Dining With Denise Neil

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

Sampling Starbucks' Zombie Frappuccino: first impressions

Wichita Eagle writer Matt Riedl tries Starbucks' latest concoction, the Zombie Frappuccino, a caramel-apple blended drink.
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Wichita Eagle writer Matt Riedl tries Starbucks' latest concoction, the Zombie Frappuccino, a caramel-apple blended drink.

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 Oct. 21-27.

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OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS

Closed after less than a year: Two Mexican restaurants have opened in this space. Both have closed after less than 12 months.

One Carlos O’ Kelly’s is gone: But a mega-Carlos restaurant is yet to come.

Two local restaurants close: Two local restaurant owners express frustration.

THINGS TO DO

Trunker Drunker Treat: This new outdoor downtown Halloween party is open to kids early and beer-drinking, apple-bobbing, bootie shaking adults later.

Food Trucks at the Fountain, Halloween edition: It’s the final installment of the year for this big rally, and I’ll be there passing out candy to the kiddies. Come see me.

Get a free Taco Bell taco: And thank a baseball player.

Many Wichita restaurants were among the big winners at the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association’s annual awards banquet on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Video by Denise Neil

NOW YOU KNOW

Like the Oscars for local restaurants: See which Wichita restaurants won at this annual awards ceremony.

Chili so good, it’s survived 85 years: Old Mill Tasty Shop is bringing back the original owner’s famous chili for a month.

Lina’s is putting what in their burritos? It’s weird, spicy and kind of amazing.

Starbucks’ new Zombie Frappuccino: Does it live up to the hype?

Dining with Denise samples the new Hot Cheetos fries and Hot Cheetos burrito

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