Dining With Denise Neil

Two Wichita restaurants have chosen September opening dates

Meddy’s meat pies will be on the menu at te second location, which now has an opening date.
Meddy’s meat pies will be on the menu at te second location, which now has an opening date. The Wichita Eagle

Two restaurants Wichita has been waiting on have chosen opening dates in September.

Husband and wife Cynthia Wilson and Craig Bjork plan to open their Parsnipity Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The cafe will be in the in the atrium of the Epic Center, 301 N. Main, and will take over the space vacated by Toni D’s Too after 26 years. Parsnipity Cafe will serve a mixture of healthy salads and sandwiches as well as comfort food dishes. It will also serve breakfast. The cafe will be open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. for coffee, baked goods, smoothies and deli sandwiches. Following along with progress on the cafe’s Facebook page.

Also, Alex Harb says his second Meddys will be ready to open on Tuesday, Sept. 27. His new restaurant at 2300 N. Greenwich will have the same Mediterranean and Lebanese-inspired menu as the original, which he opened at 7906 E. Harry in September 2014, but it will have several upgrades. The interior will be more sophisticated, Harb said, and food will be served on real plates, not the paper plates he uses now. He’ll also add beer and wine to his list of offerings.

“It’s going to be quite a bit more upscale restaurant than the existing one,” he said.

The new Meddys also will have curbside-to-go service, and he’ll soon have a phone app where customers can place orders, buy gift cards and more. Once the new Meddys is up and running, Harb said, he plans to remodel the original to match it. He hopes to have the redo done by the end of January.