Brewery Emperial turns one, Wings Cafe goes whole hog for the Super Bowl, and more: Kansas City food and drink events, January 29 through February 4


Tuesday, January 30

The first in the new series of “Raven’s Nest” wine dinners at Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room (1830 Walnut Street) is tonight. The dinners feature up to a dozen wines from selected winemakers, and chef Michael Corvino is creating a specialty five-course menu to accompany the selections. The featured winemaker for tonight’s dinner is Gramery Cellars, out of Washington State. Each of the Raven’s Nest dinners is $150 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Make reservations for this and future wine dinners via Corvino’s website

Gram & Dun (600 Ward Parkway) is hosting a five-course dinner tonight featuring Maker’s Mark Whisky. Courses include a celeriac and beet ravioli, Peking-style squab, and a rack of venison. Each course is paired with a prime Maker’s Mark reserve whiskey or a Maker’s Mark cocktail. The dinner is $100 a person (not including tax or gratuity); menu information can be found here and tickets can be purchased here.  


Wednesday, January 31

Fans of Boulevard Brewery’s barrel-aged program should head to the BLVD Rec & Tours Center (2534 Madison Avenue) tonight for a barrel-aged happy hour. For $20, receive a guided flight through the program led by Boulevard’s expert guides. Selected beers tonight include Love Child No. 7, Bourbon Barrel Quad, Whiskey Barrel Stout, One Love and Rye on Rye. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

Friday, February 2

Beginning at 11 a.m. today and coinciding with First Friday, Brewery Emperial (1829 Oak Street) is celebrating its one-year anniversary in business. Fete the Crossroads brewery and restaurant’s birthday with specials running all day, a special tapping at 4 p.m., souvenir glassware and a chance to name the establishment’s 2018 mascot.  

In Lawrence, Wake the Dead (7 East 7th Street) is hosting a Girl Scout cookie and champagne pairing, beginning at 7 and running until 10 p.m. Four different varieties of the annual snack along with four complementary champagnes will be available; no reservations or advance tickets are necessary.


Sunday, February 4

Wings Cafe Westport (3927 Broadway Boulevard) is hosting an all-you-can-eat Super Bowl party today beginning at 3 p.m. Your $13 ticket will get you access to a selection of food that includes chicken and waffles, smoked gouda mac, chicken burnt ends, curry french fries, wings, of course, and more. There are only 50 tickets available; get yours here

Also going the all-you-can-eat route is Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), which challenges guests to load up on bowls of chili and chili-and-beer flights, which include three chilis paired with three different beers. The chili party begins at 11 a.m., and no tickets are required.

If you’d rather avoid Super Bowl-related gluttony all together, Amigoni Vineyards and Urban Winery (1505 Genessee Street) is hosting a wine and cheese event from 3-5 p.m. featuring Green Dirt Farm cheeses. Five wines will be paired with five unique sheep’s and cow’s milk cheeses from the Weston dairy. Tickets are $50 via Eventbrite