Slurp’s up, Kansas City. The Columbus Park Ramen Shop officially opens tonight at 5 p.m. at 549 Gillis Street. The new ramen spot from Josh and Abbey-Jo Eans is in the garage space next to Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout, the breakfast and lunch spot they own.
The Recommended Daily talked to Josh Eans in September about the menu and their plans for the space, which last held Uncommon Stock. The Columbus Park Ramen Shop, which raised over $41,000 on Kickstarter this summer, will dish up ramen topped with a soft-boiled egg (the exception being the vegan offering) marinated in either a soy mirin (rice wine) sauce or the braising liquid from chicken or pork. The egg will be warm with a slightly gooey yolk. The noodles will be fresh, sourced from Sun Noodle.
The population of Weston will once again boom this weekend as the Weston Irish Festival kicks tonight. The festival runs through Sunday and tickets are $5 ($10 at the gate) tonight and $10 ($15 at the gate) for Saturday or Sunday. There’s a host of live acts, traditional Irish fare at the America Bowman restaurant and Irish coffee, whiskey and plenty of brews (Festival Brown Ale, Cream Ale, Stout) from O’Malley’s Pub.
Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz & Blues Festival is Saturday at the American Jazz Museum. Live acts, including Popa Chubby, Dwele and The Family Stone, will play on three stages from 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 online and children 12 and under are free.
Lee’s Summit is hosting ChiliFest on Saturday at 12 p.m. The chili cook-off is in downtown Lee’s Summit on Green Street. There’s a tasting component and $5 gets you wings (look for BonChon, who makes Korean Fried Chicken), chili and salsa.
Fed Up Fest 2015 — a concert and festival benefiting Harvesters — is Saturday. The festival is at CrossroadsKC (417 E 18th Street) from 2 p.m. to midnight. Beautiful Bodies headlines the musical acts, which you can enjoy while playing yard games or eating and drinking at a community picnic table. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $35 for bleachers and $75 for VIP.
St. Peter’s Meyer Fest (815 East Meyer Boulevard, between Holmes & Rockhill) returns for a second year this Saturday. There will be food trucks (Carmen’s Bites, Big D’z Dogs for lunch and Plantain District, Pie Hole for dinner) and Sarpino’s Pizza. The gates and carnival open at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. The block party starts at 5 p.m. and the stage will have live music until 10:30 p.m.