It’s been a good year at KCC and this year’s X-mas party was even bigger than the last.
Once again Jardine’s provided the location for the holiday bash that hosted both familiar and fresh faces.
Two of my all time faves agreed to pose as cover models for the kickoff of this somewhat sentimental holiday party re-cap. Jennifer Janesko and Roger The Plumber got into the X-mas spirit with us last night and both have big plans.
Janesko will be staying beautiful and sexy next year in addition to creating a new line of accessories. And look for Roger to keep kicking ass in all manner of shape and form.
Speaking of . . . There many other notables at the party last night, let’s take a look:
I think the most important thing to remember in this photo set is that these are "friends" of this site that still agree to offer a bit of content and criticism.
Of course there might be disagreements but for the most part the cordial nature of the holiday season and free flowing booze allow us to get together at least once a year and applaud one another for staying above ground. In most cases, I hope the sentiminents are somewhat genuine.
Nevertheless, there was so many great stories floating around this party that I’m set for content to offer d-bags readers for the remainder of the year.
Now, on to the pics:
It was good to see outgoing Democrat State Rep. Jason Grill looking rather jolly and sporting a new beard that makes him look all grown up. Grill is up to BIG THINGS that will be revealed in time but it was nice to see him in great spirits and planning his next move.
Our man and Stanford & Sons impresario Craig Glazer is right in the middle of things as always usual. Next to him and thinking about the implications of the photo is none other than Kansas City PR genius Will Gregory.
Not so surprisingly, even more local power players made the scene.
Ironically, I missed an appearance by KC Mayor Mark Funkhouser but City Council Lady and Mayoral Candidate Deb Hermann stopped by the holiday get together. In this photo she is flanked by Westport Boss Bill Nigro and owner of The Uptown Larry Sells
As always, it’s impossible to mention Jardine’s without a nod to the folks who make that place run. Jardine’s Chef and GM Jim and KCC contributor Kat were nice enough to let me grab a pic while they were serving up some rather awesome creations.
Back into the crowd:
KCC Writers Brian McTavish and Maria Juarez were on hand and towering over everybody in sight.
Also, the Mermaid, a lurker from the comments section made a rather awesome apperance.
Debbie can be found regularly fact checking the writers on KCC and I think she has a great idea for some political commentary. Last night I managed to offend her with a pretty horrible joke but what I’m really looking forward to is reading her perspective on the issues of the day.
Finally, just to end my observations on a sweet and classy note . . . I finished the night by grabbing a photo of KCC‘s own Tracy Thomas chatting with former Star business reporter Julius Karash and probably talking about topics above my pay grade.
Attendees include, Jardine’s owner Beena Brandsgard, KCC’s Jim Fitzpatrick, Pitch foodie Charles Ferruzza, former Jewish Chronicle editor Rick Hellman, ex Sun/new Star columnist Steve Rose and his wife Hills editor Carol Rose, Gen X radio star and Starbeams author Kelly Urich, OTC’s Greg Hall, Theater Leaguer Mark Edelman, new KCC music and soccder writer Matthew Donnelly, new KCFX FM honcho Bob Zuroweste and film critic Jack Poessiger,
Again, a good time was had by all and it’s just a bit of a look KCC celebrating and exchanging information to entertain, enlighten and maybe even inspire the d-bags who read this website.