Wichita Restaurant kicks off this Friday, January 22nd and will run through the 31st. The third annual installment finds itself largely unchanged from the previous version, except that it falls in January instead of October. The main focus remains on highlighting local restaurants and helping out charity at the same time.
Each restaurant that is participating has designed their own special menus and pricing for the week. Most are offering some type of two or three course meals, but complete details can be found on the restaurant week website. Every time you order off one of the Restaurant Week menus, 10% of the price will be donated to the Boy and Girls Club of South Central Kansas.
This is a great opportunity for Wichitans to get out and try a variety of local restaurants that they may not typically think to frequent. Many of the menus feature popular or signature dishes from each restaurant, so you will not have to worry about ordering the right thing.
Here are some of the menus that have peaked my interest:
Delano BBQ where you can get a dinner for two for $35 that should not leave you hungry. It even includes a trip through their S’mores bar.
Harvest Kitchen at the Hyatt is offering a free House salad and dessert to accompany any of their dinner entrees.
The Hungry Heat is offering a 3 course meal that features their excellent smoked tri tip and craft beer ice cream for $23.
If you have never tried the greatness of a Cochinita Pibil(sweet braised pork) Pirata from Molino’s now is your chance. You can get a Pirata, side dish, and rice pudding for $9 dollars during lunchtime.
The Monarch is one of my favorite bars and they have a 3 course menu for 2 that includes an incredible sounding brownie all for $30.
For those missing the now closed Piccadilly and their popular Sunday brunch, Olive Tree is bringing it back on the 24th and 31st and kids under 5 are free.
The Public is offering a three course dinner that features locally sourced ingredients and fried chicken served with a pho gravy, which sounds amazing. Chocolate Beignets round out the meal.