Here’s an end-of-the-week rundown of everything we discovered in the last seven days. This recap is for the week of Oct. 7-13.
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OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
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An east-side Homegrown: Jon Rolph, president of Sasnak Management, tells Carrie Rengers that he plans to open at east-side Homegrown restaurant next year, and he also wants to combine the north and east Carlos O’ Kelly’s restaurants into one big “megalocation.”
Another Reverie for downtown: Owner Andrew Gough is opening a second coffee shop at Garvey Center.
Tacos Lopez expanding: They’ll open another restaurant on Wichita’s west side soon.
Jack’s Coffee Shop: It officially reopened. Crisis averted.
A Taste of Times Square is closed: The restaurant on Douglas quietly closed late last month.
Finally, Lola’s Bistro has opened: The owner took his time to get it just right.
Fuji is back: The College Hill restaurant has been closed for remodeling and retooling since August.
THINGS TO DO
It’s Lebanese Dinner weekend: St. George is putting on its 84th annual fundraising dinner.
Who will be crowned King Weiner: Find out at the second-annual ICT Bloktoberfest, which happens tonight and Saturday in downtown Wichita.
ICT Burger Battle is about to commence: You can sample a bunch of burgers at this annual fundraiser.
Vampires beware -- Wichita now has a Garlic Fest: And it happens on Sunday.
Want to see where the Pioneer Woman films her show?: She’s opening up the lodge at her Oklahoma ranch for tours, and it’s just a two-hour drive from Wichita.
NOW YOU KNOW
Now open all night on the weekends: Lots of Wichita restaurants are beginning to realize that people are hungry at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday night. Here’s the latest one to extend hours.
Koch’s star chef has left for a new job: He’ll now focus on the business of burgers and biscuits.
Wichita Brewing Company wins Major Award: They’re only the second Wichita brewery to ever place at this prestigious contest.
The latest on Granite City: The saga continues, and we still don’t know for sure whether Wichita will have its Granite City restaurants must longer.
Frito Chili Pie on a pizza? It’s now a thing at Wichita Brewing Company, courtesy of The Monarch.
Oh Deer: Wichita’s Arby’s will add a venison sandwich to its menus next week.
Alton Brown is coming to town: You’ll see him in a restaurant. You’ll see him in a bar.
RIP, Olive Tandoc: Tanya’s sweet little pug has died at age 18.