Plowboys BBQ downtown & other weekend possibilities

Plowboys is now open.

Plowboys is now open.

There’s a barbecue restaurant downtown now if you find yourself going through a midweek withdrawal. Plowboys BBQ opened yesterday in the Town Center Pavilion at 1111 Main Street. It’s the second location for competitive barbecuer and owner Todd Johns. The original spot in Blue Springs (which is where the meat will be smoked for the KC location) opened at 3111 SW Missouri 7 in September 2013.

The downtown menu has the Plowboys staples — barbecue sandwiches (they have gluten-free buns), BBQ nachos, ribs, meat by the pound, BBQ salad, as well as barbecue-topped baked potatoes. They’ve got soda, iced tea and lemonade, and are applying for a liquor license to serve beer. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with plans to add Saturday hours in about six weeks (h/t The Pitch).

Snow & Co. Artful Frozen Cocktails (504 NE 70th Street, Suite A) is holding its grand opening in Gladstone this weekend. They’ll give you 10 percent off frozen drinks and regularly-priced pizzas between 4 and 9 p.m. today and tomorrow. They will also be running Happy Hour specials while they’re open today and Saturday.

Have you hugged a farmer today? What about tomorrow? Cultivate Kansas City holds its 10th annual Farmer & Friends Meeting on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church (318 E 55th Street). It’s a chance to meet farmers and food producers and discuss the current and future state of the local food ecosystem. The doors open at 8 a.m. They’ll have coffee, but attendees are encouraged to bring something for a potluck.

The Power & Light District is holding its Frost Festival on Saturday at 7 p.m. Plunk down $15 (in advance) and you’ll get two drink tickets for the event that features ice bars, ice luges, fire eaters, S’mores and a Bailey’s hot chocolate bar. VIP tickets ($50) get you into the Black Diamond VIP lounge from 7 to 11 p.m.

The Super Bowl is like Thanksgiving in February. John’s Big Deck (928 Wyandotte) celebrates our belt-busting tradition with an all-you-can-eat and drink party. It’s an all-inclusive tummy filler of pizza, nachos, chili, chips and salsa and Lil’ Smokies (don’t sleep on these tiny sausages) and domestic drafts and wells for $25. The party goes from kick-off (slated for 5:30 p.m.) to the final whistle.

[Image via Facebook: Plowboys BBQ]

Jonathan Bender

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