What’s New and What To Do in Wichita (10/9/19)

Here’s your weekly highlight of what’s ahead in the community, things to do, what new places there are and a couple suggestions for fun and food.


Food Truck Fall Festival 

Takes place Thursday from 4pm – 7pm at the Aloft hotel. It’s your chance to listen to live music from Patz, enjoy some adult beverages, try food from The BOMB BBQ, Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch Food Truck and Personal Chef Roberto. Peace Love & Pie will be making their debut and selling pies.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

The Workroom’s Season Blowout Artisan Market

Food trucks, local art and live music. What else do you need? This event takes place Saturday at The Workroom from 10am – 4pm.

The food truck line up includes: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs, Nora’s Kitchen, Wheat Street Dogs, Sunflower Espresso Wichita, Xclusive Booze Truck, and Peace Love & Pie.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

Bootanica 2019 

This is Botanica’s biggest family-friendly event. On October 12 from 11am to 4pm, the entire gardens will be transformed into different stations with activities for children of all ages. It’s expected to be a day filled with all kinds of activities and experiences!

Tickets are $10 for non-members and $7 for members. Children 2 and under are free!
Price includes all activities except pumpkins ($3) and food.

For more information, check out their website.

CSB Taco Invitational #2

Another taco competition is taking place this weekend at Central Standard Brewing this Saturday from 12pm to 11:30pm.

There will be a Taco Competition, Micheladas, Paletas, Mariachis, & La Guapa! Taco vendors include Uno Mas, District Taqueria, ICT Local Eats, & Consuelos Street Grill.

For more information check out their Facebook event.

West Side Food Truck Rally & ICT Pumpkinfest

It’s a Food Truck Rally for the West Side! Vendors, Bounce Houses, a costume contest with cash prizes, live music by DJ Carbon and 15 + food trucks all located on the West Side at the Sedgwick County Zoo this Sunday from 11am to 2pm! This month they are doing the Rally during ICT Pumpkinfest where vendors will have pumpkin themed menu items.

For more information and the list of trucks check out their Facebook event.

Two Alzheimer Benefits

There are two events taking place this weekend with money going to benefit alzheimer related causes.

The first takes place at Crafted. On Friday, October 11, just mention Alzheimer’s upon ordering and 15% of your check will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
For more information, check out their Facebook event.

The second takes place Saturday, October 12 at Aero Plains Brewing. They are having their 1st annual Alzheimer’s Ugly Sweater Bar Bash Fundraiser. Get that Goodwill sweater and find those tacky plaid pants. There will be a musical performance, live painting demonstrations, auctions for items an ugly sweater contest. All of this with a $5.00 suggested donation at the door. For more information, check out their Facebook event.

Two-Year Anniversaries

Two establishments are celebrating their 2-year anniversaries this week.

The first is Lola’s Bistro. On Wednesday, they will have 20% off wines by the bottles, then on Thursday it’s half-price appetizers and $5 draws and then over the weekend they are randomly giving out $50 gift cards to customers. Don’t forget to check out out Facebook page where we are giving away a $50 gift card as well.

Next up is Augustino Brewing. They’ll have both sides open with live music and multiple different beers on tap. They’ll also have a limited food menu for the day. There’s also a raffle for a “brewer for a day package” consisting of working with Augustino on brewing a beer of your choice, complete with a private pre-tapping party for you and up to 50 guests (w/ $100 bar/food credit for the party). For more information, check out their Facebook event.


Looking for a different place to dine this week that you may have never been to?

This week, I’d like to recommend Birrieria Tito over at 2815 S Hydraulic. They are a new little Mexican restaurant that specializes in birria along with other delicious food. On top of a fantastic menu, the owner is incredibly nice and they really epitomize a true “mom and pop shop”.


Not sure if you’ve heard of this place before but opening this Friday is Trader Joe’s. Their grand opening takes place at 9am following a brief ribbon cutting. The opening celebration includes music, food tastings, giveaways, a kid-friendly activity zone and more. The new Trader Joe’s is located at 2000 N. Rock Road at Bradley Fair.

Happy Dining,

Have an event you’d like to have considered for the What’s New and What To Do, please email us with details. We are always open to suggestions.



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