A podcast celebrating women in food, African cuisine in Lenexa, a s’mores party, and more culinary events this week
Monday, November 4
Radio Cherry Bombe, a podcast that celebrates women in food, will host a discussion tonight at Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room (1830 Walnut Street). Host Kerry Diamond will chat with a local panel featuring Christina Corvino, Caitlin Corcoran of Ça Va, Megan Garrelts of bluestem and Rye, Marisa Gencarelli from Yoli Tortilleria, and more. Tickets to the event start at $30 and include, of course, snacks. Learn more about the event and pick up tickets via Cherry Bombe’s website.
Tuesday, November 5
Barham Farms, Restless Spirits Distillery, and Torn Label Brewery are coming to Char Bar (4050 Pennsylvania Avenue) for a five-course “Farm to Tank to Table” dinner. A couple of sample courses: A Restless Spirits Builder’s Botanical Gin “French 75 Cocktail” will be paired with country pate, pickled quail egg, smoked pear chutney, and three chili-smoked gouda crisp; and Torn Label’s “The Witch” Ancient Herbed-Ale Scottish Gruit will be served alongside a Barham Farms pasture-raised cherry-smoked pork chop, fig butter, herb jus, and crusty gruyere yukon potato. The meal is $60 a person, not including fees or gratuity. Grab tickets on Eventbrite.
Dine out for a great cause at tonight’s benefit dinner for No Kid Hungry at the Savoy at 21c (219 West 9th Street). The Savoy’s executive chef Joe West has invited a number of renowned chefs, including James Beard Award winners and nominees, to join him for the event, including Michael Corvino of Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, John Currence of Oxford, Mississippi’s City Grocery Restaurant Group, Samantha Fore of Tuk-Tuk in Lexington, Kentucky, and Brad Kilgore of Alter in Miami, Florida. The five-course meal includes a welcome cocktail and dessert, as well as wine pairings. The night’s events also feature a silent auction with prizes including 21c hotel travel and dining vacations, cooking classes, and a tour of Lexington with Samantha Fore, a taco party for 20 at the Savoy, and more. Tickets start at $150 a person and entirely benefit No Kid Hungry. Learn more and pick up tickets here.
Wednesday, November 6
Make your own s’mores while enjoying toasty warm cocktails (hot toddys, cider, etc) at Chicken and Pickle (1761 Burlington Road). The party begins at 6 p.m., and tickets (which include two cocktails and two s’mores) are $15, not including fees. Buy tickets here.
Friday, November 8
Chefs Neba Ngwa and Stella Musongong are bringing authentic West African cuisine to Lenexa Public Market (8750 Penrose Lane) with their weekly pop-up African Dream Cuisine. Customers make their own dishes, and options include puff puff (sweet, fried dough), barbecue ribs, bacon rolls, Banso potatoes, fried plantains, and coconut rice. Ngwa and Musongong’s pop-up continues weekly through the end of the year; it’s an attempt to determine whether they want to open a full-time stall at the market. African Dream Cuisine is open from 12–9 p.m.
Saturday, November 9
Swope Health presents the 5th Annual Socks and Hops, an event benefiting the Healthcare for the Homeless Program and Mobile Medical Unit. The event, which takes place at City Market (20 East 5th Street), pairs chefs with local breweries to see who can develop the best bites. A few of the night’s teams include Crane Brewing and Wilma’s Good Food, Torn Label Brewing and Taqueria Vegana, Double Shift Brewing and Bay Boy Sandwiches, Big Rip Brewing and Karbon, and Apex Aleworks and Urban Cafe, among others. Tickets start at $45. More information and tickets can be found here.
Learn how to batch holiday cocktails, perfectly truss a turkey, make sides that will prompt guests to lick their plates, and bake a killer pumpkin pie from the experts at Rye Plaza (4646 J.C. Nichols Parkway). This class, which runs from 2–4 p.m., includes cocktails, instruction, samples, and even a mini pie to take home when it’s all said and done. Tickets are $90 a person and can be found via Tock.
Sunday, November 10
Keep your pumpkins out of the landfill by bringing them to Urbavore Urban Farm (5500 Bennington Avenue). Here, you can smash them like Gallagher into bits for Urbavore’s hogs to eat, all while enjoying light snacks and sipping on beer from The Big Rip Brewing Company and cider from KC Cider Company. No tickets are necessary, and the party runs from 2–5 p.m.