For the sixth straight year, the PBR is bringing the pain, as the toughest cowboys and baddest bulls on the planet rock Sprint Center on Feb. 22 & 23. The Top 35 bull riders in the world risk it all for two unforgettable nights. Don’t even think about calling it a rodeo…this is BULL RIDING! This is the PBR!
Kansas City is full of surprises. While the name conjures images of cows and cornfields, KC was once known for its sinful ways, and has been home to a number of colorful characters past and present.
1. It’s Not Actually in Kansas – Except When It Is
2. The Heart Of the Heartland
3. KC Strip Steaks Put New York’s To Shame
4. Where Jazz Grew Up
5. Barbecue Battle!! KC Takes On the South
Now that everybody’s eating farm-to-table, it’s time to think about what you drink. Artisanal alcohol has landed in KC, and small batch operations are making a big splash. Here are some Yelpers’ favorites.
Cinder Block Brewery
4_half star rating
110 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO
“Since moving to Kansas City I haven’t been able to find a personal relationship with a brewery and I think Cinder Block is going to be exactly what has been missing in my life.”
James D., Kansas City, MO
Amigoni Urban Winery
4 star rating
1600 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO
“The tasting was super affordable, like $5. The Urban Drover wine? Complex, smoky, fruit forward, bold and utterly satisfying. We bought two bottles.”
Faith B., Kansas City, MO
Dark Horse Distillery
4_half star rating
11740 W 86th Ter, Lenexa, KS
“We were able to sample their spirits in the bar area, which was really lovely for events. I really enjoyed the bourbon but everything they offer represents small-batch, craft spirits at their best.”
Alexis R., Liberty, MO
Rock & Run Brewery Pub
3_half star rating
110 E Kansas St, Liberty, MO
“I went for the stout they currently had on hand. I have to say it was nothing short of amazing! Fantastic job guys.”
Brian E., Lenexa, KS
Dodge City Distillery
3_half star rating
11935 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS
“I’ve been there twice now and have yet to be disappointed. Get there for happy hour, the pours are generous and you just cant beat $1 drinks.”
Dev B., Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Restaurant Week
January 17-26, 2014 | #KCRW2014
An exhibition of Kansas City’s finest culinary talents, Kansas City Restaurant Week will offer a variety of mouth-watering foods from top chefs across the metro area, demonstrating why the KC dining scene is among the nation’s best–and up until now, one of the best-kept foodie secrets (the Zagat Survey has called Kansas City the No. 1 dining bargain of all the major cities it reviews).
Restaurant Week features an array of restaurant participants so diners can visit old favorites and also try the many new restaurants that have opened recently in the Kansas City metro area. KC Restaurant Week diners order from special prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants. Multi-course lunches are $15 and dinners are $33.
*Menus will be posted as they are received from restaurants throughout December and early January. We will do our best to ensure menus are posted in a timely manner.*
Midwest Music Foundation Empowered Through Pilsner
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With help from Boulevard Brewery’s “10 Percent for KC” competition, Midwest Music Foundation begins a new era of communal caring.
If you enjoyed a Boulevard KC Pilsner lately, a few pennies of your purchase went to Midwest Music Foundation (MMF). The local nonprofit won Boulevard’s most recent “10 Percent for KC” online voting competition, a quarterly program where KC-based nonprofits vie to win a slice of Boulevard’s KC Pilsner sales. Its energetic and clever approach to winning the contest is just one of the reasons why 2014 will be a game changer for MMF.
Midwest Music Foundation was founded in 2008 to empower and educate local musicians as well as assist them with medical costs in the event of a health crisis. The latter was an important issue for cofounders and KC musicians Abigail Henderson and her husband, Chris Meck. Henderson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and raising money for her treatment was MMF’s founding initiative. Since then, MMF has grown to be a local musician’s best friend: part promoter, part financier, part legal advisor, part educator and sometimes even potential life-saver.
The 84th Annual KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony
Thanksgiving Night (Thursday, November 28, 2013) on the Plaza
5:00 – 6:00 pm: KCP&L Pre-Show with performances and great giveaways from the main stage
6:00 – 7:00 pm: KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony (broadcast LIVE on KSHB-TV)
6:53 pm: Flip of the Switch by actor & KC native Rob Riggle, followed by fireworks
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Post-ceremony concert featuring The Elders
The 100-foot-tall Mayor’s Christmas Tree, one of the nation’s tallest, is the centerpiece for an illuminating holiday celebration. Enjoy performances by Masterpiece Brass and the Rockhurst High School Concert Choir. Mayor Sly James and special guest Tech N9ne will flip the switch to light the tree. (Please note Tech N9ne is not performing.)
The tree is a symbol of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which is dedicated to assisting the city’s less fortunate. After the holidays, the wood from the Mayor’s Christmas Tree is made into commemorative ornaments, which are sold the following year to benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Location: Crown Center Square
Are you ready for the Kansas City Fashion Week show? October 3-October 6, 2013! Visit for information and tickets!
Celebrate Independence Day weekend with fireworks and family entertainment. Enjoy great rock, alternative, country and ragtime music, delicious food, carnival rides and games, and one of the largest fireworks shows in the area. The festival also includes a special pecial children’s activities in the Kids Zone. Come early before 3 p.m. either day and enjoy FREE admission! More information and to buy tickets online, go to www.kcriverfest.com and “like us” on facebook www.facebook.com/kcriverfest.