Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opening soon, a growing locavore, slow, and organic food movement going on, new food trucks popping up everywhere, and of course, TJ's- I am feeling more and more proud of my adopted home every day. Of course, now that baby S is in the picture we have a little bit less time to get out and explore- which is why we have to make every minute count when we do have a night out! Although we didn't eat- we visited Grunauer in the freighthouse- great patio and train-watching. It was actually a somewhat pleasant night- being only in the 90's. Afterwards it was off to Tannin Wine Bar in the crossroads for EMB's 29th, followed by a late-night stop at PORT FONDA!!! I am soooooooo stinkin glad we did that! Now certainly GFG wasn't going to slip up, especially after wayyyyy too many glasses of wine (yes, I felt horrendous all day today- sugar hangover plus real hangover = sad GFG.) but luckily I was able to pick around the carb-y stuff and get a couple tastes of the Chilaquiles and then some barbacoa thing. Holy hell- out of this world stuff. Get to Port Fonda now. And seriously- can I please be one of the groups in the airstream that get a seated dinner? I think I would die. For reals.
There are so many places I've yet to visit- which irks me to think about because we do tend to go to the same places constantly- because they are close, affordable, and baby-friendly. So for those rare occasions when we've got the sitter and all systems are go- here is my hitlist:
Le Fou Frog
You Say Tomato
Port Fonda-seated dinner
Eden Alley (I know it's been there forever, and I'll probably never make it either)
Story- both brand new
I know that is a very long list. Hopefully most of these will be around for awhile so we can try 'em all! Some of my favorites though, would have to include Bristol downtown, JJ's, Extra Virgin, The Rieger, Blue Stem, Pot Pie, Blue Bird, Westside Local, 715 and Burger Stand in Lawrence, obviously Spin, BRGR, Blanc, Avenues Bistro, and Trezo (duh). In the meantime- if more of these awesome food trucks would just come my way- say in my neighborhood around 7pm, I'd be in heaven!