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Reverie Coffee Roasters celebrates first year of business

When Andrew Gough opened Reverie Coffee Roasters a year ago, he had an idea of what he wanted the shop to be: a mostly wholesale coffee roasting business where coffee aficionados also could have retail access to high-quality beans roasted on site.

Restaurant openings, food events (June 6)


Wichita Ribfest hopes changes entice more visitors

The date change should help those who don’t like to go out on a school night.

Three wine/beer dinners on Thursday

Thursday is going to be a busy night for wine and beer drinkers in Wichita. At least three special, multi-course dinners are being put on around town. Among them:

Mediterranean festival and more

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:

Cinco de Mayo specials

Cinco de Mayo is Monday, and several bars and Mexican restaurants are celebrating with parties and specials – some of which are starting this weekend. Here are a few...

Mother’s Day: Where to eat

Mother’s Day is May 11, which is a little more than a week away.

Three approaching dining events


Grape expectations: Festival will help increase wine knowledge

Wine shopping can be so intimidating.

Cheezies pizza surprisingly good for the cheap price

For years, I drove past the Cheezies Pizza at 3804 W. Maple. The giant “$4.99 pizza” sign spray-painted in the window told me all I needed to know about this place. I envisioned the worst possible convenience store pizza: freezer-burn-flavored crust, gloppy cheese and dried-up pepperoni.

Where to eat on Easter

Easter is one of those Sundays when local restaurants like to put on a show, loading their typical buffets with sugar-glazed hams, ready-to-carve prime rib, pretty pastries and more.

Antojitos Salvadoreno serves serious eats from El Salvador

I love ethnic hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and so should you. Their food is honest, the prices are affordable, and the people are friendly and appreciative. Wichita has many of these hidden treasures, one of which is the newly opened Restaurante Antojitos Salvadoreno. As the name implies, it specializes in treats from El Salvador.

Review: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill a nice east-side addition

Wichita could use fewer – not more – chain restaurants serving steaks, seafood, salads, burgers and sandwiches. The city has so many, and more open every day, sometimes on the very same lot. (Kellogg and Rock’s trio of LongHorn Steakhouse, Logan’s Roadhouse and BJ’s Brewhouse comes to mind.)

Review: It’s all about the sandwiches at Merle’s Place

The first thing you need to know about Merle’s Place is that there’s nothing corporate about it. Nothing corporate about the no-nonsense waitress who knows the menu backwards and forwards and is working the whole place by herself on a busy poker night. Nothing corporate about the well-worn but clean dive bar atmosphere with deep booths, dark wood tables and an old jukebox. And finally, there is nothing corporate about the food.

Three food trucks about to roll out

Park-n-Pork: The barbecue truck formerly known as BJs Smokeshack has a new name: Park-n-Pork. Owners Jennifer and Brad Vieux have been working on getting the truck up and going for almost a year and decided a few months ago to change the name. They’ve custom ordered a 28-foot truck from Ohio, which should in Wichita soon. The couple plans to have it operating by the end of the month and even have committed to serving at The Red Barn Outdoor Market in Benton on April 26. The truck will serve smoked items such as pulled pork, brisket, ham, ribs, chicken and specialty sandwiches plus homemade sides. It’ll be open for lunch and sometimes dinner and breakfast and also will do special events. Follow the progress at www.facebook.com/parknpork

Douglas Avenue Chop Shop plans grand opening Saturday

The new Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, opened by Schane Gross next door to her popular downtown bar, the Anchor, knows who makes up its target demographic – and it knows how to woo them.

Three pieces of food truck news


Review: El Tenampa offers tasty tacos, salsa bar

Wichita can’t have enough restaurants serving delicious, authentic Mexican tacos made on two-ply homemade corn tortillas, filled with perfectly cooked meats and topped simply with diced onions and cilantro. Fans of Mexican food already can get excellent authentic versions of such tacos at Molino’s, Paleteria La Reyna, El Paisa and countless tiny taquerias up north.

The Shamrock gets ready for St. Patrick’s Day

After taking over the Shamrock – the well-known Delano bar at 1724 W. Douglas that’s been operating since 1933 – owner Dave Stough served his first St. Patrick’s Day feast.

Birds on the Roof update, St. Patrick's day dining news

The restaurant at 550 N. Rock Road, which Jimmy Nguyen and Thao Luu opened in August, is celebrating its grand reopening this weekend. Among the changes:

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