Restaurant News & Reviews

A peek at Mix It Up's menu

The new yogurt shop and deli just opened at 630 E. Douglas (316-260-5267) and is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Among the treats available:

1. Frozen yogurt: The shop offers several flavors of fresh frozen yogurt that's more California-style Pinkberry than TCBY. Customers can add unlimited toppings ranging from fresh fruit to nuts to Cap'n Crunch cereal.

2. Sandwiches: Choose from Vietnamese-style sandwiches on French bread or more sub-style featuring ham, turkey, beef and cheese. (And they all cost between $3 and $4.)

3. Boba teas: In flavors ranging from coconut to honeydew to passion fruit.


Bubba's Nekked BBQ at 2428 W. 13th St. offers 10 percent off for seniors 55 and older all day Tuesdays. The special does not apply to daily specials. For more information, call 316-425-8860.


Choose your Tanya soup

Famously missed Wichita chef Tanya Tandoc (of Tanya's Soup Kitchen fame) will be cooking again as part of the Tallgrass Film Festival in October, and she wants her fans to vote on which soups she should serve. She'll open a temporary "mini-restaurant" in the parking lot adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre downtown and serve two flavors of her famous soup. Tandoc will be serving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25.

Closed for lunch

Crossroads, the Mediterranean-inspired steakhouse in the former Angelo's space at 1930 S. Oliver, is no longer open for lunch but is open for dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays. Road construction obstacles, owners said, forced them to cut back their hours.

New dishes at the O.G.

The ever-popular Olive Garden has added several new items to its menu, including a breaded pork Milanese; lasagna fritta, which are fried bite-sized portions of lasagna; and zeppolis, a dessert that is similar to beignets or doughnuts. Wichita's Olive Gardens are at 323 N. Rock Road and 2441 N. Maize Road.