Tasting notes: Fish fry, British mixer, Port Fonda invasion, Free State beer and a barn dinner

Tacos de Lengua are one of the best-selling dishes at Port Fonda, 4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The main ingredient is braised beef tongue, served street taco-style with spicy salsa, onion, cilantro and fresh lime.

Tacos de Lengua are one of the best-selling dishes at Port Fonda, 4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The main ingredient is braised beef tongue, served street taco-style with spicy salsa, onion, cilantro and fresh lime. by Sara Shepherd

Foodies, mark your calendars. There's some pretty fun-sounding dining, beer and wine events coming up. Here goes:

Sept. 27: Terrebonne fish fry

The folks from Terrebonne Po' Boys and Desserts will be manning the fryer at Abe & Jake’s Catfish Fry to benefit Friends of the Kaw. The event starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. A $10 cover gets you admission and food. The event will feature river inspired artwork, Kansas Riverkings artifacts and live music from the Brody Buster Band.

Oct. 3: British mixer

Brits, Queen Lizzy’s Catering and On the Rocks liquor store are teaming up on an event at the Castle Tea Room. Mixer, Mixer is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the courtyard at the Castle, 1307 Massachusetts St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here. British-y fare like scotch eggs and sausage is on the menu, to be washed down with British-y libations like gin, imported colas and ginger beer.

Oct. 5: Port Fonda hits the road

Port Fonda — one of Kansas City’s most buzzed-about restaurants right now — is bringing its edgy Mexican fare westward for a pregame tailgate at the Oread. The Port Fonda Tailgate is before the KU-Texas Tech football game Oct. 5. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Expect street-style Mexican food and drinks, Free State beer and DJ Ashton. Time TBD — check Port Fonda’s Facebook page for updates.

Oct. 17: Free State beer dinner

Pachamama's is planning a Free State beer dinner Oct. 17. Looks like the time hasn’t been set yet, but if you’re interested I suggest blocking off the evening and calling Pachamama's (841-0990) for reservations sooner rather than later — seats at Free State beer dinners go fast these days, and good food and good beer is sure to be had there. Cost is $75 per person.

Oct. 19: Feast of the Fields

Pachamama's chef Ken Baker is taking his culinary show on the road to prepare the farm-to-table meal for the next Feast of the Fields at River Creek Farms outside Manhattan. The dinner is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 19 inside the farm’s 1876 limestone barn. On Friday, there were still tickets left, which can be purchased online here for $100 per person.

Tips welcome!

Try something unusual or know of something interesting going on at a Lawrence restaurant? Send me an email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or contact me on Twitter @saramarieshep. For more local food and restaurant news, click here.

Comments

Robert Rauktis 1 year, 2 months ago

I guess it does make some sense to hot fly across an ocean to sample a terrible and expensive cuisine like the Brits. Their most popular restaurant is McDonalds.

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