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Ben George the new chef at Siena Tuscan Steakhouse

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, the restaurant inside the Ambassador Hotel at 104 S. Broadway,  has hired a chef to replace Marshall Roth, who left the restaurant earlier this month. And the new chef’s face is familiar to Wichita foodies. It’s Ben George, who most recently worked as the executive chef of Treat America at Beech Activity Center. Before that, […]

Celebrity & Chef Cookoff now at Intrust Bank Arena

I love love love the Orpheum’s annual Celebrity & Chef Cookoff, a fundraising event that brings in money for the historic theater and its restoration. This year’s 13th annual event is coming up on Tuesday, June 10 and it has a new venue… a BIG new venue. The event will take place at Intrust Bank Arena, […]

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 […]