Dining With Denise Neil

Local restaurants celebrating Veteran's Day

Friday is Veteran’s Day, and at least two local restaurants have special events planned to recognize it.

Applebee’s will for the third consecutive year offer veterans a free meal. On Friday, veterans and active duty military members who show proof of service (a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, etc. ) can choose from among a list of entrees, including a 7 oz. sirloin, a bacon cheddar burger and Fiesta lime chicken.The deal is good for dine-in only and includes traditional sides. Read the fine print here.

Also, Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant at 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway is putting on a Queso for Heroes fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The restaurant will donate $1 for every chili con queso appetizer sold during Veteran’s Day weekend – from Friday through Sunday — to the project, which provides support and aid to veterans who’ve been wounded.

UPDATE: A blog reader has kindly(?) pointed to this list of other Veteran’s Day specials restaurants are offering, and Wichita has several of them, including Chili’s, Denny’s and Famous Dave’s.