New Year’s Eve in Kansas City

Did this New Year’s Eve feel a little more low-key to anyone else? With many friends out of town and a depressing lack of house party invitations, R. and I decided to strike out on the Kansas City frontier for a New Year’s Eve date night.

First stop? McCoy’s Public House in Westport. Have you been there? I remember not liking this restaurant when I first moved to KC (umm, what was I thinking?!) and now it’s one of my favorites. We had a delicious dinner followed by an even better dessert.

We bee-lined out of Westport before the amateurs arrived and headed to our favorite close-to-home haunt, Harry’s Country Club. Our planned cocktail celebration ended early when we opted not to pay the $20/person cover charge for the night’s entertainment. A worthy expenditure, I’m sure, but our wallets are a little light as we head into the new year, and we had an ample supply of booze waiting at home.

And so there we were. The hubby, me, our cats and poor Dick Clark soldiering on during ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special. Was it the NYE I originally anticipated? Nope. Was it still an awesome celebration? You bet.

Plus, I decided at Harry’s that next year, we’ll ring in 2012 while on a cruise. That’s the kind of ambition that thrives as the calendar flips over onto another year.

How did you celebrate NYE? Whatever you did, I hope you had a fantastic evening that set the tone for an even better year. Cheers!

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