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6th annual Kentucky Derby parties on May 7 at two Taverns for the ‘Greatest two minutes in sports’

Traditional southern attire, drink specials, Derby dishes, extended happy hour and prizes on the Tavern Derby Party agenda

 

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KAN. (April 5, 2016) – Guests are encouraged to break out their hats, bowties, suits, fancy dresses and other traditional derby attire for the Tavern in the Village and Tavern at Mission Farms Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Parties. The Taverns invite Kansas City to experience the greatest two minutes in sports on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 3 to 6 p.m. The parties will feature an extended happy hour, Derby dishes and drink specials from locally owned Union Horse Distillery and Woodford Reserve.

Honoring Kentucky Derby traditions and adding to the fun, guests will draw names of competing horses every 30 minutes for chances to win prizes at the conclusion of the party. In addition to prizes given away throughout the event, fun giveaways will also be awarded for biggest and most fashionable hat.

Derby Day Parties

When:              Saturday, May 7 from 3 – 6 p.m.

Attire:              Embrace the Southern tradition with oversized hats, colorful bowties, bright colored suits and other traditional derby attire.

Where:             Tavern in the Village, 3901 Prairie Lane in The Village Shops in Prairie Village, Kan.,

                        Tavern at Mission Farms, 10681 Mission Road at Mission Farms in Leawood, Kan.

What:               The public is invited to attend the 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Parties at the two Taverns. Guests are encouraged to dress the part and enjoy drink specials, Derby dishes, extended happy hour and prizes during the event.

Prizes:             Each guest in attendance will randomly draw a contending Kentucky Derby horse name every 30 minutes leading up to the race for the chance to win prizes. Throughout the event, guests will receive prizes for their attire and other Kentucky Derby-inspired categories. Winners of the Kentucky Derby horse contest will be announced immediatley following the conclusion of the Derby. Guests must be present to win.

Derby Dishes

Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich

Shrimp and Grits

Kentucky Burgoo Stew

Featured Drinks

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep as served at Churchill Downs

Thai Tavern Julep made with Union Horse Reserve Bourbon

Tavern Sazerac featuring Union Horse Rye Whisky

Rye Old Fashion featuring Union Horse Rye Whisky

Tavern Mojito

Cucumber Ginger Refresher

About Tavern in the Village

Tavern in the Village is locally-owned and operated by Kelly Manning with 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, bringing his vision for a comfortable neighborhood dining establishment to life at 3901 Prairie Lane in the Village Shops in Prairie Village. Tavern in the Village combines a classy, casual atmosphere with an American style cuisine to create a dining experience of convenience, assortment and high-quality. Open Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Brunch is served Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 4– 6 p.m. and late night happy hour runs from 8:30 – close.  For more information and to make reservations, visit www.taverninthevillage.com or call 913-529-2229. Learn the latest by liking Tavern in the Village on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TavernInTheVillage or following on Twitter @Tavern_Village.

About Tavern at Mission Farms

Tavern at Mission Farms is a locally-owned upscale-casual neighborhood restaurant that combines a stylish atmosphere with classic American style cuisine. Tavern at Mission Farms offers a gathering spot to experience first-class cuisine with superior hospitality at 10681 Mission Road at Mission Farms in Leawood, Kan. Tavern at Mission Farms is the second Tavern location in the Kansas City metro area in addition to its sister location, Tavern in the Village. Tavern at Mission Farms is open Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Weekend brunch is available Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner is served until 11 p.m. on Saturday and 9 p.m. on Sunday. Happy hour is daily from 4 – 6 p.m. and late night happy hour runs from 8:30 – close. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.tavernatmissionfarms.com or call 913-215-6588. Learn the latest by liking Tavern at Mission Farms on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TavernAtMissionFarms or following on Twitter at @Tavern_MFarms.

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