Where to go for Mother’s Day in Kansas City. Plus, more KC food and drink events for May 6-12
Monday, May 6
Chef Jasper Mirable recently returned from an Italian vacation eager to share some fresh springtime recipes with his customers. He’ll do so during tonight’s “Springtime in an Italian Piazza” dinner at Jasper’s Restaurant (1201 West 103rd Street). Featured dishes include prosciutto crostini with canteloupe butter, lemon curd chicken, and much more. The meal is $50 a person and does not include wine, tax, or gratuity. Call 816-941-6600 for reservations.
Tuesday, May 7
Head out to Crane Brewing Company (6515 Railroad Street) for a reality TV-style burger battle organized by Social Power Hour that will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Chefs will have an hour to create their burgers, during which time attendees can mingle and watch. Then, everybody gets to try bites from each chef. General admission tickets include food samples and a voting ballot; beer will be available for purchase. Pick up tickets via Eventbrite.
Wednesday, May 8
Every Wednesday, the Bite (23 East 3rd Street) offers vegan taqueria options from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. This week’s menu includes cauliflower ceviche tostadas, al pastor street tacos, and a Cubano chimichurri chimichanga.
Friday, May 10
Your dog can join you for happy hour tonight at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for “Puppies and Pints,” held in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park (4525 Oak Street) from 6-8 p.m. The Young Friends of Art is putting on the party; members receive a discount, but non-members are also welcome. Cocktails will be available for purchase, and ballpark-style snacks will be available for free. Activities include a dog-friendly photo booth, a dog-friendly tour of the sculpture park, pet portraits, and more.
Saturday, May 11
Taste up to 20 different varieties of rosé today at the Rosé Festival at River Market Event Place (140 Walnut Street). Tickets are $20 (available here), and sample wines will be available to purchase by the bottle or case at discount pricing.
Bluestem (900 Westport Road) is offering its annual Mother’s Day tea, with seatings between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. While not technically *on* Mother’s Day, this will still make for a happy mom. For $40 a person (or $17 for children), enjoy a sampling of pastries, sandwiches, and teas. Call 816-561-1101 for reservations.
Test your strength while sipping beers at KC Bier Co.‘s (310 West 79th Street) annual Maifest celebration, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to Bier Co’s regular offerings, they’ll have Heller Bock, a small-batch collaboration bier brewed at Zuni St. Brewing in Denver. Smoked chicken, brats, and pretzels will be available for purchase as well. Stein-hoisting competitions and Hammerschlager rounds will take place throughout the afternoon.
Sunday, May 12
It’s Mother’s Day, and you can’t really go wrong for Mom with the go-to’s: Bristol, Lidia’s, Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, and so on. If that’s what Mom wants, that’s what Mom should get. If you’re looking for something new or a little different, though, here are a few options:
Waldo Thai Place (8341 Wornall Road): From 11a.m. to 3 p.m., $23 a person gets you a made-to-order entree (Mussaman brisket hash, smoked salmon salad, and more) with access to an appetizer buffet (crispy garlic pepper whole shrimp, crab rangoon, rice congee). Drinks are available for purchase, including bottomless mimosas. Call 816-605-1188 for reservations.
A food truck brunch at the Roasterie (1204 West 27th Street): From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., choose from a variety of food truck options including The BBQ Shack, Taste of Brazil Restaurant & Bar, The Waffler, and Slater’s. Local vendors represented include Verdant Oils, Green Utopia, KC Coffee Collective, MYLS from KC, and Lola and Finn Paperie.
Manila Bay Ihaw Ihaw (4800 East Bannister Road): Enjoy a big buffet with Manila Bay’s much-loved broasted chicken plus a spread of Filipino favorites including pork sisig, fried pork belly, lumpia, and adobo. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
KC Wine Co. Vineyard and Winery (13875 South Gardner Road): Get in for a Mother’s Day version of Sunday Funday from noon to 6 p.m., which features live music, wine slushes, cider, and games like giant Jenga and cornhole.
Green Dirt Farm (1099 Welt Street, Weston): Head out to Weston for a special Mother’s Day event featuring sparkling wine from all over the world paired with a variety of cheeses from Green Dirt Farm. Each $75 ticket includes wines, cheese, and an optional tour of the farm. Visit Green Dirt Farm’s website for more info and to purchase tickets.