Dining With Denise Neil

Three Wichita restaurant reviews in one day

In today’s Go! section, we offer not one, not two but  THREE restaurant reviews. Three!!!!

We pulled it off with the help of the newly restocked Wichita Eagle Dining Panel, which has been quite prolific during its first month of service. I’ve already run five of their reviews and have another few ready and waiting to go.

Today’s reviews include:

1. Deano’s Grill & Tapworks: I reviewed this new sports bar, which opened in October in the former Louie’s space at 9747 E. 21st St. N. The dining room is very nice, and the zillions of high definition televisions everywhere make it a great place to watch a game. The food is a bit hit and miss, but the hits are really good.

2. Le Monde Cafe & Deli: Dining panelist Chad Molen visited Le Monde at 602 N. West St., which has been one of my favorite places in Wichita since I moved here. Its amazing fattouch salad and crumbly sweet biscuits are imitated by many, but no one makes it like Le Monde.

3. Pho Hien: Finally, panelist James Kelly gives a short-but-sweet review of a great dish at Pho Hien, a cash-only Vietnamese soup restaurant at 1750 N. Broadway. Apologies to Kelly: A publishing mixup caused Sam Connelly’s picture to appear with his review in the paper, but Kelly took it in stride, joking that he’d be able to keep his anonymity in tact a little longer.