Restaurant News & Reviews

Three restaurant openings

1. My Dad's Barbecue: The new restaurant just opened at 1332 N. Cleveland and is selling its popular baby back ribs and baked beans from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 316-264-1880 for more information.

2. Sasa, Towne East Square: The restaurant, specializing in gyros, wraps, sandwiches and salads, just opened in the former Great American Cookie space, on the upper level outside of Dillard's. It's owned by Luai Mohamed, who previously operated Greek Plus in the mall food court from 1998 to 2001.

3. College Hill Deli and Catering: 3407 E. Douglas, 316-687-0202: Though technically open for a few days now, the new College Hill eatery officially opens on Monday. Owners Kassem and Ali Yassine, who closed their Old Town Martini this summer, are opening a new deli in the space at 3407 E. Douglas that formerly held Krazy Kaz It will serve salads, soups, sandwiches, kebabs and a few pasta dishes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.


Byblos back in business

Byblos, the popular Mediterranean restaurant at 3088 W. 13th Street that has been closed since co-owner Kamal Saad died in early December, reopened on Wednesday. His wife, Ilham, said she is ready to get back into her routine and has resumed the restaurant's normal hours — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays.

Fish dinner to go

The Seafood Shop at 6470 E. Central is selling fresh fish dinners to go Tuesdays through Saturdays. Diners can call ahead then pick up a dinner that includes choice of rice pilaf or mashed potatoes plus choice of steamed Scottish salmon, steamed arctic char, steamed red trout, grilled trout parmesan or catfish Creole. The shop closes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Dinners range in price from $6.75 to $9.99. Call 316-425-8862 to place an order.

Steak and wine

Satchel Creek Steaks at 9147 E. 21st St., Suite 137, is offering a wine tasting that will feature samples of its new ultra lean beef — a healthy, low-fat, grass-fed meat — paired with wines. Admission to the tasting, which is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, is free, though a suggested $5 donation will benefit the Butler County Historical Society in El Dorado. To reserve a spot at the tasting, call 316-630-9009.