Dining With Denise Neil

Hurts Donut, east-side Molino’s both have opening dates

Two long-awaited Wichita restaurants finally have opening dates.

One is Hurts Donut at 7010 W. 21st St., which will open its doors to the public at 6 a.m. on Monday. The shop, founded by Kas and Tim Kegg and owned by franchisees Brandon and Trista Patterson and John and Karen Peraita, is a 24-hour place that specializes in whimsically topped cake and yeast doughnuts. Among the options: Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, Bismarcks stuffed with sausage and gravy, maple bacon doughnuts and more.

The shop will be hiring and training employees Thursday through Sunday of this week. Hurts will put on a pre-grand opening party with free donuts if it hits 25,000 likes on its Facebook page by Saturday. (They’re at about 16,000 now.) If they make it, they’ll randomly select 100 Facebook followers who like, comment and share a post on the page and invite them to bring a friend to the party on Sunday.

Hurts Donut also is inviting people to camp out in its parking lot on Sunday night to be one of the first 100 people through the door on Monday morning. They will be entered in a drawing to win free doughnuts for a year. For more information, call 316-226-1371.

The other big grand opening happens on Friday, when Mario Quiroz and Mara Garza will open their second Molino’s Mexican Cuisine at 7817 E. 37th St. N. The original Molino’s is at 1064 N. Waco.

This one, which has twice the space, a covered outdoor patio and a big bar, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. For more information, call 316-977-9336. Take a video tour of the new restaurant here.