Ranya Taha, the owner of Petra, talks about a fire that destroyed her family’s restaurant the night before. Some graffiti with the words “Go Back” were written on the back of the restaurant. Taha is from Syria and has lived in Wichita for 16 years. Investigators have not yet said what started the fire. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle) theying@wichitaeagle.com
Ranya Taha, the owner of Petra, talks about a fire that destroyed her family’s restaurant the night before. Some graffiti with the words “Go Back” were written on the back of the restaurant. Taha is from Syria and has lived in Wichita for 16 years. Investigators have not yet said what started the fire. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle) theying@wichitaeagle.com

Dining With Denise Neil

Denise Neil has the latest Wichita restaurant news, with comings & goings, recent reviews and more.

Dining With Denise Neil

This week in Wichita dining: Openings, closings and tasty things to do

By Denise Neil

dneil@wichitaeagle.com

November 03, 2017 10:40 AM

UPDATED November 03, 2017 01:54 PM

Wichita has a busy restaurant scene, and unless you follow closely along at Dining with Denise and Kansas.com, you might miss some of the delicious developments.

Here’s an end-of-the-week rundown of everything we discovered in the last seven days. This recap is for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

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OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS

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Sip coffee, play games: A new downtown coffee shop that opened on Thursday will let you do both – all day if you want.

Farewell, Granite City: Last week, Wichita had two Granite City restaurants. This week, we have zero.

Old Asian restaurant, new use: A Wichita brewery is creating a new spot for weddings, parties and more.

Chocolate for the west side: A new Cocoa Dolce is slated for New Market Square.

THINGS TO DO

A celebration of pizza: Saturday’s ICT Pizza Fest aims to find Wichita’s best slice maker.

Dining with Denise Dinner at Woodfire Gill: I’d love it if you’d make a reservation and join me.

Old Town Farmers’ Market moves indoors: A winter version of the popular market, complete with brunch and cocktails, opens this weekend.

Free Piatto pizza: I’d pay almost any price for this pie, but if you follow these instructions, you can get one free next week.

NOW YOU KNOW

NuWay via Uber: UberEATS is a food delivery service that launched this week in Wichita.

Was it a hate crime? A Wichita restaurant burns down, and the owner finds a disturbing sign.

Color your own cup: Starbucks holiday cups allow self-expression this year.

Shockers turned pitchmen: A new set of former basketball players is hawking queso for Carlos O’ Kelly’s.

More Shockers basketball players hawk queso

Former Wichita State men's basketball players Zach Bush and John Robert Simon star in Carlos O' Kelly's latest television commercial. (October 2017)