The newly formed association, which held its first event back in June, is presenting Wyoming Walk-a-Bite, a progressive dinner walking tour, on Saturday, Oct. 9. This next event gives attendees a chance to explore our city’s restaurants and boutique food shops, stroll leisurely around town, and enjoy musical performances along the way.
“It’s a great opportunity to walk the neighborhood and enjoy the variety of dining establishments we have to offer here in Wyoming,” says L.R. Hunley, owner and operator of Tela Bar + Kitchen. “The event should be great for residents but also an opportunity for those outside Wyoming to enjoy our beautiful city.”
When you purchase tickets, you’ll experience savory food courses and freshly crafted cocktails at four spots, and a delicious dessert to wrap it up at the end.
Wyoming Community Coffee and Half Day Café are serving a sweet and savory snack with bourbon cold brew or spiked apple cider. At Tela Bar + Kitchen, they’ll present falafel with lemon hummus, paired with blueberry lavender lemonade.
Station Family + BBQ is teaming up with Wyoming Meat Market to serve smoked short rib with cheesy grits and tomato chutney. The cocktail there is bourbon sangria. At Gabby’s Café, you’ll choose from pizza or vegan stuffed shells, served with an Italian margarita. The sweet ending is a brownie sundae, courtesy of the Wyoming Pastry Shop and Cowboy Cones.
At each restaurant, the food and cocktails are served street-style, so you can enjoy them outside, on a bench or at Village Green.
As you meander through the neighborhood, you’ll also hear live music performances arranged by Wyoming’s School Music Association, from current students, graduates, and accomplished parent musicians, on front porches and at green spaces throughout the village.
Tickets for the Walk-a-Bite progressive dinner are $50–$75. Music performances are free, but those who buy tickets are encouraged to purchase a $10 map, which raises funds for music education in Wyoming City Schools. Tickets are for a specified start time, and the designated order of spots should be followed so the restaurants are prepared for your arrival. Non-alcoholic and vegetarian options will be available.
To purchase tickets for Walk-a-Bite, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
With their second event, the Wyoming Independent Restaurant Association hopes to entertain Wyoming residents and welcome visitors from other areas. By working together, they want to build awareness of all Wyoming has to offer.
“The WIRA has not only given us an opportunity to work together on special events,” says Hunley. “It’s given us an opportunity to pull our collective efforts in regards to advertising and marketing, thus bringing more awareness to our community.”