Dining With Denise Neil

Wichita’s newest burger joint specializes in big burgers

A burger meal from Southside Burgers
A burger meal from Southside Burgers

Wichita’s newest burger joint specializes in big burgers – one so big, you can get your picture on the wall if you finish it (and some fries) in six minutes.

Antwon Roland and his wife, Ashley Johnson, recently opened Southside Burgers at 331 W. 31st St. S. It’s in the space at 31st Street South between Broadway and Seneca that most recently held a second location of Wings & Things.

Roland and Johnson, who are first-time restaurateurs, serve burgers with 6.9 ounce patties, a little larger than typical, Johnson said. They also serve fresh-cut fries and a few Southern entrees like catfish, chicken wings, chicken tenders and fried shrimp.

The restaurant’s “Triple Threat Challenge” asks customers to try and eat a three-patty, three-bacon-slice cheese burger and a side of fries in six minutes. If they do, they’ll get a coupon for a free Triple Threat meal next time they’re in and will have their picture added to the restaurant’s wall of fame. Several have accepted the challenge so far, Johnson said, but no one has succeeded.

The dining room seats about 25, and many people order their food to-go, Johnson said. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It’s closed on Sundays.

For more information, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southsideburgers.