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July-December calendar highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Publisher/Editor Cynthia Mines Art Director Susan Burdick Marketing Assistant Shane Coelho Contributing Writers Amy L. Bickel Keri Meinking Graphic Artist Lael Porter

Museums, Attractions & Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Map of Wichita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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. To order additional print copies, please send $5 per copy to The Wichita Times, 111 N. Mosley Ste. 201, Wichita, KS 67202.

In the Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 On the cover: Neon sculptures light up the night in Old Town, which is home to numerous shops, restaurants, apartments, businesses and theaters. Cover photo by Charles Ford (cfordphotography.com)

Above: Wichita artist Doug Billings, a founding member of Gallery XII, often includes Wichita icons in his paintings and lithographs. Gallery XII, Wichita’s oldest artist cooperative, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with exhibitions at Friends University, Century II Concert Hall and at the gallery at 412 E. Douglas. © 2012 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.


Keri Meinking Eric Wittman

Final Fridays light up Wichita By Keri Meinking

As the sun sets on the last Friday of every month, the historic Old Town area comes alive with a different kind of vibrancy as hundreds stroll along brick-paved streets and under the historic lamp posts in search of the latest art exhibits. Since parking is scarce, many hop on the Q-line trolley to be transported among the numerous art galleries and businesses that stay open late to accommodate those who are browsing. No matter what time of year, the pulse quickens in the downtown core area during what has become known as Final Fridays. Over the past decade the tradition has flourished and now often encompasses dozens of galleries across the city and their displays of two- and three-dimensional art of various media, including lithographs and photography, watercolor and acrylics, and ceramics and jewelry. Many galleries host opening receptions for featured artists that evening, and often local museums plan special events to coincide with Final Fridays. “Final Fridays are a fabulous way to showcase Wichita’s art scene and local talent,” said Teresa Veazey, interim director of Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art. “People in New York or Los Angeles may not realize it, but Wichita does have an art scene. You don’t have to be in L.A. or New York to experience great art.” Final Friday Art Shows began in Wichita more than 20 years ago, when the Fisch Haus Studios opened gallery space to just a few local artists, according to Ann Keefer, vice president of marketing for Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC). In the beginning, in the early 1990s, only six or seven galleries participated and the attendance was fairly sparse. Then, in 2004, for purposes of supporting

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art in Wichita and revitalizing businesses in Old Town, the WDDC became involved in Final Fridays. With a grant from the Knight Foundation the WDDC initiated the free Q-line trolley, which runs through Old Town and downtown on Final Fridays. Attendance numbers quickly escalated to an average of more than 4,000 people, according to Keefer, who attributes much of the growth to the novelty and convenience of the trolleys. “The arts play an integral role in a city moving forward and in a city’s viability (and) its ability to attract young talent and retain them,” Keefer said. “Art is, over and over again, lauded as one of those cornerstones that especially young professionals are looking for.” Exhibitions run the gamut of subject matter. For instance, at May’s Final Friday, the Go Away Garage, which is located in an actual garage on South Commerce, featured the closing night of “Our Bits,” an offbeat collection of mechanical art created by Billy and Ariana Powell. On display were mechanical sculptures of a turtle with wings, a fish with a tail made from a boat propeller and an antique typewriter made from mechanical knick-knacks such as Volkswagen transmissions and parts of motorcycle engines. A motorcycle enthusiast, Billy Powell encourages people to interact with their artwork because he believes touching the car engines, sockets, bolts, wrenches and other found pieces helps people understand and appreciate the art. “It’s beautiful because it’s functional,” said Randy Treece as he moved the lever of a sculpture made from the gears of an old motorcycle. An artist himself and a docent for the Wichita Art Museum, Treece often brings mechanical pieces to the Go Away Garage for artists to use in future works.

Chuck Graber, another motorcyclist and lover of mechanics who attended the show, said he appreciated the art more because of his mechanical background. “This is an interesting show . . . because I can recognize the mechanical parts in his art. I think I see things other people don’t.”

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The visible Douglas location and the fact that it’s Wichita’s oldest and largest artist cooperative makes Gallery XII a busy place on Final Fridays. Now part of the 412 Art Center, Gallery XII is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. On a recent Final Friday, visitors to Gallery XII were greeted by ceramics artist Terry Corbett, who was playing a sitar he bought in New Delhi. The soft and understated vibrations from the sitar provided a musical backdrop to Corbett’s display of plates, vases and bowls glazed in bright colors. “The thing with art is people have to get familiar with it and comfortable with it,” Corbett said. “So I’m all for Final Fridays. Familiarity breeds enlightenment about art. It gets people in the mode of learning about art. The more you look at art the sharper your eyes get.” Sharper eyes focused on Corbett’s art would see the subtle contrast of a white dove against a background mosaic of splattered bright paint on ceramic plates or how light reflects off the curves of the smooth glazes on his vases. “Final Fridays has been phenomenal for Old Town,” Corbett said. “What I’m seeing here is a big age span of people who come to Final Fridays. It shows how art does have this universal appeal.” That evening at the Fiber Studio, artist Doug Billings displayed more than 40 pieces of art in a series titled “The Urban Experience: An Artist’s Experience.” The series includes original lithographs, acrylic paintings and hand-made books. Billings said that much of his art is based on early 1900s Italian metaphysical and preSurrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico, who created threatening- and mysterious-feeling art. Billings’ works of art echo the geometric yet abstract style of Surrealist artists. Billings’ first series, Wichita Melodrama, included lithographs featuring such Wichita landmarks as The Keeper of the Plains, the Orpheum Theater and Joan Miro’s great mo-

Dozens of galleries stay open late on the last Friday of every month with many planning special events, performance art or opening receptions. For a list of participating galleries and a trolley map, visit downtownwichita.org. Above (from left): Gallery XII, ballerinas at Fisch Haus, Wichita Art Museum, Go Away Garage and Ulrich Museum of Art. Below left: A fire breather adds to the festive atmosphere.

saic “Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People),” at WSU. In the lower corner of all the prints in the series Billings has painted a hand discreetly opening a curtain of the melodrama that is Wichita. “It’s mysterious,” Billings said. “There’s another reality to it. I try to give people the opportunity to be active, not passive, viewers. If you can get the viewer to ask questions, they’re being drawn in.” Marilyn Gershwin, owner of the Fiber Studio, frequently opens her personal gallery to host other artists. “I invite the artists that I feel are good,” Gershwin said. “I think (Billings) is an excellent artist. He is very innovative with techniques and uses non-traditional ways of printmaking. I think he has represented Wichita very well, using a lot of imagery we are aware of in Wichita.” Quotes reflecting his own philosophies, including reminders that we all need to “follow our bliss,” can be found on most pages of artist journals that Billings made using some of his own recycled prints.

“Following my bliss is what I was trying to do with my art and my life,” Billings said, “because, if you go through life for money or status, there are no guarantees. If you do things you enjoy and love, then you have that. And nobody can take it away from you.”

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July-December Calendar Highlights July July 1-21 “A Chorus Line,” Crown Uptown Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. July 1-Aug. 3 Gallery XII All Member Show at Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, 267-5915. July 1-Sept. 3 Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, national traveling exhibit, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600.

Acquisitions, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum, 268-4921. July 5-Aug. 25 “Streakin! A Musical Flashback to the 1970’s,” Cabaret Oldtown, cabaretoldtown.com, 265-4400. July 11-15 Kansas Wheat Festival, Wellington, wellingtonks.org, 620-326-7466. July 11-15 “Honk!,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II, mtwichita.org, 265-3107.

July 1-Nov. 1 Wildest Weather in the Solar System, Exploration Place, exploration.org, 660-0600.

July 12 Art For Your Ears: Gretchen Peters, 7 p.m., Ulrich Museum terrace, Wichita State University, ulrich.wichita.edu, 978-3664.

July 1-Aug. 26 Visions of Mexican Art, masterpieces from the last 70 years spanning five art movements, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.com.

July 13-July 20 “The Elves & The Shoemaker,” Picnic Theatre, Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, wctdc.com, 262-2282.

July 2-Aug. 4 Gustave Woff: An Impressionist Eye for New York, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921.

July 13 American Legacies: The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Orpheum, wichitaorpheum.com, 263-0884.

July 2-Aug. 12 Doodle 4 Google, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921.

July 14-15 2nd Annual American Indian Festival, Century II, theindiancenter.org, 350-3341.

July 2-Sept. 16 Ed Davison: Recent

July 17 Drums Across Kansas 2012, 7 p.m., Wichita State University, drumsacrosskansas. com, 686-1117. July 18-20 New Zealand String Quartet, Chamber Music at the Barn, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler, 721-7666.

Jasper Johns: Hatching Pattern, 1976, at the Wichita Art Museum Aug. 12 - Nov. 25.

7 p.m., Orpheum, wichitaorpheum.com, 263-0884. July 22-Sept. 2 “Wild Flowers and Wild Skies,” Matthew Richter exhibition, opening reception July 22; Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com. July 25-29 “Singin’ in the Rain,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II, mtwichita.org, 265-3107. July 27-28 Sizing up Saturn, 9 to 11 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, WSU-STAR. July 28 Phantom Blues Band, 8 p.m., Cotillion, thecotillion.com, 722-4201. July 28 Say What! Improv, 8 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, wichitatix.com, 350-3323. July 28-29 Wichita Bridal Expo, Century II, wichitabridalshow.com, 684-1811.

July 19-Aug. 5 “Reading the Obits,” Wichita Community Theatre, 686-1282.

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July 20-Aug. 26 Jeffrey Pitt, art exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, 634-2787.

Aug. 1-3 Dazzling French Twists, Chamber Music at the Barn, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler, 721-7666.

July 21 WAM Summer Birthday Bash, 2 to 4 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaart museum.org, 268-4921. July 22 Mary Chapin Carpenter, concert,

Aug. 2 Art For Your Ears: The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band, 7 p.m., Wichita State University, ulrich.wichita.edu, 978-3664. Aug. 3-4 An Evening of Burlesque, Old Cowtown Museum, wichitatix.com, 350-3323. Aug. 3-Sept. 1 “Next To Normal,” Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Aug. 8-12 “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II, mtwichita.org, 265-3107. Aug. 11 Chalk Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Town Square, youthville.org, 215-1228.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is on display at Exploration Place until Sept. 3. See artifacts from the films, build your own robot, ride a hovercraft and experience a virtual ride in the Millennium Falcon.

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Aug. 11 Crosby, Stills, & Nash, 7:30 p.m., Hartman Arena, hartmanarena.com, 927-3999. Aug. 12-Nov. 25 Robert Motherwell & Jasper Johns: Poetic Works as Metaphor, exhibition of 46 lithographs and etchings,


each with a relationship to poetry, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org, 268-4921. Aug. 14 Willie Nelson & Family, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, thecotillion.com. Aug. 17 Michael Martin Murphy, 8 p.m., Orpheum, wichitaorpheum.com, 755-7328. Aug. 18 Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Old Cowntown Museum, wichitatix.com, 350-3323. Aug. 24-25 Sizing Up Saturn, 9 to 11 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory, WSU-STAR. Aug. 25 Bernadette Peters with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Orpheum Theatre, 8 p.m., selectaseat.com. Aug. 30-Nov. 15 Barbara Sorensen, art exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, 634-2787.

September Sept. 6 Plane Plans: The Story of Wichita Aviation through Historic Drawings, exhibit and open house, 4 to 7 p.m., Kansas Aviation Museum, kansasaviationmuseum.org, 683-9242. Sept. 7-Oct. 21 National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2012, Wichita Center for the Arts, 634-2787. Continued on page 6.

Department Store, Birmingham, Alabama (1956) is part of “The Hard Kind of Courage: Gordon Parks and the Photographers of the Civil Rights Era” exhibition at WSU’s Ulrich Museum of Art Sept. 15 to Dec. 16. In November, WSU will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kansas native Gordon Parks.

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Sept. 7-16 Kansas State Fair-100 Years, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson. Sept. 7-30 “Lion King,” Theatre League Broadway Series, Century II, wichitatix.com, 219-4849. Sept. 8 Zoobilee, 6 p.m. to midnight (zoo closed during the day), Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org, 266-8386. Sept. 9-Oct. 20 “Cozy and Colorful,” works by Marie Mason, opening reception Sept. 9; Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com. Sept. 14-Oct. 20 “Sweeney Todd,” Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696.

Sept. 28 Chick Corea & Gary Burton with the Harlem String Quartet, 8 p.m., Orpheum, wichitaorpheum.com, 263-0884. Sept. 29-30 Great Plains Fall Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sedgwick County Park, greatplainsrenfest.com. Sept. 29 Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff, noon to 5 p.m., wagonmasterschili.com, 264-6005. Sept. 29-Jan. 1 Videotopia: It’s Game Time, learn the history of video games and play new and restored arcade games, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

October

Sept. 15-16 Autumn & Art, Bradley Fair, bradleyfair.com, 630-9990.

Oct. 5-Nov. 1 Gallery XII All Member Show, Century II, 267-5915.

Sept. 16-Dec. 16 “The Hard Kind of Courage: Gordon Parks and the Photographers of the Civil Rights Era,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu.

Oct. 5-6, 12-13 “Stop the Presses or She’s Not My Type,” melodrama, 7 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, wichitatix.com,350-3323.

Sept. 16-Dec. 16 “Ronald Christ: Poetic Fictions,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu. Sept. 19-23 “Seminar,” Irene Vickers Baker Theater, Wichita Center for the Arts, 315-0151.

Interior with View of Gubbio, Midday, 1991 is part of the “Ronald Christ: Poetic Fictions” exhibition at WSU’s Ulrich Museum of Art Sept. 16-Dec. 16. Christ is a longtime professor at WSU and recipient of the 1995 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award.

Oct. 13 BOOtanica, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org, 264-0448.

Festival, various locations, tallgrassfilmfest. com, 755-7328.

Oct. 14 Prairie Fire Marathon, 8 a.m., Hyatt Regency Wichita, prairiefiremarathon.com, 265-6236.

Oct. 27 Carrie Underwood, 7:30 p.m., INTRUST Bank Arena, intrustbankarena.com.

Oct. 18-21 10th Annual Tallgrass Film

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Oct. 27-Dec. 31 “A Sense of Home,” works by Joe Loganbill, opening reception Oct. 27; Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

November Nov. 9-30 “White Christmas,” Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Nov. 14-18 “Red,” Irene Vickers Baker Theater, Wichita Center for the Arts, 315-0151. Nov. 16 Branford Marsalis Quartet, Orpheum Theatre, 8 p.m., selectaseat.com. Nov. 23-30 Iluminations, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org, 264-0448. Nov. 27-29 “Rock of Ages,” Theater League Broadway Series, Century II, wichitatix.com, 219-4849.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 24 All Member Exhibition and Holiday Party, Gallery XII, 267-5915. Nov. 30-Jan. 6 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2012, Wichita Center for the Arts, 634-2787.

December Dec. 1-30 Iluminations, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org, 264-0448. Dec. 1-31 “White Christmas,” Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, crownuptown.com, 612-7696. Dec. 18 Jim Brickman in concert, Orpheum Theatre, 7:30 p.m., selectaseat.com.


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.

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

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 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. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours April through October (Sundays 1-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.). Call or visit the web site for more information about special events, weekly lunchtime lectures, educational programs and workshops, group tours, membership, facility rentals and volunteer opportunities. See ad coupon on page 5.

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, Continued on page 8.

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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 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 coupon on page 5.

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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) www.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 2,500 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.

Tallgrass Film Association Various Locations | 974-0089 tallgrassfilmfest.com The Tallgrass Film Association is proud to bring the best of independent film to the heartland region through special screenings, filmmaker lab workshops, Third Thursdays, Cinema Alfresco and Tallgrass Road Show screenings, as well as an annual film festival. You won’t want to miss the 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, a four-day celebration of the best independent films from around the globe, at venues around downtown Wichita Oct. 18-21. The 2012 Tallgrass Film Festival will screen more than 100 independent films, including a Spotlight on Women Filmmakers,

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a Spotlight on Scandinavian Cinema and Smallgrass: a children’s film program at Exploration Place in addition to parties, panels, educational workshops, special guests and filmmakers from around the world. For screening times, venues and tickets, and year-round screening information visit the website. See ad, page 4.

Uhlrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount St. | 978-3664 ulrich.wichita.edu After being closed for a nine-month renovation, the contemporary art museum on the Wichita State campus reopens Sept. 16. The Ulrich develops and presents an endless stream of groundbreaking exhibitions, prominent guest speakers and compelling performances that explore today’s visual culture. 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 personally with exhibiting artists and engage more deeply with the art of our time and its historical precedents. The museum’s outdoor 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. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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 larg-

est 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 5.

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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 Jeffrey Pitt, July 20-Aug. 26; Barbara Sorensen, Aug. 30-Nov. 15; National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Sept. 7-Oct. 21; and Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2012, Nov. 30-Jan. 6, 2013. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; admission is free. Richard Schmid will be at The Center, Sept. 29 for the unveiling of his piece “Abbotsford House” along with a digital presentation; admission price is $30. Following the presentation there will be an artist’s reception open to the public. The Mary R. Koch School of Visual Arts comprises a 9,500-squarefoot 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. Fall performances are “Seminar,” Sept. 19-23, and “Red,” Nov. 14-18. 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: “Fine Art from Wichita & Sedgwick County – from the Museum’s Collection”; “eGuitar@80, 80 years of the amplified guitar,”; and “Furnishing the Atomic Age.” Museum and Gift Shop open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends 1 to 5 p.m. Museum admission: $4 adults, $2 children (6-12).

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 41st season starts with “Fiddler on the Roof” June 13-17, followed by the musical comedy“9 to 5” June 27-July 1 and “Honk!” July 11-15. The musical classic “Singin’ in the Rain” will take the stage July 25-29, and the season will culminate Aug. 8-12 with “Legally Blonde.” Season tickets available. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday evenings with weekend matinees at Century II Concert Hall. See ad on page 16.

412 Art Center 412 E. Douglas Gallery XII|267-5915 Vintera Gallery|262-2435 Two unique galleries featuring original works by leading Kansas artists in a variety

Voted “most romantic restaurant” • Extensive wine collection Lunch buffet and dinner specialties available Monday-Saturday lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Open for dinner nightly at 4:30 p.m., until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

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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 on Final Fridays, the last Friday of every month, from 6 to 10 p.m. Founded 35 years ago, Gallery XII is Wichita’s oldest artists’ cooperative. The sales gallery features rotating exhibits of original works by the 22 member artists. Works for sale range from traditional to abstract, and include watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, printmaking, photography, pottery, sculpture and handblown glass. Vintera Gallery features traditional and abstract works in photography, painting, ceramics and jewelry as well as a collection of artist studios, classroom and exhibition space. Monthly exhibitions feature invited guest artists. See ad 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 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 Krehbiel, grandson of the carriage factory founder J.J. Krehbiel. Guided tours available. See website for exhibit opening reception dates and information on Newton’s Fourth Thursday Walkabout. Open noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. 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 3.

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. You can also shop online at our website. 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 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon 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 on inside back cover.

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 red trout, 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 soup. For a lighter entree, try the tomato mozzarella and pesto on foccacia. Full wine list plus desserts such as homemade tiramisu, panna cotta, cannoli 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 Continued on page 12.

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.

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Salads, Soups, Flatbread Sandwiches, Asian Noodles and Flatbread Pizzas Inside of Genesis Health Club 1551 N. Rock Rd. • 316.634.0222

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able setting. Open Monday-Saturday 5 p.m. to midnight; closed Sunday.

for dinner. Sunday brunch served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. See ad inside front cover.

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

Hot Stone Korean Grill

Corrigan’s Wichita Marriott Hotel Kellogg and Webb Road | 651-0333 Join in for an evening of fun in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. An ideal spot to cheer on your favorite sports team or for a friendly get-together. Stop in for our nightly dinner specials, appetizers or a cocktail in a comfort-

Towering Above the Rest for 30 Years

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.”

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 specials 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.)

Mike’s Wine Dive

Hereford House Steakhouse & Restaurant

4714 E. Douglas Ave. | 613-2772 Mikeswinedive.com

1400 Terradyne, Andover | 733-7800 HerefordHouse-Wichita.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. See ad, page 6.

Kansas City’s Hereford House, a dining tradition since 1957, is now open inside Terradyne Country Club east of Wichita near the intersection of 159th East and Central. Open to the public, the restaurant specializes in the handselected, aged and hand-cut steaks and prime rib that earned it the people’s choice award for “Best Steakhouse in the Midwest.” Our steaks are seared to perfection on a 1,000-degree broiler to hold in the natural juices. In addition to Sterling Silver Beef, the Hereford House serves ahi tuna, cedar-plank salmon, chicken, pork chops, ribs, lobster, and a variety of side dishes and desserts. Ask about meeting rooms, reception and banquet areas. Have a drink next to the fireplace in the cozy Hearth Room. Open for lunch daily except Monday, nightly

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, steaks and more. Featuring the World Beer Tour club and over 110 beers from around the world including regional and local microbrews 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. In a hurry? Try the Rush Street pizza buffet for lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30

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p.m. weekdays. To-Go available. See ad on page 11 or visit oldchicago.com.

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 gluten-free options. 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.

vegetarian ravioli. Open for lunch MondayFriday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner ThursdaySaturday 5 to 10 p.m. Available for private functions Monday-Wednesday evenings. Full bar and daily lunch specials; watch for Facebook specials on Fridays. Seven-course chef’s table by reservation. See ad, page 7.

Villar’s Mexico Café 1860 S. Hillside | 264-1121

Sweet Basil

This summer the Villar family returns to its popular location from the 1970s and 1980s in southeast Wichita. There, the family will continue its 43-year tradition of serving authentic Mexican food in Wichita. Enjoy signature family recipes such as the deluxe burrito, special Monterey, famous flour tacos, chile rellenos and guacamole. Beef, cheese, chicken and cheese-onion enchiladas sold by the dozen. 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.

2424 N. Woodlawn | 651-0123 sweetbasilwichita.com

YaYas EuroBistro

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.

Taste & See Everyday Gourmet

8115 E. 21st St. North | 634-1000 Yayaswichita.com Diners are treated to the sophisticated yet casual feel of a European bistro complete with mosaic tile floors, stone columns, hand-blown chandeliers and open wood-fired oven. Appetizers and entrees feature a variety of madefrom-scratch soups, wood-fired pizzas, an array of pasta dishes, fresh seafood, poultry and steaks, all accompanied by fresh-baked bread. Extensive wine list and daily lunch, dinner and soup specials. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Music on the patio April through September on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Private dining room and banquet facility for large groups, as well as offsite catering. Specials include $5 martinis on Wednesdays and half-price wine bottles (under $75) on Tuesdays. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. FridaySaturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 4 to 9 p.m. for dinner on Sunday. Reservations accepted. See ad on inside front cover.

3825 E. Harry | 771-7393 tasteandseeict.com Don’t know whether you feel like dining on Caribbean, Japanese, Spanish, Venezuelan, Asian, Mexican, Hawaiian, Peruvian, Italian, Cuban or fusion cuisine? This classy restaurant, tucked inside the west end of the former Wichita Mall, has something to please everyone’s palate, from paella to pan-seared ahi tuna to an exotic South American chowder. A dozen tapas dishes allow for sampling several global dishes, such as Puerto Rican tostones, ceviche cocktail, bacon-wrapped peppers, prosciutto rolls and shaved plantains. Entrees range from chicken cordon bleu to filet gaucho steak and

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2007, continues the longstanding tradition of serving home-cooked Mexican specialties as well as traditional dishes. Lunch specials Monday-Friday. Complimentary chips; beer available. Open daily for lunch; dinner served Tuesday-Saturday. Watch for us at Old Town farmers market on Saturday mornings. Catering and carry-out; enchiladas available by the dozen.

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, steaks and more. Featuring the World Beer Tour club and over 110 beers from around the world including regional and local microbrews as well as 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. In a hurry? Try the Rush Street pizza buffet for lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ask about daily specials and featured beers. To-Go available. See ad on page 11 or visit oldchicago.com.

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Bella Vita Bistro 120 N. West St. | 941-4500 Bvbistro.com A taste of the good life, come enjoy Wichita’s best-kept secret. Let Chef Adrian take your tastebuds on a journey through Northern Italy and France. Delicious seafood is flown in fresh several times a week, hand-cut steaks and pasta dishes are cooked fresh to order, and don’t forget to save room for a wide variety of Chef’s house-made desserts like Nutella Napolean and cannolis. Bella Vita Bistro: it’s time to experience beauty! Full bar and wine list. 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. Monday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Reservations recommended. See ad on page 7.

DeFazio’s 2706 Amidon | 838-0709 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 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 12. $$

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 offers entrees to please even the most particular palate. With a relaxed atmosphere, Legends 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: Big Rib Eye Wednesdays, Thursday’s filet and lobster, Friday’s Prime Rib Buffet, Saturday’s Seafood Buffet and Sunday’s Champagne Brunch. In a time crunch for lunch? Try our weekday value hot lunch buffet for $8.95, including dessert. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See ad, page 12.

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-in-your 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. FridaySaturday. 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, steaks and more. Featuring the World Beer Tour club and over 110 beers from around the world including regional and local microbrews as well as 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 11 or visit oldchicago.com.

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 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 13.

Via Christi Clinic

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.

15 locations, plus Immediate Care Services viachristiclinic.com With more than 170 doctors, Via Christi Clinic is one of the state’s largest outpatient multispecialty group practices and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Owned and operated by Via Christi Health, Via Christi Clinic currently has 15 locations in the Wichita metropolitan area. More than half a million patient visits were made to Via Christi Clinic in 2011. Immediate Care services for minor emergencies and common illnesses are available without an appointment at three locations: 3311 E. Murdock (East), 316689-9107; 13213 W. 21st St. N. (West), 316-9461789; and 700 Medical Center Dr. in Newton, 316-284-5011. Call for Immediate Care hours or visit viachristiclinic.com. For help in choosing a doctor, call 689-9708. See ad on page 14.

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.

Kansas Star Casino 777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane I-35 and Exit 33 KansasStarCasino.com Located nine miles south of Wichita on I-35, Kansas Star Casino features 1,400 slots and 35 table games in a 24-hour facility. Games include Craps, Roulette, Fortune Pai Gow and no ante Black Jack. Three food venues -- Arena Grill, Haute Dogs and Panini Jo’s – will be joined next year by a buffet and steakhouse. The current facility is being expanded to include more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space as well as 400 more slots, 20 more tables, a 150-room hotel and RV park. Free car parking. See ad on back cover.

Marion County 620-382-8830 growmarioncounty.com 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. The Mennonite Continued on page 16.

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Hillsboro

Arts & Crafts Fair

The Midwest Creative Art Market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitors from 16 states G e r m a n Food F e s t 620.947.3506

Marion’s 34th annual

& Craft Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shady, relaxed atmosphere f o o d co u rt • f r e e s h u t t l e 620.382.3425

1 Date 2 Fairs in Marion County, an hour’s drive from Wichita

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Sumner County

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620-326-8779 | gosumner.com

Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel, the Harvey House Museum in Florence and the 1880s Main Street in Peabody give 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). Upcoming events include: July 25-28, Marion County Fair, Hillsboro; Aug. 3-5 Goessel Country Threshing Days; Sept 1-3, Labor Day Parade & Festival, Florence; Sept. 15, Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair and Marion Art in the Park and Craft Show; Oct. 6, Goessel Harvest Festival & Car Show; Nov. 3-4, Marion County Textile Trunk Show, Marion Auditorium; and Dec. 2, Arts & Music Stroll, downtown Marion.

A Top 100 Event in North America The 19th Annual

September 22 & 23, 2012 Lakeside Park, McPherson

(Centrally located, between Wichita and Salina on I-135)

Year of the Highland Athlete

National competitions in Caber, Sheaf Toss, Stone, Hammer Throws & More Celtic singers & dancers Kids’ crafts & games Clan information • 16 venues of family fun Pipers & drummers, and bagpipe bands Saturday evening concert Children 12 and under admitted free

Just 15 miles south of Wichita, Sumner County is home to Kansas’ oldest harvest festival, the historic Oxford Mill and the new Kansas Star Casino (see ad on back cover) in Mulvane. Spend the day visiting historic Chisholm Trail sites and museums, or browsing through local shops and restaurants. Upcoming

412 Art Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 10

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

Bella Vita Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 14

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

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

Mike’s Wine Dive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 12

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

Music Theatre of Wichita . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 16

Botanica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 7

Old Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12, 14, 15

Carriage House Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 10

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

Cero’s Candies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Sedgwick County Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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

Sumner County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Corrigan’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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

DeFazio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 14

Tallgrass Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 8

Exploration Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5, 7

Taste & See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 13

Fisch Haus Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Town & Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 15

Gallery XII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3, 10

Ulrich Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3, 5, 6, 9

Go Away Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3

Via Christi Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15

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

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

Hereford House . . . . . . inside front cover, 12

Vintera Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 10

Hillsboro Arts & CraftsFair . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Wichita Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 5, 9

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

Wichita Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Kansas Star Casino . . . . . . . . . . 15, back cover

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

Le Monde Café & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Legends at Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Marion County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

© Laurence Ventress Ad funded in part by McPherson CVB grant

S p e c i a l t r av e l k a n s a s o f f e r

$1 off admission ( you may photocopy )

Call for brochure: 1-800-324-8022

www.macfestival.org

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McPherson Scottish Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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

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

© Laurence Ventress

special events include the 112th annual Wheat Festival July 11-15 in Wellington as well as the Sumner County Fair Aug. 3-5 in Caldwell; Old Settlers Celebration Aug. 17-19 in Mulvane; South Haven Fair Aug. 23-25 in South Haven; Rocket Launch Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Argonia; Fall Festival Sept. 22 in Conway Springs; and Christmas in the Country Nov. 23-24 in Oxford. For more information, visit the website.

Wichita State University . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 6, 9 Wichita Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 YaYas Eurobistro . . . . . inside front cover, 13 Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


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