Friday, May 01, 2009


If you are like me you typically go to to see what the hell is going on in this town. I have had a link up to this guys site for awhile now and love the content of his blog. I am lucky to have him as a weekly contributor.

Thanks to JOCO SOB for allowing me the opportunity to share with you what is going down in KC this weekend. Much like my site, we are going to focus on good food, good music and good times. Before I begin with the week
end happenings, there are a few things that I need to disclose. First, I have a favorable bias to all things JOCO and then KCMO. Let’s face it, JOCO is the crown jewel of the KC Metro area. However, we all need to recognize JOCO would not exist without the sounds, flavors and history of KCMO. Regarding KCK and NKC, much like Mexico, we should build a large wall. Enough said.

Speaking of Mexico, Cinco De Mayo is on
Martes (Tuesday.) this year and as usual there will be a lot happening in the city the following weekend and I’m going to provide a complete list for you next Friday that will help you decide where to get your FIESTA on! This weekend, we have some fantastic music recommendations for you. Kansas City’s legendary Ida McBeth is performing at Jardines, “the coolest Jazz joint in town” and Mama Ray is performing at the Phoenix on Friday and Saturday night around 7:30. As always, you can avoid the $5 cover at both places if you arrive before six but the real reason to arrive early is to get a table! If the weather cooperates, KCWIRED’s recommendation this weekend is to check out Mama Ray at the Phoenix and finish the night off at John’s Deck up the street where you can enjoy more live music, slightly stiffer drinks, and one of the best views in the city. If the weather is not cooperating (rain), skip John’s deck.. There will be many great days ahead where you can enjoy drinking under the stars. For those who want to rock out, The Killers are playing at Sandstone on Saturday. Check out for available tickets. For those of you that have kids or just want to have a mellow night out, the Boulevard Drive-In is open for business now. The Boulevard is always a great place to spend time with family and friends. In case you didn’t know, the Boulevard is rated one of the top drive-ins in the country. They feature FM transmitted DTS sound to your car stereo and a picture that rivals indoor theatres.. Take a blanket to keep nice and toasty, some cold beverages to save money and some treats for the kids. Remember, children 5 -11years old are only $2.00 per person and children under 5 are free. There is no better way for a family to enjoy an inexpensive night out.

Have an awesome weekend and please share with me how your weekend works out and of course, let me know of any events you would recommend for next weekend!