Hey guys, I’m back for another edition of Tastes of the Town! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and did something nice for their mothers on Sunday.
A new week always means more to do in Kansas City. Some people from the bigger cities may call this “flyover country”, but I love our town and wouldn’t change a thing. There’s plenty to do, it’s all about where you look. So without further ado, let’s find out what’s going on this week.
Look out for Lopez
I know that this is a Chiefs website, so talking about the Royals may be a bit taboo here. However, any time a new prospect gets their shot at the major league dream, it’s exciting.
The Royals made the decision on Monday to call up second basemen Nicky Lopez from Triple-A Omaha. It’s expected that he will make his much anticipated major league debut during this series against the Texas Rangers.Embed from Getty Images
The 24 year-old was the Royals 5th round pick back 2016. He was batting an impressive .351 with three home runs and nine stolen bases so far with the Omaha Storm Chasers. Those stats and the fact some veterans are underperforming make it very clear why the fan base has been begging for his call up.
All signs point to Lopez being a solid everyday player at the major league level. Sure, the Royals are having another bad season of baseball. That being said, I think as long as they show the ability to trend in the right direction, there is reason to believe this team will be back in contention in a couple of years. Watching the new younger core develop before your eyes should be a reason to tune in for Lopez’s debut this series.
I’m sure the folks who live downtown are familiar with this event, but for those in the Northland who may be unfamiliar, you’ve got to check this out.
Located in the Crossroads District, this unique event occurs on every first Friday of the month. Starting at 5 p.m., visitors take to the streets to soak in the live music, art galleries, pop-up parties, and craft brewery scene.
There are a ton of places to indulge in food and cocktails such as Manny’s, Grinders Pizza, and the Blvd Tavern. If you’re interested in craft beer like I am, check out Torn Label. Even better, if you like old-style arcade games and craft beer, go down to Tapcade and Up-Down.
Great venues such as the Green Lady Lounge, the Tank Room, and the Crossroads KC provide soothing jazz and other local live music to enjoy as you experience the unique culture that downtown Kansas City has to offer.
Only a short walk from the Crossroads, the Crown Center’s MTH theatre has a First Friday Film Festival that includes free movie showings shortly after most art galleries close. There is no shortage of fun activities to participate in. I advise anyone who hasn’t taken the chance to experience First Fridays to scope out what you’ve been missing.
Weekly Debate Fire Starter
With the recent success of the Avengers: Endgame movie at the box office, it might be time to discuss an age-old question. Marvel or DC?
DC is known more for having almost god-like characters with incredible powers with the focus on protecting humanity, with heroes like Superman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman. Each one is pushed to the limit to keep up with their peers as well as their incredibly powerful nemeses.Embed from Getty Images
On the other hand, Marvel adopted the more human approach. Peter Parker was given superhuman abilities to become Spiderman, and Bruce Banner had to learn how to cope with his rage fueled catastrophic alter-ego. Even Thor was exiled to earth to be taught a lesson in humanity. Marvel characters have to overcame major flaws within themselves to achieve great things.Embed from Getty Images
In terms of movie production, both Marvel and DC are almost level ratings wise. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the score for DC Comics averages out to 67.7 percent while Marvel’s average comes out to around 64 percent. Although Marvel has had the edge lately, DC has had many great movies including the Dark Knight Trilogy.
Let’s bring out the inner child maybe and see who’s better. Let me know in the comments what you think!