Take your pick of local beer festivals, get a taste of Hawaiian seafood or learn how to cook with locally made artisanal kimchi.
"Our intrepid leader, Chef Sheila Lucero (aka She), just got back from the Hawaiian Islands. She met with local fisherman, visited seafood markets, and dines at some of the state's most renowned restaurants. She discovered some exciting new dishes and a widespread dedication to sustainability that resonated with her own efforts at Jax. Throughout the month of August, we'll be showcasing some of the fish and flavors that inspired her the most on her trip. Specials offered Thursdays - Saturdays, rotating weekly determined by what's available and most fresh."
The Kansas City Chapter of UNICO National and UNICO Microbrew Festival at Zona Rosa co-host this festival from 5 to 9pm at Zona Rosa Town Center in the Northland. Admission includes a commemorative glass used for sampling beers on tap from local brewers and homebrewers. Funds raised go toward college scholarships awarded by UNICO, Kansas City’s nonprofit Italian-American service organization. From 5 to 9pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate, available here.
"Nomad Kimchi will be making kimchi exclusively for The Local Pig starting in August! It will be the only place in the metro to get locally made, artisanal quality kimchi in KC, made by us! Come on down to the East Bottoms and celebrate our launch and partnership with some good food tastings, kimchi demo, giveaways, and some other surprises! Meet the makers, have some snacks, buy some kimchi or a kit, learn about our private hands on classes, and have some fun on the patio with us! Let's talk kimchi my friends!" From 2 to 5pm. Free to attend, register here.
"We are having our 2nd beer fest at the DeLeon! We are focusing on local and homebrewers and bringing together our beer families once again. It will be a similar format to a lot of the other festivals, but this venue is unlike any other! The venue is so intimate, located in Hyde Park, in Midtown Kansas City Mo. We will also have a DJ playing some of th best hip hop music, passed appetizers and some possibly some local low-riders. A portion of the tickets sold will be donated to Turning Point and rettsyndrome.org. T-shirts will be available for $20.00" From 4 to 8pm.
"Howard's is excited to announce the second year of the I-70 Beeries! This event is a St. Louis/Kansas City local brewery tasting revolving around the I-70 series. It will include nine innings of head to head blind tastings, with the crowd vote selecting the winner. Representatives from Torn Label Brewing Company in Kansas City and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis will be introducing the beers and leading us through the nine inning tasting. Included in the ticket price is a Normal Human t-shirt featuring artwork from Charlie Mylie made especially for the I-70 Beeries, a nine inning tasting event, and baseball themed food prepared by Howard's!" From 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $70, available here.
"Join us for our last beer + yoga event of the summer! Come on out to Brewery Emperial for FREE yoga, beer and community. Class will be taught by two of our favorites, Kelsey B. and Dani S. Everyone is welcome for this FREE class, followed by FREE beer and community. Tell your friends! We'll see you there!" From noon to 3pm.