Your guide to the Mediterranean Festival
The St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church at 344 S. Martinson is putting on its annual Mediterranean Festival this weekend. It lasts from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and offers homemade Mediterranean dishes. Here’s a preview to what you’ll find:
For more information, call 316-264-1576 or visit www.stmarywichita.org/festival.htm
Win two tickets to Amber Waves beer stroll
It’s only about a week until the new Amber Waves beer stroll, a fund-raising event put on by Starkey that invites people to sip and snack their way through Delano, and organizers are giving away two tickets to readers of Dining with Denise. To register, go www.facebook.com/diningwithdenise and “like” the page, then find the post that says “Amber Waves Ticket Giveaway” and post a comment. I’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments section at noon on Wednesday. Note: You have to “like” the Dining with Denise Facebook page to win.
The May 16 event includes 13 participating Delano businesses who will offer 2 oz. pours of craft beers made by brewers such as Breckenridge, Sam Adams and Schlafly. Those who attend buy a $50 ticket and stroll from store-to-store sampling the beer. Several of those stores also will offer hors d’oeuvres prepared by local restaurants and prize drawings, too. The list of participants include All Things BBQ, Bluebird Arthouse, Twist Yarn Shop and more. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m., when most of those businesses would normally be closed. Money raised goes to Starkey, Inc. More information and tickets are available at www.amberwavesict.com , and for a list of foods and beers being served, visit blogs.kansas.com/dining.
New barbecue food truck in town
There’s a new barbecue food truck in town. Brickhouse BBQ, owned by Sterling McPhaul, has operated successfully for several years in Dodge City. But recently, McPhaul decided to hit the road and relocate to Wichita. His first time serving here was last Saturday, when he set up at Locke Supply at Harry and Woodlawn. He’ll be back there again this Saturday, opening at 11:30 a.m. and serving until he runs out of food, which last weekend was around 6:30 p.m. McPhaul has a few events already on the books for the summer and also plans to serve lunches around town soon. He also hopes to become involved in the end-of-the-month Food Truck rallies at the WaterWalk. Soon, people will be able to track his Wichita progress at his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/brickhousebbq101 . Until then, the truck can be reached by calling 620-430-3062.
Siena finds a new chef
A guide to Mother’s Day brunches
Still haven’t made your Mother’s Day dining plans? The list we published last week of restaurants offering buffets and special giveaways for mom is still online. To find it, visit blogs.kansas.com/dining and search for “Mother’s Day.”