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Culinaria plans Final Friday food event featuring tacos, tequila cocktails

The area around the Warehouse Arts District still lacks a traditional restaurant, but a catering company located there will open for dinner Friday as part of this month's Final Friday event.

Culinaria, 512 E. Ninth St. Suite A (the old stone house behind Vintage Emporium), has been opening its event space to the public on a pop-up basis for the past year with its monthly Wine Club gatherings. This will be their first Final Friday (no art exhibit this week, but maybe next time). They plan to sell summer veggie or pork shoulder tacos — accompanied by a fresh salsa bar — and grapefruit-tequila cocktails.

Culinaria, 512 E. Ninth St. (photo courtesy of Culinaria)

Culinaria, 512 E. Ninth St. (photo courtesy of Culinaria) by Sara Shepherd

“We’re right there in the middle of the new up-and-coming arts district,” said Regan Lehman Pillar, who owns the business with her husband, Aaron PIllar. “People are always peering in our window, wondering what we are or stopping in ... we thought, ‘Hey, we should probably just go ahead and invite them in.’”

Culinaria’s Wine Club events are the third Wednesday of every month. For $35, attendees get tasting pours of six wines paired with complementary small plates. Pillar said Culinaria started the tasting events about a year ago after an expansion enabled them to make their dining area more spacious. For information on future events, follow Culinaria on Facebook,

Some of Culinaria's homemade salsas. (photo courtesy of Culinaria)

Some of Culinaria's homemade salsas. (photo courtesy of Culinaria) by Sara Shepherd

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The Lasso: Final Fridays, film fest, Farmer’s Ball finals, Haskell fashion, beer name-change, baby chicks

Troy Moth photo

Troy Moth photo by Contributed Photo

Miscellanea from this week on the web, including links to read before hitting this weekend's three F's: Final Fridays, Free State Film Festival and Farmer's Ball Finals.

Final Fridays

There’s big things planned for this month’s Final Fridays, including the grand opening of the new Cider Gallery in the Warehouse Arts District. Here’s our Final Fridays preview, featuring stunning black and white nature photography by Troy Moth (former shooter for GQ and Rolling Stone) at the Invisible Hand and paper bathing suits at where else but Wonderfair. The Final Fridays blog has a nifty gallery map and more gallery event summaries.

Free State Film Festival

The annual Free State Film Festival is this weekend, and its going to be a film geek's dream. According to the event website, expect “films, short films, panel discussions, staged readings, live music performances, an experimental film and music video showcase and a revival of the multimedia stage production, 'On Screen Offspring' featuring new original short plays by area filmmakers.” Our film critic says there will be plenty of the kind of films that are sure to get people talking.

Farmer’s Ball Finals

Loud and Local has teasers from the four bands that made the cut to play in the finals on Saturday. Larryville Chronicles also has a Q&A with their “dark-horse” pick, Brain Food, the headline for which includes the phrase “like electronic angels giving birth to a dark velvet thundercloud."

Beer name-change

It seems Boulevard has changed the name of its Boulevard Pilsner to KC Pils. Here are photos of the new bottles. (I haven't heard the theory behind the name change, but the photo description says something about hometown love. Could there be more name changes on the way?)

Haskell fashion

A fashion show was part of Haskell Indian Nation University’s recent Indigenous Empowerment Summit. Mark & Tree photography took great photos of all the styles, bold jumpsuits and bustiers included. (Hat tip to Ditto Resale Boutique for sharing the link on their Facebook page)

Baby chicks

My Bit of Earth blogger Meryl let her new chicks out in the yard for the first time ... and kindly took pictures so the rest of us can see how adorable they are.