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Publisher/Editor Cynthia Mines

Museums, Attractions & Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Art Director Susan Burdick

Map of Wichita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Marketing Assistant Shane Coelho

Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Contributing Writer Amy L. Bickel

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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.

Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 In the Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 On the cover: The WaterWalk Waltzing Waters fountains were unveiled in downtown Wichita in October. The fountains, which are located near Gander Mountain, are 150 feet long. The fountains operate April through December with three daily shows at 12:30, 8 and 9 p.m. Each show incorporates music, lights and moving water in a synchronized display. Cover photo by Jim Meyer

Above: Several sculptures are interspersed among Botanica’s 26 themed display gardens and along the entrance walk. For more information about spring tulip display and other events, visit botanica.org. © 2013 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.


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isitors to Exploration Place will discover how art, math and science come together in the process of animation to create superheroes, virtual worlds and special effects in the traveling exhibition “Animation,” which will be in Wichita Feb. 2 to April 28. From May 25 to Sept. 2, “Dinosaurs Unearthed!” will showcase 14 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, two articulated full-scale skeletons, 22 fossils and stories about these ancient creatures in an immersive prehistoric setting. Visitors can stand near the crushing 10-foot leg of a moving, towering 23-foot tall roaring Tyrannosaurus rex or witness the thrashing tail of a feathered Velociraptor. The exhibition includes feathered dinosaurs that paleontologists have recently unearthed

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and a do-it-yourself fossil dig. Showing in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium until June 16 is “Experience the Aurora,” a new film examining the science behind the Aurora Borealis. For more information, call 660-0600 or visit exploration.org.

Music Theatre gives nod to British influence Music Theatre of Wichita’s 42nd season showcases five musicals with British connections. Music Theatre holds auditions around the country to bring the best in talent to Wichita. The season opens June 12-16 with Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” a comedic retelling of the King Arthur legend which won the Tony for best musical. Next up

June 26-30 is “Les Miserables,” which debuted in London. “The King and I,” the story of an English school teacher and a Siamese monarch, will be performed July 10-14. The U.S. premiere of “Betty Blue Eyes,” based on the droll British film “A Private Function,” makes its U.S. debut July 24-28. The season will conclude with “Mary Poppins” Aug. 9-11 and 14-18. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday evenings with weekend matinees at Century II Concert Hall. For tickets, call 265-3107.

Wichita plans first Restaurant Week Following the lead of 30 cities across the country, Wichita will inaugurate its first Restaurant Week with 10 days


of eating specials from June 21-30. Sponsored by the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association and Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas. Participating restaurants will offer multi-course lunch and dinner meals at special prices with 10 percent of each meal going to Boys & Girls Clubs. “Wichita Restaurant Week is a great showcase of the quality and uniqueness of Wichita restaurants,” said Adam Mills, KRHA president and CEO. Visit www.wichitarestaurantweek. com for more information.

Wichita Art Museum presents Occupy Art, Under Pressure exhibits “Occupy Art: Protest and Empathy for the Worker,” an exhibition highlighting images of hard work and determina-

tion, will be on display at the Wichita Art Museum until March 17. Works in the exhibition span 150 years and are drawn from the WAM collection. On display from Feb. 2 through May 19 is “Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” The exhibition celebrates the twentiethcentury revival of printmaking as a fine-art medium. Included are 100 works by 39 contemporary artists, including Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Damien Hurst, Jasper Johns and Roger Shimomura. WAM is open Tuesday-Sunday with free admission on Saturday. For information, call 268-4921. BELOW: The serigraph “The Strike is Won” by Harry Gottlieb is part of the Wichita Art Museum’s “Occupy Art” exhibition. Right: Berenice Abbott’s “Broadway to the Battery” will be on display at the Ulrich from Jan. 12 to April 21.

From grocery store aisles to New York at Ulrich Wichita State’s Ulrich Museum of Art is showing “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles” from Jan. 19 to April 14. The subject matter for these contemporary artists range from Campbell’s and Coca-Cola to the environments in which they are purchased. American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) devoted herself to documenting New York City in the 1930s. Her work is featured in the exhibition “Berenice Abbott: Changing New York” from Jan. 12 to April 21. The Ulrich will host the WSU School of Art and Design 19th Faculty Biennial April 27-Aug. 11. For a complete schedule of art historian talks and other events, visit Ulrich.wichita.edu. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday and admission is free.

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January-June Calendar Highlights January Jan. 1-June 8 “Experience the Aurora,” Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium production, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. Jan. 1-20 “The Disquieting Imagination: A Visual Duet between James G. Davis and Judith Burns McCrea,” exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Jan. 1-26 Featured Artist: Maureen Walter, acrylic and oil paintings, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com, 267-5915. Jan. 1-March 17 “Occupy Art: Protest and Empathy for the Worker,” exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, curator’s talk by Dr. Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College, on Jan. 24, wichita artmuseum.org, 268-4921. Jan. 2-6 Cirque Du Soleil’s “Quidam,” INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 755-SEAT. Jan. 4-5, 11-12 Life Story of a Star, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, WSU-STAR. Jan. 11-Feb. 2 “Great Tuna,” 6 p.m., Mosley Street Melodrama, 263-0222. Jan. 12 Photography Program: Jupiter, 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.eu/lap, WSU-STAR. Jan. 12-13 Wichita Bridal & Event Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Century II, wichitabridalshow.com, 684-1811. Jan. 12 The Casey Donahew Band, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201. Jan. 12-13 Classics Concerts: Italian Symphony, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658.

Jan. 16 Birding at Botanica, 9 a.m., Botanica, 264-0448, botanica.org. Jan. 18 Jim Stafford, 1 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201. Jan. 18-19, 25-26 Journey to Jupiter, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, WSU-STAR. Jan. 19 Verdi’s “Otello,” Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m., Century II, wichitagrandopera. org, 262-8054. Jan. 19 Wichita Blues Society 15th Annual Blues Ball, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201. Jan. 19-21 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration, sponsored by Kansas African American Museum, parade on Jan. 19, musical celebration on Jan. 20, tkaamuseum.org, 262-7651. Jan. 19-March 31 The Edmund L. Davison Collection, exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Jan. 23 Blackberry Smoke, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201. Jan. 24 -Feb. 10 “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon, Wichita Community Theatre, 686-1282. Jan. 25 Charlie Chaplin: Blue Jeans Concert, 8 p.m., Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658. Jan. 25 Harlem Globetrotters: “You Write the Rules” World Tour, 7 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 755-SEAT. Jan. 26-27 Charlie Chaplin at the Symphony, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658. Jan. 29-Feb. 10 “Jersey Boys,” Theater League Broadway Series, Century II, wichtatix. com, 219-4849.

The Sedgwick County Zoo offers discounted admission on Winter Wednesdays in January and February.

Jan. 30-Feb. 9 “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre, 681-1566.

February Feb. 1-21 Featured Artist: Cathy Fiorelli, printmaker and painter, opening reception Jan. 27, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com, 267-5915. Feb. 1-March 9 “Church Basement Ladies 4: A Mighty Fortress is our Basement,” Thursday-Sunday, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Feb. 1-2, 8-9 Life Story of a Star, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, WSU-STAR. Feb. 1-3 Sesame Street Live: “Can’t Stop Singing,” INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena. com, 755-SEAT. Feb. 1-March 9 “Annie Get Your Gun,” Thursday-Sunday, Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Feb. 2 Family Fun Fair, free to public, Botanica, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Botanica.org, 264-0448. Feb. 2- April 28 “Animation,” exhibition, learn how art, math and science come together to create superheroes, virtual worlds and special effects, included with admission, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600. Feb. 2 Craftapalooza & Junk Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Century II, montagefestivals.com, 405-596-1687. Feb. 2 - May 12 “Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, exhibition, opening party 7 to 9 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Feb. 5 St. Petersburg String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State, 978-6235. Feb. 7-10 Wichita Home Show 2013, sponsored by Wichita Area Builders Association, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Century II, wabahome.com.

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Feb. 8 Randy Rogers Band, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201.

200 N. Broadway; check Wichita.lib.ks.us for schedule, sponsored by Wichita Public Library, free.

XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com, 267-5915.

Feb. 19 John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328.

March 9-10 Mozart and Mahler, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658.

Feb. 20 Birding at Botanica, 9 a.m., Botanica, 264-0448, botanica.org.

March 13 Tracy Morgan, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328.

Feb. 9 Valentine Benefit Powwow, MidAmerica All-Indian Center, 1 to 10 p.m., theindiancenter.org, 350-3340.

Feb. 23-May 5 “Quilts from the Permanent Collection,” exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921.

March 15-16, 22-23 Journey to Jupiter, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, WSU-STAR.

Feb. 10 Drumline Live, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328.

Feb. 28 The Texas Tenors, 7:30 p.m., Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658.

Feb. 11 Kid Rock, 7:30 p.m., INTRUST Arena, intrustbankarena.com, 755-SEAT.

Feb. 28 Wichita State Opera and Musical Theater Series presents “Suor Angelica” by Puccini and “Il Campanello di notte” by Donizetti, 7:30 p.m., Duerksen Fine Arts Center, WSU, 978-3233.

March 16 Photography Program: Jupiter, 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, 978-7827.

Feb. 9 Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitagrandopera.org, 262-8054. Feb. 9 Photography Program: Orion Nebula, 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, 978-7827.

Feb. 13-17 “Radiating Like a Stone,” play adapted by Anne Welsbacher and Gina AustinFresh from a book about feminism in Wichita in the 1970s, Wichita Center for the Arts, 315-0151.

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Feb. 15-16, 22-23 Journey to Jupiter, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, WSU-STAR.

March 1-2, 8-9 Life Story of a Star, 8 to 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, 978-7827.

Feb. 15-17 15th annual Wichita Women’s Fair, 385 exhibitors, chef demonstrations, fashion shows, shopping, health screenings, speakers; noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Century II, womensfair.com.

March 1-28 Featured Artist: Shauna Shelton, watercolors, opening reception Feb. 22, Gallery

March 16 “The Marriage of Figaro,” Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m., Century II, wichitagrandopera.org, 262-8054. March 19 “Dreamgirls,” Theater League Broadway Series, Century II, wichitatix.com, 219-4849. March 22-April 27 “Little Women,” Thursday-Sunday, Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Continued on page 6.

Feb. 16-17 American Rhapsody: Classics Concert, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658. Feb. 16 Friends University Jazz Fest presents Count Basie Orchestra with the New York Voice, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328. Feb. 16-23 27th Annual Academy Award Nominated Short Films, in animated, live action and documentary categories, at Warren Theatre, 9150 W. 21st, and Orpheum Theatre,

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April 18 Earth Day Kansas, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free admission, Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

mothers with paid child admission, Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

March 25 Jim Gaffigan: White Bread Tour, 7 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201.

April 19-20 Journey to Jupiter, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, 978-7827.

May 18 Opera on the Lake, Wichita Grand Opera, 6 p.m. at Bradley Fair, wichitagrandopera.com, 262-8054.

March 28 Public Reception for “Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins” exhibit, 6 to 8 p.m., MidAmerica All-Indian Center, theindiancenter. org, 350-3340.

April 20 2013 JDRF Wichita Walk to Cure Diabetes, Check-In 9 a.m., Walk 10 a.m., Exploration Place, www.jdrf.org, 213-2732.

March 29 Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328.

April 20 Hard Charge-Wichita/Park City, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Kansas Coliseum, hardcharge. com, 261-4440.

May 31-June 8 Wichita Riverfest, downtown Wichita, Sundown Parade, fireworks, concerts, food court, zip line, kids’ activities, wichitariverfest.com.

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March 30 Easter Eggstravaganza, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

April 20 Photography Programs: First Quarter Moon, 10 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, 978-7827.

June 1-30 Featured Artist: Melinda Weis, paintings, opening reception May 31, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com, 267-5915.

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June 7, 14, 21, 28 Wet-n-Wild Days, Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

March 23, 30 Tulips & Fairies, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Botanica, Botanica. org, 264-0448.

April April 1-30 Featured Artist: Jan Klassen, paintings, opening reception March 29, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com, 267-5915. April 1-30 Works by Blake Boyle, Vintera Gallery, 412 E. Douglas, 262-2435. April 4 Artist Talk by Francisco Souto, acclaimed printmaker and first C.A. Seward Guest Printmaker at Wichita State University, galleries open at 6 p.m., free admission, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. April 5-6, 12-13 Life Story of a Star, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, webs.wichita.edu/lapo, 978-7827. April 6, 13 Tulips & Fairies, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Botanica, Botanica.org, 264-0448. April 6-7 The Emperor: Classics Concert, Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658. April 13 7th Annual Death by Chocolate, fundraiser for Exploration Place, 7 to 10 p.m., 660-0620. April 17-21 “How the World Began,” theater production, Wichita Center for the Arts, 315-0151.

May 1 “Swan Lake,” Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m., Century II, wichitagranopera.org, 262-8054. May 1-30 Featured Artist: Chiaw-Weai Loo, paintings, opening reception April 26, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com, 267-5915. May 1-30 Works by Judith Mackey, Vintera Gallery, 412 E. Douglas, 262-2435.

June 10-16 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, PGA Tour, Crestview Country Club, phswichitaopen.com. June 12-16 Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II, MTWichita.org, 265-3107. June 16 Father’s Day Car Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

May 4 The Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Century II, wichitasymphony.org, 267-7658.

June 16-Aug. 11 “Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow,” exhibition, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 265-9314, wichitahistory.org.

May 5 2nd Annual Benefit Car Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mid-America All-Indian Center, theindiancenter.org, 350-3340.

June 21 Bill Cosby, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328.

May 5 Cinco De Mayo Celebration, noon to 6 p.m., Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org. May 10-June 8 “Hairspray,” ThursdaySunday, Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, crownuptown.com, 612-7696.

June 21-July 27 “Spring Awakening,” Thursday-Sunday, Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. June 26-30 “Les Miserables,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II, MTWichita.org, 265-3107.

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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 in the Museums on the River district at Murdock and Amidon, this botanical paradise features the new 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 and the 26 themed display gardens – including the Butterfly Garden, Woodland Bird Garden, Shakespearean Garden, Sensory Garden and Wildflower Meadow – are home to multiple sculptures and water features. 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.

Exploration Place 300 N. McLean Blvd. | 660-0600

adventures during these state-of-the-art, digitally-produced films. Other EP amenities include a snack bar, free parking, picnic grove/ adventure play yard, Explore Store and family restrooms. Special summer activities and events. For details about hours, ticket prices, theater show times and daily activities, call or visit the website, Facebook and Twitter. See ad, inside back cover.

Mid-America All-Indian Center 650 N. Seneca | 350-3340 theindiancenter.org MAAIC 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. Indoor and outdoor exhibits of traditional artifacts, full-size tipis and grass houses, and contemporary art depict American Indian culture 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.

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 Continued on page 9.

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exploration.org Exploration Place is Kansas’ premier hands-on science center for all ages, located on a 20-acre site along the Arkansas River in Wichita’s downtown Museums on the River district. Five hands-on exhibit areas focus on flight, Kansas, medieval life in a three-story castle, 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

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Cinnabar Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Kansas African American Museum . . . . . . . . . 19

Bella Vita Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

CityArts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Kansas Aviation Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Black Angus Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

DeFazio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Kansas Star Casino, Mulvane . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Exploration Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Bocconcini Italian Eatery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Gallery XII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Lake Afton Public Observatory . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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Le Monde Café & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Bravos Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton . . . . . . 40

Hot Stone Korean Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Legends at DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Century II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Marion County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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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 www.scz.org when planning your visit for more information.

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sculpture collection, one of the top 10 outdoor sculpture collections in the U.S. (2006 Public Art Review magazine), is spread 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. ulrich.wichita.edu. See ad, inside back cover.

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 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, inside back cover.

Wichita Center for the Arts 9112 E. Central | 634-2787 wcfta.com At 92-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 Exhibition, Feb. 1-March 10, and National Fiber Directions, April 5-May 19. 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 Irene Vickers Baker theater seats 484 and produces four theater productions each year. Spring performances are “Radiating Like a Stone,” Feb. 13-17, and “How the World Began,” April 17-21. For tickets, call 315-0151. Check the website for information about membership benefits, 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. Enjoy these special exhibits: “The Designs of Howard Greer – Hollywood in Wichita” in February; “C.A. Seward and the Western Lithograph Fine Arts Press” in March; “Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow,” June 16-Aug. 11; and “Americans by Choice,” July 15-Sept. 1. Museum and Gift

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Music Theatre of Wichita Century II | 265-3107 MTWichita.org Chosen by the American Bus Association as one of the Top 100 Must-See Events in North America, Music Theatre presents Broadway stars of today and tomorrow – at a fraction of Broadway prices. Each show includes performers from New York and Hollywood, working hand in hand with gifted Midwestern artists to create fully orchestrated musical productions. The 42nd season features musicals with a British influence, beginning June 12-16 with “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” which won the Tony for best musical. “Les Miserables,” which debuted in London, hits the Wichita stage June 26-30. “The King and I,” the story of an English school teacher and a Siamese monarch, will be performed July 10-14. The U.S. premiere of “Betty Blue Eyes,” based on the droll British film “A Private Function,” is scheduled for July 24-28. The season will conclude with “Mary Poppins” Aug. 9-11 and 14-18. Season tickets available. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday evenings with weekend matinees at Century II Concert Hall. See ad on page 4.

412 Art Center 412 E. Douglas Gallery XII | 267-5915 Vintera Gallery | 262-2435 412ArtCenter.com Two unique galleries featuring original works by leading Kansas artists in a variety of media are housed at The 412 Art Center, a historic building in downtown Wichita. In addition to regular hours, (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday), the galleries are open every Final Friday of each month, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Works for sale range from traditional to abstract, and include watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, printmaking, photography, pottery, sculpture and hand-blown glass. Founded 35 years ago, Gallery XII is Wichita’s oldest artists’ cooperative. The sales gallery features rotating exhibits of original works by the member artists. Vintera Gallery is a privately owned gallery featuring working artists’ studios, classroom and gallery space. Monthly exhibitions feature invited guest artists. See ad page 6.


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 three-story carriage factory founded in Newton in 1883.You’ll find featured artists on exhibit, a gift shop, consignment gallery and a permanent collection of paintings by renowned American impressionist Albert H.Krehbiel, son of the carriage factory founder J.J. Krehbiel. From 6 to 8 p.m. on the Third Thursday of each month, special art displays and music are featured. The Carriage Factory Art Gallery published “Blackbear Bosin: Keeper of the Indian Spirit” about the prominent NativeAmerican Kansas artist in December 2012. All proceeds from the hardcover book benefit the nonprofit gallery. 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 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 5.

Cero’s Candies 1108 E. Douglas | 264-5002 ceroscandy.com Cero’s has been making and selling candy and other tasty treats in Wichita for over 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, Peanut Brittle, Nut Clusters, Artisan Marshmallows and many more. You can buy by the pound or just one sumptuous morsel. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we also make ice

cream, sorbet, frozen bananas and other cool concoctions. Conveniently located on the east edge of Old Town. Summer hours until Sept. 4 are noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; after Labor Day they are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. We will be moving to 3429 E. Douglas in late spring; check our website for updates. You can also shop online. We ship. Come see us today.

Karg Art Glass 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 noon (and occasionally in the afternoons) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 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 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, inside front cover.

Black Angus Grille 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. $$/$$$

Bocco Deli 3010 E. Central Ave. in Green Elephant Village 558-8412 | boccodeli.com Nathan Toubia, son of the late Wichita restaurateur Antoine Toubia, opened this Italian-inspired deli in 2010 in Green Elephant Village near Central and Hillside, an easy walk from Wesley Medical Center and surrounding businesses. Gourmet sandwiches are served on foccacia and flatbread baked onsite. Freshly made salads and daily soup specials complement the array of sandwich options. Desserts feature homemade ice cream and tiramisu. Bocco also offers catering, party trays, box lunches and delivery. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. $/$$

Bocconcini Italian Eatery 4811 E. Central | 613-2523 bocconcinirestaurant.com Chef Nathan Toubia opened this reasonably priced fine-dining option in College Hill in 2011. After attending culinary school and honing his skills at Lidia’s in Kansas City, Toubia crafted a tempting menu of made-from-scratch pasta dishes, including fusilli carbonara, shrimp penne pesto, spaghetti aglio e olio and house-made ravioli. The entrée lineup features lemon chicken served over velvety spinach with a white wine lemon caper sauce as well as pork saltimbocca, grilled salmon, lamb chops and beef topped with a wild mushroom sauce. Sides include asparagus, polenta cake and seasonal vegetables. Start off with an arugula and pear salad, bruschetta or Tuscan tomato and basil Continued on page 12.

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soup. For a lighter entree, try the tomato mozzarella and pesto on foccacia. Full wine list plus desserts such as homemade tiramisu, panna cotta, red wine poached pear, and sorbet sampler. Wine dinners by reservation on third Sunday evening. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $$

Cinnabar Cafe Wichita Marriott Hotel Kellogg and Webb Road | 651-0333 The casual surrounding and friendly service of Cinnabar Cafe are hallmarks of Kansas 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 bar-b-q by the Wichita and Hutchinson newspapers in 2012 for the third straight year, this popular restaurant now has five locations in Wichita (see West listings for additional addresses) in addition to restaurants in Hutchinson and Salina. Hog Wild’s delicious mouth-watering slow smoked pit bar-b-q 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 available. Smoked meats also sold by the pound. 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, any occasion. See ad, page 7. $$

Hot Stone Korean Grill 3743 N. Rock Rd. | 425-7082 For five years we have served traditional Korean food that is not only delicious but healthy. Dine-in entrees are served with rice, miso soup, bean sprouts and Kimchi or green salad. The menu includes appetizers like crispy dumpling and tempura and entrees such as Beef Bulgogi, Korean BBQ, Bibimbap and spicy tofu stew served in a stone bowl. Or try a Hot Stone special: Japchae (sweet potato noodle) and Korean roll. A variety of vegetarian, spicy, teriyaki dishes with salmon, shrimp, squid, and pork are also available. Bento lunch box

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Mike’s Wine Dive 4714 E. Douglas Ave. | 613-2772 Mikeswinedive.com Savor half-price appetizers, such as deviled eggs or queso fundido, Monday-Friday (4 to 6 p.m.), accompanied by any of 30 wines by the glass or a wine flight. The dinner menu features the signature wild boar ragu, achiote-marinated pork chops and Creekstone filet mignon. Lunch selections include the Cuban sandwich, salmon burger, fish tacos and a variety of salads. Top it off with a decadent dessert. Kitchen hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday; and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Drinks served until 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday (karaoke on Thursdays). Daily drink specials. Patio dining or reserve the private wine cellar (holds 20). Banquets and catering. Convenient College Hill location. Also find us at mikeswinedive on Facebook and Twitter. $$

here are many ways to use the restaurant portion of this guide to Wichita: You can browse through the ads and listings until something strikes your fancy. Or, if you want a restaurant in a particular part of the city, you can check the directory listings (which are grouped by geographic location) or the map on pages 8-9. If you know the name of the restaurant and want more information, refer to the index on page 16. We’ve tried to include as much pertinent information as possible about hours and price range. The following guidelines were used in assigning price range for a total check for one person: Lunch $ $6 and under $$ $6 to $11 $$$ $11 to $16

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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 5, for other Wichita locations. $$

O’Naturals 1551 N. Rock Rd. | 634-0222 genesishealthclub.com/onaturals.php Experience Wichita’s first organic and natural fast-food restaurant, serving delicious and healthy foods from our breakfast paninis to our signature salads, soups, sandwiches, pizzas and Asian noodles. It all starts with our flatbread made fresh from scratch onsite. O’Naturals also serves up great vegan meals and glutenfree options. Breakfast available all day. Don’t forget to call us for your next catering. We also offer a kids’ menu and free wifi. Fresh food naturally, located inside Genesis Health Club and open to the public. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. See ad, page 11. $/$$

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 10. $$

Villar’s Mexico Café 1860 S. Hillside | 686-1070 The 43-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 43-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. $/$$

Bravos Italian Restaurant 217 E. Douglas | 440-3359 This new downtown restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine at reasonable prices, whether it’s pasta, pizza or hot subs on Italian bread. Specialty entrees include sausage pepper parmigiana or chicken parmigiana, chicken penne with walnuts and asparagus, and chicken artichoke over angel hair pasta as well as traditional potato gnocchi, chicken cacciatore. fettuccine alfredo, eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, cannelloni, ravioli, manicotti and spaghetti with a variety of sauces. MondayFriday lunch specials served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appetizers, including crab stuffed mushrooms, and desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli round out the menu. Convenient carry-out; call for BYOB details. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Visit us on Facebook and see ad, page 11. $$

cooked 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. $/$$

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 sports packages. Kid friendly. Relax and people-watch 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 5 or visit oldchicago.com for other Wichita locations. $$ Continued on page 14.

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Mexico Café Delano 555 W. Douglas | 264-1121 Starting with Mary Villar Espinoza 43 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 home-

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Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant 111 N. Washington St. | 267-2284 Decorated in bright cantina colors, this popular Old Town eatery features authentic Mexican food as well as atmosphere for a truly south of the border experience. The extensive menu includes several choices of fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, burritos and enchiladas. Specialties include chimichangas, seafood, chicken, steak, tamales, carnitas and chile rellenos. Can’t decide? Try a combination dinner (vegetarian options available). Several express lunch specials are served daily until 3 p.m. Desserts include sopapillas and flan. Children’s menu. Wine, sangria, beer, daiquiris, cocktails served. Margaritas for $1.99 Monday-Thursday. Complimentary chips. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. See ad, page 6. $/$$

For 30 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 the 2004 Best Quaint Italian eatery, 2005 Best Lasagna and 2008 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 WednesdaySaturday 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. $$

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q 8821 W. 21st Street N. | 721-7775 233 S. West St. | 945-9550 www.gohogwild.com

Bella Vita Bistro 120 N. West St. | 941-4500 Bvbistro.com In Italian, “bella vita” means good life, and that philosophy permeates this surprisingly sophisticated (given its location in a strip mall) restaurant. Hand-painted Tuscan murals and small dining rooms give an intimate feel – in fact, Chef Adrian is often called on to hide engagement rings in desserts. The made-fromscratch entrees and glazes range from linguine frutti de mare (with fresh seafood) to veal aruglatta and swordfish provencale, complemented by appetizers, salads with homemade balsamic dressing and traditional pasta dishes. Chef-prepared desserts include flavored crème brulees, Napoleons and cannolis with sweet Bavarian cream. Full bar and wine list. Enjoy a taste of the good life at Wichita’s best-kept secret where Chef Adrian will take your taste buds on a journey through Northern Italy and France. Carry-out and private dining room available. Now open for lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Dinner served Monday-Saturday starting at 5 p.m., until 9 p.m. MondayThursday and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Reservations recommended. $$/$$$

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Voted Readers Choice best bar-b-q by the Wichita and Hutchinson newspapers in 2012 for the third straight year, this popular restaurant now has five locations in Wichita (see East listings for additional addresses) in addition to restaurants in Hutchinson and Salina. Hog Wild’s delicious mouth-watering slow smoked pit bar-b-q 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 available. Smoked meats also sold by the pound. 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, any occasion. See ad, page 7. $$

Legends at DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport 2098 Airport Rd. | 945-1966 wichitaairport.doubletree.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, Friday’s Prime Rib Buffet, 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 for $8.95. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See ad, page 12. $$/$$$

ter 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

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 cen-

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 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.

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 5 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

Wichita Times 111 N. Mosley Ste. 201 | 264-5850 wichitatimesonline.com This locally owned company publishes the semi-annual Wichita Times Dining&More and annual TravelKansas magazines. Up-todate information about events can be found at wichitatimesonline.com. Listings from this magazine are found there as well as wichitadiningandmore.com. Continued on page 16.

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Yoga with Dana Riffel 1629 Harlan | 945-8188 Whether you’re a local resident or Wichita visitor, soothing and energizing yoga classes are available on a drop-in basis at the studio of Dana Riffel. Regular classes for all levels are Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. She also can schedule private sessions or create custom programs for groups or businesses. Call for directions.

Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau 620-662-3391 | visithutch.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. In 2008 the Kansas Cosmosphere and the Underground Salt Museum were chosen as two of Kansas’ Eight Wonders, making Hutchinson the only city in the state to boast two wonders. And

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not 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.

Marion County 620-382-8830 | growmarioncounty.com

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 options include the Kitchen Buffet, a 250 seat live-action buffet; An Pho, an Asian noodle bar and Shark Bar, a sports bar with bar seating; and Panini Jo’s, a deli. Reservations are recommended for Woodfire Grille, an upscale steakhouse. A Hampton Inn and Suites opened at the casino in October. Free car parking. See ad on back cover.

Nestled on the edge of the Flint Hills and only an hour’s drive northeast of Wichita, Marion County offers recreational opportunities at Marion Reservoir and Marion County Park and Lake as well as antique shopping, shady city parks, restaurants and lodging. Spring is a perfect time to visit, especially April 20 for the Ladies Fair. The event will feature home businesses, healthy food, massages, door prizes and free gifts. The event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Hall at the Marion County Park and Lake. While in Marion County, visit the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel, the Harvey House Museum in Florence and the 1880s Main Street in Peabody to get a glimpse into the area’s settlers. Markers and ruts denote where the Santa Fe Trail crossed the county (call number above for a map). Other 2013 events include the county fair in July, Goessel Threshing Days in August, the Labor Day Parade & Festival in Florence, and the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair and Marion Art in the Park and Craft Show in September.

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

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

Mid-America All-Indian Center . . . . . . . . . . 7

Bella Vita Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Mike’s Wine Dive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Bocco Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Museums on the River . . . . inside back cover

Bocconcini Italian Eatery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Music Theatre of Wichita . . . . . . . . . . 2, 4, 10

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

Old Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 13, 15

Bravos Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 13

O’Naturals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 13

Carriage House Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 11

Playa Azul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 14

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

Sedgwick County Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 7

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Cinnabar Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Tallgrass Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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

Sweet Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 13

Exploration Place . . . . 2, 7, inside back cover

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

Gallery XII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 10

Ulrich Museum of Art . 3, 9, inside back cover

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

Villar’s Mexico Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 12, 14

Vintera Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 10

Hot Stone Korean Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Wichita Art Museum . 3, 10, inside back cover

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Wichita Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Kansas Star Casino . . . . . . . . . . 16, back cover

Wichita Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12

Karg Art Glass . . . . . . . . inside front cover, 11

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Le Monde Café & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Legends at Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 14

Wichita State University . 3, inside back cover Wichita Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 15

Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

Women’s Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Marion County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16


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