Parlor Food Hall’s grand opening is Friday, plus Troostapalooza and Oktoberfest events: KC’s food and drink events for September 17-23

Tuesday, September 18

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, Hogshead KC (4743 Pennsylvania Avenue) will be offering its much-loved cheeseburger — thick-cut bacon from Daily’s Premium Meats in St Joseph, a fresh egg from Good Natured Family Farms, pickles from KC Canning Co. and an egg bun from Farm to Market Bread Company — for $10 (regularly $14). 

Thursday, September 20

Celia Congdon, general manager of Andrew Will Winery in Washington, will be on hand for tonight’s wine dinner at Story (3931 West 69th Terrace). The five-course dinner features a variety of Andrew Will’s wines paired with courses created by chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen. Among the evening’s courses: wild coho salmon
with sweet corn, poblanos and potato hash (served with cabernet franc, black label 2014); and braised beef short rib
with wild mushrooms, shallots, and polenta (ciel du cheval 2011). The dinner is $95 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 913-236-9955 or visit story’s website for reservations.

From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, the Kansas City Rose Society is hosting “An Evening at Versailles ” the society’s eighth annual wine and roses garden party at the Loose Park Rose Garden (5200 Pennsylvania Avenue). The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine, and specialty cocktails, plus music from Hot Club KC and DJ Ashton Martin. Tickets start at $75 a person, with proceeds benefiting the rose garden. More information and tickets are available here

Friday, September 21

Be among the first to visit Parlor (1707 Locust Avenue), KC’s newest food hall, during its grand opening, which begins today at 11 a.m.  Parlor is one of KC’s first food halls and features an open floor plan with seven restaurants operated by independent vendors as well as two bars, one on each of the two floors. Restaurants include Karbón (Yúcatan- and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from chef Rachel Rinas), Vildhäst (Scandanavian street food from Krokstrom’s chef Katee McLean and Josh Rogers), Mother Clucker (Nashville Hot Chicken), Sura Eats (Korean food from chef Keeyoung Kim), Farm to Market Sandwich Company, Providence Pizza and Yaki-Ya KC (okonomiyaki from chef Patrick Curtis of Shio Ramen). The space also features shuffleboard and a variety of common area seating configurations, designed to entice guests to hang out as long as they want. 

Saturday, September 22

Visit 30th and Troost today between 12 and 7 p.m. for Troostapalooza. The event brings together art, sports, music, food and drink for an afternoon that also celebrates the Troost community. The Strawberry Swing indie craft fair, pickleball from Chicken & Pickle, appearances by the UMKC Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, and performances from the Marching Cobras and the Phantastics take place throughout the afternoon. Food and drink vendors will also be on site, including Urban Cafe, Stockyards Brewing Co., Nikki-G’s SoulQ Bistro, Pita for Good, Seven Swans Crêperie, Crane Brewing Company, and Thelma’s Kitchen. The event is free and family friendly.

The fourth annual Vegtoberfest (Vegan Oktoberfest) takes place Saturday at English Landing Park (8701 Clark Avenue, Parkville). Enjoy vegan bratwursts, beer, and games at this family-friendly event, which runs from 3 to 8 p.m. There is no admission fee for the event; food and drink sales benefit Voice for Animals.

Also today, Bar Louie (101 East 14th Street) will be featuring Oktoberfest specials all day long, including food and drink. The stein toast takes place at 2 p.m. 

Sunday, September 23

Starting at 10 a.m., Hopcat (401 Westport Road) is hosting its version of Oktoberfest, known as “Hoptoberfest.” They’ll be pouring some of their favorite Oktoberfest beers and giving out specialty Oktoberfest steins to the first visitors. Among the featured beers: HofBrauHaus’ Oktoberfestbier, Weihenstephan’s Festbier, Sam Adams’ Octoberfest, KC Bier Co.’s Festvier and Boulevard’s Bob’s 47.