The second annual Hop Fest, a craft-beer festival held by the Well (7421 Broadway) and Lew's Grill & Bar (7539 Wornall) is back, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 74th and Wornall in Waldo. In the tented beer garden a block east of the Well - the event is rain or shine - you can sample more than 250 beers from more than 50 craft breweries while snacking on grub from the food trucks in attendance. Tickets cost $30, or you can enter an hour early with a $50 VIP ticket, which also includes access to five special-release beers. Tickets are available at Lew's or the Well and online.
If you've never experienced chicken and waffles, then you haven't experienced what's arguably the perfect intersection of sweet and savory. The Brooksider Sports Bar and Grill (6330 Brookside Plaza) is now offering you a glimpse of that perfection with its Soul Food Sundays. Dig into fried chicken and waffles for $6.99 every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Tour de Brew is Sunday. The bicycle tour of KC breweries has three routes to choose from - 15, 30 and 60 miles. The post-ride party is at Knuckleheads with lunch and two Boulevard beers. Register online for $50 and also read about the different routes.
Herrera's Tenderloin Grill (900 Southwest Boulevard) celebrates 80 years of being in business on Saturday with a $2 pork tenderloin special. Their 'Tenders' are $2 (between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.) if you bring a canned-good donation, which will be distributed to food banks on the West Side. One of the only places in town to get pig snoot, Herrera's tenderloins were originally sold on a pushcart. The standard dress for sandwiches is yellow mustard, secret hot sauce, horseradish, raw onion and tomato.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?