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You don't get many opportunities for tea service, so when the kettle
whistles, you should come running. Chef Megan Garrelts has put together
a sit-down tea session at Bluestem on Saturday with seating from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tea
sandwiches, holiday pastries and freshly steeped tea are available for
$30 a person, $7 for those under 10 years of age.
Those who want something harder than tea should pop over to Barley's Brewhaus in Shawnee. After 6 p.m., you can down $3 pints, $4 Jager bombs and $5 Red Bull and vodkas that will ensure your holiday spirit lasts the entire weekend.
If Black Friday doesn't wreck you, there are plenty more opportunities to shop. The Winter Farmer's Market
at Grand Court (107th Street and Wornall Road) is open this Saturday and subsequent Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There, you
can get organic eggs, mushrooms and grass-fed beef, as well as local
produce and micro-roasted coffee.
Also on Saturday, the Whoville Holidays
kick off at the City Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (the themed festival
runs on Saturdays until December 19). Don't be a Grinch --
help a Who by bringing canned goods for the food drive to benefit
Santa's Gingerbread Village has returned to Crown Center. Among the cookie-based creations are a dorm for elves and Santa's sleigh garage. The display features the kind of Gingerbread houses we should all aspire to build.
And if you need help getting through a full five days of work next week, there's good news on Tuesday. That's when Dairy Queen (locations in Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and North Kansas City) starts offering its Candy Cane Chill Blizzard -- soft serve, candy cane pieces and chocolate chunks. And yes, it's also available as an ice cream cake flavor.
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