Hot Dogs

How many hot dogs can you eat? Find out this weekend in Kansas City.

The fun doesn't have to stop after the 4th of July holiday. This weekend, you can enter a hot dog-eating contest, sip on whiskeys from around the world or celebrate one of Kansas City's favorite beers.


Rosé All Day at City Barrel Brewing Co.

"Help us celebrate our newest sour, Blush, with a Rose all day First Friday's Party! Mark your calendars now and more details will come!" All day.

Stranger Things Pilot Beers Release Party at Strange Days Brewing Co.

"Here at the brewery, we're big fans of Strangers Things and beer...obviously. So we thought we'd merge the two interests and brew some beers. In celebration of the 3rd season of Stranger Things being released this Thursday, we're unleashing TWO pilot batch beers on Friday. The 2 beers couldn't be more opposite, but still eerily familiar to each other. Both beers contain the same post-fermentation adjuncts, cacao nibs & maple syrup, and are mighty tasty. First beer is a Blonde Ale named "Friends Don't Lie" clocking in at 5% ABV. The second is an Imperial Stout called "D & D (Dustin & D'Art)" with an "Upside-Down" ABV of 10.3%. There's only about 10 gallons of each of these, so hop on your bike and get down here Friday!" From 3 to 10pm.

The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge Pop Up at Rockhill Grille

"The Monarch migrates to the Crossroads for the summer's First Fridays, thanks to a partnership with The Rockhill Grille . We will open at 5:00pm on July 5th, August 2nd, and September 6th -- so come see us before or after your stroll around the KC Crossroads Arts District! Featuring Ashton D J Martin from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Cocktails at our Pop-Up include: Kansas City Ice Water, Rosebud, Plumbound & Down, Dreams of Iliad, Carriage Club, Dazed & Confused, Old Fashioned and Louisiana Purchase." From 5 to 11:45pm.

Kansas City International Hot Dog Eating World Championship at Tapcade

"Tapcade and Boulevard Brewing's Easy Sport Present the 2019 Kansas City International Hot Dog Eating Championship! This is the contest of all contests. Championships of all Championships. Contestants will have up to 3 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. Only one man or woman will walk away with the coveted KCIHDEWC Trophy (yes, there is a trophy), and a sweet Boulevard Prize Pack! Tickets are $10 and 100% of all proceeds will benefit Harvesters! Check in will start at 7pm. Contestants must be 21+ to enter. Contestants will be required to sign a waiver, but by purchasing a ticket, they assume any risks or dangers involved in competitive eating." From 7 to 10pm. Tickets are $10, available here.

First Friday Lunch at Novel

Enjoy a special menu for First Friday featuring four courses for $36 and half-priced bottles of wine from 11am to 1:30pm.


National Fried Chicken Day at Stroud's

"Stroud’s will celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on Saturday, July 6 with a specially priced family-style two-piece pan-fried dark chicken dinner. Each meal includes choice of salad or homemade chicken noodle soup, choice of potatoes (mashed, French fries, cottage fries or baked), green beans, gravy and homemade cinnamon rolls for $9.95. The special is available for both dine-in and carryout orders at Stroud’s Fairway and Overland Park locations only. Stroud’s hours on Saturday, July 6 are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m."

Around the World in 8 Whiskeys at Lifted Spirits Distillery

"This whirlwind fan-favorite is back for another globe-trotting tour! This time we’ll be exploring the Scottish Highlands and Isles, Kentucky’s Bourbon County, new whiskey powerhouse Japan, as well as our northerly neighbors and a few other intriguing stops. We will have all new whiskey selections for those who have attended this event before! Let’s sip some great whisk(e)y, learn something about how the history, culture, and geography of each region influenced the spirits, and add a few stamps to our proverbial passports, all from the comfort of your community distillery. Midway through the world tour, we’ll take a breather and tour the distillery. We’ll talk about how we produce our spirits and what happens inside a whiskey barrel. Then we’ll get back to the sampling. Seating for this event is limited so grab your tickets while you can!" From 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $40, available here.


Boulevard Tank 7 Turns 10 at Bier Station

"Boulevard Brewing Company's Tank 7 has a special place in the heart of many Kansas City craft beer fans, so we're throwing it a special 10th birthday party! Join us for all day Tank 7 specials, a special beer cocktail made with Tank 7 (called the Lion's Tank!), our $5 Burgers and Fries special made with Tank 7 beer cheese, and birthday cake on Sunday, July 7th!" From noon to 9pm.

Lark a Fare & The Rieger Collaboration Dinner at Juniper Hill Farms

"Join us for a one of a kind farm to table collaboration featuring the culinary talents of Chefs Howard Hanna and Chetan Michie. This event will encompass the finest in local produce and meats, featuring fresh from the fields early summer crops, and a local goat roast, provided by Red Tractor Farm. Accompanying this event will be collaborative drinks and wines, curated by Kyle Bennett and Kyle Gardner. This event will be a four course family style event, with 2 cocktails and 2 wines, $100 per person. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, but please do let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly. Due to the family style nature of the event, we may or may not be able to honor all restrictions. In addition to dinner there will also be a tour of Juniper Hill's Farm and Fields." From 6:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $100, available here.

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