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The Anchor: Chicken wing expert, Strong Ale purveyor

I’m baaaaacccckkk. My basement is no cleaner, but my tan is a bit bronzer and should last at LEAST until Halloween. Lots of food stuff happened while I was gone, including both the Midwest Beerfest, which I attended, and the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff, which I did not attend because I was out of […]

Flying Stove’s Schauf wins Iron Chef contest

There’s a new Iron Chef in town. On Saturday morning, I helped judge the 10th annual Iron Chef competition at the Old Town Farmers Market, a competition that pits local chefs against each other in an on-the-spot cookoff, using a “secret ingredient” that’s revealed just before they start. My cojudges and I — ¬†who included […]

Local chefs to throw down Saturday, Iron Chef style

The 10th annual Iron Chef Competition at the Old Town Farmers Market is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the market at First and Mosley. The competition pits local chefs against each other, cooking live with a “secret ingredient” they learn about just as the competition begins. The reigning champion, Paul Freimuth from the Hyatt’s […]

Febres commits a Celeb & Chef Cookoff three-peat

As I stated earlier, the Celebrity & Chef Cookoff, a benefit for the Orpheum that happens each summer at the Corporate Hills Marriott, is one of the must fun fundraisers put on in Wichita. I was a judge for last night’s event, along with Chef Tanya Tandoc and Beth Bower of the American Institute of […]

Next week’s Celeb & Chef Cookoff one of the fun fundraisers

The 11th annual Celebrity & Chef Cookoff, a popular fundraising event for the Orpheum Theatre, is just a week away, and I’m pretty excited for this one. I get to be a judge this year, which means I’ll help my co-judges, local chef Tanya Tandoc and AIWF’s Beth Bower, choose the best cuisine prepared by […]

The Anchor is bringing back Sunday brunch

YAY! HOORAY! The Anchor is 1109 E. Douglas is about to revive its Sunday brunch. It’ll be be back starting on May 20. It won’t be the same delicious brunch I raved about back when former chef Ben George was making it, but it sounds very good. Owner Schane Gross is calling it a “bar […]

Weekend of eating: Loaf Off, Palette to Palate

The amount of eating I did this weekend is shameful, but it was all in the name of charity. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself (and my scale) this morning. It started Saturday with the Fourth Annual Loaf Off, a meatloaf competition that was a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas. My co-judges and […]

Velvet Cream Bakery’s bite of heaven

Saturday night’s Cocktails & Cookies event at the Drury Plaza Broadview once again sent me into a sugar coma, but I regained consciousness in time to gather all the pertinent information about the Chef of the Hour, Kelly Duggan. Duggan is the owner of Velvet Cream Bakery, and her cookie truffle was the winning dessert […]

Little bites of restaurant stuff

I’ve been collecting little restaurant details that I thought I’d better share. Consider this entry to be blog tapas, if you will. 1. Bella Vita’s new sign: For a long time, I’ve thought that Bella Vita Bistro, a good but previously hard-to-find restaurant at 120 N. West St., could use better signage. It sits way […]

Midwest Beerfest: The most fun I’ve had before 4 p.m.

Saturday’s Midwest Beerfest was… well, it was kind of amazing. It was packed — so packed with loopy beer lovers that at points, it was sort of hard to move around.The afternoon had a crazy party vibe. Any time someone would drop and shatter a tasting mug (which was more frequently as the afternoon progressed), […]