Our FAVORITE time of the month – we LOVE First Fridays! Thank you to the Kansas City Star and Jill Silva for having us back again! As usual, the evening did not disappoint – there were lines every where from the second we pulled in. We were the last truck out of the lot after going full blast all night. It’s always such a pleasure to meet new people – we met some new friends from Mt. Vernon that just happened to be visiting on the best weekend ever and some others who were excited to see E.F. Hobbs Specialty Coffee logo shows “Shawnee KS” because they’re from Shawnee too. Hopefully we’ll see the pictures they took . And we can’t forget the guy who reluctantly tried a slice of coffeecake only to come back and get 3 more – even though he was skeptical when we said EVERYTHING on our truck is good! Kansas City First Fridays are definitely the highlight of every month for CoffeeCakeKC. If you haven’t been – make a date with October’s!
The next morning we were back at the Good JuJu in the West Bottoms for the day’s shoppers, but got booted out of there in the early afternoon by a torrential downpour that, not only wasn’t supposed to show up until much later, but also left all of the businesses without power. Gotta love that Kansas City weather – 102 degrees one day and within 24 hours and a crazy storm, literally 30 degrees cooler.
[Thank you to @AlishaBethT for the awesome photo!]
Our next event is on Friday, Sep. 9th and Saturday, Sep. 10th from 8am to 4pm each day at the Harley-Davidson Factory Open House. It’s going to be full of great things to see and do – stunt shows, tours, a kids play area, and even a raffle for a chance to win a Sportster! The event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association…. don’t miss it. 11401 N Congress Ave, Kansas City MO.
Then on Saturday, Sep. 17th CoffeeCakeKC will be showcasing its very own E.F. Hobbs, when Kansas City debuts the Caffeine Crawl. It’s the first of a multi-city event highlighting area coffee culture. Ticket holders to the sold-out event will experience some single origin selections paired with Ms Nene’s Bakery minis at 39th and Pennsylvania starting at 10am. That evening will be spent at the The Westport Food Truck Festival from 5pm til late in the Backyard of The Beaumont Club.
On Sunday, Sep. 18th we’re excited to be a part of the Grand Opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts event from 11am to 5pm. It is free to the public – come help welcome this extraordinary and beautiful addition to Kansas City.