Chef Miguel Larcher is no stranger to vegan food—his former restaurant, d'Sozo, catered to Wichita's meat-free masses for years before its closing. But now he's settled in between Garden Grill Cafe's high ceilings and earth-colored floor tiles, where he serves up a tummy-filling menu of vegan delicacies. Though the menu's dishes are free of animal products, they don't lack for flavor: tofu, vegan cheese, mushrooms, and vegetables pack pizzas and sandwiches with enough protein for man to triumph when plants inevitably attempt to take over Earth. Chef Larcher's most beloved dishes include the sweet avocado sandwich and the mediterranean grilled portobello, which KMUW praised for being "big and hearty and delicious."
Din Din's speedy chefs work woks like greased lightning in pursuit of fresh, fast Asian fare. Like a dim-sum dumpling, the restaurant's scaled-back menu rolls together a bite-size list of carryout mainstays ready and willing to be dunked in teriyaki. Four combo items anchor the offerings, ranging from a simple platter with fried rice and egg rolls ($4.99) to a beefed-up course mixing the aforementioned yummies with surf or turf and a clutch of chicken wings ($7.99). Family-size portions fill broods with Din Din's chow, with a special platter of chicken wings, fried shrimp, egg rolls, crab rangoon, and a quart of vegetable fried rice ($9.99) giving clans the energy needed to take the gold at family game night or navigate forests during all-night orienteering treks. Side items are not chained to the combos, allowing patrons to set free individual helpings of wings, rangoon, and rolls with the hope that they will lovingly return. In addition, Din Din whips up a tasty, speedy lunch with four noontime combos of pepper steak, curry chicken, and more ($5.99 each).
The quick-serving cooks at Spangles engage appetites in a '50s-themed dining environment, having recently bolstered the menu with a saucy taste of the Far East—Wok 'n' Roll Bowls, which come in three flavors ($4.49 each). The sweet chicken teriyaki and sirloin steak spoon with stir-fried carrots and broccoli on a bed of steamed white rice, and diners longing for legumes can sink their teeth careening into the spicy kung pao chicken bowl crowned with peanuts. Keep thirsty mouths from imbibing ketchup packets by dangling a pair of 32-ounce soft drinks in front of them ($1.69 each). Ten varieties are available, such as tropical punch, green-peach tea, Pepsi, and root beer.
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Wichita: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (15 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons or redeem them with our iPhone app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in January. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Sabor Latin Bar and Grill unites diverse and delicious cuisine from across the Caribbean, Central America, and South America with its menu of flavorful soups, steaks, tacos, and seafood. Like a robot programmed to replicate a grandmother's cherished recipes, the restaurant blends rich traditions with a modern aesthetic. Instead of rice, poblano peppers are stuffed with quinoa, and beef tenderloins arrive tableside escorted by green chili mac ’n’ cheese. Cuban sandwiches sport tender pulled pork, and a black-bean mousse blankets Salvadoran pupusas.
Guests enjoy these dishes and cocktails such as sangria or three types of mojitos in the dining room, in the lounge, or on the patio. On Friday nights, live music accompanies dinner.
Hailing from Villadossola, Italy, chef Gianluca Sciagata shares the robust cuisine of his Northern Italian homeland within a contemporary, upscale atmosphere. A seasonally rotating menu showcases delicate ribbons of house-made pastas complemented by daily specials crafted from fresh beef, veal, and seafood. The restaurant’s in-house pastry chef decorates morsels of dessert-time sweetness when not renovating and flipping gingerbread houses for profit. Diners can relish their meals atop elegant white table linens illuminated by flickering candles or beneath a starry sky arching over the Old Town Plaza patio.
Internationally renowned wines and craft beers harmonize with a full slate of Mediterranean-inspired tapas and other small plates at Oeno Wine Bar. Guests thumb through a wine list flush with rare varietals, budget-friendly bottles, or selections from top wine producers. Drawing out complex flavor profiles, the bistro crafts a host of small plate amuse-bouches, including spanish bruschetta with prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, cilantro aioli with manchego cheese, and chorizo sliders. A champagne room hosts private parties, events, and games of Pin the Tail on the Cask of Amontillado. Outside, the wine bar regales diners with live music and local DJs spinning dance music.