The best thing about the changing of the seasons may very well be the new cocktails to drink. Manifesto (1924 Main, entrance is in the alley out back) unleashed its new cocktail menu this week. There’s chamomile-infused rye, a steamed milk cocktail made with J Rieger Co. Kansas City Whiskey and a Calvados-based drink (for mom & apple pie) with lemon, baked apple bitters, Angostura bitters and egg. Call or text 816-536-1325 to reserve a table.
Dust off your best worst sweater. The 10th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is tonight at Tower Tavern (401 East 31st Street). General admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets (which include early admission at 7:30 p.m. and free food) are $75. The costume party, which benefits Operation Breakthrough, will have an open bar, ice luge and photo booth. Don’t have a sweater? No worries. They’ll rent you one for an additional $10. Tickets can only be purchased online.
The Badseed Farmers Market (1909 McGee) will have a full stock of goodies: free range eggs, sweet potatoes, beets, radishes, onions, heirloom tomato jam, roasted pumpkin seeds, spinach, arugula, dried peppers, wheat grass, applesauce, French farmstead cheese, kimchi, goat’s milk cheese, grass fed beef and lamb, and raw honey. You can also get sweet potato biscuit sandwiches from chef Craig Howard of Howard’s grocery and cafe. The market runs from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight.
Chef Celina Tio expects to have her Jolly Pumpkin blend on tap at The Belfry through this weekend.
Author Pete Dulin, a contributor to The Recommended Daily, celebrates the release of KC Ale Trail, his book that looks at the breweries that have sprung up around the Kansas City region in the past 25 years. Dulin answered five question on the book (read them here) last month and will be signing copies at the book’s release party tonight at Bier Station from 7 to 10 p.m.
It’s officially hot chocolate weather. Celebrate the season with the Power & Light District’s Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, which features free hot cocoa from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be S’mores Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and fireworks at 8:45 p.m.