Dining With Denise Neil

Garden of Eatin’ stationary restaurant opening within two weeks

The interior of the Garden of Eatin’ restaurant is decorated in pale blue, black and wood tones.
The interior of the Garden of Eatin’ restaurant is decorated in pale blue, black and wood tones. Courtesy

Food truck Garden of Eatin’s brick-and-mortar restaurant in downtown Wichita is within two weeks of opening,

Rebecca Amos, who is opening the restaurant along with husband, Christopher Gable, and her brother, Kevin Amos, said this week that the restaurant is almost ready to go in the former Cow & Sow Deli space at 612 E. Douglas. The dining room is put together and decorated. The menu is planned. And now the owners are just waiting on an inspection from the Department of Agriculture.

The restaurant will have a selection of sandwiches, both made-to-order and ready to take to-go. It also will offer salads and soups, either hot or packaged to take home and serve later, plus a hot case that will be stocked with pot pies, mini apple and peach pies, calzones and more.

It also will offer a rotating menu of hot daily specials like chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and corn or cowboy chili and spoon bread. Smoothies, fresh juices, iced teas and desserts also will be available.

The small dining room is decorated in light blue and black, and the owners have installed a new ventilation system to help keep the space from smelling smoky.

They play to open the restaurant for lunch and dinner and will stay open late for certain events at Barleycorn’s, the bar and music venue next door, and at Intrust Bank Arena.

While Rebecca Amos staffs the new restaurant, her husband and brother will continue to take the food truck out during the week, she said. They also plan to take it to food truck rallies and events.

Rebecca Amos is the former head chef at GreenAcres and owner of Bay Leaf. Kevin Amos also worked for years at GreenAcres. They opened the food truck last August.