Broadway Deli and Freshwater are open, Mother’s Day highlights, and more: KC’s food and drink events for May 7-13

Monday, May 7

The KC area’s only true Jewish deli, Broadway Deli (2101 Broadway) officially opens its doors today in the Crossroads. Breakfast will be available from 7 to 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and until 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Breakfast offerings include challah French toast, bagels and lox, and matzo brei. Get in on some serious sandwiches the rest of the day (well, until 3 p.m.), including the classic pastrami on rye, a lox club, and the “Helzberg Meat and Potatoes,” which includes corned beef, pastrami, turkey or salami, served on potato latkes. 

Thomas Monroe from Division Wine Co. will be on hand at Tannin Wine Bar (1526 Walnut Street) for a free wine tasting beginning at 6 p.m. Division is an Oregon-based maker; five different wines will be sampled. 

Tuesday, May 8

Chef Calvin Davis’ Freshwater (3711 Southwest Trafficway) begins its official first full week of service today, beginning at 4 p.m. Last year, Davis’ celebrated three-month-old restaurant was unexpectedly shuttered following a tragic car accident. Following a year of work in Kansas City as well as in Boonville, MO, Davis returns to form in Midtown with a refined menu. 

Wednesday, May 9

From 4 to 11 p.m., Bier Station (120 East Gregory) is hosting a Maifest party featuring seasonal wares from Urban Chestnut and KC Bier Company. Catch live polka from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Thursday, May 10

Beginning at 6 p.m., Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar (4814 Roanoke Parkway) is hosting a five-course Tequila Ocho dinner with the assistance of Port Fonda’s Patrick Ryan and Stock Hill’s Kelly Conwell. Chile butter-poached shrimp, a banana leaf-roasted duck leg, and octopus al pastor are all on the menu; they’ll be paired with tequila cocktails and tastings. The meal is $95 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. More information can be found via Jax’s website; call 816-437-7940 for reservations. 

Also Thursday: Chefs Ryan Brazeal and Jessica Armstrong are hosting their first wine dinner at Novel‘s new location at 1927 McGee. The four-course meal features natural wines out of Santa Barbara from the Martian Ranch. Nan Helgeland (owner of Martian Ranch) and winemaker Eric Bolton will host the meal. Honey-cured salmon tartare and a soft polenta ravioli with chicken cacciatore and parmesan are among the meal’s highlights. The meal is $75 a person excluding tax and tip; call 816-221-0785 for reservations. 

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day is here, and almost every restaurant is going to have something to offer on what is understandably one of the industry’s busiest days. Here are a handful of highlights for 2018: 

  • Eddie V’s (700 West 47th Street): a three-course brunch menu with items including lobster quiche florentine, Alaska king crab omelet with a three-citrus hollandaise, Norwegian smoked salmon, and much more. The meal is $49 a person ($15 for children). Call 816-531-2537 or visit Open Table for reservations. 
  • RA Sushi (11638 Ash Street) is offering a sushi-rolling class as part of a Mother’s Day package. Take the class, then enjoy a meal with sake pairings. The class begins at 8 p.m. The package with the meal and pairings is $40 a person, or $35 a person without the wine. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.
  • Stock Hill (4800 Main Street) has a buffet featuring pan-roasted Ora king salmon, Campo Lindo farms chicken pot pie, gruyere fondue macaroni, and much more. This one is $45 a person ($15 for children). Make your reservations at Stock Hill’s website
  • The American (200 East 25th Street) is opening to the public for just the second time this year for Mother’s Day, with chef Andrew Longres (formerly of Bluestem) responsible for the event’s menu. Three courses are offered: appetizers are served buffet-style and include pastries, charcuterie, cheeses and a cold fish spread; entrees include ricotta capelleteti with paremesan brodo, crab and fennel, as well as beef ribs with a hen egg gnudi, in addition to traditional brunch favorites including eggs benedict and omelettes. The meal is $65 a person ($25 for children). Call 816-245-7331 for reservations. 
  • Lidia’s Kansas City (101 West 22nd Street) is offering a three-course Mother’s Day menu including antipasti such as arancini (deep-fried rice balls) stuffed with prosciutto, peas, and mozzarella drizzled with basil aioli, in addition to entree and dessert courses. For your entree, go for the pasta trio or other options, including braised beef short ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes. This is also $45 a person; make reservations here
  • Ça Va (4149 Pennsylvania) isn’t offering a Mother’s Day event per se, but it is hosting an event perfect for many moms. Chef Dina Butterfield (Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room) will be creating seafood dishes inspired by her home in Mexico; chef Howard Hanna will be making Samoan-inspired seafood to match. The party runs from 6 to 10 p.m.; tickets are $50 a person (excluding tax and gratuity) and can be purchased via Tock