Dining With Denise Neil

Free queso tastes better

What ’s better than a giant bowl of melted cheese food spiked with peppery hotness?

A FREE giant bowl of melted cheese food spiked with peppery hotness.

There is free queso to be had in a couple of Wichita restaurants. One is Jose Pepper’s at 11423 E. 13th St., where dine-in customers who order an entree can get free cheese dip all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and can choose from three varieties — espinaca con queso, chili con queso or queso rizo.

The other is Abuelo’s at 1413 Waterfront Parkway, which during the month of July is putting on a “crayons for queso” school supply drive.  Diners who bring in new school supply items will receive a free appetizer or dessert, including queso. The supplies will be donated to local schools, and the supplies that qualify dippers for the deal are 16-count boxes of crayons, 12 packs of pens or pencils, 2 packages of loose leaf notebook paper, 2 spiral notebooks or one box of tissues.