Ken Vandruff
Director of Communications

April 16, 2010
For immediate release

Food - another one of Wichita's best-kept secrets 

(Wichita, Kan) ranks Wichita among the nation's Top 10 Surprising Food Cities. The website's editors were impressed by original Wichita creations such as the Nu Way loose-meat sandwich and the River City Brewery, which was converted from an early 20th century paint warehouse into a microbrewery and restaurant. The editors also noticed the "classic confections crafted from high-quality ingredients" by Cero's Candies and Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates.

Wichita is a foodie's paradise! Food aficionados can feast their eyes on the offerings of more than 1,000 restaurants spread across the city! Satisfy your cravings - from delectable Mediterranean cuisine to lip-smacking barbecue ribs - and every edible desire in-between.

The Air Capital of the World features even more culinary gems. Scotch & Sirloin has a worldwide reputation for its prime rib while Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar features a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. Larkspur Restaurant in the Old Town red-brick warehouse district offers fresh fish, beef, chicken and pasta - along with artwork by comedian Phyllis Diller. N&J Cafe is known for its excellent Lebanese menu.

Go to to learn more about Wichita's ranking. And visit to learn more about Wichita's best-kept secrets and to plan your next foodie road trip.


About Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2013 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the Wichita MSA.