Posts Tagged ‘Downtown OP’

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It’s Another Awesome “3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE” This Friday!

May 14, 2016

Can You Taste Summer?  We Can!!
We’ll be servin’ it up too with
FREE music, hooch and food tastings!
Join us for Third Friday LOCAL LIFE

at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
in Downtown Overland Park!

Friday, May 20  5 – 9 p.m.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland ParkFREE WINE TASTING
‘Writer’s Block’ Wines

FREE VODKA & WHISKEY TASTING
Union Horse Distillery

FREE COOKING DEMO & TASTINGS
featuring the legendary Joe Kieltyka
from the original Stonewall Inn

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
  Gypsy Jazz Trio, Mire Pral

FREE ARTISAN FOOD TASTINGS
Dēz Nüts

FREE FOOD SAMPLES
Taste food from our Dinners on Demand freezers
in The Kitchen Shop

VISIT ORGANIC FARMER STEVEN QUARLES

CASH BAR & SMALL PLATES AVAILABLE
beer, wine & savory cheesecake ‘small plates’ for sale 

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There are a lot more live music and special events going on in Downtown Overland Park.
Click here for a complete listing.

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Celebrating Local & Organic At Local Life Friday

April 15, 2016

* * PARTY LOCAL * *

We’ll be celebrating local and organic
at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
in Downtown Overland Park
at 3rd Friday Local Life!

Friday, April 15  5 – 9 p.m.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland ParkFREE WINE TASTING
Sample sustainable, organic wines

FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Learn to make pizza & sauce
with CCKC Instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel

ENCORE LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
by John Murphini (aka John Murphy)

EAT.FOOD.ART.GALLERY
featuring paintings by the best food artists in town – our staff!

FREE BOOZY BOTANICALS
Try simple syrups created by a local maker

FREE FOOD SAMPLES
Taste food from our Dinners on Demand freezers
in The Kitchen Shop

VISIT ORGANIC FARMER STEVEN QUARLES
out front with his wares!

CASH BAR & SMALL PLATES AVAILABLE
Beer, Wine & Spring Pea Guacamole ‘small plates’ for sale 

AND
Save 10% Off Selected Classes
Sign up tonight at Local Life for any of Instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel’s April or May classes and save 10% on registration!

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There’s a lot more going on in Downtown Overland Park.
Click here for a complete listing.

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Pinckney Bend Distillery & Stone Pillar Winery Tasting Event At Our January Local Life Fest

January 8, 2016

The Culinary Center of Kansas City is celebrating 20 Years of Love in our Kitchens in 2016!   So we’re kicking the year off with our biggest wine & spirit tasting event yet at our January Local Life Event in Downtown Overland Park.  Come in from the cold to taste some creations from two of the hottest new spirits and wine artisans!  Plus cooking demonstrations, live music and more. 

Stop by CCKC on Friday evening, January 15  (5:00-8:30) for all the fun!

  • Pinckney Bend Distillery, a hot new artisan distillery in New Haven, Missouri that is featured in FEAST Magazine this month, will be here with FREE samples of their gin, vodka, corn whiskey and a special gin & tonic cocktail.
  • Local artisan winery Stone Pillar Winery will have samples of  SIX (!) of their best selling wines including Joceaux (pronounced “JOCO”…get it?), Redneck Rosé, Chocolate Sweetheart  & more.
  • Jim Lammers will provide Live Guitar Music, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Watch our very own Chef Sandy DiGiovanni doing a cooking demonstration with food tastings.
  • And so much more…

Stop by the other great venues in Downtown Overland Park that evening who will be hosting public events as well. Click here for more information.

  • See you on Friday, Jan 15!

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland Park

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Meet The Sexy Italians This Friday at LOCAL LIFE!

July 16, 2015

We mean Italian wines, of course!

Don’t miss the tantalizing Italian wines and beer samples we’ll have to offer at The Culinary Center of Kansas City on Friday evening. But wait, there’s more! We’ll have delicious Trattoria Fare to sample, as well. 

LOCAL LIFE
in Downtown Overland Park
Friday, July 17

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Check out a bunch of other events in the area for LOCAL LIFE that evening too!  Our Summer Music Series continues in July with a FREE concert by local music group VICTOR & PENNY at 7 p.m. under the Clocktower.

Take some time to walk around and visit our neighbors, the local business merchants in downtown Overland Park. Click on the image below for more information about the special discounts, exhibits, concerts, demos and tastings you’ll find going on!

Local Life - July 2015

PLAY. TASTE. DRINK. SHOP. EXPERIENCE. ENJOY.

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“Porch Wine” & “Porch Food” Tasting in Downtown Overland Park

June 17, 2015

This Friday evening – June 19, join us in Downtown Overland Park when we take our monthly 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE festivities up a notch for summer!  Here are a few of your best reasons for spending the evening with us: 

  • Friday is the kickoff of Sidewalk Fest Weekend in Downtown Overland Park.  Get there for the good deals at all local shops!  Not to mention the special events hosted by tons of them.  
  • It’s also the kickoff of our Summer Concert Series with a local band gaining mucho national attention — MAKING MOVIES — who will perform a FREE concert at the Clocktower on Santa Fe Drive in Downtown Overland Park at 7 p.m. Take a stroll around, and then find a spot to listen to the band. Come listen on our ‘porch’ at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  Did I say the concert was FREE?!!! 
  • Step inside our kitchens and get a FREE taste some Summer Porch Wines and some of our favorite “Porch foods!”
  • LOCAL LIFE always offers samples and discounts and other fun activities at local shops & restaurants. Click here for a list of what is going on and where.

Local Life in Downtown Overland Park

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The Organic Garden

October 6, 2010

Vernon Quarles runs the “The Organic Garden” Farm based in Belton MO with his father Steven Quarles.  He is a 5th generation organic farmer, and one of the most prominent in the KC area with a large following.  They have been on their current homestead for over 20 years and farm over 20 acres.  They sell their produce at farmers markets, to restaurants, and also offer classes on wild edibles, nutrition and other related subjects throughout the year in the KC area.  The farm is named the “Organic Garden” because they feel like “garden” represents the true spirit of their business, the care and attention that they show to their produce is closer to a “garden” than a farm.  They produce rare and heirloom vegetables, goat meat and milk products, canned and preserved goods, custom belts from organic local leather, and they sell Amish baked goods.   In the winter they employ organic aeroponic, greenhouse, and hydroponic gardening techniques to produce vegetables year round, and are able to custom grow crops for their customers upon request. We understand he is a musician too, but we’re still finding out the scoop on that one.

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We’re 50 Years Old Today!

September 25, 2010

2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Overland Park and the 50th Overland Park Fall Festival! In conjunction with the City of Overland Park, TODAY’s event features a large arts and crafts fair in Santa Fe Commons Park, the annual parade, the farmers market, music, fun for the kids, an outdoor Business Connection Fair (expo), and much more.

Parade – 10 a.m.
Farmers Market – 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Arts & Crafts – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Business/retail fair – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Music – all day

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