THE SECRET ORDER OF CRAWDADDIES
Plan to attend the 14th Annual Village Craw sh Festival Saturday, May 2 from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. Pius Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. e event features music by Ernest James Zydeco and Potter’s Field and a sea of Cajun food – craw sh, sausage, red beans & rice, KC style BBQ pork, corn on the cob, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, bread, and dessert. Wash it all down with beer, wine, soda, and bottled water. is is a genuine feast! And best of all, it is all for charity. Last year’s event raised $35,000 which went to Head Start; this year’s goal is $40,000 which will go to reStart, Inc., a local organization aiming to end homelessness in Kansas City.
reStart, founded by a Methodist minister with support from an interfaith group of clergy and lay people, began providing emergency shelter in 1981 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and was incorporated as a non-profit in 1984. Over its 33 years of service, reStart has evolved from an emergency shelter for adult men and women into a community leader advocating for and modeling best practices for permanently ending homelessness for all populations.
For tickets and information go to CrawDaddies.org.
PICK UP SOME LOCAL GOODNESS
Top: Menu planning in earnest; bottom: The Sundry’s “local” infoboard
Photos by Tracey Russell
From cheeses to Missouri grown rice and everything in between, including a dog biscuit or two, The Sundry is one of the best places in town to find local edibles. Add some additional staples, and you’ll realize that you might just be able to pick up everything you need for dinner at this recent addition to the Crossroads.
In addition to the vast spread of local goods, The Sundry is doing the right things the right way – solar panels on the rooftop, no garbage service because they recycle, compost, or reuse everything, and an all-electric kitchen where former inmates get a chance to work for a decent wage.
At the risk of sounding like a Billy Mays infomercial, that’s not all!
The Sundry prepares their smoked meats in house, bakes most of their breads, rolls, and cookies, and offers up perhaps the best biscuits and gravy in town. Open from 8 to 8 Monday through Friday and 10 to 6 on weekends, the popular lunch spot is easily accessible to those who don’t work downtown.… Read More