Dining With Denise Neil

Souper Bowl offers all-you-can eat soup

Inter-Faith Ministries is putting on its 13th annual Souper Bowl – a throw down for the centuries among local soup cooks — on Friday.

The event features soup and bread donated by several local restaurants. Among the participants:  Adrian's Café,  Bagatelle Bakery,  Cinnamon's Deli,  Freddy's Frozen Custard,  Great Harvest Bakery,  Hereford House,  Newport Grill,  Old Mill Tasty Shop,  Panera Bread, Petroleum Club, Tanya's Soup Kitchen, Texas Roadhouse, Wichita Marriott and the Wichita Wagonmasters. Varieties available range from tomato bisque to chili to clam chowder.

Attendees get all-you-can-eat soup plus a souvenir soup bowl made by local elementary students, while they last. Designer bowls made by local artists also will be available, and door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes.

The Souper Bowl is intended to raise awareness about hunger in the community, and money raised goes toward Inter-Faith Ministries programs that help the homeless and hungry.

It’s from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway.

Advance ticketsa re $13.50 by calling 316-264-9303. Tickets at the door are $15.