O’Dowd’s Gastrobar Brunch

O’Dowd’s Gastrobar launches its first brunch in 20 years this weekend.

Try a new brunch, celebrate Pridefest or watch food trucks face off.

Friday

Kansas City Pridefest

"Kansas City Diversity Coalition‘s vision for our festival is that of a place where everyone from all backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities can come together to celebrate our diversity as a supportive and loving LGBTQIA+ community. Ongoing weekend activities include a carnival, marketplace and food fair." Friday from 6 to 11:30pm, Saturday from noon to 11:30pm and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Tickets are $10, available here.

Mid-Continent Public Library's Food Truck Face-Off

"Mid-Continent Public Library’s KC Food Truck Face-Off will determine the 2019 Rookie Food Truck of the Year. Event attendees will enjoy entrée samples from the five competing food trucks and local breweries, and will cast their votes to pick which first-year food truck operator will be honored. Competing trucks are Mattie’s Vegan Eats, Da Poke Wagon, KC Cajun, Urban Cafe KC, and Nikki-G’s SoulQ Bistro." Starts at 5:30pm. Tickets are $35 for GA and $50 for VIP, available here.

Pride Month Kick Off at Pressed Penny Tavern

"Help us support Kansas City's LGBTQIA Community Center, Kansas City Center for Inclusion this June! Starting Friday, May 31 and continuing through all of Pride Month, for every Yasss Queen cocktail (housemade grenadine, pineapple juice, blue curacao and your choice of Smirnoff vodka) you buy, 33% of the sale will go to the KC Center for Inclusion! Shoot it, savor it, or buy a round for your friends!"

Saturday

Boozy Botanicals Pop Up at The Roasterie

"On Saturday, June 1st, come learn about the all-natural organic syrups from Boozy Botanicals! They will be popping up in our Factory Cafe from 10 AM to 1 PM. These delicious organic syrups handcrafted in small batches are intended for use in cocktails, sparkling water, lemonade, tea and coffee. Stop by their table in our bean hangar for a fresh and one-of-a-kind experience just in time for the warm KC weather! See you there!" From 10am to 1pm.

Flying Saucer's 11th Anniversary Party

"We're leveling up! Come and party with us as we celebrate 11 years of beer! Starting at 1:11 PM, we'll be tapping up 1 kickass keg on the 11th minute of every hour. Kegs like Deschutes Brewery's 2015 Cognac Barrel-Aged Abyss, Dogfish Head's Fruit-full Fort, and Lindemans Young Lambic. Good good good good good stuff! Stay tuned for more details! Thank you for 11 awesome years!" From 1:11pm to close.

Sunday

Brunch Launch at O'Dowd's Gastrobar

Beginning this Sun., June 2, O’Dowd’s Gastrobar will offer Sunday brunch for the first time in its 20-year history on the Country Club Plaza. Executive chef Mitch Neely has crafted six brunch dishes that will be offered every Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Dishes include eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, stuffed French toast, corned beef hash and more. Brunch cocktails, including Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas, will also be available. From 11am to 2pm. Reservations can be made by calling 816.561.2700 or online here.

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