Friday, April 1, 2011

Help Japan and meet a Boulevard Brewery icon this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Get your caffeine fix and help the relief effort in Japan.
  • Get your caffeine fix and help the relief effort in Japan.

Baristas will go head to head in order to help out the relief effort in Japan, as part of Rosettas for Relief at Portico Cafe (Inside the Kansas City Baptist Temple, 8720 E. 55th St.) on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature two separate competitions, a latte art throwdown and a brewer's cup competition judged by local roasters.

There are three ways you can help. If you're a barista, you can pay to participate in either coffee competition (donation of $15 or $20 for both). If you're a coffee drinker (and this can include baristas), you can bid on the winning drinks or donated merchandise. All of the money raised at the event will go to the Red Cross.

It's a lost-and-found experience at the American Restaurant today.

You'll lose your ability to moderate the amount you eat and you'll find

a new favorite lunch spot in town. Lost Lunches, which happen every

First Friday at the venerable Kansas City restaurant, return to the

American. All wine is half-price, and the special menu is offered only

once a month. Try entrees such as mussels with wheat beer, lemongrass

and fried fingerling potatoes, or a pork belly and cheese sandwich.

Save room for dessert because pastry chef Nick Wesemann dishes out

everything from his signature lemon meringue pie to candied kumquats.

Call 816-545-8001 to make a reservation.

It takes a lot to get a beer named after you. Find out exactly what from Trip Hogue. The longtime Boulevard employee, and namesake for Long Strange Tripel, will be at Costco (241 E. Linwood Blvd.) from 3 to 6 p.m. today. He'll sign bottles and talk about the Smokestack Series offering from Boulevard.

Lamb burgers are back at the Burger Stand @ the Casbah in Lawrence. They're typically on the menu for only a few days and they're worth the trip. They're lamb patties topped with spring peas, roasted jalapenos and apple-carrot slaw ($9.95).
 
And on Monday, April 4, Barley's Beer School will be back in session. The topic of the class at Barley's Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park) is New Belgium's beer lineup. The beer tasting starts at 6 p.m. and includes Fat Tire, Fall Wild, Sahti and Dunkel Weiss. This is the makeup class for the one canceled on January 31.

What else have you got planned this weekend? 

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