This weekend, you can check out J. Rieger & Co.'s massive new distillery, celebrate Bastille Day with wine and cheese or learn how to grow and cook with fresh herbs.
"Fresh herbs are a tasty and healthy way to enhance your cooking. Learn the best ways to grow and preserve the most popular varieties of herbs. We will cook with several easy-to-grow herbs. Bring your appetite!" From noon to 1pm. Register here.
"Please join us to celebrate the official opening of the new J. Rieger & Co. Distillery! The Monogram Lounge will be open from 3 PM to Midnight, serving small plates & cocktails! Come explore our Historical Exhibit & slide on down to the Mercantile Gift Shop! We can't wait to see you in Electric Park!" From 3pm to midnight. Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase.
"Bring your family out to enjoy great food, coffee and #shoplocal with various KC artists and vendors! This is an outdoor event #undertheplane which means it's dog friendly too! BONUS! Join Pure Barre in a morning workout to kick off our food truck brunch! At 10 AM out in the parking lot, enjoy a nitro or cold brew and get sweating with this low-impact isometric movement class with some of KC's best Pure Barre instructors. This experience is $10 per person and space is limited! Reserve your spot online now at TheRoasterie.com or click the ticket link. After a summer sweat, enjoy food from trucks like: Chunky Al's, Roadkill Cafe, Cajun Cabin and Taste of Kansas City BBQ & Grill. Love on these local vendors: The Coolest Dude - Apparel for All, Cavacats, Lola and Finn Paperie, Artist KC and Botanica KC - Floral Design." From 10am to 2pm.
"Come by on the second Sunday of the month to sample our current coffees in a barista led cupping, which is the method of evaluating roasted coffee. Come and go, free & open to anyone!" From 2 to 3pm.
"Come by Lifted Spirits for a Spirit Lesson featuring herbs and botanicals from the Kansas City Community Gardens! During this FREE Spirit Lesson, you'll have a chance to learn how to incorporate fresh ingredients into your spirits, syrups, and cocktail recipes. Plus, sample some botanical cocktails and take home the recipes so you can make them yourself! No ticket required - just come by the tasting room before 4:00 PM. After the Spirit Lesson, you can also stick around for a free distillery tour at 5:00!" From 4 to 5:30pm. Free to attend; no ticket required.
"Join us at the winery for a chance to taste some handcrafted Amigoni wine paired with a gourmet dining experience prepared by Kansas City's very own Chef Craig Howard. Howard has thoughtfully prepared and planned an appetizer and three course meal that will be featuring some of the freshest and finest produce straight from his farm. Our winemakers and the team from Howard's will guide you through this delicious meal and the process behind their crafts. Limited seats are available for this event. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to eat and drink local!" From 5 to 8pm. Tickets are $75, available here.
"With Bastille Day falling on a Sunday this year, we’ve decided to celebrate our favorite French holiday a little differently! From 5-9PM, we’ll be celebrating inside and on the patio with music by DJ Rico. For $20, you’ll have access to an all-you-eat spread of some Ça Va’s culinary classics. The bar will be open for business as usual and all our favorite French bubblies will be flowing." From 5 to 9pm. Tickets are $20, available here.
Celebrate Bastille Day with a tasting of multiple cheeses, wines and other accompaniments. From 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $50, available here.