Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Good Grub on the Wichita Wicked Brew Tour

 

This summer, you'll find some great food and beverages at the spots featured on Visit Wichita’s Wicked Brew Tour 2021. There are 19 breweries and coffee shops to pick from, so you can pick your brew of choice. Just grab your passport at any participating locations and then collect at least ten stamps to complete the challenge. Bring your passport to the Visit Wichita office, or mail it in, and win a tour t-shirt (available on a first-come, first-served basis). 

When I was in the city as a guest of Visit Wichita a couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed exploring these Brew Tour locations. All three were terrific and highly recommended by me! 




Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Beer Co.: Lunch is a great time to visit this small eatery. 




I enjoyed the Wild Thyme sandwich made with smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, cranberry jalapeño jam, and avocado cream on a ciabatta bun. The jam wasn’t spicy, so don’t miss out on this great sandwich because you’re afraid of some heat.  I also had a side of the broccoli salad, which was also tasty. 



River City Brewing Co.: A wide-open cheerful spot for dinner








My brew of choice was the Old Town Brown ale, served alongside an order of their chips with the Rock Island Red queso that was some of the best I’ve ever had! 






My entree was the steak burrito, filled with nicely seasoned beef, black beans, caramelized onions, peppers, potatoes, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, queso, and topped with tomatillo salsa, sour cream, and fresh cilantro. Sooo good! 






Mom ordered the fried chicken Mac N Cheese that was the ultimate in comfort food. The serving size was so large we took enough home for both of us to enjoy for dinner the next night!






Wichita Brewing Co. and Pizzeria: Another fun and lively dinner spot.










I started with a pint of their 5:02 Amber, which was great. Then Mom and I shared their Caprese Salad appetizer. 







For our entrees, she got the Oven-roasted Chicken Alfredo, and I had a Classic Margherita Pizza. Both were very good!  We shared a root beer float for dessert, which was the perfect end to a steamy hot summertime evening.



Other places on the list I didn't get a chance to explore include:

Breweries--Augustino Brewing Company, Central Standard Brewing, Hopping Gnome Brewing

Company, Nortons Brewing Co., PourHouse by Walnut River Brewing, and Third Place Brewing 

Coffee Shops--Churn & Burn (Northeast & Southeast), Cocoa Dolce Chocolates (East, West & Downtown), Fairmount Coffee Co., Il Primo Espresso – (East & Downtown), Kookaburra Coffee, Leslie Coffee Co., Placeholder Coffee, Reverie Coffee Roasters, Sunflower Espresso & Food Truck, and The Donut Whole

Hopefully, I'll make it back to Wichita before the summer is over so I can complete my Passport. What are some of your favorite spots on the list? 

Disclaimer: While Visit Wichita covered the cost of my hotel, food, and attractions, all of the opinions expressed are my own.