Floored amazement would be an understatement. Austin and Tristan are cultivating a space needed in Kansas City. A place to purchase ethical plants, aka not supporting big corporations and big box companies, and showcasing local makers along the way. Keep in mind this is only their storefront. And after it warms up and this virus gets gone, I cannot wait to visit their actual greenhouse in Midtown. *code inside!!!*
"I’ve been lacking in joy recently. I don’t know if your boat is similar to mine, but if it is I want you to know you aren’t alone. In an attempt to bring back some brightness in my day that isn’t toxic positivity, I’d love the chance to chat with you about a supremely joyful memory. And this memory is having a laughter filled breakfast with my friend Emmi at Mildred’s."
"And while we are feeling these big emotions, or no emotions, let me paint you a picture. A picture of a place that has every delectable food you can imagine, or at least every kind of food I put at the top of my deliciousness list. Pizza, wings, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, hummus, baklava, AND funnel cakes? I believe I have died and gone to fat girl heaven where I rightfully belong. Where the crop tops and bellies aplenty and chub rub is banished forever."
"How about we dip our toes into pre-quarantine life, where we could eat a nice big burger and sit in a booth, closer than six feet to other folks? Let’s talk about food and first times. Though I feel as if I am lying to you this week. This is not a first for me. Not by a longshot. I have been to Big Bam's plenty of times. However it is such a hidden gem in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, I had to give it a chance in the spotlight. "
"And then it dawned on me. It’s called the Filling Station Coffee Garage, Jamie. It is literally in the name. I imagined how nice this place must be on a spring or mild summer day. With the doors open, earbuds in, typing away as you sip on a latte, only a light breeze and sunshine to distract you."