Dining With Denise Neil

Restaurants vs. snow: Who's open and who's closed

A quick run through my Facebook feed this morning is showing that Wichita restaurants are all dealing with the snowy weather differently.

Some decided right away to close for the day, among them Bite Me BBQ, Taste & See, the Artichoke,  Fizz Burgers & Bottles, Lotus Leaf, Kanai, La Galette and the Felipe’s at 21st and Woodlawn.

Others aren’t afraid of a little snow. Riverside Cafe is open, as is Public at the Brickyard, Ty’s Diner, Chosen Wok,  La Chinita, Cow & Sow Deli and Mead’s Corner. Tanya’s Soup Kitchen is open but is closing at 1 p.m.

And still others are having a little fun with the situation. Newport Grill promised by-one-get-one-free entrees and half-price bottles of wine if Wichita gets more than two inches of snow. And both Larry Buds are offering 20 percent off the bill today to teachers, construction workers and others that can prove they’re having a snow day.

The moral of the story: If you are in a restaurant mood, call your destination before heading out. It looks like more restaurants are closed than open, and I suspect it will continue in that direction through the course of the day.