Nacho Week, Boulevardia, Father’s Day, and more: KC’s food and drink events for June 10-16
Monday, June 10
The Pitch‘s Nacho Week starts today. That means half-off nachos through Sunday at El Fogon, Jax Fish House, John’s Big Deck, the Levee, Lew’s, Charlie Hooper’s, Mattie’s Vegan Eats, The Well, EJ’s Urban Eatery, Drunken Worm, and the Boardroom. More info on the deals here.
Visit Waldo Thai Place (8431 Wornall Road) for a multi-course spirits dinner hosted by whiskey ambassador Bernie Lubbers from Heaven Hill Distillery (Evan Williams, Rittenhouse Rye, Elijah Craig, and many more). Each course will feature dishes prepared by chef Pam Liberda along with a neat pour and a cocktail. You should leave this one feeling nice and warm. Tickets are $80 apiece (including tax but not gratuity). View the menu and pick up tickets via Eventbrite.
Wednesday, June 12
A rare wine dinner featuring wines from Prisoner Wine Company and dishes from chef Chris Deaton takes place at Loose Mansion (101 Armour Road). The four-course meal includes dishes like pan-seared Atlantic sea scallops on saffron risotto cake with baby shrimp and basil butter sauce, and beef tenderloin with rosemary compound butter and pommes William. The meal is $95 a person (not including fees). More information and tickets can be found on Eventbrite.
Learn how to make a handful of classic Asian dishes from Bo Ling’s Theresa Ng at Olive Tree KC (7044 West 105th Street). Ng will demonstrate how to make dishes including Chicken wonton soup, Vietnamese spring rolls, Mandarin chicken, egg fried rice, and steamed brown rice as guests observe and enjoy samples and drinks. Tickets are $65 apiece and can be purchased from Olive Tree KC’s website.
Friday, June 14
Boulevardia kicks off today in the Stockyards District. The festival — a weekend of music, food, and beer — still has a lot available to those who have slacked on buying tickets. That includes Taps & Tastes, the beer and food festival-within-the-festival, which is full of exclusive-to-the-event beers. About 60 breweries are set to be pouring, some of whom don’t have regular distribution in Kansas City. Tickets are also still available for the Father’s Day beer and barbecue brunch on Saturday, which includes unlimited beer. You also can opt for the Crane Brewing Company beer dinner at Voltaire.
Out in Lawrence, sample beer, wine, cocktails and a host of pork-centric dishes at the Beer, Wine and Swine event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. The event takes place beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Arterra Events Space (6121 Quail Creek Drive). Participating restaurants and breweries include Bon Bon, Culinaria, Lawrence Beer Company, Three Rings Brewery, Happy Basset Brewing Co, City Wine Market, KANbucha, Black Labs, McLain’s Market Lawrence, and Checkers Foods. Tickets start at $50 a person or $80 per couple. Learn more and pick up tickets here.
Saturday, June 15
Delicious carbs await you at the KC Wine & Donut Dash at KC Wine Co. Vineyard & Winery (13875 S Gardner Rd). No actual dashing seems to be involved, but you can walk through the vineyard, load up on wine and Donutology donuts, and stick around for a party featuring food trucks and live music. Tickets are $40 apiece and can be found, along with more information, here.
Sunday, June 16
City Barrel Brewing Company (1740 Holmes) is going pork heavy for its Father’s Day Bacon Brunch, which is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specials include bacon bagel sandwiches, pork belly benedict, and bacon and potato hash. Make a reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 816-298-7008.
A Father’s Day edition of Food Truck Brunch at the Roasterie (1204 W 27th Street) includes a maker’s market as well as a handful of food trucks to choose from. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and vendors include Marigolds Food Truck, Da Poke Wagon, the BBQ SHACK, the Waffle Iron, Verdant Oils, Julianne Hall Studio, Beautifully Delicious, KC Pop Co, and Neither/nor Zine Distro.