Restaurant News & Reviews

Mediterranean Festival info

St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church (316-264-1576) at 344 S. Martinson is having its annual Mediterranean Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Among the delicious offerings:

1. Mediterranean food a la carte: Visitors can choose from items such as stuffed cabbage rolls, kibbe, green beans and rice, stuffed grape leaves, Greek chicken and potatoes, Serbian chicken paprikash, hummus, Greek salad and baklava.

2. Baked goods: The festival also will feature the sale of pastries, breads and desserts from places such as Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Serbia and Russia.

3. Etc.: Attendees also can tour the church and buy gifts and books on the Orthodox faith.


Chef showdown

Yia Yia's Eurobistro at 8115 E. 21st St. is putting on a fundraising dinner to help support Brant Dumford's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year candidacy. The dinner will feature five of Yia Yia's chefs competing to prepare the best course. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and is $100 a person. It includes a five-course meal with wines. A dinner prepared in-home by one of the Yia Yia's chefs will be auctioned off. Make reservations today by calling 316-634-1000.


Ben Villar's Mexican Restaurant, which opened several months ago in the old Angelo's building at 1930 S. Oliver, is now serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The breakfast menu includes basic bacon, eggs and sausage and Mexican favorites such as juevos rancheros, chorizo and eggs, and breakfast burritos. The restaurant stays open until 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 316-682-1133.

Italian wine tasting

Beyond Napa at Rock Island Studios, 338 N. Mead in Old Town, is putting on an Italian wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday that will feature five wines and hors d'oeuvres. The cost is $30 a person. To make a reservation, call 316-260-9920.