March round up of new restaurants on the horizon

Since we last updated everybody in early February, a bunch of new restaurants have been announced. Let’s revisit in our March round up of what you can expect to be coming Wichita’s way.

Andy’s Frozen Custard
Northeast corner of 21st and Webb
The custard shop at New Market is getting a second location out east at 21st and Webb by Opti-Life in a new strip center that will feature many other restaurants. They are hoping to be open by April.

Andy Kay’s Cookie Camper
Mobile Trailer
Some of you may remember Andrea Walter who appeared on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge. The local Wichita baker who I refer to as a “cookie magician” purchased a camper and will be turning it into a mobile cookie unit. This will allow her to sell her cookies at all the popular food truck gatherings and others events. She’s aiming to be ready to go by April.

Azucar Social House
Douglas & Hillside
The Latin restaurant and tequila bar hopes to be ready by May. It’ll be an upscale bar and grill that will serve a menu of Latin and American foods along with a plethora of tequila to choose from.

37th and Maize
The sandwich shop at 2037 N Woodlawn’s plans for expansion should eventually come to fruition this September.

Big B’s Beef
Food Truck
The popular restaurant that served Italian beef sandwiches that closed down is making a comeback in the form of a food truck tentatively by May 1st.

37th and Maize
Expect another Braum’s to make its way to west Wichita in 2019.

California Tortillas
TBD: Northeast corner of 21st and Webb
The Maryland based Mexican chain, California Tortillas, is rumored to be opening the first of three franchises in the new strip center by Opti-Life. While nothing is official at the moment, they are hoping to have the first one ready by November.

Coney Island Hot Dog Weiners
1001 W Douglas
Delays have hit the hot dog spot that will be located in Delano. The last we heard, they were hoping for a March opening but that appears to be pushed again. Facebook

Crazy Horse Supper Club
2539 W Pawnee
One of Wichita’s oldest restaurants will be making a comeback this spring when the once popular supper club returns this spring in the space most recently occupied by Riverside Cafe in southwest Wichita.

Dave and Busters
K-96 and Greenwich
Do I really have to explain what this is? The large 30,000-square-foot space is aiming for a July 2019 opening.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
21st and Oliver
The second Fuzzy’s will be coming to Braeburn Square at Wichita State and should arrive in the summer of 2019.

HomeGrown Wichita Eatery
Downtown in Spaghetti Works District
The third HomeGrown has been announced and plans to open in early 2020.

Huddle House
Northeast corner of Seneca and University Road.
The 24-hour diner should be open in April of 2019. The building is under construction and making good progress.

Lava & Tonic
A new tiki bar is on its way to Wichita. It’ll be the first of its kind. No time frame or location has been announced yet. Only thing available so far is a placeholder for their Facebook page.

Little O
Food Truck
The food truck from Noble House will specialize in sushi and oysters. You can expect this one to be out in a couple months if not sooner.

Monica’s Bundt Cake
Central and Volutsia
Not so much a new restaurant as it is more of a relocation. Monica’s Bundt Cake plans to move from the Douglas Design District to the shipping container mall, Revolutsia this spring.

Old Spaghetti Factory
1421 Waterfront Parkway
The Portland based Italian chain which you can read about here will be opening in either June or July of this year.

Pasta Express
4100 E Harry
The quick-service Italian restaurant will be located in the former Flavors Wing Company spot. They’ll serve traditional Italian dishes for dine-in, carryout and delivery.

Petra Cafe
535 N Woodlawn
You may remember the restaurant that was burned down back in 2017. The Mediterranean restaurant is excited to make a comeback. They will serve Mediterranean and Arabic dishes. No timetable announced yet on an opening date.

Poke Mix
Northeast corner of 21st & Webb
An east side Poke Mix that will include coffee, tea and bob is coming to northeast Wichita at 21st and Webb right by where the new Andy’s Frozen Custard is opening. The owners are hoping for an May opening.

Saltgrass Steak House
K-96 & Greenwich
The steakhouse chain which is considered an upscale version of Outback Steakhouse is coming to Greenwich Place. They have a tentative opening time frame of September.

San Salvador Cafe
5518 W Central Ave
The new Salvadoran restaurant opens up in near Central and 235 sometime in April. Their original 4/1 date was delayed.

Senor Munchies
156 N. Cleveland
This business will sell Latin-inspired candies and snacks. The new business plans to open April 13.

Tight Ends
Northeast corner of Seneca and University Road.
The controversial restaurant and bar that’s similar to Twin Peaks and Hooters is aiming for an April-May 2019 opening.

Uno Mas Burgers
Food Truck
The new burger food truck is opening Thursday, April 4 at the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park. It’s from the same owners as Uno Mas taco truck.

Wichita Cheesecake Company
701 E Douglas
Located at the Union Station, they will replace Funky Monkeys Shaved Ice 21+. They will sell, as you guessed, cheesecakes. Over time, they hope to serve other food. Expect this one to be open in April/May.

Yokohama Ramen Izakaya
East side
The sequel to Yokohama Ramen Joint will be arriving to east Wichita this summer. They will be serving liquor and plan to be bigger than their original location. The owner has not unveiled where he intends to open his second restaurant.


I know of one more food truck opening that is expected to be the most green and environmentally sound one out but cannot release the details until Monday so stay tuned for that one!

Which ones are you most excited for? Post in the comments below and let me know!

Happy Dining,

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