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This week in Wichita dining: Openings, closings and tasty things to do

Wichita has a busy restaurant scene, and unless you follow closely along at Dining with Denise and Kansas.com, you might miss some of the delicious developments.

Here’s an end-of-the-week rundown of everything we discovered in the past seven days. This recap is for the week of Aug. 19-25.

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OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS

▪ TGI Fridays closes without flair: TGI Fridays, which opened in NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize in 2005, closed for good on Monday. A company spokesman confirmed the closing and said Fridays was trying to transfer employees to other restaurants.

 

 ▪ Thunderbirds Burgers & Ice Cream opens: And it quite possibly doubles Towanda’s restaurant population.

▪ Two robberies, one disruptive road project, one fewer Subway in Wichita: A local Subway has closed after a tough summer.

▪ The New Stadium replaces the old Stadium: An abandoned Delano bar has new life.

▪ A new food truck with a familiar flavor: A favorite Towne East food court vendor is going mobile.

THINGS TO DO

▪ Go see the NUTmobile: The nut-shaped vehicle will be at a different Wal-Mart in the area every afternoon through Sunday.

▪ A delicious way to celebrate women’s equality: Hopping Gnome Brewing’s co-owner has put together a fun day of food, drink and celebration.

▪ Pet a goat and eat a bacon waffle sundae: That fun and more happens Saturday at Farms, Forks & 4-H.

NOW YOU KNOW

▪ Review: Delano’s dessert restaurant is a delicious, happy place: Here’s what I thought about Milkfloat.

▪ Doo-Dah Diner plans major overhaul: Bigger kitchen, more seats, upgraded everything.

▪ Sushi is out, ramen is in: A College Hill restaurant owner thinks Wichita already has too much sushi, and he’s closing to redo his menu.

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