The Rieger throws a rooftop party, the Antler Room and Bluestem team up (as do Hank Charcuterie and Mass Street Fish House), and more: your food and drink events July 24-30
Monday, July 24
Chef Jonathan Ponzer (Aep) is hosting Monday Night Supper Club at Lucky Boys (1615 Genesse, in the West Bottoms) beginning at 5 p.m. Ponzer specializes in seafood, and tonight is offering crab melts made with freshly cracked crab, and fancy grilled cheeses for those who don’t go for crustacean. Both sandwiches will be served in Ibis Bakery’s polenta bread. Get there early — Lucky Boys’ Monday night dinners usually get busy quick.
The Rieger (1924 Main), meanwhile, puts on a rooftop cocktail party tonight from 6:30 to 8:30, celebrating a handful of its farmers. For $35, you get passed appetizers and two cocktails. It’s the first of a series of farmer-centric events, this time spotlighting Deb and Jim Crum of Crum’s Heirlooms
, Neil Rudisill and Lisa Hummel of Woodland City KC, Mario and Teresa Fantasma of Paradise Locker Meats, and Winifred Wright with Vox Vineyards. Tickets here.
Tuesday, July 25
Two of KC’s best, the Antler Room and Bluestem, team up tonight for a wine-paired six-course dinner at Bluestem (900 Westport Road). It starts with a sea scallop served with pozole and fermented corn, followed by a Mangalista (Tuscan) lardo with summer squash, toasted rye and basil. The third course features a burrata cappaletti pasta, served in a tomato dashi and stuffed with bottarga (cured roe), nepetella (cat mint), and candied green tomato. This is followed by a pork jowl with pickled mushrooms and blackberries, and then by a plate of Koji dry-aged beef served with an artichoke barigoule. The final course is sheep’s-milk yogurt with elderflower, cucumber and kiwi. The dinner is $150 a person, not including tax or tip. Call 816-561-1101 for reservations.
Wednesday, July 26
Chef Rick Mullins of Soil Collective is joining forces with chef Carlos Falcon at Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos (719 Kansas Avenue, KCK) for a 10-course, Mexican-inspired tasting menu with drink pairings. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and is $130 a person, exclusive of tax or gratuity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to make reservations.
Friday, July 28
If you’re in Lawrence for Final Fridays, stop at Culinaria (512 East Ninth Street) for its soft opening. Culinaria has recently been at work to transition from a catering-only enterprise to a full-service, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Tonight, stop in for free menu samples, a cash bar, music and an art exhibit.
Saturday, July 29
It seems like every day is some kind of National Your Favorite Food Here day, but it’s hard to argue when a good special comes along because of these arbitrary observances. Case in point: Stroud’s (both the Fairway and Overland Park locations) today suits up for National Chicken Wing Day. Normally unavailable from Stroud’s outside a regular meal (which includes other cuts), the pan-fried wings are 99 cents apiece today, available for dine-in or carry-out. The time is always right for fried chicken.
If you’re thinking bigger than wings, two Lawrence heavies are collaborating tonight for a rare weekend specialty dinner. Hank Charcuterie and Mass Street Fish House are coming together at the Hank location (1900 Massachusetts Street) for a five-course prix fixe meal, with seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. The meal is $55 a person, exclusive of tax or tip, with drinks available separately. Keep an eye on the event’s Facebook page for the menu, which will be released this week. Call 785-832-8688 for reservations or walk in to the restaurant during business hours to purchase tickets.
A look ahead to next week — The Pitch‘s Burger week kicks off Monday, July 31. You can get $5 burgers — yes, just $5 — all week at Dempsey’s Westport, Unforked, Niecie’s Restaurant, Brick House, the J Bar, Green Room Burgers & Beer, Tanner’s Bar & Grill, Howard’s Grocery Café and Catering, Harvey’s At Union Station, Hank Charcuterie, Red Door Woodfired Grill, Chicken Mac-N-Cheese Express, Roni’s Pub and Kitchen, Tavernonna Kansas City, the Marriott Downtown and Ruins Pub. See the Burger Week website for details.