Dining With Denise Neil

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 last seven days. This recap is for the week of September 2-8.

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The return of Church’s Chicken: The chain left Wichita abruptly in late 2015 but is about to make a comeback.

McAlister’s makes a move: The east-side McAlister’s just closed and relocated to a new spot.

Taco truck turned restaurant: Uno Mas now has a restaurant and a food truck.


Eat all the barbecue: Derby’s big barbecue festival is on for this weekend and will feature all kinds of food, music and fun.

Fried foods galore at the State Fair: Find out what crazy, deep-fried goodness the Kansas State Fair will have when it opens on food.


Chipotle finally gets cheesy: The addition of queso to the restaurant menu is coming. Find out when.

Jimmy Vo is a foodie you should know: And he’s invented the September pizza special at Wichita Brewing Company.

Pumpkin Spice latte season has arrived: Here’s who has them so far.