Dining With Denise Neil

Biggins Breakfast opening next weekend in Wichita

It’s been a sports bar for years.

But now the west-side Emerson Biggin’s is going to be a breakfast place, too.

Next weekend, the bar is introducing a concept-within-a-concept when it opens Biggins Breakfast. Starting on Saturday, July 15, the restaurant will begin serving a big breakfast menu from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Options will include a large selection of omelets, waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and more. (See the full menu here.)

Larry Dobbs, who’s owned the restaurant with a partner for three and a half years, said that it has been serving a limited breakfast menu for a while. But it started at 10 a.m. and never really took off.

Then he met Hussein Alkasasy and Mike Monsour, two local men who both have experience in local restaurants. Alkasasy was once a manager for IHOP, and Monsour still works managing Kababs at 3101 N. Rock Road.

They pitched Dobbs a plan to begin a serious breakfast service in his restaurant.

“That’s my favorite meal of the day, and I think it’s the most important meal of the day,” Dobbs said. “I just think that it makes perfect sense for what I have going on at Emerson Biggin’s.”

The business still will continue to operate as a family-friendly sports bar with a game room, Dobbs said. The Biggins Breakfast will be served daily from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the regular Emerson Biggin’s bar menu will be available starting at 11 a.m. The new hours will now be 6 a.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

“The menu is unbelievable,” Dobbs said. “These guys are first class. They know what they’re doing.”

Monsour said that he thinks the NewMarket area is in need of a good breakfast option.

“I think we came in to the right place,” he said. “It’s a very good spot.”

To entice customers to try the new Biggins Breakfast, owners are offering a free meal to all teachers, police officers and members of the military on opening day, July 15.

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