Three dining events
Jetty’s, not Pacific Coast Pizza, will go in near arena
Businessman Mickey Lynch says he’s changed his mind about partnering with Pacific Coast Pizza at his under-construction bar and restaurant space at 222 S. Commerce, just north of Intrust Bank Arena and south of the old Spaghetti Works building. Instead, he said, he’s enlisted his friend Greg Keenan, who developed the recipes for pizza restaurants such as Papa Keno’s in Lawrence, to help construct the pizza menu.
The pizza restaurant, which will be adjacent to and connected to Walkers Bar and Venue, will be called Jetty’s and will likely serve big slices of pizza plus a pizza buffet for the lunch crowd. Lynch also plans to offer activities for families in the evenings. The adjoined businesses have an entrance where customers can access either one. Walkers will be more of an adult-focused, live music venue that also will have a bar-style menu. Lynch and his partner, building owner Ryan Mills, hope to have both businesses open by Oct. 1.
Wichita bar wins trivia competition
Apparently, Wichita wing eaters are the smartest wing eaters. Last week, the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at 3236 N. Rock Road became the Smartest Bar in North America, according to Buzztime’s 2013 Smartest Bar competition. Trivia players at the bar beat out trivia players at 3,300 other bars in the United States and Canada, including two-time defending champion The Mezzanine Lounge in Houston, for the title. The players in Wichita scored the highest points answering a series of sports, art, history and pop culture bar trivia questions. The competition started in April. The restaurant will get a championship trophy, banner and $500 cash.