Some friends, the husband, and I went out to dinner tonight at a place in Smithville, Missouri, near Kansas City, that was rated very highly by Zagat (29 out of 30). The entire experience typically takes 2-3 hours and it was well worth it. The restaurant is run by a husband-and-wife team, who converted the old pharmacy in the town of roughly 8,500 people into a unique dining experience; the old soda fountain now serves as the cocktail bar. The prices weren’t bad, either (after taxes and tip, probably only $50 to $90 per person, depending upon whether you order alcohol, desserts, et cetera). The ingredients come from the local farms (seriously, you are surrounded by farm land) so the components that make up your meal are fresh and organic.
Some of us ordered the same appetizers, main dishes, or desserts, so the quantity of photographs isn’t congruent since I only put up a picture of each dish type.
If you have a chance and you live in the Kansas City area, checkout Justus Drugstore restaurant. Be sure you leave enough time because this is not a place you pop in for a quick bite to eat. It is a long, enjoyable, relaxing experience. Our evening was wonderful and anytime you get this group of people together, there is going to be a lot of laughter. I cannot think of a better way to have spent this Sunday evening.