This might be the only weekend of the year that you can say the following…”I’d like some wine, straight from the tank.” Jowler Creek Winery (16905 Jowler Creek Road, Platte City, Missouri) is hosting its ninth annual Tank Tasting Party. You get to sample Butterfly Blush, Chambourcin, Muskrato de Missouri, Vignoles and 2015 Traminette, straight out of the tank for $12 (which also includes a taste of five current wines and a glass to take home). The tasting party is both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pirate’s Bone (645 E 59th Street) is celebrating its first anniversary tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. They’ll be slinging coffee and cocktails for donations and Pie Hole — the Aussie meat pie food truck — will be on hand to sell you dinner. Pirate’s Bone isn’t the only local shop celebrating. Torn Label Brewing Company (1708 Campbell) is throwing its doors open tomorrow at 12 p.m. to recognize their first year in business. They’ll have 12 brews on tap, as well bottles of Long Time Coming — a barrel-aged Imperial Stout — and Quadjila (their quadrupel ale made with guajillo chile peppers and aged in tequila barrels). They’ll also be giving folks a sneak peek into their brewhouse.
If you’re jonesing for a farmer’s market, the Olathe Indoor Farmers’ Market at the Olathe Community Center (1205 E Kansas City Road) is from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. There are eggs, honey, baked goods, meat and soaps.
Grab the mustard. The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is in town. It will be at Price Chopper (1600 SW Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit) tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, the Weinermobile will hot dog on over to Price Chopper (4950 Roe Boulevard) in Roeland Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We know we shouldn’t be excited every time it stops in the Kansas City area, but it’s a giant hot dog on wheels.
Keep it hopping when Downbeat Coffee + Tea (1200 W 39th Street, Second Floor) hosts Beats & Brew on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Live hip hop beats, coffee and food from The Bite in the city Market. The monthly series is always focused on a different theme and this one is the ‘Cartoon Edition.’
It’s a Monday event, but let’s just call it an extension of the weekend. The Johnson County Public Library is hosting An Edible Discussion: Gluten-Free on Monday, January 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Corinth branch (8100 Mission Road). Jason Matthews, the executive chef of the recently closed EBT Restaurant, will lead a conversation about gluten-free dining. Participants are welcome to bring their own gluten-free dishes to share.