Freelance Food & Drinks Writer

An antidote to summer boredom

Bored with the dog days of summer? I’ve got your antidote below. Go to one, go to all. You won’t be sorry.

Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition on Aug. 21. THE best cocktail event in the Midwest. The finalists have been announced. Come taste their creations, party in the lounge and watch the pros shake up a winner onstage at The Uptown. There’s simply no better way to spend $15 in Kansas City.

Food Now on Aug. 27. Cocktails on the 12th Street Bridge until sundown. Dinner at a row crop table on the cobblestone street below the bridge. All prepared by local chefs. All to benefit the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, Get Growing KC and Kansas City Beans & Greens Program. Come share the love.

foodNow - Saturday, Aug. 28th - Eat with the locals

Caffeine Crawl on Sept. 17. Created by Jason Burton and the LAB5702 crew, the first-ever Caffeine Crawl will hit Parisi Coffee, Broadway, Crossroads Coffeehouse, Latteland, Mudpie, The Roasterie, E.F. Hobbs Specialty Coffee, The Filling Station, Oddly Correct, One More Cup and The Tea House & Coffeepot. Last I heard, there were only 8 tickets left, so hurry up.