Recap of the Wichita By E.B. Dinner Series at Local Flavor Restaurant

Wichita By E.B. Dinner Series at Local Flavor Restaurant

Local Flavor Restaurant

Part three of the Wichita By E.B. Dinner Series is in the books. This one took place at Local Flavor Restaurant, located at 5400 E. Central.

The dinner series was an idea that I’ve long wanted to do. The goal of the series was to have an intimate dinner with fellow food lovers at a restaurant on a day they’re typically closed. So, the entire restaurant is to ourselves and no food is ordered. That’s because the chefs get to decide what’s for dinner. We get no say in the meal, the chefs get to work their magic, and we all eat whatever is put in front of us. It’s eating with an open mind.

The owner of Local Flavor Restaurant, Jeremy Snyder, and his team, were given an open slate to work with and they delivered.

Here’s a brief overview for those who missed out.

Wichita By E.B. Dinner Series at Local Flavor Restaurant

First off, Snyder invited local artists, The Estrada Brothers, who were on hand to play music throughout the evening and also played an incredible small set to end the night.

As with every dinner, we began the night with a toast or in my case, it’s always a shot of either tequila or vodka. That night it was tequila because, after all, it was National Tequila Day.

Here’s a look at what was served. Keep in mind, I didn’t take the best notes on the dishes as I was too busy walking around from table to table chatting with all the guests.

To start the meal, everybody was given a ceviche tostada which was piled high with plenty of goodness.

Immediately after, a big plate of spicy aguachiles was placed at each table to share. 

The third course was a family recipe that was a take on a taco/empanada stuffed with wagyu beef and made with Pinole Blue masa. There was a vote with all the diners and this was the hands down favorite.

This was a dish not on the menu and we all implored Snyder to add it, even if it was for one day.

The fourth course was a plate of chicken quesadillas for each table. For what it’s worth, this was the second favorite dish of the night.

The last entree of the day included steak tacos.

At least we thought so, as then everyone was given the option of either a strawberry or banana cream cake. By this time, the drinks were feeling good and I forgot to take a picture.

All in all, this was an excellent time. We are starting to get some regulars, by regulars, I mean, people who have attended 2 of the 3 or even all 3. It was also cool to see people willing to make the drive into Wichita from Walton and Sterling, KS. I’m pretty sure 5% of the city of Walton, KS was at the dinner.

Hearing directly from Snyder about his restaurant and where he and his family started to what they’ve built was also really cool. Just being able to connect with readers, many who had never been to Local Flavor Restaurant, and the people in the industry who make our local dining scene click is probably the best part of the dinner series. Of course, the food helps… a lot.

Be on the lookout for news of part 4 of the series in the coming weeks.

Here’s a video look at what took place:

Happy Dining,

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