1. Nippon Grill & Sushi, 4041 N. Maize Road:, The west side will get another sushi option when Nippon Grill & Sushi opens in April.
2. Cafe 151, 151 N. Main: Ben Arnold's new restaurant in the old Piccadilly Express space at 151 N. Main opened Monday specializing in inexpensive breakfast and lunch, including hot and cold sandwiches and burgers. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
3. Pho Chopstix, 2233 N. Ridge Road: There's a new restaurant in the former Chopstix space that serves pho and noodle dishes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Soup Kitchen update
Work is speeding along on Tanya Tandoc's soon-to-be-revived Tanya's Soup Kitchen, and she says she's on track to open at 1725 E. Douglas in late March or early April. Tandoc and her brother and business partner, Warren Tandoc, have decided to add some dinner hours to their schedule after all. They'll stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, when they'll offer the regular menu plus a few specials that are bowl-friendly comfort foods. Think stew and mac-and-cheese. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
How to cook seafood
Newport Grill's chef Jake Lippincott will lead a Lenten cooking demonstration on March 13 as a fundraiser for the Treehouse, a nonprofit organization serving Wichita women and babies. The demo will be at Cooking at Bonnie's Place, 9747 E. 21st St. North. It's $75 a person and will include a seafood meal, beverages, recipes and a silent auction. Sessions are available from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make reservations online by Tuesday at www.wichitatreehouse.com or by calling 316-686-2600.
Eat for the Orpheum
The Orpheum and the American Institute of Wine and Food's Wichita Chapter are putting on a Fat Tuesday fundraiser called " A Night of Education, Sophistication & Celebration." It'll be Tuesday at the Airport Hilton and will feature Louis M. Martini wines, food by Hilton's executive chef Larry Walker, and a presentation by internationally known wine expert and author Elliot Engel. Proceeds benefit the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $95, and reservations are due by noon Sunday by calling 316-682-5502.