Dining With Denise Neil

All-you-can-eat spaghetti and 'better than Doc's' garlic salad served this weekend

The church known for making Wichita's most popular chicken and noodles also, it turns out, specializes in tomato sauce and noodles.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, whose popular fundraising chicken and noodle dinner happens every January, is putting on an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday. It will run from noon to 7 p.m. and will feature all-you-can-eat spaghetti plus salad, French bread, homemade desserts and beverages.

The church is also preparing gallons of its famous garlic salad, which organizer Robert Scott says is on par with some of Wichita's most famous garlic salads.

"I have been told it is as good as or better than Doc's garlic salad,'" he said, referring to the famous dish once made at Doc's Steak House.

Congregants are preparing 45 gallons of homemade spaghetti sauce and more than 100 pounds of pasta for the event, where attendees can sit down at tables covered with red-and-white checkerboard tablecloths to dine. Carryout dinners also are available.

The dinner is at the church at 1356 N. Broadway. Adults eat for $8 and ages 6 and under are $3. Dine-in or carry-out is available, and the church is set up to take credit cards. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 316-267-3263.

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