WICHITA — Some diners might fear d'Sozo, the vegan restaurant and market at 1812 S. Seneca, is closed for good.
It is, but not to worry.
The restaurant is taking a break for the holidays, and Chef Miguel Larcher will reopen it Jan. 3 under a new name.
He's the new owner of the restaurant, so he's naming it Miguel Larcher for himself.
"Everything is basically the same," says former owner Larry Cook. "It's just a name change."
Cook still owns the building and all of the restaurant's equipment.
"You know, I'm a developer, and that's all I do," he says. "I'm just trying to do ... my thing that I do best."
Larcher grew up in Martinique, where he attended culinary school at age 16. Eventually he attended another culinary school in Nice, France, before coming to the United States 20 years ago.
Cook says it makes sense for Larcher to own the business.
"He's the chef that has been running the whole show."