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Ulrich Museum turns 40

January-June 2014

World-class sculpture collection is just one of many milestones . . . . . . 2-3 ®

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Calendar highlights January-June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 Publisher/Editor Cynthia Mines Art Director Susan Burdick Marketing Assistant Shane Coelho Contributing Writer Amy L. Bickel

The Wichita Times Dining&More magazine is published twice a year by Matrix Media Inc., a locally owned company founded in 1993 which also publishes Travel Kansas magazine. The listings included in this edition can be found online at wichitatimesonline.com and wichitadiningandmore.com. For information about advertising in the next edition, call 316-264-5850 or email cmines@aol.com. To order additional print copies, please send $5 per copy to The Wichita Times, 111 N. Mosley Ste. 201, Wichita, KS 67202.

Museums, Attractions & Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Map of Wichita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Restaurants: East, Downtown/Old Town, West . . . . . . . . . . 11 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 In the Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 On the cover: One of Wichita’s favorite signs of spring is the blooming of thousands of tulips at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens. Cover photo by Matthew McKernan Cover inset photo: Exploration Place will host “Tony Hawk|Rad Science” in an exhibition May 24-Sept. 1 which explores gravity, force, velocity, acceleration and inertia through skateboarding. Above: The Sedgwick County Zoo, home to 3,000 animals, offers a myriad of activities. © 2014 Matrix Media Inc. Wichita Times is a registered trademark of Matrix Media Inc. No part of the magazine can be reproduced without the express written consent of Matrix Media Inc. Wichita Times is not affiliated with any of the companies represented in the guide and assumes no responsibility for their goods or services.


Ulrich still at forefront of contemporary art ichita State’s Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014 with an exhibition April 26-Aug. 3 titled “Forty Years/Forty Stories” showcasing works acquired over the past four decades. Since opening on Dec. 6, 1974, the museum has accumulated a collection that comprises 6,600 works ranging from late 19th century painting to recent multi-media art and an outdoor sculpture collection that ranks among the ten best in the country. The Ulrich also has brought many noteworthy artists to campus, published books and organized traveling exhibitions. An exhibition and national tour of human-like sculptures by Duane Hanson was seen by more than 1 million people in the early1980s, which helped spread the word about WSU’s relatively new museum. The Ulrich’s current director, Bob Workman, was a student employee at the museum during its early days and got to be part of the planning and installation of a massive Miro mosaic installed on the museum’s facade in 1978. The mural is one of only four in the country (its one million pieces of Venetian glass currently are under restoration and will be re-installed in 2016). Workman, who returned to his alma mater as director last year after compiling an impressive resume at other museums, sees the Miro mural as the “star” of WSU’s 76-piece outdoor art collection named in honor of the museum’s first director, Martin H. Bush. The fact that the collection of works by sculptors such as Henry Moore, Carl Milles, Fernando Botero, Andy Goldsworthy, Auguste Rodin, Louise Nevelson and Tom Otterness is open to the public to explore seven days a week is a great asset to the campus and the community, according to Workman. “I want to trumpet the outdoor sculpture collection,” he added. “It’s one of the great free things to do in the state.” After working as assistant curator at the Ulrich, Workman left for Boston University where he worked for the museum and obtained two master’s degrees. After positions at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Hudson River Museum, he joined the nonprofit American Federation of Art in New York City where he organized exhibitions and created a program to reduce fees for hosting institutions. During his nine years at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, the museum embarked on a $39 million expansion designed by architect Philip Johnson to triple gallery space. This led to a new interest and Workman began a museum construction consulting business. One of his first clients was the Walton Family Foundation, which was wanting to build a landmark art museum in Bentonville, Ark. Left: Miro mosaic mural, director Bob Workman. Above: Recent “yarn bombing” event included the Andy Goldsworthy sculpture. Above right: Millipede by Tom Otterness.

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Architect for the project was internationally acclaimed Moshe Safdie, who designed the museum’s 50,000 square feet of gallery space to nestle into tree-lined Crystal Spring. Workman was promoted from project director to executive director of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and helped amass a stellar collection of American masterworks that the New York Times said was worth “hundreds of millions of dollars in a region almost devoid of art museums.” The museum opened in late 2011, but by then Workman was back in his home state working as founding director of the new $25 million Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, which opened in 2012. Later that year, when his first museum employer – the Ulrich – advertised for a new director, he applied and was hired.

Through his various roles in museum management, Workman’s goal has always been to bring art to the widest audience possible. Now, at WSU, this goal means trying to involve more departments and students on campus as well as the wider Kansas community. He also wants to continue adding contemporary art – including multi-media art -- to the collection. “It’s a time of great change in contemporary art in materials,” he said. “We can do more to benefit the community if we stay on top of emerging artists. As an educational institution we have to take chances.” He also hopes exhibitions such as “Juvenile in Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross” (on display Jan. 25-April 13) will create dialogue and involvement beyond traditional art audiences. Over seven years Ross photographed 1,000 kids behind bars in an effort to bring their stories to light. The exhibition features 100 large-scale images and interviews from detention facilities in 31 states – including three in Kansas. “Looking at art is a challenge,” Workman said. “Engaging with art is unpredictable. It takes us outside our comfort zones.” Workman believes that an exhibition featuring work at the juncture of art and social commentary belongs in a university setting. “Art absolutely has the power to incite change,”

Forgotten Voices: A look at youth behind bars is the focus of “Juvenile in Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross” on display Jan. 25April 13.

he said. “This is a haunting examination of juveniles in the justice system. Our hope is to create a safe place to facilitate real community dialogue about a difficult social topic.” To complement the exhibition, a policymaker panel is planned for Jan. 27 and an artist talk for Feb. 6. Both are at 6 p.m. at the museum. The “Forty Years/Forty Stories” exhibition opens April 26 with a party from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be on display until Aug. 3. A keynote lecture by former Ulrich director Martin H. Bush is planned for 6 p.m. on May 1. Admission to the Ulrich is free. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 1-5 p.m. Designated parking is in front of museum. Maps of the campus sculptures can be picked up at the museum. For more information, visit Ulrich.wichita.edu or call 978-3664.

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January-June Calendar Highlights January Jan. 1-June 13 “Dinosaurs at Dusk,” film on 360-degree screen in Exploration Place’s Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. Jan. 1-May 4 The Era of Downtown Abbey: British Watercolors, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Jan. 1-28 Featured Gallery Artist Hugh Greer, Guest Consignment Artist Danny Polk, Gallery XII, 267-5915. Jan. 1-Feb. 9 From City to Countryside: The Paintings of Guy Wiggins, Wichita Art Museum, 268-4921. Jan. 1-June 30 Live Science Shows, Exploration Place, weekends, see website for topics, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600.

Jan. 18-March 2 “International Type ThrowDown” exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, 978-3664. Jan. 18-April 20 Paul Cézanne’s Apples: Still Life from the Wichita Art Museum Collection, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Jan. 18 “Perfect Little Planet,” new film about an alien family on vacation opens in Exploration Place’s Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium on the state’s largest 360-degree screen, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. Jan. 24 Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. Jan. 25 The Four Tops, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 263-0884.

Jan. 1-April 10 National Geographic’s “Jerusalem,” film in Carey Digital Dome Theater, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, cosmo.org.

Jan. 25-April 13 “Juvenile in Justice” exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, 978-3664.

Jan. 1-March 23 “On Repeat: Selections from the Collection,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, 978-3664.

Jan. 25-March 22 “Miles from Town,” new exhibit featuring a variety of works for sale by Kansas artist Phil Epp. Exhibit opens 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 284-2749.

Jan. 1-March 11 Visual Arts’ Art – “C. A. Seward & Lithograph’s Art Press,” WichitaSedgwick County Historical Museum, 265-9314. Jan. 1-3 Winter Break Super STEM-tacular Edventures, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0620. Jan. 16- Feb. 2 “Driving Miss Daisy,” Thursday -Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Forum Theatre, forumwichita.com, 618-0444. Jan. 18 16th Annual Blues Ball featuring Anthony Gomes, 8 p.m., Cotillion, 722-4201. Jan. 18-19 Franck’s Symphony in D Minor, Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., Wichita Symphony Orchestra, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658.

Jan. 25 Rock and Worship Road Show, 6 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. Jan. 26 Harlem Globetrotters, 2 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. Jan. 30 Music Tasting with KMUW, 7 to 9:30 p.m., an evening mash-up of music and math plus a sneak peek of the new exhibit, MathAlive! Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600.

A color lithograth from Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s “Indian Self-Rule Portfolio” is part of “Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection” on display at WAM from Feb. 8-July 27. The exhibition looks at the works of contemporary American Indian artists.

Sunday, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Jan. 31 Wichita Symphony Orchestra: Cirque de la Symphonie in Blue Jeans, Century II, 262-8054.

February

Jan. 31-Feb. 25 Featured Gallery Artist Doug Billings, Guest Consignment Artist Terry Corbett, Gallery XII, 267-5915.

Feb. 1-2 Cirque De Le Symphonie: Popular Classics, Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., Century II, 262-8054.

Jan. 31-Feb. 22 “Godspell,” Thursday-

Feb. 1-May 11 “George Catlin’s American Buffalo,” Wichita Art Museum, Feb. 8 opening party, 7 to 9 p.m., wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Feb. 1 Junk Nation Artisan Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Century II, montagefestivals.com, 405596-1687. Feb. 1-March 4 MathAlive!, traveling exhibition; experience real math as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. Feb. 6-March 29 Wild Rebel Angels on Wheels or Heck’s Angels in Haysville by JR Hurst, Mosley Street Melodrama, 263-0222. Feb. 8-July 27 “Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art,” Wichita Art

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Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Feb. 8 Jeff Dunham, 5 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. Feb. 8 Wichita Symphony Orchestra Winter Pops Concert: Three Phantoms in Concert, 8 p.m., Century II, 262-8054. Feb. 12-16 “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, Vickers Baker Theater, Wichita Center for the Arts, wcfta.com, 315-0151. Feb. 12-June 30 “We the People,” documentary about America’s founding documents, Carey Digital Dome Theater, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, cosmo.org.

Feb. 22 Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201.

March 1-31 Parade of Quilts, Yoder, yoderkansas.com.

Feb. 22 “Murder in the Mine,” Strataca/Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Hutchinson, 866-755-3450. Feb. 22 Love Your Gallery Benefit for Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, 6 to 9 p.m., reservations required by Feb. 18, 284-2749.

Feb. 26 Artist Talk: Tim High, 2014 C. A. Seward Guest Print Maker at Wichita State University’s School of Art and Design, 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 268-4921. Feb. 26-March 1 “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Wichita’s Children Theatre and Dance Center, wctdc.com, 262-2282.

Feb. 14 Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. Feb. 15-16 The New World, Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., Wichita Symphony Orchestra, wichitasymphony.org, 267-5259. Feb. 20 Third Thursday featuring art and music, 6 to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, 284-2749.

Feb. 21-23 Women’s Fair 2014, 385 exhibits,

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Feb. 22 “William Tell” by Rossini, 7 p.m., Wichita Grand Opera, Century II, 262-8054.

Feb. 13-March 9 “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Forum Theatre, 618-0444.

Feb. 20 Curator Talk: George Catlin by Dr. Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Wichita Art Museum, 268-4921.

speakers, cooking demos, fashion shows, shopping, Century II Expo Hall, 267-5303.

Feb. 28-April 13 “Bridging Art and Science,” exhibit featuring fine artwork by USD 259 elementary students that develops the link between art and science, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. Feb. 28-March 25 Featured Gallery Artist John Ellert, Guest Consignment Artist Dan Gegan, Gallery XII, 267-5915. Feb. 28 Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, 7 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201.

March 8 8th Annual Death by Chocolate Fundraiser for Exploration Place, 7 to 10 p.m. RSVP at website or by phone, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0620. March 8-April 20 “Free Texts: Stephanie Syjuco” exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, 978-3664. March 8 Gabriel Iglesias, 6:30 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. March 8 Terry Quiett Band, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201. March 8 Women in Aviation and Tuskegee Airmen Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kansas Aviation Museum, 683-9242. March 15-30 March Madness Spring Break, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0620. March 15-16 The Romantic, Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., Wichita Symphony, wichitasymphony.org. March 17-22 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Hutchinson, 620-669-9846. March 18-20 “Hair,” Theatre League of Wichita, 7:30 p.m., Century II, wichitatix.com, 800-766-7469. Continued on page 6.

FORTY YEARS / FORTY STORIES APRIL 26 – AUGUST 3, 2014

JUVENILE IN JUSTICE Photographs by Richard Ross JANUARY 25 – APRIL 13 2014 Extended Hours and Supporting Educational Programs at ULRICH.WICHITA.EDU/JUVENILEINJUSTICE This exhibition courtesy of Richard Ross and www.juvenile-in-justice.com. The Wichita presentation of Juvenile In Justice is generously supported by the Kansas Health Foundation; Office of the President and General Counsel, WSU; Keith and Georgia Stevens; Wichita State University; and the City of Wichita. ABOVE: Richard Ross, Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center, Caldwell Idaho, 2, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Forty Years/Forty Stories is generously supported by Mickey Armstrong; Joan Beren; Richard D. Smith and Sondra M. Langel; and the Fidelity Foundation. Additional supporters include Louise Beren; Norma Greever; Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner; Eleanor and George Lucas; Dee and Mike Michaelis; Lee and Ron Starkel; Wichita State University; and the City of Wichita. ABOVE: Sculptor Louise Nevelson speaks to Ulrich visitors, fall 1978

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March 20 Third Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, featured artists with music and refreshments, 284-2749. March 28-April 22 Featured Artist Mary Ellen Williford, Guest Consignment Artist Brian Knott, Gallery XII, 267-5915. March 28-May 11 Pastel National Art Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, 634-2787. March 28 Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend, INTRUST Arena, intrstbankarena.com, 855-755-SEAT. March 29 Making a Landmark. New permanent exhibit opens: Follow the evolution of how Exploration Place became a world-class facility. Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600.

April

Relief Sale, food, crafts, quilt auction, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, 620-665-7406. April 12 Storm Fury on the Plains, 10 a.m. to noon. Examine the basics of thunderstorm development, cloud identification and more. Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. April 12 Tosca by Puccini, 7 p.m., Wichita Grand Opera, wichitagrandopera.org, 2620884. April 15-17 “Memphis,” Theatre League of Wichita, 7:30 p.m., Century II, wichitatix.com 800-766-7469. April 16-20 “War Paint,” Vickers Baker Theater, Wichita Center for the Arts, wcfta.com, 634-2787. April 17 Third Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, “Spring into the Arts,” art, music, and food, 284-2749.

April 1-30 “I Love a Piano,” (the music of Irving Berlin), Thursday-Sunday, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 612-7696.

April 21-June 30 “D-Day, Normandy 1944,” documentary in Carey Digital Dome Theater, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, cosmo.org.

April 5-6 “Ode to Joy,” Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., Wichita Symphony Orchestra, wichitasymphony.org.

April 21 Gavin DeGraw, 7 p.m., Orpheum, wichitaorpheum.com, 263-0884.

April 10-May 4 Man of La Mancha, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Forum Theatre, forumwichita.com, 618-0444. April 11-12 46th Annual Kansas Mennonite

April 25-May 27 Gallery Artist Rosemary Dugan, Guest Consignment Artist Paul Pfrehm, Gallery XII, 267-5915. April 26 Don Quixote by Minkus, 7 p.m., Wichita Grand Opera, wichitagrandopera.org.

April 26 Family Engineering Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Build a robot that draws, a machine that makes hot chocolate, or create an electrical circuit. Work as a team with your family completing engineering challenges. Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. April 26-Aug. 3 “Forty Years/Forty Stories” exhibition, opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. April 26 Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, 978-3664.

May May 10 Hutchinson Art Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson. May 15 Third Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, featured artists with music and refreshments, 284-2749. May 24-Sept. 1 Tony Hawk |Rad Science, traveling exhibition, Leap, skid, turn and flip into the culture of skateboarding. With worldrenowned pro skater Tony Hawk at your side, delve into how gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical tricks possible. Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. May 29 “Curtain Up!,” 6 to 9 p.m., Music Theatre of Wichita, 265-3253. May 30-June 24 Gallery Artist Bob Benson, Guest Consignment Artist Yusef Etuaiye, Gallery XII, 267-5915.

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May 30-June 7 Riverfest 2014, annual event brings a myriad of activities to downtown and along the river. State’s largest community event features local and national musical entertainment, children’s activities, water events, performing and visual arts, fireworks and a food court.

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June 6-28 “Shrek: The Musical,” ThursdaysSunday, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 612-7696. June 11-15 “South Pacific,” Music Theatre of Wichita, 265-3107. June 19 Third Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, featured artists with music and refreshments, 284-2749. June 25-29 “West Side Story,” Music Theatre of Wichita, 265-3107.


What to eat, see and do in Wichita Our first guide to dining out, published in fall 1995, was such a success we expanded the publication to include information about shopping, museums, attractions, theater, special events and In the Area opportunities. The magazine is now published twice a year and distributed to area hotels, Wichita MidContinent Airport, the Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau and other tourist information centers. The listings are also online at wichitatimesonline.com.

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens 701 Amidon | 264-0448 botanica.org Located at Murdock and Amidon, this botanical paradise features the Downing Children’s Garden with an array of interactive areas for children to explore. The gardens feature more than 4,000 species of plants both native and new to the region as well as multiple sculptures and water features in 26 themed display gardens, including the Butterfly Garden, Woodland Bird Garden, Shakespearean Garden, Sensory Garden and Wildflower Meadow. Seasonal exhibits such as the spring tulip display, the Butterfly House (June-September) and the fall chrysanthemum display invite return trips through the seasons. Year-round hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with seasonal extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. April through September, and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. April through October. Call or visit the website for more information about special events, weekly lunchtime lectures, educational programs and workshops, group tours, membership, facility rentals and volunteer opportunities. See coupon, page 3.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery 128 E. 6th St., Newton | 316-284-2749 carriagefactoryartgallery.com Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this fine arts gallery is housed in a twostory carriage factory founded in Newton in 1883.You’ll find landscapes, contemporary and impressionist art, plus photography, ceramics, and sculptures for sale by Kansas and regional artists. Special art displays and music are featured the Third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. The Carriage Factory Art Gallery is publisher of “Blackbear Bosin: Keeper of the Indian Spirit” about the prominent Native-American Kansas artist. Copies may

be purchased at the gallery or online at www. blackbearbosin.com. The gallery and gift shop are open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Guided tours and facility rental available. See website for more information. Gallery and adjacent park are a half block from downtown Newton, a friendly town just 30 miles north of Wichita on I-135. See ad, page 10.

CityArts 334 N. Mead | 350-3245 Wichitaarts.com Located in the historic Old Town district, CityArts is a center for artistic creation and

appreciation. Local and regional art is on display in five exhibition galleries that debut new exhibits monthly. Admission is free to all galleries. The majority of works on display are for sale, and CityArts also has a unique gift shop full of handcrafted and decorative pieces of art. Adults, teens and youth are invited to express their creativity by enrolling in one of the many art classes offered year-round. CityArts offers classes for beginners to experts in many mediums, including digital arts, painting, drawing, glassblowing, pottery and photography. CityArts is part of the Final Friday Gallery Crawl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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aviation, Kansas, medieval life in a three-story castle, architecture, health, imaginative spaces for toddlers, and a special traveling exhibition area. In Kansas’ largest domed theater, the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, travel to faraway destinations and embark on unforgettable adventures during these state-of-the-art, digitally-produced films. Other amenities include a snack bar, free parking, picnic grove/ adventure play yard, Explore Store and family restrooms. Special summer activities and events. Closed Mondays in winter. For details about hours, ticket prices, theater show times and daily activities, call or visit the website, Facebook and Twitter. See ad coupon on page 3.

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The Indian Center is the only facility in Kansas that is solely dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich cultural history and heritage of American Indians in North America. Adults and children are immediately immersed in the American Indian history and culture from the moment they walk through the doors. Exhibits of traditional and contemporary art depict the American Indian cultures of the past and present. On the path to visit the 44-foot tall “Keeper of the Plains” sculpture are two memorial gardens dedicated to renowned American Indian artists Woody Crumbo and Blackbear Bosin. The gift shop offers handcrafted jewelry, baskets, pottery, books, music and botanicals. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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Old Cowtown Museum is one of the oldest living-history museums in the Midwest. Its unique programming chronicles Wichita’s transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to a burgeoning agricultural and manufacturing area. The 23-acre site is home to 70 historic and re-created buildings; restored original homes represent both the emerging upper-class as well as more rustic lodgings. The five-acre 1880 DeVore Farm demonstrates 19th century agricultural methods and features livestock, crops and equipment. Visit the gift shop and browse for unique Kansas-made items and Old West souvenirs. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. This is the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and Continued on page 10.

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ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 4 percent of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums are accredited. Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works in partnership with the City of Wichita to enhance and further the Museum and its mission. Closed Monday in summer and Sunday-Monday in winter. Group rates and tours available.

Sedgwick County Zoo 5555 Zoo Blvd. | 316-660-WILD (9453) scz.org Kansas’ No. 1 outdoor family attraction includes the 50,000-square-foot Slawson Family Tiger Trek. The Asian-themed area encompasses two tiger yards, glass viewing ports, a stream and pools plus homes for the endangered red panda and Burmese browantlered deer. After exploring Asia navigate along a twisting path to the Cessna Penguin Cove. Relax and watch the penguins as they dive, swim and play. Feeling adventurous? A fifty-foot bridge will take you out of the market atmosphere of Nganda Village and immerse you in The Downing Gorilla Forest Reserve. Discover 3,000 animals of nearly 400 different species. Summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March-October; winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November-February. The zoo is open 364 days a year, closing only the day of Zoobilee. Visit website when planning your visit for more information.

Tallgrass Film Association Various Locations tallgrassfilmfest.com The Tallgrass Film Association presents year-round special screenings highlighting the best independent films from around the world as well as many of Wichita’s cultural locations and organizations. These screenings create shared experiences for our community around the artistic medium of film. Visit the website for upcoming screenings and save the

CARRIAGE FACTORY ART GALLERY Flint Hills landscapes, contemporary art, photography, ceramics, sculptures, and other art for sale by Kansas artists. 12-5 T-F | 10-5 Sat. 128 E. 6th St., Newton | 316-284-2749 30 miles north of Wichita

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date for the 12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, taking place in and around downtown Wichita from Oct. 15-19. An internationally recognized celebration of film, Tallgrass screens close to 200 films from dozens of countries, including features, shorts, documentaries and Smallgrass (a children’s film program). The five-day festival also features epic parties, educational panels and workshops, special guests and more than 35 visiting filmmakers from across North America. Visit tallgrassfimfest.com for screening times, venues and ticket information.

Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount St. | 978-3664 ulrich.wichita.edu The Ulrich Museum of Art develops and presents an endless stream of groundbreaking exhibitions, prominent guest speakers and compelling performances that explore the art of our time. Included in the collection are works by Joan Miro, Gordon Parks, Robert Motherwell, Joan Mitchell and Alexander Calder. Educational programs give students and the public the opportunity to interact with exhibits and artists. The museum’s outdoor sculpture collection, one of the top 10 outdoor sculpture collections in the U.S. (2006 Public Art Review magazine), is located throughout WSU’s 330-acre campus and is always open. Visitors can enjoy monumental works by such seminal figures as Henry Moore, Robert Indiana, Tom Otterness, Andy Goldsworthy and Louise Nevelson. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and major/ university holidays. Free admission, parking and guided group tours. See ad, page 5.

Wichita Art Museum 1400 W. Museum Blvd. | 268-4921 wichitaartmuseum.org Discover a nationally renowned collection of American art, including masterpieces by Mary Cassatt and Edward Hopper at the second largest art museum in Kansas. Peruse our galleries before experiencing fine food overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Arkansas River at the Muse Cafe. Shop in the unique Museum Store featuring hand-crafted goods by local artisans. Take a moment and gaze at Chihuly’s Confetti Chandelier and walk on art – the Persian Seaform Ceiling can be viewed from below and above. Complete your experience at the Wichita Art Museum in the Living Room, our interactive family friendly exhibition. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Free admission on Saturdays. See ad coupon on page 3.

Wichita Center for the Arts 9112 E. Central | 634-2787 wcfta.com At 93-years-old, the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization produces ten exhibitions per year in addition to three national juried shows. The exhibitions focus on regional and national artists and feature the varied disciplines taught at the Mary R. Koch School of Visual Arts. Upcoming exhibitions include Scholastic Jan. 13- March 9 and Pastel National March 28- May 11. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; admission is free. The Mary R. Koch School of Visual Arts comprises a 9,500-square-foot continuing education facility dedicated to art instruction for adults, teens and children. The center is also home to the Creative Child Center Preschool, one of the few arts-based preschools in the state. The 484-seat Irene Vickers Baker Theater produces four theater productions each year. Spring performances are Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” Feb. 12-16 and Bret Jones’ “War Paint” April 16-20. For tickets, call (316) 315-0151. Check website for information about membership, educational programs/classes, group tours, facility rentals and volunteer opportunities.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 204 S. Main | 265-9314 wichitahistory.org Located in the heart of downtown Wichita in the original City Hall topped with its 170foot tall clock tower, this exceptional AAM-accredited museum features four floors of special and long-term exhibits examining Wichita and Sedgwick County’s rich history and cultural heritage. The museum’s collection of 70,000 artifacts includes a Wichita-built 1916 Jones Six automobile, a full-scale Victorian home interior and many others embodying the area’s vibrant history from its settlement in the 1860s to the era of aviation and electric guitars. Special exhibits include “Visual Art Renegades of Sedgwick County,” “House & Home” and “Travel Air and the Mystery S.” Museum and Gift Shop are open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends 1 to 5 p.m. Museum admission: $5 adults, $2 children (6-12). Group discounts available.

Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre 3207 E Douglas Ave. | 612-7696 crownuptown.com Enjoy a three-course meal and professionally performed musical in Wichita’s elegantly restored historic theater. Performances are


Thursday-Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons and occasional Thursday matinees. The 2014 season features: “Godspell,” Jan. 31-Feb. 22; “I Love a Piano,” celebrating the music of Irving Berlin in April; “Shrek: The Musical,” June 6-28; “Myths and Hymns” in August; “Aida,” Oct. 3-25; and “Miracle on 34th Street,” Nov. 21-Dec. 21. Full bar available. The Crown Uptown is also available for rental for private functions. See ad, page 4.

Music Theatre of Wichita Century II | 265-3107 MTWichita.org Each show includes performers from New York and Hollywood, working hand in hand with gifted Midwestern artists to create fully orchestrated musical productions. The 43rd season features old and new favorites: “South Pacific,” June 11-15; “West Side Story,” June 25-29; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” July 9-13; “Catch Me If You Can,” July 23-27; and “42nd Street,” Aug. 6-10. Season tickets available. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday evenings with weekend matinees at Century II Concert Hall. See ad, page 6.

Peanut Brittle, Nut Clusters, Artisan Marshmallows and many more. You can buy by the pound or just one sumptuous morsel. We also make ice cream. Now located in the College Hill area. Fall-winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MondayThursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed on Sunday. Please call for summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day). You can also shop online. We ship! Come see us today.

and gallery are located in Kechi, just north of Wichita off I-135 (turn east at 61st Street exit) at the intersection of North Oliver and 61st Street. See ad on back cover.

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111 N. Oliver, Kechi | 744-2442 Award-winning glass-blown art by Rollin Karg is found in private collections and galleries in this country and Europe. Watch the artisans work and choose from Karg creations as well as glass-blown objects and ceramic pieces by artists from across the country. Karg’s work, which has won numerous awards, has been featured in group and one-man shows at galleries and exhibits across the country. Watch the artisans blow glass 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Make an appointment and blow your own glass ornament or other piece. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Pieces also are for sale at the Wichita Art Museum store. The studio

Wichita Marriott Hotel Kellogg and Webb Road | 651-0333 Specializing in the beef that Kansas is famous for, dinner at the Black Angus Grille promises to be a distinctive experience. This elegant restaurant combines a relaxed atmosphere with exquisite cuisine. Join us for expertly grilled steaks or enjoy succulent seafood. Our exceptional wine selection complements the remarkable service and outstanding menu selections. Open for dinner daily 5 to 10 p.m.

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412 E. Douglas | 267-5915 WichitaGalleryXII.com Conveniently located in downtown Wichita, this unique 36-year-old cooperative art gallery features original artworks by leading Kansas artists. The gallery offers works for sale in a wide range of medium and styles suitable for home or office. Works on display are both traditional and abstract, and include watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, prints, photography, pottery, sculpture and hand-blown glass. The gallery also features monthly rotating exhibits by member artists and invited guest artists. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (and by appointment) as well as Final Fridays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. See ad, page 6.

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Cero’s Candies 3429 E. Douglas | 264-5002 ceroscandy.com

Cero’s has been making and selling candy and other tasty treats in Wichita for more than 125 years. The wonderful aroma of chocolate comes to you as soon as you step in the door. You can watch our confectioners make candy the old-fashioned way and then treat yourself to some of the best sweet treats. We have a wide selection to choose from including Chocolate Turtles, Caramels, Truffles, Creams, Toffee,

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hospitality. Enjoy delicious buffets and a la carte menu selections that capture the spirit of the region and offer a true taste of Wichita. Make Cinnabar part of your Sunday tradition and join us for our bountiful Champagne Brunch. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Good Egg in Bradley Fair 2141 N. Bradley Fair Pkwy. | 315-0110 goodeggrestaurants.com Recently voted the best breakfast in Wichita, the Good Egg offers an amazing array of made-to-order breakfast options, ranging from traditional items to crepes, frittatas, fanciful omelets and 15 kinds of pancakes, including chocolate chip, cashew and coconut. The breakfast menu (served until 2:30 p.m.) also includes Healthy-Light options. For those who want lunch, there’s Southwestern entrees, grilled sandwiches and several kinds of salads. The espresso bar offers cappuccino, flavored lattes, smoothies and other drinks. Open for breakfast and lunch 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily in Bradley Fair at 21st and Rock Road. Zagat restaurant guide calls The Good Egg “one of America’s best meal deals.”

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q 1200 S. Rock Rd. | 618-7227 662 E. 47th St. South | 522-7636 3550 N. Woodlawn | 684-1945 www.gohogwild.com Voted Readers Choice Best BBQ by Wichita and Hutchinson in 2013 for the fourth straight year, this poplar restaurant has five locations in Wichita (see West listings for addi-

tional addresses) in addition to restaurants in Hutchinson, Salina and El Dorado. Hog Wild’s delicious mouth-watering slow-smoked pit BBQ menu features ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, hot links, turkey breast, pulled chicken and ham. The menu also includes a Carolina pulled pork sandwich, giant stuffed baked potatoes (meat optional), curly fries, Ranch House Salad (meat optional), assorted sides, kids’ menu and fresh baked cobbler. One, two and three meat dinners are available, and smoked meats are also sold by the pound. Take home family packs feed from 4 to 16 people; catering available for 25 to 200+, perfect for office meetings, wedding receptions, reunions, tailgate parties, customer appreciation events or any occasion. See ad, page 11.

Hot Stone Korean Grill 3743 N. Rock Rd. | 425-7082 Led by owner-chef in a lovely setting for seven years Hot Stone has served traditional Korean food that is not only delicious but healthy. Dine-in entrees are served with rice, miso soup and Kimchi or green salad. The menu includes appetizers like crispy or steamed dumplings and sweet potato noodle as well as entrees such as beef Bulgogi (tender sliced beef), Korean BBQ(beef short rib and country style pork rib), Dolsot Bibimbap (rice bowl) and various types of stews served in hot stone bowls. A variety of spicy and teriyaki dishes with chicken, pork, salmon, shrimp and squid are also available. Bento lunch box served Monday-Saturday. Enjoy strawberry, mango or green tea Mochi ice cream for dessert. Domestic and import beers. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday (lunch served until 3:30 p.m.).

Old Chicago 7626 E. Kellogg | 685-3111 oldchicago.com Located near Towne East Square just west of the corner of Rock Road and Kellogg, Old Chicago specializes in made-from-scratch pizzas, pasta, calzones, burgers and more!

Featuring over 110 beers from around the world as well as a full bar. A favorite for sports fans with HDTV plasma screen TVs and sports packages. Relax on the large patio with a cold one. Enjoy lunch, dinner or late night daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Kid friendly. Ask about daily specials and featured beers. To-Go available. Kid Friendly. Visit www.oldchicago.com. See ad, page 7, for other Wichita locations.

Sweet Basil 2424 N. Woodlawn | 651-0123 sweetbasilwichita.com When this quaint Italian eatery tucked away in northeast Wichita opened in 1991, its authentic Italian cuisine quickly became so popular with locals that it was voted “Wichita’s Most Romantic Restaurant.” Italian, European and Pacific Rim specialties are enhanced by great Midwestern beef. The ever-changing wine list (over 33 offered by the glass) has something for everyone, whether novice or experienced wine sampler. Lunch buffet Monday-Saturday and a Sunday brunch buffet. The dinner menu is complemented by the owner-chef’s nightly specials. A soothing ambiance, reasonable prices and pleasant, attentive service by experienced staff complete the dining experience. Daily lunch buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Sunday brunch buffet 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Reservations recommended for dinner. See ad, page 12.

Taste and See’s The Venue 3825 E. Harry | 771-7393 Chef Jason Febres’ original Taste and See location inside the Wichita Mall serves lunch in addition to being available for private parties, corporate meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, sit-down meals, receptions or any event. Can accommodate groups from 10 to 350. Chef Jason’s recipes are also available for off-site catering. The lunch menu features his signature tapas and modern fusion dishes. Watch the cooks in the open kitchen

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while enjoying your meal. Open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. To-go available. Check Facebook for specials and cooking and mixology classes. See Old Town listing for details on new location featuring dinner and Sunday brunch. See ad on inside back cover.

Villar’s Mexico Café 1860 S. Hillside | 264-1121 The 44-year family tradition of serving the best Mexican food in Wichita dates back to mother Mary Villar Espinoza, who is grateful to Wichita for four decades of support. The family has now returned to its popular location from the 1970s and 1980s in southeast Wichita. There, the family continues its 44-year tradition of serving authentic Mexican food. Enjoy signature family recipes such as the deluxe burrito, special Monterey, famous flour tacos, chile rellenos and guacamole. Open for lunch and dinner six days a week: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Visit the other familyowned location, Mexico Café Delano, at 555 W. Douglas, now with William Villar on keyboards Saturday nights. Both locations serve original Villar family recipes, a taste Wichitans have enjoyed for four decades.

Zaytun 2020 Woodlawn | 613-2474 Myzaytun.com Since opening four years ago in Brittany Center, Zaytun (which means olive) has developed a loyal following for its freshly prepared, authentic ethnic dishes. Locally owned, the restaurant offers flavorful Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. Kebabs, chutneys, curries, dressings and sauces are made fresh daily, and naan flat bread is served warm from the tandoor oven. Even the Greek yogurt is made on-site. A Monday-Saturday lunch buffet allows diners to sample a variety of dishes. The Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) buffet highlights Indian cuisine. Dinner entrees (lamb, beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian) feature authentic Persian, Mediterranean,

Indian-Pakistani and Turkish recipes served from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday evening. Choose a perfectly brewed pot of Persian or Moroccan tea made with fresh mint, Pakistani chai or a spicy mango lemonade to complement your meal. Catering available. See ad, page 12.

four kinds of nachos. Burgers and sandwiches come with fresh-cut fries or tots. The menu also includes soups, salads, appetizers and a variety of sandwiches, including Reuben, Philly Cheese Steak and Buffalo Chicken Po’ Boy. Old-time pizzeria style crust shows off variety of toppings. Wireless internet and 35 TVs. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Visit west location at 2330 N. Maize. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Tuesday.

Mexico Café Delano 555 W. Douglas | 264-1121

Eggcetera 242 N. Mosley | 263-1787 Extensive breakfast and lunch menu served in an exposed-brick setting in the heart of Old Town. Breakfast menu features createyour-own omelets, three kinds of quiche, sweet potato pancakes, huevos rancheros, Belgian malted waffle and various egg sandwiches. For lunch, try a cheeseburger, sandwich or panini (chicken pesto or club) served with choice of steak fries, house potatoes or Waldorf salad. Or dig into one of the house specialties: fajitas, chimichangas, carnitas chile verde, chicken mole, super burro, enchilada suizas, steak camaron, egg chorizo burrito or tamales. Entrée salads include a fajita taco salad, applewood smoked bacon salad and shrimp salad. Kids’ menu. Open 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Starting with Mary Villar Espinoza 44 years ago, this family continues the tradition of serving authentic Mexican food in Wichita. Located in the Delano District just west of downtown, this location, which opened in 2007, continues the longstanding tradition of serving homecooked Mexican specialties as well as traditional dishes. Lunch specials Monday-Friday. Complimentary chips; beer available. Open daily for lunch; dinner served Tuesday-Saturday. Live music on Saturday evenings with owner William Villar on keyboard, starting at 7 p.m. (light menu, beer and beverages served). Visit our other family-owned restaurant, now reopened at its original location from the 1970s at 1860 S. Hillside. Listings continued on page 14.

Emerson Biggin’s 808 E. Douglas | 303-9800 What could be better than a traditional sports bar with not only burgers, wings and cold beer, but also an assortment of madefrom-scratch Hispanic dishes? The menu features Big Lou’s Famous Tacos (beef, chicken, carne asada or fish), burritos, Monterrey tostadas, fajitas, quesadillas, pork chile and

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The Monarch 579 W. Douglas | 201-6626 Monarchwichita.com Located at the roundabout in the historic Delano District, this casual eatery features an eclectic menu complemented by local artwork and a wide variety of signature cocktails crafted from house-infused vodkas. A selection of more than 70 craft bourbons makes The Monarch a destination for whiskey enthusiasts. All sandwiches are created with house-smoked meats, including local favorites such as the Roundabout (sliced smoked ham layered with apple slices, brie and Dijon mustard). Housesmoked Monarch Wings, St. Louis-style ribs and Smoked Chicken Alfredo are also menu stand-outs. Menu also includes soups, salads and sides such as sweet potato tots. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday.

Taste and See Global Cuisine 255 N. Washington | 260-4233 Award-winning Venezuelan chef Jason Febres, who has appeared on the Food Network and SPIKE TV, brings his modern fusion cuisine to this new location. An extensive menu features a creative selection of two dozen tapas, soup and salad starters inspired by cuisines from around the world. Entrée favorites include paella, filet Wellington and Rib Rouladen (21-day aged Angus ribeye). Seasonal seafood selections range from plantain leaf wrapped baked Chilean sea bass to seared ahi tuna. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Sides include Spanish rice, Thai slaw, sweet potato fries, white-truffled or cumin-spiced fries and Cran-Bleu whipped potatoes. A Sunday brunch buffet features a Benedict station and Bellini, Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Five-dollar drink specials Monday-Wednesday and half-price wine bottles on Sunday evenings. Chef tasting menus on Friday and Saturday nights. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 4 to 9 p.m. See East listing for original location, events and catering. See ad inside back cover.

Old Chicago 300 N. Mead St. | 264-2057 oldchicago.com Located in the heart of Old Town, Old Chicago is famous for its friendly service, madefrom-scratch pizzas, pasta, calzones, burgers and more. Featuring the World Beer Tour club, over 110 beers from around the world including regional and local microbrews, and a full bar. A favorite for sports fans with plenty of TVs and

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sports packages. Kid friendly. Relax and peoplewatch on the patio facing the square. Enjoy lunch, dinner or late night daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Ask about daily specials and featured beers. To-Go available. See ad on page 7 or visit oldchicago.com for other Wichita locations.

DeFazio’s 2706 Amidon | 838-0709 For 32 years, chef-owner Pietro DeFazio’s extensive and authentic menu has made this family-owned and operated Italian restaurant a local favorite. It was recently voted Favorite Italian Restaurant in the Wichita Eagle Reader’s Choice contest; other awards include Best Quaint Italian eatery, Best Lasagna and Best of Wichita. Specialties include homemade lasagna, manicotti, antipasto, a variety of pasta and pizza, submarine sandwiches, calzone, steaks and seafood. The menu also features an array of appetizers, soups and homemade desserts, including cannoli. DeFazio’s grinds its own sausage, and makes the breads and sauces fresh every day. Children’s menu, Italian wines, carry-out and private party room for special occasions. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more. See ad, page 13.

Emerson Biggin’s 2330 N. Maize | 866-2577 What could be better than a traditional sports bar with not only burgers, wings and cold beer, but also an assortment of madefrom-scratch Hispanic dishes? The menu features Big Lou’s Famous Tacos (beef, chicken, carne asada or fish), burritos, Monterrey tostadas, fajitas, quesadillas, pork chile and four kinds of nachos. Burgers and sandwiches come with fresh-cut fries or tots. The menu also includes soups, salads, appetizers and a variety of sandwiches, including Reuben, Philly Cheese Steak and Buffalo Chicken Po’ Boy. Old-time pizzeria style crust shows off variety of toppings. Wireless internet and 35 TVs. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Visit Old Town location at 808 E. Douglas. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. WednesdaySaturday and 11-midnight Sunday-Tuesday.

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q 8821 W. 21st Street N. | 721-7775 233 S. West St. | 945-9550 gohogwild.com Voted Readers Choice Best BBQ by Wichita and Hutchinson in 2013 for the fourth straight


year, this poplar restaurant has five locations in Wichita (see West listings for additional addresses) in addition to restaurants in Hutchinson, Salina and El Dorado. Hog Wild’s delicious mouth-watering slow-smoked pit BBQ menu features ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, hot links, turkey breast, pulled chicken and ham. The menu also includes a Carolina pulled pork sandwich, giant stuffed baked potatoes (meat optional), curly fries, Ranch House Salad (meat optional), assorted sides, kids’ menu and fresh baked cobbler. One, two and three meat dinners are available, and smoked meats are also sold by the pound. Take home family packs feed from 4 to 16 people; catering available for 25 to 200+, perfect for office meetings, wedding receptions, reunions, tailgate parties, customer appreciation events or any occasion. See ad, page 11.

Legends at DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport 2098 Airport Rd. | 945-1966 LegendsWichita.com A local favorite for over 20 years, Legends Restaurant and Lounge is the ideal location for meeting up with friends or business colleagues. From Key West shrimp with crabmeat stuffing and black bean mango relish to grilled New Zealand rack of lamb with sweet blackberry

demi glaze or Thai coconut chicken penne pasta tossed with fresh basil, you will discover a world of tasteful delicacies right here in west Wichita. Legendary specials: T-Bone Tuesdays, Big Rib Eye Wednesdays, Saturday’s Seafood Buffet and Sunday’s Champagne Brunch. Don’t forget half-price bottles of wine every Monday and Friday. In a time crunch for lunch? Try our weekday value hot lunch buffet. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See ad, page 13.

Le Monde Café & Deli 602 N. West St. | 943-4347 With a setting much like that of a European café, Le Monde features delicious French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine that is authentic yet affordable. Every dish is made from scratch using the freshest ingredients – the melt-inyour mouth biscuits are a local favorite. Enjoy lunch or dinner in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by art, ranging from Raku pottery to nouveau fine art. Top off a great bistro meal with cappuccino and dessert – choose from Le Monde’s many delectable French pastries or savor the rich layers of freshly made baklava. Across from Plaza West shopping center near Central and West Street. Open daily at 11 a.m.; dine until 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closes at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Old Chicago 2240 N. Tyler Rd. | 729-0002 oldchicago.com Located on the west side of Wichita just north of 21st on Tyler Road, Old Chicago features made-from-scratch pizzas, pasta, calzones, burgers, and more. Featuring the World Beer Tour club, over 110 beers from around the world including regional and local microbrews and a full bar. A favorite for sports fans with plenty of TVs and all the major sports packages. The whole family will love Old Chicago. Patio seating available. Enjoy lunch, dinner or late night daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Ask about daily specials and featured beers. To-Go available. See ad on page 7 or visit oldchicago. com for other Wichita locations.

Town & Country 4702 W. Kellogg | 943-0761 A family-owned and operated restaurant serving family dining at affordable prices since 1958. Mesquite-grilled USDA Choice aged steaks, prime rib, hand-breaded chickenfried steaks, grilled or fried seafood, chicken, hamburgers, and a full selection of salads and sandwiches. Homemade cinnamon rolls served with entrees are a 50-year tradition. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 6 a.m. to Continued on page 16.

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9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Breakfast served daily until 11:30 a.m. Friendly service, relaxing atmosphere for business travelers. Lobster and prime rib available daily. Children and senior citizen prices. Full bar service starts at 5 p.m. daily. See ad, page 14.

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far away is another honored site: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Go to visithutch. com for coupons and a complete list of attractions and upcoming events. See ad, page 15.

Kansas Star Casino 777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane I-35 and Exit 33 KansasStarCasino.com

A convenient 55-mile drive northwest of Wichita on K-96 through the Amish community of Yoder, Hutchinson offers a world-class space museum and unique exploration 650 feet below ground in addition to a variety of shopping and dining options. The Kansas Cosmosphere and the Underground Salt Museum have been chosen as two of Kansas’ Eight Wonders, making Hutchinson the only city in the state to boast two wonders. And not

Located nine miles south of Wichita on I-35, Kansas Star Casino opened its new permanent gaming floor and restaurants at the end of 2012. The new facility offers 1,829 slot machines, 400 more than the temporary casino housed. The new casino also has 10 additional game table games, double the number of poker tables, a gift shop and five restaurants. Dining and drinking options include Woodfire Grille, an upscale steak house (reservations recommended), as well as Kitchen Buffet; An Pho, an Asian noodle bar; Panini Jo’s; Shark Bar and Cottonwood Bar. A Hampton Inn and Suites opened at the casino in October. Check kansasstararena.com for live entertainment schedule. Free car parking. See ad on inside front cover.

Black Angus Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Mexico Café Delano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Botanica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3, 7

Mid-America All-Indian Center . . . . . . . . . . 9

Carriage Factory Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . 7, 10

Monarch, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Cero’s Candies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Music Theatre of Wichita . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 11

Cinnabar Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Old Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 12, 14, 15

CityArts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Old Cowtown Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . 4, 10

Sedgwick County Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 10

DeFazio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 14

Sweet Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Eggcetera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Tallgrass Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Emerson Biggin’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 14

Taste and See . . . . . . 12, 14, inside back cover

Exploration Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3, 7

Town & Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15

Gallery XII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 11

Ulrich Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3, 5, 10

Good Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Via Christi Immediate Care . . . . . . inside front cover, 16

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316-946-1789; and 700 Medical Center Drive (Newton), 316-284-5011. Call for Immediate Care hours or visit viachristiclinic.com. See ad inside front cover for information about our online check-in. For help in choosing a doctor, call 316-719-1262. Via Christi Clinic is owned and operated by Via Christi Health. See ad, inside front cover.

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12, 14 Hot Stone Korean Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16 Kansas Star Casino . . . . inside front cover, 16 Karg Art Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, back cover Le Monde Café & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Legends at Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 15 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

Villar’s Mexico Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Wichita Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 10 Wichita Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wichita Women’s Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Zaytun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13


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