Dining With Denise Neil

Nine new restaurants have signed on for Wichita Restaurant Week

Wichita Restaurant Week will return in January with 30 restaurants on board, including Siena Tuscan Steakhouse.
Wichita Restaurant Week will return in January with 30 restaurants on board, including Siena Tuscan Steakhouse.

Wichita Restaurant Week has its dates – and it also has nine new restaurants.

The fourth installment of the event, which was first put on in June 2013, is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 29.

It’s designed as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas, and throughout the week, diners can visit 30 participating restaurants and order prix fixe, multi-course meals for either $15 or $30. The restaurants agree to donate 10 percent of Restaurant Week menu sales to Boys & Girls Club.

Restaurants joining in for the first time this year are Bella Vita Bistro, Bella Luna Café east and west, Bonefish Grill, El Mexico, Georges French Bistro, The Kitchen, Larkspur Bistro & Bar, Wings & Things and Ya Ya’s Eurobistro.

Last year, 24 restaurants participated in Wichita Restaurant Week, and more than $10,000 was raised. Organizers estimate that 2,200 Restaurant Week meals were served.

Restaurant week events have long been popular in larger cities. They give diners a chance to try several courses at restaurants they’re curious about without spending too much.

Here’s a complete list of restaurants participating. Look for more information on Wichita Restaurant Week as it gets closer.

2017 Wichita Restaurant Week participants

▪ AVI Seabar & Chophouse

▪ Bella Vita Bistro

▪ Bella Luna Café (east and west)

▪ Bonefish Grill

▪ Café Bel Ami

▪ Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar

▪ Delano Barbeque Company

▪ District Taqueria

▪ El Mexico Cafe

▪ Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

▪ Fireside Grille/Marriott

▪ Georges French Bistro

▪ The Kitchen @ Union Station

▪ Larkspur Bistro & Bar

▪ LongHorn Steakhouse east and west

▪ Wichita Marriott

▪ Molino’s Mexican Cuisine, east and west

▪ The Monarch

▪ Newport Grill

▪ Playa Azul

▪ Public at the Brickyard

▪ River City Brewing Co.

▪ Siena Tuscan Steakhouse

▪ The Hill Bar & Grill

▪ Wings & Things

▪ Wine Dive

▪ YaYa’s Eurobistro

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