version2 Denise Neil, a Dodge City native, inherited her enthusiasm for eating from her father, who never met a 1970s supper club he didn’t love. She started reviewing restaurants and covering dining for The Wichita Eagle in 2000, and her first-ever review was of the now-defunct C. Bass Bar & Grill on east 21st.

Denise loves to travel, mainly so she can eat in restaurants. She’s famous among her friends for photographing all of her vacation food pre-consumption.

Her favorite restaurants in Wichita include Chester’s Chophouse, Kanai, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and the large collection of breakfasty greasy spoon diners in and near downtown Wichita.

Denise also enjoys cooking, drinking wine, entertaining friends and running (to make up for it all.)

She can be reached at 316-268-6327 or at dneil@wichitaeagle.com