Saturday, April 30, 2011

Foster's Martini and Wine Bar (St. Joseph, MO)

This is the third in a series of posts on my last meals in the Kansas City area.  To start from the beginning of the series, click here.

For a completely different view of St. Joseph, MO, I'd like to introduce you to the casually classy Foster's Martini and Wine Bar in the downtown area.  This is undoubtedly my favorite place in St. Joe.  The bar has a bit of a contemporary artsy ambiance to it, what with the bright blue walls decorated with busy art displays.  The seating feels comfortable and the at night the lighting is dim.  It is elegant, yet down-to-earth at the same time.

As a martini and wine bar, its focus is clearly on drinks.  In fact, while Foster's is undergoing renovation/expansion, there is no kitchen and they are therefore not currently serving their small number of appetizer items.  But their drinks are really, really delicious.  My absolute favorite is the chocolate martini, which pretty much tastes just like an ice cream bar.  They also have a version made with cherry juice and one with banana liquor.  I have had both before and they are very, very good.  The best chocolate martinis I've ever had.  This time, I had the plain chocolate martini, and it goes down so easy I downed the first one in a matter of minutes.  And it was so delicious I had to get a second one. ;)

Chocolate Martini at Foster's St Joseph MO
Chocolate Martini
Vodka, Irish Creme, and Creme de Cocoa!

In the past I've also had the Pink Lady and the Love Potion No. 9, both of which I liked.  R. had gotten the new Strawberry Fields (though without the alcohol) based on our waitress' suggestion, and it was highly refreshing.  Judging by their expansion plans, I'm guessing Foster's is doing quite well.  It is great to see a place like this thrive in little St. Joe.

Restaurant info:
Foster's Martini & Wine Bar
726 Felix St, St. Joseph, MO 64501
On the web:
Bonus: Free Wifi 

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