Here’s an end-of-the-week rundown of everything we discovered in the past seven days. This recap is for the week of Aug. 19-25.
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OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
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▪ TGI Fridays closes without flair: TGI Fridays, which opened in NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize in 2005, closed for good on Monday. A company spokesman confirmed the closing and said Fridays was trying to transfer employees to other restaurants.
▪ Thunderbirds Burgers & Ice Cream opens: And it quite possibly doubles Towanda’s restaurant population.
▪ Two robberies, one disruptive road project, one fewer Subway in Wichita: A local Subway has closed after a tough summer.
▪ The New Stadium replaces the old Stadium: An abandoned Delano bar has new life.
▪ A new food truck with a familiar flavor: A favorite Towne East food court vendor is going mobile.
THINGS TO DO
▪ Go see the NUTmobile: The nut-shaped vehicle will be at a different Wal-Mart in the area every afternoon through Sunday.
▪ A delicious way to celebrate women’s equality: Hopping Gnome Brewing’s co-owner has put together a fun day of food, drink and celebration.
▪ Pet a goat and eat a bacon waffle sundae: That fun and more happens Saturday at Farms, Forks & 4-H.
NOW YOU KNOW
▪ Review: Delano’s dessert restaurant is a delicious, happy place: Here’s what I thought about Milkfloat.
▪ Doo-Dah Diner plans major overhaul: Bigger kitchen, more seats, upgraded everything.
▪ Sushi is out, ramen is in: A College Hill restaurant owner thinks Wichita already has too much sushi, and he’s closing to redo his menu.