Peru meets the Prairie, Culinary Fight Club, and more: KC’s food and drink events for June 18-24

Monday, June 18

Chefs Amante Domingo (the Russell), Cody Mossman (Brookridge Golf and Fitness), Emily Meyer (Charlie Hooper’s), Mario Burgess (7th Street Casino) and Mitchell Allen (Grand Street Cafe) are all facing off at tonight’s Here’s the Beef! Culinary Fight Club,at District Pour House (7122 Wornall Road). The event is a Top Chef-style cook-off with beef as the main ingredient. Each $40 ticket includes a sponsor beer, samples from each chef, and bites from District Pour House. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit Fight 2 Feed KC. More information and tickets are available via Eventbrite

Order cocktails in Westport and support Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) at the same time with this week’s Cocktail for a Cause (running June 18-24). One dollar from each specialty cocktail will be donated to BBBSKC; participating bars include Beer Kitchen, Char Bar, Dempsey’s Westport, Firefly Lounge, Gambal’s, Green Room Burgers & Beer, Harpo’s Kansas City, Harry’s Bar and Tables, HopCat, Julep KC, Kelly’s Westport Inn, McCoy’s Public House, Sailor Jack’s, Westport Cafe & Bar, and the Westport Saloon.

Tuesday, June 19

Stock Hill (4800 Main Street) is celebrating National Steakhouse Month with a three-course $45 prix fixe menu, which is available daily through the end of the month. Thirty-day filet mignon and 12-ounce KC Strip and Ribeye steaks are among the available options. See more details and the menu here

Chef Andrew Prewitt of Nick and Jake’s on Main (5301 Main Street) has designed a five-course menu to pair with Stockyard Brewing Company‘s wares during tonight’s specialty beer dinner. The meal, which begins at 6 p.m., also includes six beers. Among the courses: a duck breast salad with hot bacon vinaigrette and braised lamb with polenta, gremolata, and a brunch stout demi glace. The meal is $55 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity; call 816-421-1111 for reservations. 

Cinder Block Brewing Company and EJ’s Urban Eatery (1414 Ninth Street) are also teaming up for a beer dinner tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. On the menu: achiote-rubbed smoked pork cheeks with a preserved blood orange salad as well as scallops in crab in brown butter with a parmesan sauce, among other items. This one is $50 a person (not including tax or tip). Make reservations by calling 816-491-8262 or emailing

Thursday, June 21

The fist of four Peru Meets the Prairie events begin today. The four-day event, which runs through Sunday, brings together six chefs: Carlos Falcon (Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos), John Evans (Barra Lima, Peru), Remy Ayesh (Repeal 18th), Camila Chavez (Central Restaurante, Lima, Peru), Howard Hanna (the Rieger), and Michael Foust (the Farmhouse), to celebrate community and the blending of cultures through food. Thursday’s event is at the Sundry (300 East 39th Street), and features small plates crafted by chefs Falcon and Evans, as well as champagne selected by Caitlin Corcoran (Ça Va). The event is $95. Tickets to this event, plus information at other events at the Rieger, Repeal 18th, and Crum’s Heirlooms are available via Eventbrite

Another cooking competition takes place Thursday night at Anton’s (1610 Main Street). The Show Me Series Sustainable Food Competition pits chefs against one another for an opportunity to eventually progress to the World Food Championships (and its $100,000 prize). Ticket holders are welcomed with champagne and cocktails and can sample appetizers while the chefs compete, as well as tastes from all of the competing chefs. Tickets to this event range from $40-$75; learn more and purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Saturday, June 23

Come hot or hotter weather, the Crossroads Beer Fest takes place today at Crossroads KC (417 East 18th Street). For $28 (or $66.50 for VIPs), you’ll get access to 24 breweries serving 70 beers (info on which breweries or beers is not available). The M80s are also set to perform. Pick up tickets via Crossroads KC’s website

Sunday, June 24

Common Ground Doughnuts, formerly Julia Marie’s Doughnuts, will be operating a pop-up on Sunday at Happy Gillis (549 Gillis Street) from 9 a.m. to noon (or sell out, whichever comes first). Common Ground specializes in lightly crispy on the exterior, soft inside cake doughnuts, which are freshly made on site.

Chef Bryan Sparks (Broadway Bistro) is hosting a specialty three-course dinner at the Missouri Barn at Powell Gardens (1609 NW HWY 50), with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. On the menu: smoked lamb, as well as vegetables sourced from the Heartland Harvest Garden, among other dishes. Learn more and purchase tickets via Powell Gardens’ website