Braised pork belly tacos & other weekend possibilities

The braised pork belly tacos on the new menu at Tengo Sed Cantina.

The braised pork belly tacos on the new menu at Tengo Sed Cantina.

Tengo Sed Cantina debuted its new menu (see it here), courtesy of Port Fonda’s Patrick Ryan (who consulted on the reimagining of the Mexican restaurant in the Power & Light District), this week. Tonight, they’re holding a Taste of the New Tengo from 5 to 7 p.m. with small plates, margarita and sangria. They’ve got chicharrones (fried ranch pork skins) and plantain nachos (fried plaintains topped with black beans, crema, queso fresco and green onions) in addition to a line of new street tacos like the braised pork belly (pictured above).

Deschutes Brewery is still in town and they want to teach you how to build your own kegerator at Lukas Liquors (7541 W 119th Street, Overland Park). Tonight, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., they’ll be sampling brews from the Oregon brewery, giving away pint glasses and showcasing ‘Woody,’ the giant RV-sized beer barrel on wheels that is a mobile bar.

What will likely be the best school bake school you’ve ever attended is held Fridays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. while school is in session at the Johnson County Community College Pastry Shop (12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park). Students from the pastry program will be selling cookies, eclairs, tarts and cakes at the Hospitality Culinary Academy.

The 13th annual Village Crawfish Festival is Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. The crawfish boil at St. Pius Church (5500 Woodson, Mission) is a benefit for Head Start of Shawnee Mission. It’s a cajun-themed party with beignets and 1,000 pounds of crawfish. Tickets are $45 online and $55 in person.

The Parkville Farmers Market at English Landing Park (First and Main) is now open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Stock up on jelly, honey, eggs, lettuce, spinach, meat, flowers, herbs and salsa.

Cinetopia Overland Park 18 — the dining and movie concept is holding a ‘Social Media Fair,’ in the Prairiefire development Saturday and Sunday. The fair means free movies, concession samples and beer and wine tasting.

The Lenexa Art Fair (Central Green Park, 87th and Renner) is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and they want to keep you well fed. The Blue Moose, Taco Republic and Cupcake Cruiser food trucks will be on hand. They’re also holding a wine and beer tasting from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the tasting are $20.

[Image via Facebook: Tengo Sed Cantina]

Jonathan Bender

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