1. Blarney Breakfast: The annual Blarney Breakfast, a fundraiser for Rainbows United, is scheduled for 6 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Old Chicago, 7626 E. Kellogg. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and can be purchased at Old Chicago east or at the door the morning of the event.
2. Old Chicago's St. Pat's Mini Tour: The restaurant known for its beer selection is offering its annual tour of Irish beers, including Guinness Irish Stout, Killian's Irish Red Lager and Odell Myrcenary Double IPA. The tour started last month and is available through Thursday.
3. Toni D's, 650 N. Carriage Parkway, 316-686-5996: The restaurant is offering several St. Patrick's day specials, including a corned beef and cabbage dinner with new potatoes and bread, Reuben sandwiches and decorated cookies. The specials are available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
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Bocco Deli dinner
Bocco Deli at 3010 E. Central has its once-a-month Italian dinner on the books for March. There are 30 spots available for the five-course meal, which is prepared by chef/owner Nathan Toubia and will start with appetizers at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the restaurant, 3010 E. Central. The dinner costs $30 a person. Call 316-558-8412 to make a reservation.
Pig In Pig Out on Discovery
A camera crew that recently visited Pig In Pig Out at 1003 E. 13th St. piqued the curiosity of several locals. Sources say that the crew was from a new show on the Discovery Channel called "Road Eats," and that Pig In Pig Out will be featured this summer. Though there's not a lot of information about the new show, it is said to follow a truck driver around the country as he stops at his favorite restaurants. The Internet is full of reports of the show stopping recently in places such as St. Louis and Tucson. Managers at Pig In Pig Out said they'd agreed not to discuss the show.
Where to take the kids
Parents magazine is out with the results of its 10 Best Restaurant Chains survey, and Wichita has all but three of them. The survey was intended to gather a list of restaurants where families can get the most nutritious foods for the best price while having the least stressful experience. Among the restaurants on the list: Jason's Deli, Red Lobster, Chipotle, Noodles & Company, Red Robin, Panera Bread and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.