Three pieces of food truck news: one good, two bad
Food Truck rallies resume on Sunday: After a long, cold winter, Wichita’s food truckers are ready to resume their monthly gatherings, which they try to make happen on the last Sunday of the month. This month’s happens from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wichita WaterWalk, 515 S. Main. The lineup includes B.S. Sandwich Press, Hopperoni Express, Let’m Eat Brats and The Flying Stove, and all will be serving up Cajun specialties. Before the trucks start serving, Firefly Yoga Studio will put on an outdoor yoga class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. It’s free, but donations will be accepted.
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Cake Face is closing: Cake Face Bake Shop, which opened its food truck in 2012, was supposed to be at the rally this weekend but won’t be. Owners Summer and Dave Schoenhals are moving to Oregon for a job opportunity and have closed their business. The couple is selling the truck, an 18x8 upgrade they bought in August. They’ve posted an ad offering the truck and all of its contents for sale on Craigslist.
The Rolling Dough also is closed: The food truckers who last summer bought the Schoenhals’ original rig have closed, too. Joseph and Cherre Nestelroad, who opened their pizza food truck last fall, posted last week on the truck’s Facebook wall that they have too much going on in their lives, especially with two small children, to keep the business going. The post indicated that the couple was open to considering giving it another go when their kids are older.
Lotus Leaf on the move
Don’t go to Delano planning to dine at Lotus Leaf Cafe, which opened at 613 W. Douglas in November of 2010. The restaurant has begun its move to a much larger space at 215 N. Washington, right next door to Taste & See in Old Town. The Delano spot closed on Saturday. The restaurant owners say the goal is to reopen by 11 a.m. Tuesday with additions such as a coffee/juice/smoothie bar, organic wine and beer and more menu items. To follow along with the reopening, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lotusleafcafe.
Two wine dinners
Wine drinkers have two approaching events to choose from. One is a farewell-to-winter event scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Oeno, the wine bar at 330 N. Mead. The dinner is $40 a person and will feature three springlike courses paired with three wines, plus dessert. Gazpacho, lamb chops and seared scallops are on the menu. For reservations, call 316-440-5000. Then, on Tuesday, Hereford House at 1400 Terradyne St. in Andover will put on a wine event featuring a dinner and three wines. Attendees keep the three Riedel brand glasses the wine is poured in. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $150 a person for wine and an additional $40 for dinner. For reservations, call 316-260-6600.
Sixth annual Scottish Rite Pancake Feed
The sixth annual Scottish Rite Pancake Feed, an all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes feast that raises money for the historical Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St., is Tuesday. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call 316-263-4218.