A Taste of Hopfest Craft Beer Festival 2015

A Taste of Hopfest Craft Beer Festival 2015

My first Hopfest experience was an enjoyable two-hour tour of great craft beer from across the country. Held on Saturday, May 16, in a parking lot near The Well, the festival gathered 250-plus craft beers on tap from more than 50 breweries. Earlier in the day, I...
Dinner Lab Debuts in Kansas City

Dinner Lab Debuts in Kansas City

Dinner Lab made its debut on Friday, May 8, in Kansas City at the Weinberger Fine Art (formerly Black Bamboo). What is Dinner Lab? This social dining pop-up event takes place in approximately 30 markets across the U.S., now including Kansas City. Members and guests of...
Space Nerd Cocktails: May the Fourth be With You

Space Nerd Cocktails: May the Fourth be With You

Bartenders and Star Wars fans Arturo Vera-Felicie (above), Evan McConnell and Zac Snyder recently celebrated May 4, Star Wars Day, with a May the Fourth Be With You event at Screenland Crossroads/Tapcade. They made space nerd cocktails, hosted Star Wars trivia and...
Ham, Brie and Corn Chowder

Ham, Brie and Corn Chowder

Weather conditions can prompt cravings for specific foods just as much as a change in season drives preferences for ingredients. Recent rainy days inspired a craving for chowder. I rummaged in the refrigerator, grabbed a handful of ingredients and made this ham, Brie...