Jessica Conoley’s reading at the Uptown Arts Bar tonight!

Jessica Conoley’s reading at the Uptown Arts Bar tonight!

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in KC Writes, Promotions | No Comments

I’ll see you tonight from  7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the WTF stories for your earballs show! We’re at the Uptown Arts Bar. (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111) for a night of unexpected adventure, laughter, and fun as we read our latest work. Be hypnotized by Dawn Downey’s creative essays, mystified by Annie Raab’s […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Pasadena

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Pasadena

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

I went to L.A. for love. It’s where my dog-boyfriend, Wally, lives. This is Wally, as you can see he is very handsome. Wally is also famous and has his own instagram. (Ignore the pictures of him with other women. He is in love with me. Those other women are models who throw themselves at […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Springfield

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 4 Comments

IBE&TIHD, Springfield Edition By Jessica Conoley PIE = YUM; MEAT = DELICIOUS; ere go MEAT PIES = YUMMY DELICIOUSNESS. Deciding it was time to add another IBE&TIHD adventure to my list, my mom-parents and I set off in search of meat pie in the town of Springfield, MO. Everything I knew about meat pies prior […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Oskaloosa

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Oskaloosa

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 6 Comments

We ate at a place called Chunkie Dunkers. I really don’t know what else there is to say. It was exactly what a place named Chunkie Dunkers should be, and now (months later) my body is still trying to expunge the grease that’s caked to my guts from that lunch. It started as a text […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Tennessee

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Tennessee

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

IBE&TIHD, Tennessee Edition By Jessica Conoley For this dinner you’ll need a little backstory. 1) I am from Kansas City. 2) Kansas City invented real barbecue. 3) I love barbecue. 4) The rest of the world makes very delicious meats—sometimes they call them barbecue, and they are wrong but to be polite I don’t tell […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Washington Edition

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Washington Edition

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 2 Comments

Location: Vito’s, 927 9th Ave, Seattle, WA Time: February 13, 2016 7:30 p.m. PST I could start with the décor straight out of a ‘50s mob-olicious film—red leather banquettes, black marbled mirrors, candlelight that makes everyone look good. I could enthrall you with the in depth Battlestar Galactica discussion, or tell you the tale of […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Bangor Edition

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner Bangor Edition by Jessica Conoley Location: 11 Central, Downtown, Bangor, Maine. Oil paintings by a local artist, favoring vibrant colors, brighten the brick walls. Large plate glass windows at the front of the restaurant overlook Central Street. The tables are arranged with an open feel, and the […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Boston

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Boston

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | One Comment

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner, Boston Edition by Jessica Conoley Location: Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts. A sidewalk table, under an awning, with a view of all the foot traffic and shenanigans, like this guy. Even though there’s canvas over our heads, small almond shaped yellow leaves […]

The “I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner” Project

The “I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner” Project

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

Imagine me, driving down the road, as wind rushes in the moon roof, when the intro of I’ve Been Everywhere Man crackles through my speakers. Johnny Cash rips through a dozen towns before the first chorus, and I think about how I haven’t been everywhere. Then I start wondering about all those places Johnny’s been. […]