KC Fringe: Delivering the Unexpected

Kansas City Fringe Festival, for thiose of you who may not know, is the largest performing arts Festival in the city. Spanning over two weeks, the festival includes arts as well as theatrical performances. Not to mention there are several evenings on the town, also known as Late Night on the Fringe; the party destination that allows you to meet the actors and crew behind Fringe as well as the volunteers and fellow lovers of the arts. Your KC Fringe buttons are not to be forgotten either. Not only do they get you into the shows and allow you free admission for Late Night, those bad boys can also get you some sweet discounts atselect local spots around the city (for the fully listing of those and sicount specifications, click here). Continue reading

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Let’s Cultivate

If any of you braved the murky heat last weekend, you may have been at Cultivate, hosted by Chipotle. Cultivate, though not local, does broach the importance of knowing where your food comes from and happily supported many local restaurants and breweries around Kansas City. The festival is packed as to be expected; it was free and Chipotle was involved.

Upon making a 15 minute trek from my car, I immediately headed towards the beer hall. While I probably should’ve been sucking down some water, I wasn’t about to miss all the local breweries Chipotle had invited to share their summer brews. While I usually go for an old-fashioned wheat on a hot summers day, I had a few saisons, a beer style I also love but usually don’t have often. I bought a few samples from various breweries, including “A Saison Kiss” by Martin City, but finally landed on the ginger peach saison from Cinder Block Brewery. I even ventured outside my comfort zone and was prompted to try my friend’s chocolate stout. The verdict; not bad considering that I am not a stout person. It was definitely a brew I could see myself drinking more of, had she remembered which brewery she got it from. Continue reading

Boulevardia: Year two in Review

Father’s day is a busy weekend and typically means, if you’re anything like me, you’re fretting over what to get dear old dad because you can’t figure out what to buy that he won’t just buy himself. Father’s day weekend also marked Boulvardia’s 2nd “birthday”. Last year, Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing Company created their our little country named Boulevard and crammed it with of all the things KC natives—or anyone, for that matter—love: beer, food truck food, music and local wares. From year one to year two, Boulevardia’s notoriety has only grown and gotten better. Brent, having never been a “Boulevardian” before, happily came along to embrace the magic of one of my favorite festivals. Continue reading