Wichita Restaurant Week starts today!
I already have lunch plans with a friend next week to eat for the first time at one of the participating restaurants downtown — you’ll have to wait and see!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to every restaurant. Full-time job, full-time house, full-time not leaving my house very often…
(Some day I’ll write a blog about how much I love being in my house and not in public.)
Since I can’t eat at every restaurant this week, I have a preview of restaurants I’ve eaten at in the past and can say for certain that I love the food and support them with all my food-loving self.
If you know the Midwest, you know about our barbeque. If you know about me, you know I love barbeque.
Evidence (again): This bucket of ribs.
One of my favorite places to get barbeque and my absolute favorite place in Wichita is Delano Barbeque Company.
It’s on my list for Wichita Restaurant Week — I’ve never met the pit master, and it’s about time I had another Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich. During #WRW16, at lunch, it comes with two onion rings and choice of side. (Hint: I’m getting cole slaw.)
Here’s hoping I can find some BBQ-loving friends to go with me!
Not the butterfly, but I love those, too.
The Monarch is chill, has a great patio, great sandwiches made with smoked meat and cheese THAT THEY SMOKE THEMSELVES and a fantastic beer selection.
They have Gutch on tap. I love Gutch.
They also have this giant cheese ball — not on tap, on the menu.
While the cheese ball isn’t on the #WRW16 menu, all of the other greats are:
- Peppadew Hummus (recommend)
- Fried Green Beans (seriously recommend)
- ANY OF THE SANDWICHES — My favorite is The Roundabout.
And, apparently, on Monday, it’s $2.75 Mystery Beer, and that sounds like the most fun game in the world.
It’s $30 for two people, excluding drinks (get the Gutch), tip and tax.
Oh, Public, I love you — as a restaurant.
I. LOVE. Public.
It’s my favorite public place. Hah!
My husband and I are deciding where we want to go together to dinner, and Public is at the top of the list. It’s always on the list. Every day.
I MEAN HAVE YOU HAD THE PICKLES?
You should. (They’re not on the special menu, but just remember that you need to go during #WRW16 AND again just for the pickles.)
Wine Dive is in my neighborhood. So, of course, I’ve eaten there. Often.
For #WRW16, they’re featuring an Italian tasting menu with wild mushrooms, arugula salad and tiramisu with a choice of one of two entrees — and the Tuscan Grilled Strip Steak sounds like a little piece of food heaven.
I’ve also eaten at The Hungry Heart, The Hill Bar & Grill, AVI, Chester’s Chophouse, Playa Azul and River City Brewing Co. (another favorite).
There are 25 participating restaurants on the list, and I think I’m going to get to five.
I am taking non-biased recommendations.