Restaurants that will cook your bird
When Pigs Fly, 7011 W. Central, 316-440-3823: The restaurant is selling 12- to 14-pound Butterball turkeys that are smoked and injected with a butter/herb mixture for $35.99. A full meal plus sides is $59.99. Customers must make reservations by Friday for pickup on Wednesday.
Jet Bar-B-Q√, 1100 E. Third St., 316-262-7299: The Jet Man once again will be selling his smoked turkeys for $29.95 and hams for $49.95. They can be picked up cold on Tuesday or Wednesday or hot from the pit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Make reservations by Tuesday.
Bierocks, Brats and BBQ, 128 S. Seneca, 316-393-9580: She closed her restaurant in Delano in September, but Mary Isbell-Hansen still is selling turkeys and hams. Shes offering 15-pound smoked turkeys for $45 and fried for $55. They come in Cajun butter, mesquite or garlic and herb flavors. Spiral-cut hams are available in honey brown sugar, orange cranberry or raspberry chipotle flavors and are $45 for a 9-pounder or $85 for a 22-pounder. She also has a meal for four for $39.99. Reservation deadline is Saturday, and pickup will be Monday through Wednesday.
Two Brothers BBQ: The local restaurant chain will sell 12-pound smoked turkeys for $35.99, half honey-glazed spiral sliced hams for $49.99 and whole ones for $94.99. Pickup is available on Wednesday, and reheating instructions will be included. Traditional sides also are available. Make reservations by Monday by calling one of these five stores: 3750 N. Woodlawn, 316-691-8950; 300 S. Greenwich, 316-683-1330; 6730 W. Central, 316-729-7755; 3134 E. Douglas, 316-978-9990; or 1701 W. Central in El Dorado, 316-452-5522.
Sampling extravaganza at Sams
One of the biggest perks of being a member of Sams Club is all the free samples the store passes out. On Friday through Sunday, the store will be putting on a sampling extravaganza, featuring several of its holiday treats. The samplings will be from noon to 5 p.m. each day and will include items such as gourmet cheeses, shrimp, dips, nuts and appetizers. For a schedule of which samples will be offered which days, visit www.samsclub.com. Samplers must be Sams Club members.
A very busy vegan chef
Chef Miguel Larcher, who just opened his Garden Grill Cafe in the Occidental Building at 300 N. Main, has a lot on his vegan plate these days. In addition to opening his restaurant, hes just released a new vegan cookbook, Three Olives and a Dash of the Sea, hes launched a Sunday brunch and hes begun meal delivery service from his restaurant.
The book, a collection of Larchers popular recipes, was released late last month and is for sale at the restaurant and at Amazon.com. His Sunday brunch, which is served buffet-style, is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays and is $13.99. And his meal delivery service is available anywhere in Wichita to customers who pre-order from a set menu at gardengrillcafe.com by Fridays to get their food Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Customers must order a minimum of two entrees, and theres an additional charge on food thats delivered. Larcher also is offering cooking classes and is extending hours to serve evening diners on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information on all of Larchers endeavors, visit the restaurants website or its Facebook page.