Bossa Grill, a casual South American restaurant at 3242 N. Rock Road, opened Monday and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, or for a to-go order, call 316-425-0020. The menu features:
1. South American sides: Choose from dishes such as creamed spinach, black beans, creamy cheesy rice or Parizzi potatoes, which are served in a four-cheese sauce and sprinkled with bacon.
2. Beef, chicken and seafood entrees: The restaurant offers several varieties featuring each of the three proteins. Examples include Leme chicken: bacon-wrapped grilled chicken medallions topped with gorgonzola and Marsala sauce; Parmigiana beef: breaded beef topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella; and tropical shrimp: grilled shrimp sauteed with bacon, bell peppers and pineapple.
3. Pasta dishes: The menu has four pasta dishes, including Alcantara fettuccine, made with sauteed shrimp, bacon, mushrooms and green onions and topped with a four-cheese sauce and a touch of pepper.
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During the month of July, customers who buy $100 in HuHot Mongolian Grill gift cards will get an extra $20 gift card thrown in free. Wichita's HuHot is at 2035 N. Rock Road (316-558-3630).
Several local chain restaurants have introduced special menu items for summer. T.G.I. Friday's is offering a Caribbean-inspired summer menu that includes 14 new appetizer, salad, sandwich, entree and combo dishes, several covered in a Captain Morgan rum sauce. At Old Chicago , the summer special is an invention called Pizzini Pockets, featuring the restaurant's famous pizza dough stuffed eight different ways, including sausage and meatball and spinach and feta. And Denny's restaurants are celebrating summer with new items such as red, white and blue pancake puppies, a collection of new skillets (including a bananas Foster French toast skillet), and a bunch of $2 ice cream floats.
Wichita's first Orange Leaf frozen yogurt store should be open by Saturday at 21st and Tyler in the strip center in front of the Warren Theatres. Orange Leaf will allow customers to serve themselves from several yogurt flavors then add toppings from a self-service bar. The self-made concoctions will be weighed to determine the price. A second Orange Leaf is scheduled to open near 37th and Rock Road in August.