The Business of Specialty Coffee & other weekend possibilities


If you’re a javanaut or a coffee nerd, you should get out your travel mug and head over to the Woodneath Library Center (8900 NE Flintlock Road) tonight at 7 p.m. The heartbeat of the local coffee community will be on hand to discuss the business of roasting and serving KC coffee in a discussion called ‘The Business of Specialty Coffee.’ Here from About The Coffee’s Marty Roe, Headrush Roaster’s Eric Schneider, Oddly Correct’s Gregory Kolsto, One More Cup’s Stacy Neff, Parisi’s Kate Blackman, PT’s Coffee’s Ozzie Mendoza, Thou Mayest’s Bo Nelson and 2013 World Barista Champion Pete Licata. The library’s coffee shop, Barista de Casa, will be providing complimentary coffee and pastries. The event is free.

Want to make friends with a farmer? Are you a farmer who wants to make friends with city folk? You’re in luck. The 11th annual Farmers & Friends Meeting organized by Cultivate Kansas City is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church (318 E 55th Street). There’s homemade pie for breakfast (the doors open at 8 a.m. with pie and coffee), a potluck lunch and workshops and discussions about our local food and farm scene.

Prime Sushi Bar has been open about a month in the old Accurso’s space at 4980 Main Street. Feast Magazine stopped by the Asian restaurant that serves bento boxes, bulgogi, ramen and sushi. They’ve even got a roll named after Drake. Prime Sushi is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is 816-391-4829.

The Johnson County Home + Garden Show runs today through Sunday at the Overland Park Convention Center. While it feels crazy to think about a garden when you see that white blanket of snow, the Beekman Boys (Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge) will be in attendance today and tomorrow. We chatted with them about handpies and heirloom vegetables back in 2014. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. Children under 12 years old are free.

Kansas City Restaurant Week runs through Sunday. Prix fixe lunches ($15) and dinners ($33) are available at 185 restaurants around the metro area.

The Sunday Tea, a series of intimate conversations geared toward women, kicks off 2016 at Ruby Jean’s Juicery (4001 Broadway) this Sunday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The theme will be a ‘New Year, Better You,’ and includes a discussion of juicing by Chris Goode (Ruby Jean’s owner will also be giving out samples), as well as Hair Gallery owner Tonesia Vaughn talking about setting goals. Tickets are $10.

[Images via Facebook: Ruby Jean’s, Prime Sushi, KC Restaurant Week]

Jonathan Bender

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