Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott (320 Ward Parkway) will be taking a hiatus on the Plaza while owner Natasha Goellner builds out her online store, works on a food truck, and develops her new ice cream concept. [Read this story in Feast for a look at what the future holds for Natasha’s.]
Sunday marks the last day that Natasha’s will have its brick-and-mortar store front on the Plaza, although Goellner has told several media outlets that she plans to return. They’re open from 12 to 5 p.m.
There’s new lunch, Plaza folk. Jax Fix House & Oyster Bar (4814 Roanoke Parkway) will launch a regular Friday lunch series today. The new menu includes a catfish po’boy, blackened fish tacos and an ahi tuna melt. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.
Corn dogs, people. Corn dogs. Revel in summer’s bounty. The Missouri State Fair kicked off Thursday and runs through next Sunday. There are livestock shows, a farmers’ market showcase and wine tasting. Admission is $10 ($8 ahead of time).
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak Street) is holding its August Second Friday Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. with live jazz from Shades of Jade. Appetizers are free, but it’s a cash bar.
There will be dinosaurs in Lawrence tonight. Downtown Lawrence presents dinner and a movie on the lawn of the Lawrence Public Library (707 Vermont Street). Dinner and drinks (you’ll buy what you don’t bring) kick off at 7:30 p.m. before Jurassic Park is screened at 9 p.m. The Free State Brewing Co. will be joined by Torched Goodness (a food truck focused on creme brulee) and Summer Snow Shaved Ice. There’s free popcorn, but you’ll want to bring your own chair or blanket.
Can’t make it to Lawrence? Well, then let Lawrence come to you. Free State Brewing Company is having a heck of a tap takeover at Bier Station (120 E Gregory Boulevard) on Saturday. They’re taking over every tap in the place and bringing a few dozen brews, including Old Backus Barleywine, Owd Mac’s Imperial Stout and the last keg of Burroughser Weiss — a hibiscus berliner weisse. The kegs will be tapped at 11 a.m.
Not all barbecue contests are the same. Case in point, the 4th annual Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ritz Charles (9000 W 137th Street, Overland Park, Kansas). [ThisisKC.com did a deep dive for those who want to know more.] The event will be hosted by Simon Majumdar, the author, critic and television personality.