El Paso Del Norte

The chef from El Paso del Norte will demonstrate how to prepare traditional Mexican dishes.

Celebrate liberty, equality and fraternity this weekend at Bastille Day festivities. Taste some old-fashioned soda or learn how to brew beer. Or, maybe you’d rather nosh on waffles and coffee – or bacon and beer. Vive le weekend!

Friday

Bastille Day Party at Westport Cafe and Bar

Westport Cafe and Bar celebrates Bastille Day through Sunday with a prix fixe menu ($33, additional $15 for wine pairing). Channel a French Mediterranean party vibe after 10pm as DJ Sheppa spins French-infused dance/lounge music.

Le Fou Frog Bastille Day Bash and 20th Anniversary

Kansas City’s best-known French restaurant once again hosts a Bastille Day celebration with a special menu, a cabaret show titled “Ooh La La” as a riff on “La La Land,” featuring performances by staff in costume and special guests, plus dancing into the wee hours. Pastry chef Carter Holton has prepared traditional French pastries. Reservations only through Open Table.

Ça Va Bastille Day Celebration

All weekend long, Ça Va will specials on its French exclusive sparkling and rosé glass list, bottles and food. Flights of Champagne and Sparkling wine will also be available. DJ Rico will spin French ye-ye 45s from 7 to 11pm. 

Atomic Fizz Soda Pop Tasting

Sip on soda during the free Summer Concert: A Bat & Three Bears featuring Annie Ellicott. Atomic Fizz Soda Pop LLC is a unique fusion of crème soda and citrus created by six 2015 graduates of Truman High School. The soda is a throwback to the 1910-style soda fountain that was once located in the basement of Corinthian Hall. 

Bastille Day Celebration at Aixois

Specials include grilled artichokes, tuna tartare, merguez (French lamb sausage), frites, sweet and savory crepes, oysters and French wine specials.

Saturday

Homebrewing for Beginners

Curious about brewing beer at home? Grain to Glass offers an introductory class ($50) on how to make beer. Learn the techniques of sanitizing, brewing and bottling with a three-hour hands-on class. Participants will brew a batch and bottle, plus everyone takes home bottles. Learn some pro tips from the instructor's experience at Boulevard Brewing Co.

Waffle Iron Pop Up at Hammerhand Coffee

The Waffle Iron will sell waffles in a pop-up shop at Hammerhand on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Grab a cup of coffee and hot waffles to kick off the weekend.

International Chef Cook-Off

The University of Missouri Extension, in partnership with the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, invites the public to a free series of chef demonstrations and cultural entertainment. In this “Chopped”-style event, participants and selected judges will vote on the best cuisine and the others get chopped. Today, the chef from El Paso del Norte will demonstrate how to prepare traditional Mexican dishes.

Sunday

Beer, Bites, and Bacon at Sinclair’s

Feast on a dinner ($25 per person) that highlights beer and bacon. Sip on six flights of Arcadian Moon beers perfectly paired with chef Anna’s bacon-inspired small bites. For example, German-style Kölsch is paired with Flying Pig Wings made with honey, rosemary and orange dust and candied bacon.

Writer Pete Dulin is the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, KC Ale Trail, and Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries Across Central Kansas and Missouri.

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