The first signs of winter hit early, as I strolled out of my apartment complex. The slight snow drizzles gently floated in circles as I made my way for the cold north toward KCI and Dirk’s Bar & Grill. The week of football was a quiet one, but the cozy den of Dirk’s kept things nice and warm. It’s not the best barspot, but it was a welcomed distraction from the day’s weather and games. Too bad it didn’t distract from Nebraska fans hanging out there. Continue reading Nesting up North for the Cold at Dirk’s→
We’re going to Dirk’s this week and I have to say I’m a little curious. The Northland is vacant of bars I’m not too familiar with so this trip will make it the first charted barspot up north. Krizzou tells me it was a blast when she would watch basketball games there. She’s looking at a return visit and I’m looking to really for a return to style after last week’s barspot. If anything we hope to see some good football and cheap beer.
The barspot this week landed us at the Quaff downtown. The movement going on at the Power & Light district had a casualty in Tanner’s next door, so we wanted to hit the more established places next seeing as we hit up the flashy sports bars in the P&L. It was a bittery cold day Saturday, but the lukewarm games and warm friendship of buddies that dropped by, including Cabbottmtf, kept the time toasty. Unfortunately, the service was ice cold and the Quaff is on the clock.
This week’s barspot hits up a franchise with the wacky folks from Buffalo Wild Wings. Raytown was the place we went to form the various locations around the area, and after the nice drive through Swope Park it seemed the right choice. I was fired up for the games as there were homecomings for some North schools and a big national contest in the South as well as the Big 10. Buffalo Wild Wings also fired me up in other places Let’s hit the barspot. Continue reading Flaming Fannies From Some Buffalo Wild Wings→
Many of the barspots we’ve been at here at the KCCGD are locallly owned bars. Some of them are franchise (read more than one bar in the area), but we really haven’t hit up a national type chain. Until this week. I’m not sure if it’s the commercial or if it’s the tasty wings, but we’re taking a break from the local sauce to see how the national boys stand up. There may be more franchises down the road, but rest assured we will hit up the local flavor again real soon. Here’s this weeks slate of games: Continue reading Barspotting: Franchise Funkiness at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar→
In the haze of a mid October sun, the KCCGD wagon train rolled up to the wild west of Shawnee, Kansas to watch some ball at Arizona’s Neighborhood Grille and Bar. The rustic setting of the place provided a decent setting for the shootout that was to become. There were some disappointments for the day, including the saloon we witnessed them in. But we buckled down, circled the wagons, and set up post for some college football. Continue reading Tumblweeds a Rollin’ and Arizona’s a Blowin’ for Some Wild Midwest Action→
The alumni crew were coming out of the woodwork for the week’s blogspot. Mucho mojo was needed to help push K-State over Texas Tech and going to the Manhattan homestead of Kite’s (or at least the KC Area version) was part of the mix. We were definitely intent on reliving the magic of college as well as the magic of last year’s blogspot with K-State over Texas. What we learned, however, was a controversy that must be addressed with a call to action to K-State fans everywhere. We’re bringing the SALT this week so here we go: Continue reading Salty Tasting Kite’s And Purple Yeti Yapping→
Another stunning week of college football flew by and we here are the KCCGD spent most of the day just recovering. Apparently the football gods forgot to tell the teams that upsets are supposed to happen one or two times per week. What wasn’t very upsetting was our time with the folks at Ugly Joe’s. Krizzou, Jolly, Tyson, and company helped make this barspot one to remember. So let’s piece together what happened.
It’s another week of football down and it’s getting achingly close to conference play. The day’s event took us to Willie’s next to the Power & Light district. It was kind of a blah afternoon after football leading up to some major action for the evening’s games, much the build up of non-con games before the real meat of the conference ball. At any rate we learned about premier teams, KU’s play, and some cottage fries. Continue reading Downtown KC, Small (Not Big) Willie’s Style→
One quick note before the Saturday spot. The ole KCCGD crew is heading out to Kite’s (formerly Rusty’s Last Chance) to watch K-State vs Louisville. Freeman got some front page love yesterday on espn.com as the Big 12 Blogger Tim Griffin talked about Josh being up there as one of the league’s best quarterbacks. He also picked the Wildcats with the shnide over the Cardinals. It’s on the road but they travel well and Louisville may be out a couple of offensive linemen for the game so I’m with Tim and giving the Yeti Schnide to K-State. Here’s Saturday’s spot:
One of the bigger games of the week happened the previous night with KU narrowly losing out to South Florida in an exciting game. Too bad I didn’t pop out to see it because I was holed in waiting for the tornado sirens to blare down for the evening. So strolling into Maloney’s Saturday morning, I figured that the much of the severe weather was over. After watching the games, however, the natural disasters were all over the place. At least Maloney’s was a tiny comfort riding the day out. Continue reading Sopping Wet Still From Football And Some Stromboli→