Taste of Kansas City and other weekend possibilities

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  • Chef Jesse Vega took home the Gold Fork last year for his take on chicken and waffles.

Find your new favorite spot in just one spot. Eat your way through the dishes of more than 20 restaurants at The Pitch’s Taste of Kansas City. The eating and drinking extravaganza is Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the KC Live Block of the Power & Light District. Sample fare from new restaurants like Affare and Open Fire, while remembering why places like the Jerusalem Cafe and Saigon 39 are in your regular rotation. Tallgrass Brewing Co., Boulevard Brewing Co., and Stone Pillar Vineyard and Winery also are on hand.

While you munch on pizza and cupcakes, watch five chefs battle it out in the Gold Fork competition. Tate Roberts (EBT), Bobby Stearns, Beth Barden (Succotash), Michael Foust (the Farmhouse), and Jesse Vega (Our Lady of Mercy Country Home) showcase their knife skills and creativity in the Iron Chef-style challenge held on the KC Live Stage. Emily Farris (of Feed Me KC and Casserole Crazy) and The Pitch restaurant critic Charles Ferruzza are among the judges for the contest. Tickets for this 21-and-older event cost $35 in advance (they can be purchased online) or $40 at the door. VIP tickets gain you an extra half-hour of drinking and dining with a 5 p.m. admission.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink