Yesterday afternoon, I went on my very first blind date! Well, it wasn't really a blind date, but I like to tell people that. Through my blog, I have met a friend of friend's friend. My very good friend Alicia, who now lives in Phoenix, has a friend who has a friend here in KC, and they met one another in Phoenix and now Dan and I have met her. Confusing a little? Oh well, it all comes down to the fact that we do live in a small world sometimes, which is a good thing. Now anyone who knows me, knows that I can be a little on the shy side and somewhat withdrawn in social situations. It takes me awhile to warm up to people and feel comfortable around them.
We decided to meet Lisa at Michael Smith for drinks, the newest restaurant to open in the Crossroads and a place that I am looking forward to dining at. I stood out in the foyer waiting for Dan and Lisa to show up and I knew her the minute she walked up. She had a great smile and and was very attractive. We sat in the bar and ordered wine and chatted while waiting for Dan. I was instantly at ease with Lisa and felt like I already knew her. She is very interesting and I look forward to getting to know her better and meeting her husband.
As for the restaurant, the place is very nice, with a great menu featuring contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant is located in the previous Zin space, but has been totally redone. He has sheers covering the expansive windows, so the light still comes in and you can see out, but it has a more intimate feel to it. The bar is small and also has that intimate feeling, because it is slightly separated from the dining space. The wine list was small , but varied and well priced. The pours were a little on the short side, but I would rather pay $6 for a glass of wine than the typical $8 to $10 you paying most places. Lisa had an unoaked Chardonnay and Dan and I had Pinot Grigio.
The restaurant is located at 1900 Main St. KCMO 64108.