A shrimp boil at the Rieger, Powell Gardens hosts the Monarch Bar and the Waffle Iron, and much more: KC’s food and drink events for July 23-29
Monday, July 23
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, stop in to Columbus Park Ramen Shop (549 Gillis Street) for specialty crab cakes (Spongebob Squarepants-inspired “Krabby Patty” cakes, to be exact). The crab cakes are not offered any other time and will be available until sellout.
This month’s Wine Dabbler event at Louie’s Wine Dive (7100 Wornall Road) will feature eight different varieties of rosé from different regions around the world. As guests sample the wines, host Ryan Miller will describe the grapes and techniques used to make the wine. Each $35 ticket to the event includes eight two-ounce samples plus a full pour of each guest’s favorite wine, plus paired finger foods. More information and tickets are available for purchase here.
The Rieger (1924 Main Street) is hosting a shrimp boil party tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy three courses, including a family-style shrimp boil complete with head-on shrimp, corn and potatoes, as well as wine pairings. The meal, including wine, tax and gratuity is $55. Reserve your seats via Tock.
Tuesday, July 24
Learn about and meet the farmers from the great New Roots for Refugees urban agriculture program during the Homegrown Happy Hour at Juniper Gardens Training Farm (100 Richmond Avenue) tonight from 5-7 p.m. New Roots for Refugees is managed by Cultivate KC and Catholic Charities, and connects resettled refugees with agricultural backgrounds with a training program that includes farm training, business development, and language components. Food will be supplied by El Tenedor, and beer is coming from Boulevard Brewing Company. Tickets to the event are $5, and can be purchased via Cultivate KC.
The White Horse Cafe in Parkville (6325 Lewis Street) is hosting a beer dinner featuring several selections from Boulevard Brewing Company. The four-course meal includes grilled jumbo shrimp marinated in tandoori seasoning, as well as grilled beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes, shiitake mushrooms and fresh asparagus. Tickets to the dinner are $50 a person (not including tax or tip). Call 816-599-4474 for reservations.
Wednesday, July 25
Bella Napoli (6229 Brookside Boulevard) is hosting a five-course dinner Wednesday to highlight its new small vineyards wine program. Enjoy wines including Sanguneti Cannonau and Bocelli Prosecco paired with courses including beef involtini, pasta a la Genovese and an apricot crostada. The dinner is $70 a person, excluding tax and tip. Reservations can be made by calling 816-444-5041.
Executive chef Brandon Winn at Webster House (1644 Wyandotte Street) is crafting a four-course specialty dinner tonight based around fresh corn. On the menu: elotes made with fresh sheep’s milk cheese, pan-seared quail with sweet corn veloute. A cocktail and wine pairing comes with the meal, which is $50 a person, not including tax or gratuity. Call 816-800-8820 for reservations.
Thursday, July 26
Smokin Guns BBQ (1218 Swift Avenue) is teaming up with Cinder Block Brewery for a beer dinner up in North Kansas City. For $30 a person or $50 for a couple (not including tax or tip), guests will sample a four-course meal. One sample course: beer-marinated smoked chicken legs will be served with a cold broccoli salad and beer, bacon and cheddar cornbread, and will be paired with Cinderblock’s Northtowne Native. Call 816-221-2535 for reservations.
If a spirits dinner is more your speed, the Homesteader Cafe (100 East 7th Street) is putting together a four-course dinner to be paired with spirits from Restless Spirits Distilling Company. Here, orange-glazed chicken wings, brisket and blackberry and lime with meringue are on the menu, among other items. This meal is $55 a person; tickets are available via Tock.
Saturday, July 28
Sam Donnell of the Waffle Iron will be teaming up with the mixology team from Monarch Bar for “Brunch with the Butterflies,” out at Powell Gardens (1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville). Each $40 ticket to the event includes one sweet or savory waffle, a specialty cocktail, coffee and admission to the Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies. Seatings are at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.; get your tickets here.