So I’m sitting here in the kitchen of my favorite KU fan down in Wichita with a wicked Donut Hole rush. What better time for me to take a moment and talk to all the waitresses out there in sports bar land. With the crew and all, we usually find ourselves plopped down in bar and stuck there for at least two games. For some of you waitresses out there, that could mean a table taken for your whole shift. Because of that, you may not give the best service. Please don’t.
We did our best to avoid the blast impact of Farmegeddon 2009 and with your help we landed in the bunker that is Scoreboards Bar vs Grille. Scoreboards tucked us away very quietly while we watched the action exploding on the screens. In times of catastrophe, one can’t be concerned of amenities. They must be concerned for survival. Well, we survived Scoreboards. From patching together tvs, to working with outdated accommodations, we walked out of disaster with no scratches and sore backs. Hey at least the food exceeded our expectations of canned beans and cracker jacks.
Western Europe meets the western Kansas City area as we trucked way the heck out to Shawnee to view Saturday’s selections at J. Murphy’s Irish Pub and Grille. The games lined up for the afternoon seemed like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The traditional fare sprinkled the joint so well we were waiting for a Contra Dance to bust out. And the food, well the food was all it was cracked up to be, Irish wise. But there was so much more than really cheesy Irish references (which we will stop as of now) at J. Murphy’s.
Some weeks, you don’t know what you’re going to run into when you pick a place you’ve never been to before. So when we strolled up to Birdie’s Pub and Grill, we weren’t expecting much. They didn’t have a website and the only information we got about the place was on Google Maps. Walking in, however, things turned completely different. Yes, it was bigger, but for some aspects it wasn’t necessarily better. The goal of the week was to watch some Nebraska vs Virginia Tech and head to a BBQ. We accomplished the mission. Here’s the report.
Hey Hey, My My, College football will never die. And neither will KC College GameDay. We’re back again for another year for fantastic football watchin’ and we kicked off the Labor Day weekend full of football at Tanner’s Bar & Grill in the the Waldo district. There are many a Tanner’s in the KC area (as well as some out of area locations) and they have always been known to be a top notch sporting experience. This location, proved to be right there, even though some trip ups in service and specials hurt it a bit. We also get to go over a new game for you arcadians out there. But there’s much, much more.
Riding back in the car Sunday, while it shuffled through the snow sprinkling down in the Ozarks Sunday, I started going over just what kind of weekend I experienced. It was food filled, family and friends filled, and just enough football filled. We saw a true Border War this weekend and we were thankful for a great time. But before I jump on the recovery treadmill, let’s do a flyby of Skybox. Continue reading Holiday Football at Skybox Left Us Wanting Seconds→
Another week of football and there wasn’t much to choose from Top 25 wise. At least rivalry week kept the competitive juices flowing. And per the Yeti’s lady’s suggestion, we were letting the juices flow at Jaywalkers. It was an all day affair with a college like air, and we took full advantage of all they had to offer. What hoped to be a great day of football turned into a great day of hanging out at the bar. Continue reading Small Time Jaywalkers for Big Time Fun→
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→
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→
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 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→
The overcast clouds could only hint at to what was to come for another day of college football as I pulled into the parking lot Saturday morning. For some teams, the rain was hard and heavy. For others, it was destination cloud nine. The warm comfort of Danny’s Bar & Grill covered me as I was covering them. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think?