Dining With Denise Neil

Eating events to feature Native American food, breakfast for dinner, soup and sandwiches

The Share Our Food event, which will offer samples of traditional Native American food, is Thursday at the
The Share Our Food event, which will offer samples of traditional Native American food, is Thursday at the

The biggest eating day of the year – Thanksgiving – is approaching, meaning it’s time to work on expanding those stomachs, and the week ahead offers several eating-for-a-cause opportunities to do so. One will have samples of traditional Native American food. One will serve breakfast for dinner. And another is a good old fashioned Boy Scout’s soup and sandwich feed.

Here are some details:

Share our Food: It’s the second year for this event, which sold out quickly last year. It’s at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mid-America All Indian Center and will offer samples of traditional Native American food, including Northern style corn soup, Southern style hominy stew, Indian fry bread, Ojibwa wild rice and more. Visitors will get food from eight tasting stations, and Smoky Hill Winery also will pour Kansas-made wines. The event also will include a presentation by an American Indian speaker, and the museum also will be open. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if any are left.) They’re available at the center, 650 N. Seneca, by calling 316-350-3345, or by e-mailing cbachicha@wichita.gov.

Breakfast for Dinner: This is also the second year for Child Start’s Breakfast for Dinner Hats and Mitten Drive. It will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Century II’s Exhibition Hall, and 12 local restaurants – including Dunkin’ Donuts, Juarez Bakery, Song Bird Juice Co., and Public at the Brickyard – will be there offering samples of breakfast items. It also will include live music, an auction, games and prizes, and the Toy Train Museum will have its Polar Express Train set up. Admission is $25 for adults, $10 or children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. They’re available at www.wichitatix.com/show. Donations of hats and mittens for children 5 and under are welcome. Proceeds benefit Child Start programs.

Soup and Sandwich Feed: Boy Scout Troop 735 will be serving soup and sandwiches from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at University Friends Church, 1840 W. University. They’ll charge $6 for a pulled pork sandwich plus dessert and drink, $5 for a grilled cheese sandwich plus dessert and drink, or $6 for soup or chili plus dessert and drink. All the items are available a la carte as well. The scouts will accept cash, checks and debit / credit cards, and they’ll also serve food to-go.