Wichita has gained two new bars over the last couple of weeks, and an old one has reopened after closing down for a couple of months.
Yo-B Yogurt & Burgers open in Old Town Square
The restaurant offers self-serve frozen yogurt at 42 cents an ounce, and the lineup includes 14 flavors such as peach, raspberry, green apple, cheesecake, chocolate and salted caramel. The well-stocked topping bar has a wall of hard candy dispensers and serving trays with fruits, chopped up candy bars and more. There’s also a short menu of order-at-the-counter burgers and sandwiches, including a fried egg-topped burger, a fried skirt steak sandwich and a grilled chicken sandwiches. Burgers average about $3.29 and fries are $1.39. Hot chocolate, shakes and parfaits are also on the menu. Yo-B is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
On the Border has $1 margaritas on Saturday
Saturday is National Margarita Day , and Mexican chain On the Border, which has Wichita locations at 1930 N. Rock Road and 2347 N. Maize Road, will observe it by offering $1 house margaritas all day. Customers can order the 12 oz. house margaritas either frozen or on the rocks, and the restaurants also will offer their CoronaRitas, which are dramatically served with a beer turned upside down inside of them, for $5.
Molino’s gets its liquor license
Ribfest dates announced
Also, the arena has changed the event to run Friday through Sunday rather than Thursday through Saturday, as it did the first two years. They hope to make Sunday, May 18, a big family day with lots of activities. Arena officials said they will announce the entertainment lineup later. They’re offering free Saturday admission to anyone holding a ticket to the Brantley Gilbertconcert, which is that night, and on Sunday, members of the military get in free. Keep up with Ribfest developments at www.intrustbankarena.com.
Brints Diner is back – again
You just can’t keep Brints Diner down. The restaurant, which operates out of a tiny Valentine diner at 4834 E. Lincoln, closed late last month, the third time the restaurant has closed since longtime owner Jessie Medina shuttered it in October of 2012. New owner Larry Harmon, the founder of Larry Bud’s Sports Bar & Grill, gave the place a thorough cleaning and quietly reopened the doors a couple of weeks ago, he said. His menu is similar to what regular Brints customers had come to expect and focuses on “country breakfast” items plus diner lunches ranging from burgers to salads.
Brints hours are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It’s closed on Sundays. The restaurant is famous not only for its 2007 inclusion on Guy Fieri’s show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”back in 2007 but also for operating inside a Valentine diner. About 2,000 of the buildings were made by Wichita’s Valentine Manufacturing between 1938 and 1971, and architecture buffs are still passionate about them. For more information, call 316-440-8338.