Labor Day eats, Sayachi Sushi and Oyster Bar opens in Brookside, and more
KC's food and drink events for September 2-8.
Monday, September 2
Several restaurants will be hosting Labor Day brunch services. This includes all of the Summit Grill locations (Lee’s Summit, Waldo, and Gladstone), Boru Ramen (500 West 75th Street), Third Street Social (123 Southeast 3rd Street), and Pearl Tavern (1672 Northwest Chipman Road), which are serving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hogshead KC (4743 Pennsylvania Avenue) is also offering its brunch menu; it includes corned beef hash and its much-loved cheeseburger, beginning at 11 a.m. and running through 3 p.m.
Limitless Brewing (9765 Widmer) is hosting a Labor Day Cookout beginning at 2 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. Get in for free hot dogs to go along with your beer. Arrive by 4 p.m. for a bags tournament with beer prizes.
At Loose Park‘s Rose Garden (5200 Wornall Road), the Haitian Community Center of the Mid-West (HACMI) is hosting a day-long (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Labor Day picnic featuring Haitian and American food.
SantaCaliGon Days continues at Independence Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for carnival rides, hundreds of food and craft vendors, live music, craft/DIY demonstrations, a big antique fire truck display, and more. This is a free festival; learn more via the SantaCaliGon Days website.
Friday, September 6
The 58th annual Greek Festival takes place Friday evening through Sunday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (12001 Wornall Road). Nosh on a surprisingly varied menu of Greek food, including flaming sagnaki with pita bread, pastries, lamb T-bones and pastitsio. Then go hear some ‘opa’s, watch some dancing, and head back to enjoy some more food. Admission is free. More details, including hours and events, is available at the festival’s website.
Up in Liberty, 3Halves Brewing Company and Jousting Pigs Barbecue are celebrating their combined grand opening at 114 East Kansas Street. Get in for brisket, pulled pork, ribs, macaroni and cheese, BBQ beans, banana pudding, and several brand-new beers. The party runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Chef Carlos Falcon’s newest restaurant, Sayachi Sushi and Oyster Bar (6322 Brookside Plaza), is officially opening for its first weekend in business in Brookside. (It’s located in the former home of Domo.) Falcon has made his name with Veracruz-style seafood offerings at both Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos restaurants, and for this venture, he’s hired a Japanese chef from the Michelin-rated Tokyo restaurant Ginza Kyubey to run sushi operations. Falcon promises that the sushi here will be among the best available in Kansas City.
Saturday, September 7
Sample hundreds of varieties of teas, attend workshops, and learn about tea culture at the Midwest Tea Festival, which runs today and tomorrow at the Ararat Events Center (5100 Ararat Drive). Tickets are $13 for the festival; additional workshops are extra. More information and tickets are available via the event’s website.
Dozens of wineries will be represented at today’s Uncorked: KC Wine Festival at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road). Wine will be available for ticket holders to sample, with food available for purchase from food trucks parked on-site. For a list of available wines, visit Uncorked’s website. Tickets for the event start $50 a person and can be purchased via Eventbrite.