and motivational skills. We couldn't do it without you!

Catch her on Fox 4 news Saturday, April 24th at 7:50 a.m. cause she's out there spreading the word and talking up Urban Picnic. I might have to DVR that since I try to sleep in on the weekend. :) We'll post a clip of the video if we can get our hands on it. Thanks, Chris, you are the bestest!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Coming Soon!

With Urban Picnic fast approaching (less than one month away!), we have tons of information to share with you. We've been visiting new restaurants, we have an emcee for the event, silent auction items are coming in and wine sponsors have been knocking on our door. And we say to all the generosity and bounty, thank you and keep it coming!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Webster House

We snuck into the Webster House for the very first time earlier this month and had some gorgeous happy hour snacks before venturing out for First Friday. For other "firsties" like us, Webster House offers the unique combination of antiques and dining in one beautiful historic building. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, Webster House was originally a school house built over 125 years ago.

They recently started dinner service and we're so glad we got the chance to check them out. But that small taste wasn't enough. We are definitely going back there for a full dinner and maybe some shopping. Wallet, watch out!

We are always super-excited to see Kansas City growing. With all the construction cones, cranes and demolition going on, it's nice to have the history of Webster House reminding us to appreciate the old with the new. Parking is one problem you're not going to have, we walked past at least three lots.
The chef's table is to the left of this picture.
Lucky me, Boulevard was there doing a free tasting. I tried a bit of the Tank 7 (like I don't already know that it is one of my all-time favorites!) and a seasonal Belgian-style.
What's up, Doc? Some mouth-watering rabbit.
And predictably, my Irish husband had the fish 'n chips,
Webster House style.
1644 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64108

*Reservations recommended.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Le Fou Frog

Our culinary journey took us to the River Market on a quiet Sunday evening to the one and only Le Fou Frog. Low, romantic lighting was disturbed only by the random flashes of our camera as we tried to capture the perfection of "le Français." Apologies for the flashy glare on some of the food pics. 

Thank you, Jason, for taking such good care of us. The other camera was not working as well as we'd hoped so we'll have to catch your beautiful mug on another day! Update: It turned out great so here you are! Isn't he adorable?
We'd also like introduce our first video entry. Okay, it's dark and you can't see anything, but you know how first times can be. :)

Urban Picnic weekend is busy, busy, busy for Le Fou Frog, what with a fundraiser, a wedding and the KCO signature event, but we got squeezed in. Success! They're bringing charcuterie (housemade pâté, saucisson, fromages). Yum, yum, yum, we can't wait!

The dining room, a small view from our table.
Sushi-inspired amuse bouche.
Vignette-coats in the hallway.
Pork Belly appetizer.
Cowboy Ribeye-Argentinian Style.
Goat cheese cheesecake.
Design inspiration from Le Fou Frog art - chef silhouettes?
Tabletop sketch

400 E. Fifth Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

*Always open for dinner, but closed on Mondays.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Craft Date

Here's a sneak peek into on all the projects we have going on for Urban Picnic.
The adirondack chairs, one down, one to go.
Old jars and interesting glassware found
at estate sales to hold spring blooms.
More découpaged bottles.
Handcut letters for the banners we're hanging upstairs.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Always Inspired

Black and white skirt, cute little bob and a bag of bread.
Very French, non? Aniseed Skirt by Anthropologie.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Have a Seat

I picked up these Adirondack chairs from a garage sale last summer for $2 each! They were a little wobbly, but after we left them out in the cold and snow all winter, they were a mess. But not for much longer. Thanks to George Vial for bringing these back to life (with help from Stuart Brown of Tudor Woodworks) and for painting everything a beautiful glossy white. These are going to be the perfect place to sit and relax at Urban Picnic, with a glass of wine in your hand and the city at your feet. Can you see it?

One of the chairs with its first coat of primer. Looks so much better already. Check back tomorrow to see it all shiny and new.


This Kate Spade video had me thinking pinwheels for Urban Picnic. Do we have enough time to make these? Well, we can certainly try! via Style Me Pretty