Several dozen craft breweries will be on hand, among them Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., High Noon Saloon and Brewery, and the Springfield Brewing Co. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 the day of the festival (though tickets usually sell out ahead of time).
I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard, during the years I was a server, a customer gripe: "If your employer would pay you a decent wage, I wouldn't have to leave a tip."
My response: "But they don't, Blanche. And they're not going to as long as they can get customers to subsidize our salaries and the National Restaurant Association to aggressively fight a rise in the tipped minimum wage."
That shut them up pretty quickly.
Saru Jayaraman, author of Behind the Kitchen Door and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a national restaurant workers organization, has heard all the same arguments for not paying restaurant worker a living wage - and then some.
There are 50 kinds of "wiches," including a signature sub, the Wicked, that has five meats (turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni and bacon) and three cheeses. Which Wich has also turned the lettuce wrap into a sandwich with its lettucewich - a wrap made with iceberg lettuce. The subs (on bread) come in three sizes, regular (7 inches), large (10.5 inches) and super (14 inches).
This is the fourth area location for Pickleman's, which serves soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. Three sandwich shops opened last year at 5050 Oak, 7224 W. 135th St. in Overland Park, and 818 Massachusetts in Lawrence.
Futbol Club is the official bar of FC Kansas City, the new professional women's team based here, and will be one of the few places where fans can watch Champions League and English Premier League games at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. As a special for the Sporting KC game on Wednesday (6:30 p.m. against the New York Red Bulls), Futbol Club will have $1.95 pints.
Things kick off later this month with a Farmstead Cheese & Amigoni Urban Winery event on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. While talking about pasture-raised animals, you'll be led through a sampling of grass-fed cheeses from across America that have been paired with wines from the Kansas City winery.
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