Thursday, July 31, 2008

"MAN"-ing the cafe

This week has been busy for us and Phil is a lifesaver - he has been manning the cafe solo in the mornings! We've also been closing a lil' bit early in the afternoon to get out to the fair grounds and set up before the fair starts.

I've been sampling the fair fare and so far this week have tried a funnel cake, corn dog, tater twister, rib eye steak sandwich, and a bbq beef sandwich. After the first couple bites the novelty wears off and the food leaves you hungry. PLUS, a sandwich is itty-bitty AND it's $5 or $7.50! It makes me miss our little cafe.

I would have traded the funnel cake, corn dog, tater twister, rib eye steak sandwich, and the bbq beef sandwich for one of Phil's breakfast burritos (only $4)!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Closed Early...

Today we closed early because my Mom (Kim) and I are going to the fair!!!

In appropriate preparation we're having corn-on-the-cob for lunch. We'll probably indulge in a turkey leg or two (the booth across from us). My friend Jori of J.Bird studios will also be manning the booth with us.

Sorry we missed you for lunch today but come out and join us at the fair! Just look for the "Birds of a Feather" booth.
(It's free and parking is only $3)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Big News!

I am over the top excited about the latest news from my younger sis Ashley - she's engaged! Matt, her fiance, is wonderful and a perfect fit for her. You may have met them at the cafe one friday serving Shrimp Jambalaya and French Beignets.

Please join me in congratulating them! Let us always appreciate and celebrate love and friendship - here's to you both!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Transformation of a 'foodie'

I never thought that I would become a "foodie", but it's true - I was even caught reading Tastebud Magazine this afternoon!

Of course, I'm not claiming the title of gourmet chef or anything like that. However, I can make one hell of a blueberry cake!

Life is short and food is necessary - but hey... let's enjoy them both!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Congratulations to the newlyweds - Corey and Danielle. We wish you all the happiness in the world!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

What's your flavor?

Wayne Thiebaud's "Girl with Cone"

I decided to give a couple of new flavors of ice cream a try... mango curry and chili coconut! I am so excited and sincerely hope that they taste as great as they sound!

*update - mango curry is fantastic! If you are scared - don't be, it's great!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

i scream, you scream...

It's officially summer and what may I ask you is a better way to celebrate the fact that it's hot and sticky outside?

ICE CREAM - homemade and delicious!

Remember when it was cold outside, looking forward to those hot summer days - now you can dig on these cool treats and remember the chill.

The dessert pictured here has a raspberry foundation, a sweet scoop of vanilla in the middle, and a marvelous chocolate top.

I think tomorrow I'll make cinnamon ice cream!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesdays tend to be more tame, thus making it a great day to try out a new menu item! Howzabout a garden pizza with fresh mozzarella, green pepper, anaheim pepper, onion, basil, tomato, and grilled chicken? I definitely don't mind turning on the oven for this dish!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Upcoming Events

In an effort to become more artistically active I will be involved in a couple of upcoming events - both fun and exciting.

First, Anthropologie is hosting a “Go Green” event on July 30th on the Country Club Plaza. There is a juried art show that day and the artwork exhibited will be available for sale.

The second event at the end of July/beginning of August is the Wyandotte County Fair. I am teaming up with Jori C. Hebert (owner of J.Bird Studios) to host a booth at the fair! Both of us are extremely excited to show off some of our artwork and wares - as well as promote two fabulous locations in Kansas City, Kansas!!

So, if you are looking for an excuse to eat funnel cakes, search the coveted Anthro sale rack, or just something plain fun and interesting to do make sure to mark your calendars!

Hopefully we’ll see you there - Courtney