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Heather Newman Band

Heather Newman Band

May 20th 2018 @ 12th Street Bridge

Kansas City, MO
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2018 Cook for Courage
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
5:00 PM
12th Street Bridge
Kansas City, MO
The Child Protection Center (CPC) is excited to bring to Kansas City its 5th Annual "Cook for Courage - KC's Best Que with Local Brew" event!

The CPC's signature event will feature amazing local chefs, including Cherven Desauguste of Mesob; Clark Grant of Hogshead Kansas City; Ted Habiger of Room 39; Jonathan Justus of Justus Drugstore; John Smith of EJ's Urban Eatery; and Bobby Stearns of Ophelia's Restaurant. These incredible chefs have generously chosen to share their talents with the CPC for the benefit of children in Kansas City.

On Sunday, May 20 2018, these local chefs will compete in a barbecue cook-off to prepare the best smoked ribs. In addition local breweries, including Border Brewing Company, Colony Handcrafted Ales, Crane Brewing Company, Kansas City Bier Company, Rock & Run Brewery and Pub, and Stockyards Brewing Co. will compete for the best brew!

Patrons are invited to come and enjoy the ambiance of the Historic 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms while listening to music by the Heater Newman Band! Each patron will have the opportunity to sample both the ribs and a side dish prepared by each chef. Dessert will be provided by Heirloom Bakery and Hearth. Patrons, along with a celebrity panel of judges including food and beer writer Pete Dulin, Owner of Bluestem and Rye Chef Colby Garrelts, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Sly James, KMBC News Anchor Lara Moritz and Owner of Port Fonda Chef Patrick Ryan, will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite ribs/sides and brew!

The VIP Pre-Party will feature a signature cocktail from Lifted Spirits and beer from Boulevard Brewing Company, and will take place between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Main Event will take place between 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Why barbecue? Because barbecue is Kansas City. Why the CPC? Because the CPC helps children who have experienced abuse develop the courage to overcome.

Dress Code Guidelines:

For the ladies: "smart swank" - As the saying goes "comfort is key." Remember, you'll be eating ribs on a bridge, but that doesn't mean you can't swank it up. Just do it with finger licking food in mind. Try a spring dress with your favorite pair of flats or substitute stilettos with a pair of wedges. No need to attempt a balancing act while snarfing down ribs and countless sides!

For the gentlemen: "dashing down" - don't think you can't be dashing while using your digits to dig in and eat. A suit might stuff up your swagger for this particular event. Dare to dumb down your attire while sporting a dashing ensemble. Leave the ties and suit jackets at home for this one! That’s what your work week is for.