Chef Douglas "DJ" Pitts' recently opened restaurant at 217 E. Douglas (316-264-9991) has just added Saturday lunch hours, meaning it's open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Among the dishes on the small but tempting menu:
1. Salads: The gourmet salad offerings include an arugula salad with orange, olives, toasted pine nuts and a goat cheese vinaigrette. (Another is served with green goddess dressing.) Diners can opt to add chicken, shrimp or salmon for an extra charge. Salads cost $7 to $12.
2. Sandwiches: Among the options: a fancy patty melt that's made with Kobe beef and topped with braised onions, Irish cheddar and served on brioche. Also available: a curry chicken club, an ahi tuna sandwich and a pulled pork topped with Swiss, pickled jalapeno, mustard and mayo. Sandwiches cost $6 to $9.
3. Entrees: For non-sandwich/salad eaters, Pitts offers fettuccine with roasted mushrooms, arugula and walnuts; a fried chicken breast with sweet potato salad and honey mustard; teriyaki salmon with carrots and cashews; and an omelet served with fries. Entrees are $7 to $13.