Dining With Denise Neil

An update on two restaurant openings: doughnuts and sandwiches

Smarts Donut opened over the weekend at 3238 E. Douglas.
Smarts Donut opened over the weekend at 3238 E. Douglas. The Wichita Eagle

A couple of restaurant openings for your culinary calendar:

On Wednesday, the owners of the Garden of Eatin’ food truck will open their stationary restaurant in the former Cow & Sow Deli space at 612 E. Douglas. Rebecca Amos, who is opening the restaurant along with husband, Christopher Gable, and her brother, Kevin Amos, said she will offer a menu of many of the food truck’s favorites, including cranberry pecan chicken salad sandwiches, turkey sandwiches with cranberry orange chutney on wheat berry bread, a salmon salad with capers, dill and lemon zest, and a mock egg salad sandwich made with tofu.

“I pride myself on being able to make tofu taste good,” Amos said.

Her menu will offer options for vegans and those eating gluten free, and she’ll have daily special on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Examples include Mexican street tacos with guacamole and chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and corn.

The cafe’s hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and it might stay open late when the arena has big events. Amos said her husband and brother will continue to take the food truck out during the week and also plan to take it to food truck rallies and events.

For more information on Garden of Eatin’, call 316-768-4299 or visit its Facebook page, facebook.com/gardenofeatinks.

Earlier this week, Wichita added another doughnut shop.

Smarts Doughnut is finally open in the former Lizzie’s Delights Catering space at 3238 E. Douglas. It opened over the weekend and now is selling a menu that features glazed doughnuts, specialty doughnuts topped with cereal and candy bars, maple bacon bars, breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches made with English muffins, croissant and biscuits. It also has soft drinks, tea and specialty coffee drinks.

Specialty doughnuts are $20.18 a dozen. Cake doughnuts are $14.18 a dozen. Glazed are $9.38 a dozen.

For more information, call 316-613-2300.

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