Friday, June 25, 2010

Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge Grill out this weekend.
  • Grill out this weekend.

You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved.

Get in touch with your inner pit master. The Great Lenexa BBQ

is Friday and Saturday at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park

(87th Street and Lackman Road). You can talk to any of the 195 teams,

and there's plenty of barbecue to eat -- you just don't have to judge

the ribs, brisket or any of the seven categories. Admission is $5 on

Friday night (5-11 p.m.) and free on Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Bite-A-Burger for Newhouse is tonight at the Westport Flea Market. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and it's all you can eat burgers and a side, and all you can drink draft beer for $20 (cash only). All of the proceeds benefit the domestic violence shelter. Bring a used cell phone or $1 to enter a raffle. 

Think you have what it takes to capture the third annual flip cup tournament which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tower Tavern at Martini Corner? The entry fee is $75 for teams of five, which includes your beer for the night. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Harvesters.

Here's a scoop for you. Sheridan's, Blue Bell and Belfonte are hosting the Ice Cream Dreamery

at Crown Center Square (2450 Grand) on Saturday. The ice-cream

social, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., raises funds for the Children's Place. It's $5 for an individual ticket, $10 for a family of four.

The beauty of California is that you don't have to fly there to enjoy the state's wine. The Grand Street Cafe

features the Simi Winery from Sonoma County during a wine dinner on

Saturday. The menu includes salmon carpaccio, chili pork rib

and osso buco. There are seatings at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost

$55 for the four-course meal. Call 816-561-8000 for reservations.

The 14th annual Chef's Classic

is at 5:30 p.m Sunday, June 27. The gala benefit for Harvesters will be

held at the American Restaurant. Kansas City chefs Debbie Gold, John

McClure, Alex Pope and Andrew Kneessy will be joined by Michael

Laiskonis (pastry chef at Le Bernardin in New York City) and Carmen

Gonzalez (of Sazon by Chef Carmen). Individual tickets cost $250.

Fried-chicken recipes are treasured family heirlooms passed on from

generation to generation. You can try to figure out the secret

ingredients to the family recipe at Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge

this summer. The downtown restaurant will have fried chicken, with a

secret blend of herbs and spices, on Sundays between 12 and 8 p.m. The

fried-chicken dinner, which includes three pieces of chicken, a side,

salad and bread, costs $11.95.

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