Dining With Denise Neil

Cookie and coffee competitors will raise money at Throw Down in Old Town

Latte artists and cookie bakers will be showcased at Thursday’s Throw Down in Old Town.
Latte artists and cookie bakers will be showcased at Thursday’s Throw Down in Old Town. The Wichita Eagle

Now that I’ve got one latte art judging event on my resume, I feel qualified to serve at this one.

I’ll be one of the judges at Thursday’s Throw Down in Old Town, a third-annual event with the purpose of raising money for Children First: CEO Kansas Inc. The money goes toward designing activities for youth centered around aviation, science, technology, engineering and math.

The throw down, which will happen from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Old Cowtown Museum’s Visitor Center, will feature cookie bakers and latte artists competing against each other. A $20 ticket entitles attendees to coffee and cookie samples.

The cookie competitors are Crust & Crumb Co., Ecclesia, Great Harvest Bread, Jessy's Just Desserts, Lollabake My Cookies and Sweet Peach Cakery & Creations. A People’s Choice Award will be decided with votes from the crowd, and it costs $1 to vote.

The latte art portion of the event will pit baristas from local coffee shops in a head-to-head, bracket-style elimination contest. The baristas will be from Ecclesia, Mead's Corner, R Coffee House, Reverie Coffee Roasters, Sunflower Espresso, The Donut Whole and Twisted Java. Il Primo Espresso Cafe will be providing coffee samples.

Attendees should make a reservation at http://throwdowninoldtown2016.eventbrite.com.

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