Since it is the dawn of an exciting new year, I find myself looking at an empty 2008 calendar that I would like to fill with 365 days of family, friends, fun and FOOD.
I had some really terrific Foodie experiences in Kansas City in 2007, but I am looking forward to adding some new ones in 2008. I know there are many wonderful food-related activities and events that can be done in Kansas City at different times throughout the year . . .I want to hear from all of you, and pick your brains: What are the Foodie experiences you plan to attend, create, achieve, do in Kansas City in 2008? What should every good Foodie know and experience in KC in 2008?
I am looking for DO NOT MISS food-related festivals (such as Ethnic Festival etc.), social/fundraising events (Forks & Corks etc.), local food activities (apple, asparagus or pecan picking etc.), CSA's to join, farmer's markets to recommend, local foodie resources to read (Tastebud Magazine) or subscribe or join (online forums), culinary classes to take, underground dinner clubs to attend, KS/MO related travel trips (taking the train to Hermann, MO for crush week), local foodie tours (like Boulevard Brewery tour), food retail opportunities (going to visit Christopher Elbow's place for a hot chocolate, or browsing at Pryde's in Westport etc.)
With so many of us in KC, I know we could collectively come up with enough great food related ideas and events to fill and entire calendar or at least give us all something to do every weekend.
I am looking forward to your recommendations. Enjoy!