Dining With Denise Neil

How to try soup from a dozen Wichita restaurants in one place — and keep the bowl

It’ll be a soup-a-palooza at Friday afternoon’s SOUPer Bowl in Wichita.
It’ll be a soup-a-palooza at Friday afternoon’s SOUPer Bowl in Wichita. File photo

It’s Super Bowl weekend, which in Wichita always means that it’s time for a punny but delicious lunch.

On Friday, Inter-Faith Ministries will be putting on its 19th annual SOUPer Bowl. It’s a fundraiser that allows people to sample soups provided by a long list of local restaurants and keep the pottery bowl that the soup is served in.

The lunch happens from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Among the restaurants that will be providing soup for the event are Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, Larkspur, Zoe’s Kitchen, The Anchor, College Hill Deli, Carrabba’s, Hereford House, Freddy’s and The Artichoke. Bread will be provided by Planet Sub, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Il Vicino, and The Spice Merchant will serve coffee and tea.

The soup bowls were made by students from Gardiner Elementary and by potters from Wichita Pottery.

For more information, call 316-264-9303.

Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.