Fellow Tomato Tasters,
We are moving the location of this year’s Tomato Tasting to The Local Pig! They have a great covered patio area with four picnic tables set up and ample parking. Matt will again be cooking their awesome bacon for BLT’s!
Make sure that you bring your lawn chairs and beverage of your choice as there is plenty of room to spread out on the sidewalk while you enjoy the delicious tomatoes and the ever popular tomato dishes people create.
The Local Pig is a bit difficult to find the first time if you’re not familiar with the East bottoms area of KC. It is just south of Knuckleheads Saloon for those of you that know that venue.
Here is a link to a map: http://goo.gl/maps/79r3q
From the south, I have found the easiest way to get there is to take 71 north to the Independence Avenue exit and go east to Chestnut. Turn north on Chestnut and follow it through Kessler park to the bridge. Turn west on the bridge at the Guinotte Viaduct and then take a right on Guinotte to go one block to The Local Pig.
From the north, you can take 71 to the Front Street exit (Isle of Capri), then go east on Front street to Olive Street, then south on Olive to Rochester. Turn east on Rochester to Montgall and south on Montgall about a block to The Local Pig.
I know it is a bit more of a drive for those of us that live in the south part of town, but I think the ample parking and covered shelter will be a great asset to our event. If you have any questions about the new venue or anything at all about the Tasting, please feel free to ask.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at 9 a.m. on August 3rd!