The Business of Microbrews & other weekend possibilities

weekend-112015Whether you’ve always wondered what it would be like to open a brewery or just enjoy a cold draft now and again, you’ll want to sit in on Entrepreneur Storytime: The Business of Microbrews tonight at 7 p.m. at the Woodneath Library Center (8900 NE Flintlock Road). The event, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, is being put on by the Mid-Continent Public Library and features a panel of local brewers (Doubleshift’s Aaron Ogilvie, KC Bier Co.’s Steve Holle, Martin City Brewery’s Matt Moore and Rock & Run Brewery’s Gene DeClue) moderated by KC Ale Trail author (and frequent Recommended Daily contributor) Pete Dulin.

The discussion will touch on all aspects of running a brewery. Dulin will talk to the local owners about operations, distribution challenges and future plans. There will also be a reception with samples from each brewery and bites from Tasty Thai.

Your Thanksgiving table should be your culinary Super Bowl. You can do this, you just need some great starting players (eats) and a bit of coaching. Get advice, recipes and your meat and three veg courtesy of the BadSeed Farmers Market (1909 McGee) tonight from 4 to 9 p.m. The Thanksgiving Farmers Market Extravaganza is the big one with sweet potatoes, daikon pickles, black walnuts, cow and goat cheese, pear honey, coffee and sourdough bread (just to start).

Downtown Overland Park holds its monthly Third Friday celebration, Local Life, tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. Decorate gingerbread men and attend a free wine tasting at the Culinary Center of Kansas City, snag a pie flight (three slices, $7) at the Upper Crust Pie Bakery or watch the city light the Christmas tree.

Taco-centric t-shirts. Cheesecake in a jar. There will be shopping at the Kansas City Food Circle’s Holiday Pop-Up Saturday. The collection of farmers, makers and artists will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Arts Tech Building (1522 Holmes).

The Taste of Brazil Market (25 E 3rd Street) will be dishing up Brazilian-style pizzas in the City Market Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. They’ll have six kinds of pies ranging from the Portuguesa (ham, eggs, onions and mozzarella) to the chicken with cream cheese, as well as two dessert pizzas (banana with cinnamon and Nutella with strawberry). It’s all you can eat pizza and salad for $10.99. They’ve also got a bar now and are making Caipirinhas (Cachaca, sugar and lime).

There are only three food groups: Chocolate, Cheese, and Ale? No, that’s not true? We’re getting word that there’s a fourth food group: bacon. While we’re updating the records, you can go to the fourth annual Chocolate, Cheese and Ale Tasting at the 75th Street Brewery and Alley (520 W 75th Street). It’s Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. with chocolates from Garza’s Goodies, cheese from Green Dirt Farm and brews from 75th Street. Tickets are $30.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

1 Comment

  • Reply November 20, 2015

    Philippe Lechevin

    you also can have a great pizza and a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau at Papa Keno’s in Downtown Overland Park.

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