Where to go on St. Patrick’s Day, Pi Day and more: KC’s food and drink events for March 11-18
Monday, March 11
Pirate’s Bone, the vegan coffee cafe at 645 East 59th Street, is hosting its last Meatless Monday tonight before closing its test kitchen (an Indiegogo campaign is in the works for what potentially might be a new location for Pirate’s Bone). Tonight you can still pick up beet or black bean burgers, both with tortilla chips and salsa, for $10 each. Place your advance order here or pick up in person. from 5 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13
Each Wednesday through June, Webster House (1644 Wyandotte Street) is hosting its travel-inspired “Vagabond” dinner series, which celebrates a unique cuisine with a three-course menu. Tonight’s featured country is Georgia, and diners can try courses including lamb belly plov with cauliflower and walnut satsivi, sorrel kindzmari, melted leeks, amaranth, and root vegetables in many states; as well as sweet milk stack crepes with tarragon sweet milk, buckwheat ice cream, preserved clementines, pistachio, and rose brittle. Each week’s selections are available for $35 a person, with drinks available for an additional charge (tax and tip also not included). Walk-ins are welcome as well as regular reservations made by calling 816-221-4173. See the other countries coming up here.
Celebrate the work of 12-generation winemakers Trimbach (Alcase, France) with a four-course meal tonight at the Restaurant at 1900 (1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway). The menu has been created by the newly James Beard-nominated chef Linda Duerr, and includes, among other courses, wild mushroom pasticiatta
with apples, gruyere bechamel and sunchoke broth, and nutmeg-cured Magret duck prosciutto with poached egg. The meal is $115 a person exclusive of tax or gratuity; call 913-730-1900 to check on availability.
Thursday, March 14
It’s Pi Day! A couple of good options are out there, including 3 slices for $14 at the Upper Crust (7943 Santa Fe Drive), or you can visit Union Station (30 West Pershing Road) for Pi Day with Science City and Tippin’s. Sample pies while going on a geometry scavenger hunt or using Buffon’s Needle experiment to estimate the value of Pi. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; more information is available here.
Sunday, March 17
Get your rashers, bangers, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, bread, and beans ahead of the day’s festivities with a traditional Irish breakfast at Browne’s Irish Marketplace (3300 Pennsylvania Avenue), which starts at 7:30 a.m. You can also add Irish coffee, screwdrivers, Bloody Marys, Guinness, or Smithwick’s to your meal. Lunch, including corned beef sandwiches and Irish potato soup, begins at 11:30. Browne’s will also have Irish dancers, music, and bagpipes going throughout the day.
Other places to hang out:
Julep (4141 Pennsylvania Avenue) is offering 25% off all Irish whiskys and has Guinness for $7 a pint.
O’Dowd’s Gastropub (4742 Pennsylvania Avenue) is offering Irish breakfast starting at 7 a.m. (Irish lunch and dinner specials will follow), and is closing the surrounding streets and sidewalks around the restaurant for live music and hangouts throughout the day.
Hopcat (401 Westport Road) is hosting a parade watch party, has food specials (including corned beef and Reuben rolls), and will be tapping kegs of Smithwick’s, Harp and Guinness, all starting at 11 a.m. Tickets are available if you want to watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade from their nicely situated rooftop.
O’Neill’s Restaurant and Bar (9417 Mission Road, Leawood) will have food and drink specials, including Irish breakfast beginning at 9 a.m., as well as bagpipes, live music, Irish dancers, face painters, an outdoor tent, and a beer garden.
KC Bier Company (310 West 79th Street) may be German, but are putting on a little bit of Irish today. They will be selling green cider and will have beer specials, including on their Schwartzbier, a dark dry lager with notes of coffee and chocolate. There will also be live music in the biergarden.
Finally, if you have zero interest in St. Patrick’s Day, you can opt for a kombucha workshop at the Farm School at Gibbs Road (4223 Gibbs Road). From 2-3:30 p.m., participants will learn the benefits of kombucha, how to ferment it, and how to create different flavors. Participants will go home with their own starter. The class is $10; RSVP here.
For more events, food or otherwise, visit our calendar.