Learn how to cook with summer produce, explore the best international food Kansas City has to offer or get a taste of the historic French Bottoms.
"Learn how to prepare the beautiful, fresh produce that you have harvested from your garden. Don’t know what to do with Swiss chard? Have zucchini coming out of your ears? No problem. Come sample some creative and healthy veggie recipes featuring summer produce. Bring your appetite! Please Note: You do not have to be a member to attend. You do not have to register beforehand but we recommend it so we can plan on enough food and seating for everyone." From noon to 1pm. Register here.
"This year marks the 40th year of connecting pieces of the world to make peace in the world. The volunteers of the non-profit Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City are bringing to you one of the largest gatherings of multiculturalism - focusing on the traditional cultures found here in our home, Kansas City and its surrounding metro area - the 40th annual ETHNIC ENRICHMENT FESTIVAL (a.k.a. Ethnic Festival). This is hosted by the Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization." Friday from 6 to 10pm, Saturday from noon to 10pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm.
"Join us as we explore the original neighborhood that is Kansas City's historic French Bottoms! We'll also enjoy the tastes of this district! Lunch with Locals is for people who love to get the insider's view of a city when they travel. We feature several of the city's most eclectic neighborhoods and festivals throughout the month. During the tour, your host Kiara Watts will guide you through tastings at 2-3 locally owned restaurants mixed with exploring popular hotspots in town and historically significant landmarks. Your lunch tastings will include a selection of drinks and dishes from each restaurant within the duration of the tour. You'll leave with a full belly and knowing more about some amazing local gems in Kansas City." From 11am to 2pm. Tickets are $50, available here.
"Help us celebrate Ruby Jean’s Juicery grand opening of an all new location, inside The Brookside Whole Foods Market! The first 250 people will get a gift bag!!! We will also be doing giveaways, samples and have a live band!" Starts at 11:10am.
"Don’t miss Kansas City Taste, brought to you by Carrier, Bryant and Stella Artois! A food and music festival in downtown Kansas City at Crown Center on Saturday August 17th. Kansas City Taste will feature more than 30 restaurants showing off their most creative dishes. About that Food: More than 30 of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants will be featured at the festival showcasing signature dishes from their menus. About the Music: Live music from Cherry Bomb will get you dancing and grooving while you enjoy culinary delights or sip on a beer or cocktail from local wineries and distilleries. MORE ACTS to be announced soon! Chef’s Showcase: Local and nationally- renowned chefs and experts cooking up all kind of food demonstrations." From noon to 10pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $75 for VIP, available here.
"Join us for the 11th Annual Tomato Tasting at the Local Pig! This is a free, family friendly event. All we ask is that you bring a tomato themed dish to share and/or labeled ripe tomatoes from your garden for folks to taste. We're at the new location in the City Market now. Plenty of nearby parking, lots of shade and seating!" From 9 to 11am. Free admission.
"Gin lovers unite! This gathering is built for those who enjoy gin and are eager to take it apart like Dad’s VCR. Journey through the DNA of gin with our Head Distiller, Michael. Discover what makes gin stand out from other spirits and why it’s delightful. Dig even deeper in the differences between our Bright and Bold Gins! Taste the two gins side by side and learn what cocktails they are destined for. Sample the building blocks of gin as individual distillates of botanicals we use in our gins and so much more." From 2 to 3pm. Tickets are $20, available here.
"Join us for an awesome collaboration! J Rieger & Co. will be our guest as we pair cheeses with their spirits. Our Certified Cheese Professional, Lincoln Broadbooks will be giving a great discussion on the subject. Lots of fun to be had! Tickets are $50 per person, and include a tasting of multiple cheeses, spirits, mixed drinks, and other accompaniments. You may purchase your ticket online through www.thebettercheddar.com under the event tab, in store, or by phone." From 7 to 9pm. tickets are $50, available here.