Antler Room’s champagne dinner, Sip and Shops in Lawrence and KC and more food and drink events

Monday, December 4

For the first time, the Rieger (1924 Main) is putting on a dinner prepared by chef Howard Hanna and accompanied by drinks from Andy Rieger and Ryan Maybee downstairs in its sister establishment, Manifesto. Rieger and Maybee will tell stories from the Rieger family’s past. The three-course meal is $85 (excluding tax and gratuity) and comes with paired cocktails. This dinner is sold out, but email or call 816-471-2177 to check for last-minute cancellations. 

Tuesday, December 5

The Antler Room (2506 Holmes) has a four-course champagne- and sparkling wine–themed dinner tonight at 7. This is just the third wine dinner that the Antler Room has hosted. The dinner is $105 a person, not including tax and tip. Email the or call 816-605-1967 for reservations. 

Thursday, December 7

Hanukkah is next week and Christmas just another week and a half after that, so it is time to get your gifts. One good option in Lawrence is the Sip-n-Shop at the Roost (920 Massachusetts Street), open from 6 to 10 p.m today. Get local, one-of-a-kind items, including artwork and handcrafted pieces, while enjoying a cocktail or any of the Roost’s excellent bakery items (house-made marshmallows, please). 

Get half-priced steaks tonight from 5 to 7, along with shakes made with Cinder Block Brewery’s Black Squirrel (a Russian Imperial Stout), at Ruins Pub (1719 Main). Cinder Block will also be on hand, giving out swag for every steak and shake purchased. 

The Irish Center of Kansas City is collaborating with Restless Spirits tonight at 7 at Drexel Hall (19 West Linwood Boulevard) for “Jazz Spirits.” Each $60 ticket includes food from Brady’s Public House, samples and cocktails from Restless Spirits, and music from Bobby Watson. More information and tickets are available here.  

Saturday, December 9

Thou Mayest (419 East 19th Street) is hosting its third-annual holiday pop-up today from 1 to 6 p.m., featuring food from Heirloom Bakery and Hearth as well as beer from Torn Label (coffee and cocktails also are available from Thou Mayest, per usual). Cable and Company, SewKC, Tyler Kingston Mercantile, Normal Human and Stranglehold Supply Co. are among the makers on hand.

The first annual “Chili and Beer RIde” begins today at 4 p.m. at Velo Garage and Tap House (1403 Swift Street, North Kansas City). Join a 10- to 12-mile group bike ride, followed by a chili contest and of course, beer drinking. We hope this means we will see cyclists with Crock Pots strapped to their bikes Saturday afternoon.  

Sunday, December 10 

Clock Tower Bakery (7911 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park) is hosting a Christmas afternoon tea today at 12:30 p.m. For $27.50 a person (including tax and gratuity), enjoy tea plus a light lunch and a range of desserts.