Stock Hill importing three renowned guest chefs for a wine dinner, Hopcat hosting a Ballast Point beer dinner, plus: a vegan pop-up, cocktail classes and more food and drink events, June 26 – July 2

Monday, June 26

Sample a Buddhist-inspired vegan spread tonight at Bun Bros KC (115 West 18th Street). The feast, served family style, includes miso soup, a variety of pickles (including pickled green strawberries, miso-pickled carrots, napa-cabbage kimchi and curry-pickled turnips), mushroom steamed buns and simmered tofu in a mushroom broth. Sides include sweet-potato noodles, onigiri with shiso, and more. The dinner is $50 a person. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal. Check Bun Bros KC’s Facebook page for more information.

Tuesday, June 27

HopCat (401 Westport Road) is hosting a beer dinner tonight featuring Ballast Point Beers. The dinner begins with the Orange Vanilla Fathom IPA as a welcome, followed by the Thai Chili Woohoo witbier served with fried calamari, the Gunion American pale ale with a Caesar salad, the Pescadero pilsner served with salmon piccata, and the Cinnamon Raisin Commodore stout served with an apple cinnamon tart. The dinner is $30 and begins at 6:30; tickets are available via Eventbrite

Double Shift Brewing Company (412 East 18th Street) is hosting a “speed plating” event tonight from 6 to 8 in its tasting room; sample five cheeses and beers for $20. Visit the tasting room to purchase tickets ahead of time. 

Wednesday, July 28

Chef Joe West at Stock Hill (4800 Main) is hosting a dinner tonight titled “West and Friends.” Besides West, Spencer Knipper and Kelly Conwell are in the kitchen, and the invited chefs include Troy Guard (Guard and Grace, Denver), Khai Vu (District One Kitchen & Bar, Las Vegas) and Michael Magliano (Soho House, West Hollywood). The five-course menu includes a welcome cocktail and wine pairings with each course. The dinner is $175 a person, exclusive of tax or gratuity. The menu, link to purchase tickets and more information can be found on Stock Hill’s website

Thursday, June 29

Crane Brewing Company (6515 Railroad Street) is getting in on the tiki trend with its own tiki-inspired special tapping tonight from 4 to 9. Two tiki-inspired beers, the Zombie Ale (a “slightly tart, super-spiced saison,” Crane says) and the Painkiller Ale (a spiced super saison with tropical-fruit notes) will be available, as well as specialty cocktails. A visit from the Bochi boneless wing food truck is also planned.  

Hone your knife skills tonight at — where else — the Smithville Branch of the Mid-Continent Library (120 Richardson Street). Presenter Mel Cole will guide students from 7 to 8 p.m. on proper techniques and equipment for mincing, dicing, cubing, julienning and more. The class is free, but registration is required. 

If you are in Lawrence, stop by Cottin’s Farmer’s Market (1832 Massachusetts Street), which is back in business for the summer every Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Pick up some Free State beer and listen to live music while you check out fresh vegetables, locally produced meat, house wares and much more. Keep an eye on the market’s Facebook page for announcements about special goods at the market. 

Friday, July 30

Libations and Company (23 Southeast Third Street, Lee’s Summit) is hosting another mixology class tonight featuring one of the city’s most prominent men behind the bar: Ryan Maybee of Manifesto and the Rieger. Maybee will guide participants through the history of Rieger spirits as well as how to make a few cocktails using those boozes. Samples of both the spirits and the cocktails will be available, with all ingredients to make your own at home available for purchase. 7 and 8 p.m. time slots are available, and tickets are $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite