Cafe Verona and Yogurtini in Independence MO

We went out to eat last weekend and it was an amazing Italian place in downtown independence. This place was so cute and the food was amazing. It was Cafe Verona. They have love ❤️ locks all over there entry way. It was really pretty. Some had couples names engraved on them. So for food I got prosciutto wrapped shrimp 🍤 with a tomato basil polenta and asparagus with a sauce! My hubby got a rotini pasta with a vodka sauce and mushrooms 🍄 My sis and bro in law got seafood pasta 🍝 Kids of corse got grilled cheese, fries and cheese sticks, lol. We also got calamari that was amazing. 


Yogurtini was on the street before Cafe Verona and it was great for dessert. You pick any flavor frozen yogurt 🍦 and then pick from a million toppings 🍒 

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Date night in Kansas City!

It has been a long time since we had a date night! Over a year I think so it was super awesome that my brother in law and sis in law babysat for us. First I googled a nice restaurant called Bluestem and it was a super nice place lit with candles. Their menu looked amazing but nothing really sounded that good cuz sometimes your just in a mood for other food. It was like $75 for a four course menu on up to $110 for a ten course  So we just got a drink and decided to go downtown to union station and walk around crown center. They had a wine festival called uncorked but we really didn’t feel like 🍷. So we decided to try Pierpoint in union station after walking around crown center for awhile. It was great food in a really nice place. We both did the 4 course menu. I wish I took photos of all our food but only took photos of our main courses. The first course was mussels in a cream red sauce and it was amazing. My hubby got the cheese plate and it was amazing cheese. We both shared with each other. We also got 4 raw oyster cuz what the heck might as well and they were amazing with cocktail sauce. Second course we both got crab 🦀 bisque and it was super yummy. Third course was our main and we were already stuffed. But our food was coming out pretty slow because they were super busy. I got the stuffed lobster tail but it was like a quarter of a tail cuz it was the “tasting” menu. It was alright. Came with mashed potatoes 🥔 that tasted like instant. My hubs got the short ribs and it was really dry and no bone. Good sauce on it though. I got my dessert to go for my fourth course so our girls could have some and my hubs passed on his. Drinks were ok also. Bill was surprisingly expensive. Our tasting menus items should have been $46 each but for some reason mine was $72. Hubs said cuz it was market price for lobster. Plus drinks and oysters. We were thinking of getting a room with spa or go to a casino hotel but the basketball game was in town and everything was full. So We decided to head home and get the girls to bed. We drove around for a little bit with the music 🎶 cranked up cuz that’s always fun and I can never do that with the littles in the car. We had a great time!