Food & Drink

KC Local Week Wants to Know How Local You Can Go

Kansas City has so many great locally made and sourced options that going local is easy.

Now the inaugural KC Local Week Challenge wants people to realize just how easy it is by committing to eating, drinking and shopping as locally as possible from August 18-24.

Local Week’s website offers lists of local spots to add to your rounds ranging from bakeries to butchers to locally owned restaurants, stores and metro-area grocery stores that support local growers and producers. It’s also celebrating the local life with a few special events, including a BBQ at Howard’s Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch using products from local farmers on August 23 and a three-course brunch at Badseed on August 24.

Want to start sooner? Bread & Butter Concepts restaurants, which include Urban Table, Taco Republic, Gram & Dun and BRGR Kitchen & Bar, are offering dishes made with fresh, locally produced ingredients now through Sunday.

Kurlbaum’s heirloom tomatoes alonside Green Dirt Farm fresh nettle sheep’s milk cheese, chimichurri, LP’s Farm ground cherries, extra virgin olive oil and Providence Farm cucumber. Photo via Gram & Dun’s Facebook page.

Get a taste of local lamb with Providence Farm zucchini-mint puree, herb-roasted potato and New Roots Farm bread-n-butter zucchini pickles at Gram & Dun, or try the smoked Campo Lindo Farms half chicken with Providence Farm creamed chard, New Roots Farm glazed baby carrots and turnips and Gieringer’s Orchard peach glaze at BRGR. Kurlbaum’s tomatoes are featured at every restaurant, adding local flavor to a B.L.T. wedge at Urban Table and panzanella at BRGR.