At the Culinary Center of Kansas City, cooking isn't a chore. It's a true art. Instead of trading brain cells for vodka in an idle evening of martini drinking, the Culinary Center helps you hone a new skill with your pals. A wide and smartly curated range of classes offers instruction in sushi, Cajun fare, and pretty much everything else. All of the learning takes place in a kitchen that looks like it was extracted from some perfect Food Network studio, and you can bring your own bottle to most classes.Women, bring your feminism along — classes like homebrew boot camp, barbecue smoking and knife skills are surefire ways to ensure that you can out-drink, out-grill and out-skewer the men in your lives. And check it out, dudes — there are women here. Couples? Hello, date night.