A new restaurant using locally sourced and raised foods has opened in Wichita. First Mile Kitchen has taken the space formerly held by Good Egg at Bradley Fair. Open seven days a week, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to cover all your dining needs.
Their first day of business was on Monday, so we decided to pop in and get a first look at what to expect.
2141 N Bradley Fair Pkwy Suite #111, Wichita, KS 67206
Open Daily: 7am – 11pm
The space had a very Homegrown feel to it yet a little more on the rustic side. There was a soothing, comfortable ambience that made you feel like you could spend an hour or two there just hanging out. With a full bar available, that’s definitely a possibility.
First Mile has two separate menus, a daytime menu that includes breakfast and lunch as well as an evening menu. We dropped by over lunchtime and ordered a mix of breakfast and lunch.
We went with their Wake and Break breakfast which included two eggs, thick cut bacon, garlic chive potato hash, and seeded sourdough along with pancakes from the kids menu and the All-In Burger with fries. The burger came with caprino fresco, smoked bacon, field greens, First Mile steak sauce, pickled zucchini, and everything parker house roll.
Starting off with the breakfast, everything was delicious from start to finish. Nothing we ordered was over the top or fancy, just simple staples that had a quality to it where you could taste the difference. The eggs and garlic chive potato hash were great. Our picky daughter ate more of her pancake than I’ve ever seen.
Fries are such an underrated side, and First Mile nailed it. They were picture-perfect in terms of crispiness and saltiness. You could literally hear the crunch; probably one of the more memorable fries we’ve had from a casual sit-down restaurant. As far as the burger goes, it had all the makings of a great burger. It was thick and stuffed with plenty of toppings, the everything parker house roll was hefty and made sure you didn’t leave hungry, but it was a little overcooked. They asked how we wanted the burger and we requested medium and it came out more well than anything and more on the dry side. The First Mile steak sauce provided a nice sweet and tangy kick, and more of it could have helped. On the bright side, it was an issue that could be easily remedied in the future.
It was the first day of business for them, so I think they were sorting of minor service kinks out, but everything went pretty smoothly. The staff was nice and accommodating. Aside from the burger patty, the food was fantastic, fresh, and delicious. Any issue they may have had was something that I’m sure will be fixed over time as things going on.
The foundation they have between the ambiance, location, locally sourced food and menu are a great start. They certainly have what it takes to succeed in town.
Here’s their daytime menu that’s available until 3 p.m. For their evening menu, head here:
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