Doo-Dah Diner opens next week: Patrick and Timirie Shibley say they are close to opening their new Doo-Dah Diner, which is going in the spot at 206 E. Kellogg recently vacated by Jade Garden Cafe. It might even be ready to go by next Friday, Sept. 7. The sign just went up, and today, the menu and hours are being finalized. On weekdays, the couple plans to open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch items.
They also plan to open for Sunday breakfast and will serve amped up items that might be a bit much for the weekday crowd. Examples: Deep fried French toast with peanut butter and bannanas and sweet potato waffles smothered with candied pecans, mini marshmallows served with house-made turkey sausage and vanilla or pure maple syrup. (Yum.)
Gindi closes as soon as it opens: Gindi Asian Gourmet Burgers, which Phillip Say bought from former owner Roungaroon “Lou” Kumgoo then reopened on Monday with a focus on burgers, is already closed. The doors are locked, and sources say that the owner was facing some financial problems.
Country Breakfast Cafe is moving: Gonzalo Delgado is moving his Country Breakfast Cafe, which now operates at 240 N. Main in Haysville, to a building at 2804 S. Seneca in Wichita. He’s remodeling the spot, which he hopes will help him get more business. He plans to close the Haysville spot on Sept. 30 and be re-opened in Wichita by Oct. 15. The restaurant serves breakfast items such as skillets plus hot sandwiches at lunch and items such as steak at dinner. For more information, call 316)-719-3837.
Toni D’s turns 25: On Sept. 1, 1987, Toni and Danny Shadid opened Toni D’s, a deli and catering business at 650 N. Carriage Parkway. Next week, the couple will celebrate 25 years in business with specials. All day Wednesday, customers can get any sandwich, plus chips and a drink for $5. The Shadids also will be giving away slices of birthday cake. Toni D’s is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information, call 316-686-5996.
A new Sonic for the west side: A new Sonic opened on Wednesday at 37th St. N. and Maize Roads.