Meshuggah Bagels Overland Park and Peaceful Pig vegan barbecue truck open this week, the Get Ripped Brew Fest is on Saturday plus more food and drink events, May 30 to June 4
Tuesday, May 30
If you’re in need of something family friendly, cast a line tonight at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead (13800 Switzer, Overland Park), which is opening its stocked pond for free fishing tonight from 5 to 8. The farmstead will supply old-fashioned fishing poles and corn kernels for bait (rather than live worms).
Thursday, June 1
At long last for bagel lovers: Meshuggah Bagels Overland Park (7096 West 105th Street) is holding its grand opening today. The new Meshuggah is intriguing for a few reasons: all bagels will now be baked on site at this location (including the bagels for their 39th Street store), more bagel and bagel board options will be available, and the space features twice as much seating as the original location. Meshuggah’s doors open at 7 a.m.
If you find yourself in Lawrence tonight, opt for the Arterra Dinner Experience at Arterra Events Space (2161 Quail Creek Drive). For $45, diners each get a signature craft cocktail and passed appetizers, including pork belly with a maple-bourbon glaze and smoked trout with a plantain crisp and tarragon cream. The family-style main courses include chipotle-molasses grilled chicken with mango slaw and mint chimichurri as well as smoked-cherry baby back ribs with a jalapeno-apple barbecue sauce. Dessert and an open bar are also part of the package. RSVP by calling or texting 913-206-7409.
Friday, June 2
The new Peaceful Pig Vegan BBQ debuts for First Friday, parked at 18th Street and McGee from 4 p.m. until it runs out of food. The menu is 100 percent vegan and largely organic, with much of the food also gluten-free. In a town busting with so many meat-centric restaurants, this is welcome news.
Saturday June 3
Join the Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City (9810 West 79th Street, Overland Park) for Pinoy Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. For $8 a plate, you can sample home-style longansina (Filipino chorizo), fried rice, fresh fruit, dried fish and more. Dessert and other items are available à la carte.
Beef up on your knife skills today at L’ecole Culinaire (310 Ward Parkway). This $45 course runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and covers classic knife cuts and techniques, knife care and kitchen safety. Reserve your spot here.
Twenty-plus local distillers, brewers and food purveyors come together today for the Get Ripped Beer Fest, held at Big Rip Brewing Company (216 East Ninth Avenue, North Kansas City). The fest this year honors Big Rip’s fourth anniversary in business. Sample beers from Brewery Emperial, Crane Brewing Company, Double Shift, Empyrean, Torn Label, J. Rieger, Green Room Burgers and Beer, and many more — including new beers from Big Rip, as is the tradition. Tickets are $30 and include beer, live music and a commemorative pint glass. More info and tickets here.
Green Dirt Farm (19915 Mount Bethel Road, Weston) is keeping it Weston local today with a collaborative cheese tasting with Weston Brewing Company, at its beautiful Weston farmstead. This event pairs several of GDF’s signature sheep’s- and cow’s-milk cheeses with the beers of Weston Brewing Company and Weston Brewing Labs. After the tasting, Weston Brewing Company owner Corey Weinfurt gives a guided tour of the famous O’Malley’s Pub and its brewing cellars. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased here.