Dining With Denise Neil

Who makes Wichita’s best fattoush salad?

The fattoush salad at Meddy’s, 7906 E. Harry, is made with romaine lettuce, sliced red onion, English cucumber slices, red peppers, sliced tomatoes, sliced radishes, fresh mint leaves, pita crumbles, sumac, za’atar and fattouch dressing.
The fattoush salad at Meddy’s, 7906 E. Harry, is made with romaine lettuce, sliced red onion, English cucumber slices, red peppers, sliced tomatoes, sliced radishes, fresh mint leaves, pita crumbles, sumac, za’atar and fattouch dressing.

If Wichita had an official salad, it would probably be fattoush.

The Mediterranean staple, which traditionally includes crunchy pita, large veggie chunks and lemon and sumac in the dressing, is served all over town, though no one does it quite the same. Le Monde puts pickles, olives and Feta cheese in its version. La Galette’s owners insist fattoush should be feta-free and serves its with lettuce, tomato, pita chip and a tangy, red onion-based dressing. The new Tahini Mediterranean Eatery, meanwhile, has a creamy fattoush dressing.

Some have whole olives. Some have sliced olives. Some have no olives. Some have radishes. Some don’t. Some have onions. Some don’t.

I’m trying to determine which Wichita restaurant serves the best fattoush salad. I have my favorites, but I want to hear what yours are. Go to my Dining with Denise Facebook page and look for my poll. Add your vote, and I’ll add it to the tally. I’ll announce the results in a few weeks.

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