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Meshuggah Bagels Opens in Overland Park & Other Weekend Possibilities

Everything bagels from Meshuggah Bagels Round food makes the world go round this week with new bagels and donuts in town. (Contributed | Meshuggah Bagels)
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Meshuggah Bagels has opened its second area location at 7096 W. 105th St. in Overland Park, Kansas. It’s a little piece of New York City in Johnson County. At Meshuggah, the dough is boiled and then placed on a wet bagel board (a piece of cedar wrapped in burlap) before being baked in the oven. The water keeps the bagel from sticking to the board and adds moisture to the bagel as it bakes. You can top your bagel with house schmear, whitefish salad or lox. The first store, which opened last March, is located at 1208 W. 39th St.

Old Shawnee Days run through Sunday. There’s a carnival, live music, and all the fair food you can handle. This is where you begin to build up your summer tolerance for fried dough.

Festa Italiana kicks off tonight (5 to 11 p.m.) and continues through Sunday (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) at Zona Rosa. Get your fill of Italian fare (sausages to gelato), sample Italian wines or hang out in the beer garden. The festival, put on by the Kansas City Chapter of Unico, also features meatball and cannoli eating contests.

Get out on the trail and explore Kansas City from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at Party on The Prairie, hosted by the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and Bridging the Gap. The party is at Jerry Smith Park (139th Street., east of Holmes). They’ll have a guided hike (10 and 11:30 a.m.), as well as a bird walk, scavenger hunt and hay rides.

School’s out for summer, and that means it’s time for the class to celebrate with a pizza party. Jeff Harhsbarger is hosting a PLBB Pizza Party from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the recordBar (1520 Grand Blvd.). The PLBB is the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, and the night features pizza and live music from Shay Estes. There is a $5 cover.

Has it been a while since you had a game night? That can be remedied at Crows Coffee (7440 Washington St.) in Waldo. They’ve got games available on the first and third Saturday of the month (including this Saturday) from 5 to 9 p.m. You’re welcome to bring your own, as well. Crows sells coffee and tea, but will also have wine and beer available for purchase.

Lilo’s Shaved Ice & Soda (8300 N. Oxford St., Liberty, Missouri) is now open in the Northland. The shaved ice stand is serving up shaved ice treats, house sodas and floats. They also have cookie specials on Tuesdays and are open from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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