The foods court docket established up for the duration of the four-working day tumble installment of the Wichita Riverfest in 2021 was about 50 % the dimension as regular — and at the past moment, a seller dropped out.
That made an opening, and just one of Wichita’s most popular new Mexican dining establishments — Tacos tj 664 at 1014 N. West St. — was requested to fill in. It was a bit of a coup, too, for the reason that in modern several years, regional eating places have hardly ever been invited to be a part of the lineup at the primary meals courtroom.
Operator Miguel Camacho agreed, imagining that the publicity would be fantastic for his restaurant. And it was, he reported. Tacos tj 664 gained lots of new buyers who found the cafe at the Riverfest.
The restaurant will be again once more when the Riverfest opens on Friday and will at the time again have a booth at the key foodstuff courtroom, which is east of Century II.
But Camacho claimed his Riverfest booth will not be serving foodstuff offered in his restaurant, which is recognised for its energetic environment, huge margaritas and birria-stuffed quesadillas dipped in au jus. At the Riverfest, he mentioned, he’ll serve two meats that his West Avenue cafe menu does not have: rooster tinga and piccadillo, which is ground beef cooked with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, carrots and potatoes. He’ll also provide al pastor, which is pork.
The a few meats will be available in tacos, nachos or quesadillas, he reported.
“We never want to have far too lots of selections that make persons wait around too prolonged in the line,” he stated. “We want some thing definitely rapid.”
The two new meats will, on the other hand, be on the menu when Tacos tj 664 opens its east-side restaurant, which is getting more than the previous Emperor’s Grill place at 3526 N. Rock Highway. Although Camacho initially planned to have it open up by now, provide chain concerns have prompted delays. The indicator will probably go up following week, and he hopes to have the restaurant open by July 14. (The West Road Tacos tj 664 will be closed for vacation from July 1-11 and reopen on July 12.)
The Wichita Riverfest meals court docket opens at 11:45 a.m. on Friday with a ribbon slicing and daytime fireworks.
Between the other beloved suppliers returning: Hoopinger Philly Steaks, Tad’s Bodacious Burritos, Tad’s Hen on a Adhere, Produced 2 Grill, Chan’s Concessions, Texas Reds and D&J Pronto Pup.
A new foods court vendor this 12 months will be Santa Lucia Concessions, which serves Mediterranean fare like gyros, Greek salads, falafel on a adhere, baklava and far more.
As normal, individuals will need to have to initial acquire food stuff courtroom tickets ahead of they stop by the individual distributors. Tickets will be offered at booths set up in the meals court.
Visitors will will need their Riverfest buttons to get into the food court besides all through the foodstuff court docket company lunch hour, which lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.
The foods court’s hrs are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays via Thursdays.
To see all the vendors’ menus, visit wichitariverfest.com/foods
This tale was at first published June 3, 2022 5:25 AM.