Tour of the Roasterie

My best friend had one the cutest favors at her wedding of KC Roasterie coffee. 

  
After that, I have been obsessed with the Kansas City blend of the Roasterie coffee. The closest place for me to pick up my own coffee was to go downtown to the factory. While I was checking out their website, I noticed they did free tours, so of course I signed up! And signed up my best friends and hubby! 

  
They have a photo booth and we couldn’t resist. 

    

The tour itself was really cool. I expected the factory to be bigger than it was; it’s amazing how much coffee they process in this small space! Plus, we got a free coffee sample with some delicious coffee! 

   

They also have a cute (but very small) event space. It’s got the industrial look and is a blank canvas to decorate to your liking.

  
You can’t go to the roasterie without getting a drink! I went with caramel latte. Seriously delicious! Just a hint of sweet. 

  
If you are visiting KC this tour (and the boulevard brewing tour just a few blocks away) are great FREE things to do! 

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Happy Hour with the Girls at Swirl

A new wine bar called Swirl opened up close to my house and I knew it would be a prefect place to hang out with the girls! 

It is such a cute bar! Really fit my style of a bar. 

   
     We all got a flight with white wine. 

  
It had moscato, riesling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. My favorites were the moscato and the Pinot Gris. Great place for a happy hour with the girls! Their happy hour deal is a dollar off everything. These flights were originally $12, so we got them for $11. Plus, it’s within walking distance of some great restaurants! They do have small plates, but we were hungry enough for a full dinner. 

We walked over to Luna Azteca for Mexican. After that, we sat outside and girl talked. I love my best friends! 

Lunch at Malay Cafe

Yum! Travis and I have had some great success with our new restaurant week and this one is definitely a winner. We went to Malay Cafe off Barry Road. They serve yummy Malaysian food. 

Before even ordering our lunch, they brought out some soup. It was a spicy (but not hot) vegetable soup with crispy wontons. 

   
 

This soup has a great flavor! 

We both ordered almond chicken because it seems to be their speciality. It came with a green salad, rice, fried sweet potatoes, and a curry puff. 

 
This chicken is insanely good.  I expected chicken with almonds mixed in (like a cashew chicken) but no, the almonds were literally part of the breeding. Crispy almonds, tender chicken, and a sweet sauce to go along with it. So good! 

  
My favorite of the sides were the fried sweet potatoes. They were fluffy and not over sweet. 

  
The rice absorbed all the flavors so well and the curry puff added some nice spice to the plate. 

Overall, a MUST go to. Plus, it was a very reasonable price, under 8 bucks. The atmosphere is relaxed and the workers are very friendly. 

  
Go there! And get the almond chicken.