Dining With Denise Neil

Several Wichita restaurants taking vacation this week

Mario Quiroz and Mara Garza are closing down their restaurant for a week to take some time off before their second restaurant opens.
Mario Quiroz and Mara Garza are closing down their restaurant for a week to take some time off before their second restaurant opens. File photo

UPDATE: Some alert readers have noticed a few more restaurants are on vacation this week. Details below.

Restaurant owners need vacations, too. And several of them are taking a little time off around the Fourth of July. Here’s a list of restaurants that you’ll find closed if you try to visit this week:

Molino’s, 1064 N. Waco: Owner Mario Quiroz and Mara Garza want to take their children on a vacation before they open their second location on July 10 at 7817 E. 37th St. North. So they’ve closed the original spot and will reopen it on July 6.

Cortez Restaurant, 344 W. 29th St. North.: Owners Mary and Enrique Cortez just celebrated their restaurant’s 30th birthday, and now they’re on vacation. The restaurant will reopen on Wednesday, July 8.

La Galette, 1017 W. Douglas: The family that owns this popular Delano restaurant closes for a week every summer, and this is that week. The restaurant will reopen on Monday, July 6.

DeFazio’s, 2706 N. Amidon: This family-owned Italian restaurant will be closed for family vacation until July 8.

Felipe’s: The Felipe’s restaurants at 21st and Woodlawn and Harry and Webb are closed for vacation and will reopen on July 8. The family’s restaurant in Derby, Casa Martinez, will follow the same plan.

Bite Me, 132 S. St. Francis: This downtown barbecue restaurant will be closed starting on Saturday and will reopen on July 9.

Thai House, 969 N. West St.: The carry-out Thai restaurant will be closed until July 7.

B&C Barbecue, 335 N. Washington: This restaurant has been closed since June 27 and will reopen on July 6.

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