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Redonkian Spotlight: Amanda

Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m from Overland Park, Kansas and I find it amusing the number of people down here who are surprised to learn there is more than one high school in the “town” I am from. I moved here for the jobs but stayed here for a guy (the guy!), the bigger city, the food, and the weather (although I admit I miss fall and the occasional snow storm).

Here’s a little bit more about me:

Favorite beer or wine?  Probably Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewing Company. “Champagne-y beers” are my fave.

Favorite vacation spot? I prefer exploring new destinations rather than revisiting somewhere I’ve already been. But now that I am a Texas girl, I have to say Mexico has been a repeat destination because it’s so beautiful, welcoming, close and affordable.

Best TV show of all time? We don’t really watch TV shows or movies in our house (and I prefer to read). But we watch a lot of TV by way of sports. In fact, my almost two-year-old son refers to the TV as “football” and a few months ago it was referred to as “baseball.”

Favorite movie? I’m not a big movie person, so instead, I will tell you my favorite book, which unfortunately is not a movie – Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald. Highly recommend, but not for the faint of heart.

I need a restaurant recommendation, where should I go? There are so many great places to eat around here I would respond with lots of follow up questions in order to point you in the right direction.

You’ve committed a serious crime like putting dirty dishes in the sink and are sentenced to death. What would your last meal be?  This is going to sound kind of lame, but I’d go to Chuy’s and order a New Mexican Martini, eat a meal’s worth of chips and salsa, and get something simple like a tostada and taco.

If you could have dinner with 3 people, living or dead, who would you dine with? Family is super important to me, and I never got a chance to meet three of my four grandparents. So I’d pick them (hopefully they’d all get along).

How do you drink your coffee? We make a batch of French Press coffee every morning, and I drink it black because when you drink good coffee, you don’t need cream and sugar.

If you could do one thing other than work for Redonk, what would it be? Something in hospitality and event planning.

Favorite concert you’ve been to? I used to go to shows and concerts much more frequently pre-kiddo. One of my favorite show memories was when we saw Vampire Weekend at House of Blues and it was basically a giant dance party where I could sing along to every song and just cut loose. Ahh those were the days.

Do you think I have crappy taste in beer or just want to say hi? Drop me a note in the comments below!