When we wrote a couple of weeks ago that October was overflowing with food and wine events, we had no idea. Several more have come to our attention since then. Let the belt-loosening commence. A few more:
1. Taste and See Open House: Chef Jason-Paul Febres, who's now cooking for Taste & See Everyday Gourmet, a new cooking studio in Office This at 3825 E. Harry, will offer free samples of his food at an open house that will last from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 316-771-7393 for more information.
2. Center for the Arts course: The Wichita Center for the Arts is putting on a food and wine pairing course from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, led by Whitney Post of Jacob Liquor. The class is $55, $45 for Center members. Call for a reservation at 316-634-2787.
3. Mystery Wine Tasting: aVenue, a banquet hall connected to Auburn Spirits Liquor store at 13303 Maple, is have a Mystery Wine Tasting, which will include hors d'oeuvres and blind taste tests of six different wine varieties. It'll start at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, and tickets are $15 a person. Reserve by Oct. 26 at 316-440-1111.
Metro Grill II update
Metro Grill won't be opening on Rock Road after all. That deal for the spot at 366 N. Rock Road has fallen through, so Michael Gonzalez, who famously prepares gourmet sandwiches at his Metro Grill stand in the Towne East food court, will open next month at 321 S. Andover Road. He'll prepare his food in an open kitchen, and he'll invite diners to bring their own beer and wine with no corking fee.
Dinner at Dolci & Joes
Dolci & Joes, a sandwich shop with a following at 3425 E. Douglas, will start serving a new dinner menu on Monday that will include items such as steaks, chops and chicken. A few weeks ago, the restaurant began offering table service instead of requiring customers to order at the counter. Dolci & Joes is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m., and the new dinner menu will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. For more details, call 316-613-3515.