Kansas City Livin’: Cooper’s Hawk + #allthefood

Last Sunday was my beautiful mama’s birthday, and I was lucky enough to eat cake with her on her special day.

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Kansas City is only a 2.5 hour drive from Lincoln, so I left work at noon on Friday (I swear, I’m getting so spoiled by this job with our half-day Fridays), fueled up, and hopped on over to Missouri where my mom was waiting for me at our hotel for the weekend.

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if you are ever in Lincoln, you must make a trip to Bagels and Joe. You can get a bagel and coffee there for like, $5.

Our weekend could be summed up shortly by two words: food and shopping.Β Fine by me.Β 

Friday night was probably our finest dining of the weekend: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.

pesto caesar salad
artisanal cheese plate with a plum sauce
artisanal cheese plate
my entree: polenta, shrimp, and kale salad.
my entree: polenta, shrimp, and kale salad.
moms entree: surf and turf with steak medallions and soy ginger salmon
moms entree: surf and turf with steak medallions and soy ginger salmon

We also had a chocolate cake and a truffle trio for dessert, but I was #SOEXCITED I couldn’t be bothered to take a picture before stuffing my face.

The food at Cooper’s Hawk is a little more expensive than I spend on the daily, but it is SO worth it for a special occasion.

This was probably the nicest meal I’ve had in months. My tastebuds were in Nirvana.

We did a culinary walking tour on Saturday afternoon that I’ll recap later. Also tastebud heaven (of a slightly different kind).

What’s the best meal you’ve had lately?
Last meal on earth: what would it be?
I think mine would have to be filet mignon, a Cracker Barrel baked potato, roasted brussels sprouts from Sebastian’s (don’t knock them until you’ve had them), some kind of baked brie appetizer plate, and a chocolate dessert. Probably chocolate cake.

Okay, now I’m hungry.Β 

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