What do you get a restaurant for its eighth anniversary? Well, Café Trio (4558 Main) is holding a house-wine reception to celebrate its customers. Try two free sample glasses of the restaurant's Argentinian house wines from Bodegas San Huberto, tonight from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Starlet Lounge.
Tomatoes are just beginning to show up at markets, and beautiful heads of lettuce look a lot better in your salad bowl than wilting in the sun. Discover some of the city's finest organic produce at the Greenmarket at Juniper Gardens (1979 N. Second St., in Kansas City, Kansas), from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays. The market is adjacent to the Juniper Gardens Training Farm, where Cultivate KC works with resettled refugees from Burma and Somalia via a program called Roots for Refugees, which teaches sustainable farming practices.
The Ivanhoe Farmers Market is open from 5 to 7 pm. Fridays at the Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center (3700 Woodland). The produce comes from the neighborhood, which is between 31st Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Prospect and the Paseo.
In between the recent heat wave and the true heart of summer, there should be a few beautiful weeks of patio weather. Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop (2030 Central) has opened its patio, and happy hour is the right time to enjoy it. Happy hour, from 3 to 7 p.m. every day, offers discounts on Thai Street Food Menu items (including green mango salad with blue crab and sesame-encrusted tofu) as well as $1 off house-made cocktails and infused spirits.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?