WICHITA — There are often complaints that when new restaurants are announced, they're rarely on the south side of Wichita.
Micah Mack and his family are doing something about that.
They plan to open Mama's Kitchen by November at either Pawnee and South Meridian or 31st and South Seneca.
"Basically, we're bringing Sunday dinner back to eating out," Mack says. "We feature all the traditional foods that only mama or grandmama could make. Things that most of the time we just don't get anymore."
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That could be dishes such as pot roast or ham.
"We've adapted a lot of the old family traditions."
The Southern-style food will be served family style. There will be an emphasis on making the dishes as healthy as possible, too. Mack says 80 percent of the menu will have diabetic-friendly dishes.
He says there aren't a lot of sit-down restaurants where he's looking.
Initially, Mack says he'll start with only about 50 seats. The restaurant could expand later.
We'll let you know as soon as he makes a decision on a site.