The Pitch‘s Taco Week begins today, and much more: KC’s food and drink events for March 19-25

Monday, March 19

The Pitch‘s Taco Week kicks off today. Specialty tacos can be snacked upon all over town for 50 percent off their price. (We suggest eating twice as many tacos as you normally would, as opposed to just pocketing the savings.) Visit any of the following restaurants to get your fill this week: Port Fonda (Westport), Mission Taco Joint, Harvey’s At Union Station, El Fogon, the Well, Unforked, Red Door Woodfired Grill, Taco Republic, ClusterTruck, the Lucky Taco, El Patron Cocina and Bar, Scott’s Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29, Brew Lab and Mesob Restaurant. Get the specifics on participating restaurants and what they will have on offer here

Tuesday, March 20

Port Fonda in Lawrence (900 New Hampshire Street) is collaborating with Hank Charcuterie tonight for a four-course paella dinner. The paella itself features saffron rice, Hank Charcuterie tasso ham, linguica sausage, little neck clams, head on shrimp, PEI mussels and confit chicken thighs. Sides include roasted eggplant with a mole amarillo and a grilled and chilled fennel and carrot salad with pistachio and parsley. The dinner is $50 per person or $90 per couple, not including tax or gratuity. Call 785-856-2535 for reservations. This will be among Hank Charcuterie’s last collaboration events in Lawrence before pulling up stakes in April and moving to KC under the name Fox and Pearl

Thursday, March 22

Another collaboration dinner blends the efforts of chef Bryant Wigger at Tavernonna (106 West 12th Street) with the spirits of Tom’s Town Distillery. The five-course dinner includes pepper-smoked oysters with green tomato, sea beans and avocado, grilled octopus with an ancho chili romesco and a roasted lamb rack vignarola with new potato, artichoke and pistachio, among other courses. Each course will be served with a spirits tasting or cocktail made with Tom’s Town Distillery spirits. The dinner is $90 per person and includes drink pairings, tax and gratuity. More information and tickets can be found here

Ruins Pub (1715 Main Street) is hosting a beer dinner featuring selections from Public House Brewing. Currywurst with spaezle and pierogies stuffed with wild boar are among the Eastern-European themed offerings. The dinner, with pairings, is available for $45 per person excluding tax and tip. Tickets and more information can be found via Eventbrite

Friday, March 23

North KC businesspeople and residents are invited to a block party on the rooftop at Chicken and Pickle (1761 Burlington) from 5 to 8 p.m.; food specials, drinks and DJs will be on hand. Presumably if you don’t live or work in North KC they won’t hold this against you. 

Saturday, March 24

Stout lovers should consider a trip to Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard) today for Missouri’s first-ever Péché Day. On Péché Day, Quebec’s renowned Microbrasserie Dieu de Ciel releases several varieties of its beloved Péché Mortel Imperial Stout. From 2:30 – 11:00 p.m. today, Bier Station guests can sample seven of them. This event is first come, first served.

Lebanese cuisine is the focus of tonight’s specialty dinner at Cafe Sebastienne (4420 Warwick Boulevard). Chef Remy Ayesh, herself of Lebanese descent, will guide guests through the meal, which will feature Ayesh’s grandmother’s specialties.The dinner is $75 per person, and does not include wine pairings or gratuity (the museum is tax exempt). Call 816-561-7740 or visit the Kemper’s website to make reservations.

The Taproom at Crane Brewing Company (6515 Railroad Street) is tapping its “Pie Times” collaboration with Torn Label Brewing Company today beginning at 4 p.m. The beer is a “slightly sour ale” made with paw paws, peaches, persimmons, molasses, and cinnamon graham crackers. The Crepes KC food truck will also be on hand. 

Lifted Spirits Distillery (1734 Cherry Street) is hosting a tasting event, “Around the World in 8 Whiskeys.” Those with the fortitude to sample eight whiskeys will be trying spirits from Scotland, Kentucky, and Japan as part of the event, which also includes a tour of Lifted Spirits’ facility. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased via Eventbrite