Dining With Denise Neil

A rare chance to score a ticket to a big Old Town party that usually sells out

Want to stroll about Old Town on a lovely spring night, sipping wine and noshing on appetizers? Here's a rare chance to score a ticket to the Old Town Walkabout, which happens on April 26.
Want to stroll about Old Town on a lovely spring night, sipping wine and noshing on appetizers? Here's a rare chance to score a ticket to the Old Town Walkabout, which happens on April 26.

It's one of the most popular parties that's thrown in Old Town each year, and usually, you have to be sitting at your computer with your finger hovering over the mouse to score a ticket.

That's how fast they sell out.

But somehow, around 58 tickets remain as of today for the Midwest Winefest's Old Town Walkabout, an annual Wichita rite of spring that sends wine and food fans all around Old Town collecting tasty samples.

And this year, The Wichita Eagle is on the route.

The Walkabout is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Holders of $50 tickets will be invited to stroll around Old Town, stopping at participating businesses for a bite of food and a sample of wine. Participants will hear live music as they stroll.

For the first time, The Wichita Eagle — whose offices moved to Old Town Square last May — will be on the route. We took over the former Oeno Wine Bar space, and the patio remains. We'll be set up outside serving wine, and Todd Brian's Brick Street Cafe and Tavern will provide food at our stop. Several of our Old Town Square neighbors are participating, too, including Hana Cafe, Sabor, Yo-B and Pinot's Palette.

To grab one of the remaining tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

The Walkabout always kicks off the three-day Midwest Winefest, which also includes wine dinners on Friday, April 27, and the Grand Tasting at Century II on Saturday, April 28. Tickets for the grand tasting are available at www.wichitatix.com and are $69 a person.

(FILE VIDEO -- FEBRUARY 2018) We got the mix at the Wichita Women's Fair and gave it a try.

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