Dead Beet Taco Shop’s vegan pop-up, KC Bier Company fall festival, and more: KC’s food and drink events for October 22-28

Tuesday, October 23

From 4:30-7pm today, the Dead Beet Taco Shop is taking over the Seven Swans Creperie food truck at El Torreon (3101 Gillham Road). Dead Beet Taco Shop specializes in plant-based vegan tacos and other treats. Tonight, they’ll be serving up roasted poblano queso blanco tacos as well as vegan beef tacos with jalapeno sour cream. You can also try the Mexican spiced hot chocolate (also vegan, pictured). Tacos are $3 apiece.

Thursday, October 25

Visit Louie’s Wine Dive (7100 Wornall Road) tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a five-course wine dinner featuring Frog’s Leap wines out of Napa Valley, California. The meal is hosted by Frog’s Leap owner and founder John Williams. Frog’s Leap is known for utilizing dry farming and organic and biodynamic principles in its practice. One sample course: beef tenderloin
is served in a chile marinade with new potato, and caramelized onion in a chimichurri sauce, and is paired with Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The meal is $75 a person (exclusive of tax and gratuity); get tickets here.

Compete to create the perfect pizza and beer pairing up north at Firenza Pizza (8624 North Boardwalk Avenue). For $16, you’ll get to make your own pizza (choosing your own toppings) and receive a flight of five beers from Cinder Block Brewing Company. Judges will determine the best flavor combination, and award the winner prizes from Firenza and Cinder Block.

Friday, October 26

Get to Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard) tonight at 5 p.m. to try a new collaboration beer from Bier Station and BKS Artisan Ales. The Green Dragon Ale is described as “a hoppy, juicy Northeast Style pale ale.”

Saturday, October 27

Today, Bluestem (900 Westport Road) is offering its annual autumn tea service. For $38 a person (or $17 for children), enjoy a sampling of pastries, sandwiches, and teas. Call 816-561-1101 for reservations.

It’s the last weekend to enjoy food from the McGonigle’s Market BBQ trailer at 79th and Wornall. Get your burnt end sandwiches, fried pork fritters, smoked Italian sausages. and onion strings before the trailer closes up until April. 

One more unique event out at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), this time a four-course wine dinner (yes, wine) featuring selections from Aubrey Vineyards. Among the courses offered: marinated steak street tacos with smoked tomato corn pico de gallo and avocado lime crema paired with 2016 Chambourcin, and rosemary buttermilk fried chicken biscuit with spicy cayenne oil and bacon jam paired with 2014 Honey Wine. The meal is $60 a person and does include gratuity (though not tax). Get your tickets via Brown Paper Tickets.

Sunday, October 28

Round up the kids for the annual Fall Family Festival at KC Bier Company (310 West 79th Street). The festival will include pumpkin painting, a costume contest, carnival games, and lots of beer. One dollar from each spezial beer will be donated to the Noah’s Bandage Project and the BMA Foundation.