Three approaching dining events
Mudbug Madness this weekend at Prairie Pines
The sixth annual Mudbug Madness, an all-you-can-eat craw fish extravaganza featuring music from the Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band, is this weekend at Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler. It starts at 5:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday nights and offers ticket holders access to an old fashioned craw fish boil and Cajun buffet followed by Cajun music that has historically inspired a mega dance party. Tickets are $37.95 at the door and include access to the buffet plus non-alcoholic drinks. There will be a cash bar on site, and the band will play from 8 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 316-303-2097.
The food truck rally is back
The local food truckers are putting on their monthly rally, Food Trucks at the Fountain, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at 515 S. Main. Two new vendors are joining the usual crew: Park n Pork BBQ and Twin Treats Caramelized Belgian Waffles. The Flying Stove, B.S. Sandwich Press, Hopperoni Express, and Let’m Eat Brats also will be there. Those who want to exercise before they eat also can enjoy an outdoor yoga class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Main and Waterman. It will be put on by Firefly Yoga Studio, and donations will be accepted.
A new brewery in Emporia
Hungry travelers passing through Emporia to weekend adventures in Kansas City no longer have to settle for the fast-food chains on the Industrial Road exit. If they drive just a little farther, to 610 Merchant St. downtown, they will find Radius Brewing Co., which opened on Thursday. It’s owned by brew master and former home brewer Jeremy Johns and his chef friend Justin “Gus” Days. It’s open Thursdays through Mondays and serves items such as wood fired pizza, artisan soups, salads, sandwiches and a rotating chefs menu. For more information, call 620-794-5532 or visit http://radiusbrewing.com.