Two restaurant openings

Two more reasons to give thanks this Thanksgiving week: Wichita is getting two new restaurants.

A.V.I. Sea Bar & Chophouse, Ben Arnold’s and Adam Courtney’s new restaurant inside the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel, is now officially open. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The restaurant’s bar will be open later. You can view the meaty, seafoody menu right here.

Also, La Fiesta Mexican restaurant opens Saturday in the former La Mesa space at 6960 W. 21st St. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Good news: My friend, Jaime, regularly dines at the La Fiesta in Wellington and says it is muy bueno.