Dining With Denise Neil

Run, Chef, run

He has about three weeks until his new employer opens Press, a cocktail lounge planned for the old Sabor space at 1720 N. Webb Road. So how is chef Douglas Pitts occupying himself in the meantime? By running marathons, apparently.

My photo friend Jaime Green snagged this shot of Pitts finishing the Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon the weekend before last.

That’s 26.2 miles, people.

A quick check of the results page shows that Pitts finished the race in 3 hours and 20 minutes, making him the 31st runner (out of 551) to cross the finish line. Not too shabby.

A man of many talents, and apparently one who will not have to worry about all that butter, cream and puff pastry sampling he’ll be required to do.