Three food businesses on the way
Midwest Beerfest: Get your dinner tickets now
The Midwest Beerfest’s signature event — its grand tasting inside Century II on Sept. 21 – is still more than a week away. (We’ll have more details about it in next week’s Go! section.) But if you want to attend the equally beer-rific events that precede it on Friday, Sept. 20, you’ll need to act soon. The Beerfest puts on three beer dinners that happen concurrently at venues around town, and they usually sell out. They’re fun and informative, and each one costs $55 a person. This year, the Boulevard Brewing Company will put on a dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport. Another one will be at the Wichita Marriott and will feature beers by Smithwicks and Guinness. And Larkspur’s beer dinner will be hosted by Peace Tree Brewing Co. out of Knoxville, Iowa. Each beer dinner features guest hosts from the breweries. The multi-course menus for the dinners can be seen at www.midwestbeerfest.com. Tickets are available there or by calling 316-682-5502.
Arena adding Guitar Bar
A new bar under construction on the concourse at Intrust Bank Arenawill offer patrons a chance to admire autographed instruments and possibly watch artists at play. The Guitar Bar will be on the east side of the main concourse by sections 122/123. Arena officials hope it will be open in time for either the Blake Shelton concert on Oct. 5 or the Eagles on Oct. 7. The arena staff has been planning the bar for a year and has been gathering signed guitars from visiting artists that will be displayed in glass on the walls. They have 18 cases and already have guitars signed by Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown and more. The bar also will feature a giant guitar hanging from the ceiling. The bar will feature a set of bar stools that look out over the arena’s loading dock, and sometimes, fans will be able to see artists and their crews below doing what they do pre-show. It’ll serve drinks only, including specialty cocktails.