Food & Drink

Five food events to catch this summer

Food Trucks at the Fountain occurs on the final Sunday of every month near the WaterWalk fountain at 515 S. Main.
Food Trucks at the Fountain occurs on the final Sunday of every month near the WaterWalk fountain at 515 S. Main. File photo

Celebrity & Chef Cookoff: This fundraiser for the Orpheum Theatre has professional chefs teaming up with local celebrities for an “Iron Chef”-style cooking competition. It will also feature food and drink from local restaurants and live and silent auctions. Details: 6 p.m. June 9, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $90, wichitaorpheum.com

Wingapalooza: Eat your fill of wings at this inaugural event where 20 local restaurants, including the Anchor, Joe’s Old Town Bar & Grill, Wingstop, Wings & Things, Pizza Hut WingStreet, the Monarch and Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, will battle it out for wing superiority. A beer garden will also be on site. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15, Intrust Bank Arena. Tickets – $20 in advance, $25 at the door – are limited. selectaseat.com

Battle of the Burger: Who’s got the best burger in town? Find out at this burger throw-down at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Attendees get to sample all the burgers and vote for the best. Proceeds benefit KETCH. Details: 3-5:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. $25, $40 VIP, $5 kids. ictburgerbattle.com

Food Trucks at the Fountains: Don’t miss this meet-up the last Sunday of each month at WaterWalk. Regular attendees include B.S. Sandwich Press, The Flying Stove, Funky Monkey Munchies, Let’m Eat Brats, Charlie’s Pizza Taco, Hopperoni Express, Kona Ice and Brown Box Bakery. Details: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, WaterWalk, 515 S. Main.

Zoobilee: Eat and drink your way through the zoo and bid in live and silent auctions at this annual fundraiser for the Sedgwick County Zoo. Bands will also be performing throughout the venue. Details: 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 12, Sedgwick County Zoo, $125. Tickets on sale in August. Information: www.scz.org

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