Mission Arts & Eats Festival and other weekend possibilities

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  • It’s the Battle of the Brisket this weekend in Mission.

Satisfy all your senses with the Mission Arts & Eats Festival. The annual arts festival, food fair and barbecue competition – the Battle of the Brisket – is set for today and tomorrow at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center (6200 Martway, in Mission). Food will be served from 4 to 10 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There’s also a pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Spend an evening with good wine, food and art at the 13th annual Corks & Canvas. The benefit for the Good Samaritan Project runs from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at Studio Dan Meiners (2500 W. Pennway). Tickets are $75.

If you can’t find a wine to love at Independence Uncorked, you don’t love wine. The wine festival, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 14, will have 16 wines to sample. In addition to the wine tasting, there will be art, music and food on the grounds of the historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate (313 W. Pacific, in Independence). Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the gate and include a souvenir wineglass.

Gordon Biersch changes its beer with the seasons, and fall brings FestBier, an amber lager. The brewpub also has a few new menu items, including baby beer brats, a pretzel bacon cheeseburger, and a trio of German sausages with sauerkraut-bacon potato croquettes. Gordon Biersch has two area locations: 100 E. 14th St. and 11652 Ash, in Leawood.

The fourth annual Grape Stomp is Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery (16905 Jowler Creek Rd., Platte City). And yes, you can try your foot at being a winemaker.

What have you got on tap for the weekend?

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink