Dining With Denise Neil

Popular Wichita Lebanese dinner and food sale happens this weekend

St. George volunteers spend months preparing for the annual Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale, which happens this weekend.
St. George volunteers spend months preparing for the annual Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale, which happens this weekend. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita is awash in Lebanese food: Restaurants in all parts of town specialize in hummus, cabbage leaves and kibbe.

But you haven’t experienced the full Wichita Lebanese food experience until you’ve visited the annual St. George Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale, which happens Saturday and Sunday at the church, 7515 E. 13th St.

The food sale is its 83rd year at the church, where members have been preparing food for months. It happens from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and offers pre-set meals available either for dine-in or carryout. (And St. George’s carryout system is an intricate, well-oiled operation that permits visitors to get their food without leaving their cars.)

Each meal includes a salad, pita bread, cabbage rolls, kibbe and ruz and yuknee, which is a Lebanese green bean, rice and tomato salad. Meals also include baklava. Those who dine-in will be served by church members.

Dinners are $16 or $8 for ages 10 and under. For an extra $5, visitors can order baklava sundaes prepared by students at St. George’s school, Christ the Savior Academy. The sundaes are made soft-serve ice cream and crumbled baklava assembled them into layered sundaes.

Attendees also can visit the Country Kitchen, where church members will be selling extra portions of dinner items like kibbe and baklava, plus pies, cinnamon rolls, cookies and homemade jams and jellies. Church tours also are available.

Each St. George serves more than 5,300 meals.

Tickets  are available at the door. For more information, visit www.stgeorgedinner.com or call 316-636-4676

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