Internationally renowned wines and craft beers harmonize with a full slate of Mediterranean-inspired tapas and other small plates at Oeno Wine Bar. Guests thumb through a wine list flush with rare varietals, budget-friendly bottles, or selections from top wine producers. Drawing out complex flavor profiles, the bistro crafts a host of small plate amuse-bouches, including spanish bruschetta with prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, cilantro aioli with manchego cheese, and chorizo sliders. A champagne room hosts private parties, events, and games of Pin the Tail on the Cask of Amontillado. Outside, the wine bar regales diners with live music and local DJs spinning dance music.
Though it's known for turning out bubbling slices of locally renowned pizza, Mulligan's Pub still sports the same classic, no-frills ambiance it established more than 20 years ago. Soft bar lights and buzzing neon beer signs exchange glows like a firefly swap and gently illuminate the quadruple meats flecking a famous Mulligan's specialty pizza. Gluten-free slices cater to sensitive stomachs, and a hearty list of toppings colors creatable pies. Between bites, patrons can tend to arcade and video bar games or heated rounds of keno with new acquaintances or old invisible foes.
The high-definition televisions at Emerson Biggin's aren?t entirely wall-to-wall?some slivers of exposed brick remain visible?but they come pretty close. Those TVs and projector screens stay tuned in to the day's biggest athletic competitions, from major UFC bouts to major league sports games to heated scrimmages between chess champions.
Patrons can even start a match of their own over at the sports bar's billiards table before biting into some of the kitchen's American comfort food. Here, cooks whip a variety of hearty eats, home-made fried flour tacos, loaded nachos with housemade salsa, and burgers spiced with cayenne pepper, jalape?os, and chipotle mayo. They also accommodate vegetarians with options such as handmade pizza crowned with sweet peppers, black olives, and mushrooms.
A new member to Wichita's Old Town entertainment district, Public at the Brickyard serves up simple yet unique dishes alongside a wide selection of craft beers. Burrowed on the bottom floor of a restored warehouse, the restaurant presents a vast amount of space in which to spread out, complete with thick pillars and exposed-brick walls. Amid Public's uncomplicated decor and clean layout, diners tackle homemade pickles, sliders, and other dishes infused with local ingredients.
Wichita Fencing Academy was established in the late 1970s to educate, instruct, and advance the sport of fencing in Kansas. Today, having produced regional, national, and international competitors, and as a member of the United States Fencing Association, the academy continues to sharpen skills of both beginner and advanced fencers behind its prominent red door. Current head coach William Wells is third in a short list of renowned maestros, which includes Herman Bonner, under whose direction the academy began functioning strictly as an all-epee club and stopped forcing less-advanced students to duel with crazy straws. Those coaches have continuously shared their knowledge at the academy's year-round schedule of events, highlighted by lessons and tournaments.