Four restaurants with hours alterations
Public at the Brickyard: The gastropub at 129 N. Rock Island that is attached to late-night hot spot the Brickyard has added Sunday evening dinner service. Previously, it closed at the end of its Sunday brunch service. Public also will begin serving pizzas until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays to cater to the late-night crowds, including those listening to music next door. Public also has added two flat-screen televisions that will appeal to football fans.
To celebrate the new hours, Public is holding a “Bigger, Better Sundays” party from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. It will feature food and drink specials, including $5 bloody Marys, half-priced pizzas and some $2 pints. It will start with a yoga session on the patio at 9 a.m. Public’s new hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays with a pizza-only menu after 10 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 316-263-4044.
Kanai Sushi: The popular west-side sushi restaurant at 12111 W. Maple recently started closing on Sundays and opening on Mondays. The new hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Delano BBQ Co., 710 W. Douglas: This restaurant used to be lunch only, but now that it has new owners, it also has new hours and is staying open for dinner Thursday through Saturday nights. The new hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Wasabi, 912 E. Douglas: Earlier this summer, the downtown Wasabi began staying open to serve sushi until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
New buffet restaurant in downtown Wichita
The mezzanine level at Market Centre, the office building at First and Market, has been home to several restaurants over the years, including The Lassen in the early 1990s and Italian Bistro in 2011. Now, it’s home to a new buffet restaurant called Caesars Table, which is catering to business people and downtown workers. There’s no signage outside the building indicating the restaurant is inside, so diners have to know to look for it.
Sam Kuns, who owns Air Capital Catering and recently moved his business to the space, just opened Caesars Table. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. The focus of the restaurant is a big buffet that offers at least 12 items daily, including an Italian dish, a fried chicken dish, a barbecue dish, chicken pot pie and soup. There’s also a salad bar. The full buffet is $10.95, or soup and salad only is $7.95. The restaurant also has a few items that can be ordered from the menu, including a club sandwich, a chicken sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, chips, onion rings and a daily special. Though the restaurant is open only for weekday lunch, the space is available off hours and weekends for private events and wedding receptions, Kuns said. For more information, call 316-946-5879.
Gyro House serves authentic Middle Eastern food
A new restaurant at 5218 E. 21st St. features authentic Middle Eastern food native to countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey plus gyros from Greece. It’s called Gyro House, and it opened a week ago. The restaurant is managed by Bassam Hamwi, who until recently has served his cuisine out of a corner of the Ranoosh Market next door at 5220 E. 21st St. under the name Gyro King & More. Now, he has expanded into the space that previously housed Kerr Awa African Flavor Restaurant.
Hamwi is serving a menu full of gyros, kabobs, lamb dishes and more. It’s open from 1 to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, when customers can order from the menu only. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, a buffet is served in addition to the menu. For more information, call 316-409-8710 or 316-300-9726. See pictures of the new restaurant and its exotic food on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GyroKingAndMore.
Third annual Dash & Dine
The third annual Dash & Dine 5K, a race that allows runners to sweat then eat, is on for this weekend. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday and starts in Old Town Square. Runners will loop around the downtown area then return to Old Town Square, where they’ll be treated to food from local restaurants including Funky Monkey Munchies, Todd Brian’s Brick Street Cafe & Tavern, Papa Murphy’s, Cow & Sow Deli and Rita’s Italian Ice. The race is being put on by Cargill as a fundraiser for United Way of the Plains. Racers can register from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day in Old Town Square at Second and Mead. Registration is $35, $15 for children ages 4 to 12. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DashDine.