Three Asian food additions
Pho Mc, 1675 S. Rock Road, 316-440-5859: The new Vietnamese restaurant opened a couple of weeks ago and serves pho, Vietnamese sandwiches known as banh mi, Chinese dishes and more. It’s owned by Minh Tran and his wife, Kim Chi, and is open daily for lunch and dinner
Koi Fusion, 6605 E. 37th St. N., 316-260-8218: This new restaurant, which specializes in Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food, opened April 15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The menu includes dishes such as pho, teriyaki bowls, hibachi grill meals and curry dishes.
Ninza Sushi Bar, 8428 W.13th St., 316-558-5111: The sushi restaurant opened in March and features lots of creative sushi rolls, including the popular honey stone – a piled-high roll made with deep-fried crab, avocado, shrimp tempura and cream cheese and topped with a sweet honey sauce. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.
German food truck rolls out soon
The food trucks just keep rolling out, and the next one will be German.
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Manuela English plans to open Let’m Eat Brats, a German-themed food truck, sometime in May. It’ll serve German brats on crusty bread, warm potato salad, German cabbage, bierocks and strudel, among other items.
English, who is of German decent, has been working as a baker at Green Acres for the past eight years. She’s lived in the United States for 20. Her children are grown and gone, and she’s decided to give the food truck biz a try.
“I figured I’d jump on the wagon, so to speak,” she said. The truck will park at various spots around town, although English is not sure exactly where just yet. She’ll start with lunch only but may move into dinner, depending on how it goes.
Crawfish boil, Cajun fun
Your once-a-year opportunity to gorge yourself on crawfish without leaving Wichita is this weekend. The annual Mudbug Madness event at Prairie Pines is scheduled for Friday and Saturday and features an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil and Cajun buffet, plus music by the Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band. Dinner is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. both nights. The band performs from 8 to 10:30 p.m.. A cash bar is available. Tickets are $32.95 at 316-303-2037 or at the door.
Butler County gala
The skills of the students graduating from Butler Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts program will cater a grand gala scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ambassador Hotel’s Regent Ballroom. A $50 ticket entitles attendees to two glasses of wine or beer, plus food prepared by the students at various tasting stations. Proceeds will benefit the BCC Hospitality Management Fund. For tickets, call 316-218-6236.