Dining With Denise Neil

Green chile burgers for solidarity at Old Mill

The green chile burger from Santa Fe Bite, formerly Bobcat Bite.Old Mill Tasty Shop owner Mary Wright knows green chiles. She has the most legendary green chile in town on the menu at her restaurant, 604 E. Douglas.

Earlier this week, some customers stopped in and were distraught. They told Wright that Bobcat Bite, a Santa Fe, N.M., restaurant legendary for its simple menu featuring green chili burgers, home fries and little else, had closed.

The group of diners, along with Mary and her son, Don, got themselves depressed, then outraged. Soon after, learned that the restaurant had moved, not closed. It also changed its name to Sante Fe Bite.

Still, the incident got green chile burgers on Wright’s mind. So this weekend, she’s making some.

The green chile-topped burgers will be available with a side of home fries for $8.95 from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. They feature 6-oz. patties topped with chopped green chiles.

Old Mill is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 316-264-6500.