1. The Jaded Pearl: Donut Whole owners Michael Carmody and Angela Mallory are very close to opening the tea bar they've been planning at 1716 E. Douglas, right next door to their popular doughnut shop. The Jaded Pearl should open in a couple of weeks and will be accessible to the Donut Whole through a doorway adjoining the two businesses. It will feature three dozen varieties of loose-leaf tea plus cereals, toast made with big hearty breads, and smears for the toast. Hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight daily.
2. Sloppy Joe's. Mark and Windy DeMoura recently opened their new restaurant at 803 N. West St. It has a small dining room and serves sloppy Joes plus sloppy dogs, sides, burgers and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, call 316-941-3730.
3. In and Out Fried Chicken & Fish: The new restaurant opened a week ago in the former Taste of Thai space at 447 N. St. Francis.
It offers fried catfish, fried chicken combos, fried okra, fried gizzards and a whole lot of other fried goodness.
Sit like a Brit
British Banger Company, the until-now take-out-only restaurant at 1713 W. Douglas, has just added some indoor seating. Owner Pete White recently moved things around and made room for about 12 seats in his restaurant. White also plans to add breakfast in October and will serve traditional British items such as potato cakes, more bangers and Spam. For now, he's open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, call 316-253-1503.
Wild Thyme reprieve
A week after Wild Thyme Cafe & Bakery in Maize announced it was closing, owner Jody Briceland has developed a plan for salvaging a version of her restaurant at 5855 N. Maize Road, which specializes in organic ingredients as well as dishes that are gluten-free, sugar-free, raw, vegan and vegetarian. On Sept. 6, she'll reopen as Wild Thyme Gourmet To-Go. Briceland will still offer her full menu, but it'll be available mainly for carry-out, delivery and catering. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Call the restaurant at 316-729-6200 for more information after Sept. 6.