Category Archives: Customer appreciation

Free catfish fry at the Artichoke

Artichoke owner Pat Audley appreciates his customers so much, he fishes for them.

Accomplished bar owner and fisherman Pat Audley is putting on his 28th annual fish fry from 6 to 11 p.m.-ish on Saturday at the Artichoke, 811 N. Broadway.

Every year, Audley fries up the fish he wrangles out of the Arkansas River (with the appropriate license, he is quick to point out) and serves it as part of a customer appreciation party. On Saturday, patrons can enjoy catfish, red beans and rice, hush puppies and coleslaw. The meals are free until the food runs out.

Also on Saturday, the bar will host an open mike night  in association with the Kansas Acoustic Arts Association and Stage 5 Sound. The music starts at 6 p.m., but performers should arrive to sign up at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 316-263-9164.