Story celebrates with a pig roast and other weekend possibilities



It ain't a party without a pig. Story (3931 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village) celebrates its two-year anniversary with a pig roast on the patio. Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen has had a good year. He was named the People's Best New Chef: Midwest for 2013 by Food & Wine magazine. The party on Sunday, May 26, is from 5 to 10 p.m., and $10 includes pork tacos made from the pig that is roasted for the better part of a day. Make a reservation by calling 913-236-9955.

Standees (3935 West 69th Terrace), a new concept in Prairie Village that pairs a restaurant with a movie theater, opens today. There's a dining room with a horseshoe-shaped bar and three separate theaters. In addition to the standard concessions (soda, popcorn and candy), guests can order food and cocktails from the theater's attached restaurant. Tickets cost $6.75 before 6 p.m. and $8.75 after 6 p.m.

Yard-sale season kicks off with an unusual event. Schlafly Beer is presenting Pork Shop: a yard sale with beer, six whole pigs being roasted, and homemade doughnuts. The sale is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust, St. Louis). Admission is free.

Settle into a lawn chair with some beer and custard. Then go ahead and get dinner from one of the local food trucks at Celebration at the Station. The free program Sunday at Union Station featuring the Kansas City Symphony begins at 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic and a blanket a few hours before to get a prime spot on the lawn. The grounds open at 3 p.m.

Take notes for your block party. McCoy's Public House (4057 Pennsylvania) and Kelly's (500 Westport Road) are back with their annual block party. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Westport between the two bars, and goes until 3 a.m. Lost Wax performs live. The entrance fee is $5.

What have you got on tap for the weekend?

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