Sample fare from new restaurants like Affare and Open Fire, while remembering why places like the Jerusalem Cafe and Saigon 39 are in your regular rotation. Tallgrass Brewing Co., Boulevard Brewing Co. and Stone Pillar Vineyard and Winery will also be on hand.
While you munch on pizza and cupcakes, you can watch five chefs battle it out in the Gold Fork competition. EBT's Tate Roberts, Bobby Stearns, Succotash's Beth Barden, the Farmhouse's Michael Foust, and Jesse Vega of our Our Lady of Mercy Country Home will be showcasing their knife skills and creativity in the Iron Chef-style challenge held on the KC Live! Stage. Emily Farris of Feed Me KC and Casserole Crazy and The Pitch's restaurant critic Charles Ferruzza will be among the judges for the contest.
The event is for those ages 21 and over. Tickets cost $35 in advance (they can be purchased online) or $40 at the door. VIP tickets will gain you an extra half-hour of drinking and dining with a 5 p.m. admission.