Wichita’s well-established foodie events have some new competition this year.
The usual chef-cookoffs that dot the calendar throughout the summer and early fall are now being joined by new food-focused fundraisers dreamed up by local charities – a “Restaurant Week” and a burger competition among them.
Following are some new and classic food-focused events that are coming up in the next several months.
Throughout the week, people can visit one of the restaurants and have a $7 breakfast, a $15 lunch or a $30 dinner. Ten percent of the price of each meal will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Some restaurant will offer all three meals. Others will offer only one or two. Some will prepare off-the-menu specials. Others will prepare samplings from their menus.
Restaurant weeks are big deals in big cities, where many of the more expensive, trendy, hard-to-get-into restaurants agree to spend a week offering prix fixe meals to participants. A prix fixe (price fixed) meal is a set, multicourse meal that costs one price. About 30 big cities around the country, including Dallas, New York and Chicago, put on popular restaurant weeks.
For a list of the participating restaurants and what each is serving, visit wichitarestaurantweek.com.
This will be the 11th year for the event.