Want to avoid midtown mayhem and downtown traffic disasters this year? Head to historic downtown Parkville for the New Year's Eve edition of Final Friday: New Years Eve Celebration. Start the night by taking in the works of local artists at Parkville Coffeehouse (103 Main, 816-216-6560), followed by a tasting of house-made blends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Move on to dinner at one of the areas many restaurants offering New Years Eve specials. (Call ahead and make reservations.) Take a trip around the world with international offerings at Café Cedar (2 East Second Street, 816-505-2233), French bistro Café des Amis (111-1/2 Main, 816-587-6767) or Argentinian-leaning Piropos Grille (1 West First Street, 816-741-9800). Finish with a smoke and a nightcap at DLuxe Lounge and Cigar Deck (160 South Main, 816-741-1400) or keep the party raging on at Rivers Bend Restaurant and Bar (2 Main, 816-880-9999) with live music and dancing.
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010