The owner of Corporate Caterers is about to become even busier with several new ventures. A look at what he's up to:
1. Reviving the Chelsea's space: Arnold, who runs his Corporate Caterers out of the former Olive Tree banquet hall at 29th North and Rock Road, has plans to open a new lunch and breakfast spot in the former Chelsea's space, which is adjoined. He hopes to open in mid-July and will offer upscale daily lunches and weekend breakfast. He's still pondering a name for the restaurant.
2. Waiting on A.V.I. Arnold says construction will soon begin on his and Jeremy Wade's planned upscale restaurant inside the remodeled Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel. The hotel should be ready July 22, and the restaurant will open in late August or early September.
3. Running the rest of it: In the meantime, Arnold still is running his catering and event business, as well as his downtown quick-dining restaurant, Cafe 151, at 151 N. Main. It's open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
National Iced Tea day
Today is National Iced Tea Day , which begs the question: Which Wichita restaurants serve great iced tea? Il Vicino and Tanya's Soup Kitchen both have delicious versions that are slightly fruity without being sweet. Who else brews a good batch? Nominate your favorite by visiting blogs.kansas.com/dining and searching for "Question of the Week."
Hangar One wine
Hangar One Steakhouse at 5925 W. Kellogg is putting on its monthly wine dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It will include a four-course menu, and each course will be paired with a different wine. The cost is $39.99 a person. Call 316-941-4900 for a reservation.