Showing posts from October, 2011

Kansas City Marriott Lounge

This past week we were fortunate to have a good friend in town who was staying at the Marriott in downtown K.C. We agreed to meet in the lounge and and as we arrived by cab I had not realized how nice of a hotel this place was. I had previously stayed at the Marriott on the KC Plaza and while this is a nice place it pales compared to the downtown location.

While there were several bars in this hotel we were fortunate that both parties picked the same one. The Lobby Bar Muehlebach Tower is where we met. This was a lovely bar and had it's own personality you would notice as you first entered. There was a piano bar portion and then a slightly elevated bar where met our friend, C.G. The bar was very comfortable in both seating and atmosphere and we ordered our drinks. I ordered a Manhattan and was a little disappointed they did not stock Four Roses, however not many watering holes in K.C. do so I went with the standard, Makers Mark.

The bartender here did a decent job of making this c…

The Transgression Part II

In case you missed Part I - The Transgression Part I

We ordered another round and my new friend continued.
We talked about God's grace, and all the hell we raised

We talked an hour or two, 'bout every girl we knew
What all we put them through, like two boys will do
In my days as a young man in the late 70’s I frequented gentlemen’s clubs.  I spent so many late afternoons and evenings at one club in particular I got to know the bartenders, doormen, bouncers, the two owners and yes the performers.(the did not like the name strippers, but more on that later)
Do not go jumping to conclusions, he continued, the girls who performed were really only interested in customers, as well, customers. Meaning they worked for tips. At least in the beginning. Sure they were nice and sure they treated me great and sure they were absolutely beautiful, but remember, as I just said they worked for tips. So the nicer they treated you the bigger the tip. While I spent a large amount of my entertainment d…

How Much?

I am asked this question several times a month: How much do you drink?

Well the term "how much" is a very relative term and to me probably a close relative. :) and depends if this is on a weeknight or a weekend. So I decided to keep a journal yesterday of the drinks I consumed.

Remember, I am a professional do not try this at home :)

8:40 A.M. Double Bloody Mary
9:14 A.M. Double Bloody Mary
10:00 A.M. Screw Driver
10:50 A.M. Green Tea and Vodka (GTV) (a Green Tea Highball)
11:40 A.M. GTV
12:40 P.M. GTV
1:20 P.M. GTV 2:35 P.M. GTV - Slowed down some having a cigar and doing a cross word puzzle
3:28 P.M. GTV
4:00 P.M. GTV
4:30 P.M. Vodka Martini (Shaken Not Stirred)
5:00 P.M. Glass of Chianti
5:30 P.M. Glass of Chianti
6:00 P.M. Glass of Chianti
6:45 P.M. Glass of Chianti
7:30 P.M. Hemingway Highball
8:30 P.M. Hemingway Highball

Thus ends the day
Cheers The Professor

Four Bars

We have been a little out of sorts the last couple of weeks as indicated by the lack of posts. But being out of sorts did not mean we did not have some time to visit four great establishments.

Bucca Di Beppo

I believe I may have blogged about the Bucca previously, but this place is so good it is worth repeating. The Bucca is a fantastic Italian Bistro on the K.C. Plaza and both the menu and ambience are excellent. The d├ęcor is old pictures from days gone by on almost every square inch of the wall and the bar is very comfortable and cozy. The dishes are all served family style and the night I was there the two of ordered the small portions and had easily enough to feed four. The Chicken Parmesan was great and so was the Baked Rigatoni. They serve an excellent Sangria by the glass and the Bucca is a must stop if you are on the Plaza.

Kelly’s Westport Inn
We visited Kelly’s Westport in last Thursday, for a Xikar/Fidel’s Cigar and Product event. Kelly’s has been a local establishment since…