What is Midwestern Food? & other weekend possibilities

You'll be spending a lot of time on Main Street this weekend.

You’ll be spending a lot of time on Main Street this weekend.

If you love food, there’s a burning question in your life that needs answering. What is Midwestern Food? is a talk and taste centered around answering that very question. We’re moderating a panel featuring Bread! KC’s Sean Starowitz and The Drawing Center NYC’s Brett Littman, as well as a host of Kansas City chefs and food producers (who will also be bringing some small bites to sample). The event is at The Drugstore (3948 Main Street) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and it’s free.

That Dam Beer Event!, a craft beer and food expo, is tonight at Abe and Jake’s Landing (8 E 6th Street, Lawrence) from 7 to 10 p.m. Evil Twin, Parallel 49, and Howe Sound are among the dozen breweries that are participating. They’ll be sampling limited release brews that will be paired with small plates from Merchants Pub & Plate [check out the menu here]. Tickets are $50. There’s no shortage of beer events this weekend.

New releases are the best. Oddly Correct (3940 Main Street) is holding a beer collaboration release party on Saturday. They brewed a Colombian Golden Ale with Green Room Burgers & Beer. Tickets are $10. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the band Wrong Kata Trio plays at 8 p.m.

Learn how to eat seafood with a clear conscience at the Sustainable Seafood Soiree this Saturday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Kansas City Zoo hosts the third annual event, where folks get to snack on seafood bites, watch cooking demonstrations from the folks at McGonigle’s & Jax’s Fish House, and learn about seafood sustainability. Tickets are $45 ($35 for members) and include two drink tickets and appetizers.

You won’t even be angry. It’s a whole wheel of cheese. The staff at Whole Foods (7401 W 91st Street, Overland Park) will crack a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese this Saturday at 2 p.m. in under two minutes. And, yes, there will be samples.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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