Julep’s Derby Day Party & other weekend possibilities

Get a noseful of mint this weekend.

Get a noseful of mint this weekend.

It’s in their name, so you know what you’re doing. Julep (4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 104) hosts the first of what it promises to be an annual Derby Day Party this Saturday. [you can peruse their menu here]. The doors open at 12 p.m. and the Kentucky Derby will be shown on a projected screen.

The Kansas City Star is holding its fourth annual Food Truck Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in its parking lot (18th and McGee). Keep an eye out for Monk’s Roast Beef and Street Wings (a new chicken wing food truck from the team behind the Little Italy truck). They also just published a handy Food Truck Guide.

Winemaker Shane Finley will be at Underdog (319 E 55th Street) from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. He’s currently the winemaker for Lynmar Estate, but he also has his own label, fittingly named Shane.

Whether you’re a fan of ‘Da Bears’ or not, there’s plenty of Polish sausage to be had at the 30th annual Polski Day celebration held by All Saints Parish (8th and Vermont, Kansas City, Kansas) on Saturday. Save room for pierogies, povitica and golambaki (cabbage rolls). Free admission and they start serving at 11 a.m.

Truly great artists work in cinnamon. The Culinary Center of Kansas City (7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park) is holding an ‘Art of the Cinnamon Roll,‘ class on Saturday at 10 a.m. The three-hour session led by Mari Ruck. The class is $55. Need inspiration? We outlined ‘5 cinnamon rolls that should be in your face,‘ earlier this week (including the orange rolls at the Clock Tower Bakery, which is just across the street).

The Brookside Art Annual (63rd and Brookside between Main and Wornall) runs today through Sunday. Yes, there’s art, but there’s also eats. Carmen’s Cafe will be serving spiedini, sausage and meatball sandwiches, as well as calamari and mozzarella sticks. It’s open 5 to 9 p.m. tonight, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

[Image via Julep KC & Three Three Photography]

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