Dining With Denise Neil

Even the restaurants are closing

The weather in Wichita is nasty enough today that even restaurants are closing, which is a rare.

Chester’s Chophouse, P.F. Chang’s, Red Robin and Yia Yia’s Eurobistro are among the many restaurants that are closed down on the east side. Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Pei Wei just shut down at New Market Square.

“When conditions are this bad, we just fear for the safety of customers and staff,” said Bobby Lane, Chester’s owner and chef.

So far, places such as Texas Roadhouse and On the Border are still open, but you never know. They could go, too.

Advice: If you’re thinking about going out, call ahead, and if you find a place open, hope they don’t change their minds before you arrive.