Here’s an event I was not aware of in Kansas City: The Caffeine Crawl. I saw a postcard for it when I stopped by The Roasterie a week or so ago. And it’s just what it sounds like: a bus tour of local coffee shops tasting various coffees. Mmmm…sounds like fun!
Kansas City has a good number of locally-owned coffee shops and roasters. The 2012 KC Caffeine Crawl runs over two days this weekend, and covers 14 different venues. Not only do the stops include the obvious spots, like The Roasterie, LatteLand and the Broadway Cafe, but also places I’m not familiar with: Revo Cup Coffee Roasters in Overland Park and Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters on Main in midtown. (I’m making a visit to the Oddly Correct coffee shop just because the name sounds so inviting!). The Caffeine Crawl is sold out, but anyone is welcome to the free after party Sept 15 at About the Coffee, 3185 Terrace. This is a family friendly event featuring the ‘baristalympics’ and an organic BBQ food truck (with vegetarian options!). The Caffeine Crawl happens in a few other cities as well, watch the website for details on the 2013 Kansas City event.
Another event happening this weekend is the 8th annual Waldo Crawldo to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Starting at 6pm, all seven venues participating are within walking distance of 75th and Wornall. A great way to check out several different bars, meet new friends and not have to worry about driving from place to place. There are prizes and drink specials, too! Order your tickets on line, just $5 in advance–visit www.waldocrawldo.com to order. (For some reason the link isn’t working, so I am printing the website address for reference).