Category Archives: Restaurant deals

Endless appetizers, bottomless fries and other very filling promotions

UntitledIt’s the age-old question: How many loaded potato skins CAN you eat?

If you have $10 and a flexible attitude about calories, you can find out.

TGI Fridays, which has a Wichita restaurant at 2441 N. Maize Road, is offering “endless appetizers” until Aug. 24. Customers pay $10 and can get all the refills they can stomach of garlic and basil bruschetta, Mozzarella sticks, boneless buffalo wings, Tuscan spinach dip, crispy green bean fries and pan-seared pot stickers. (Be warned: If you start with potato skins you must stick with potato skins. No traveling through the menu allowed.)

I do love boneless wings, but all-you-can-eat deals and buffets are something I generally try to avoid. I always have a nagging feeling that I should eat more because, you know, I CAN. But if I do, I’m sorry for hours, maybe days. Bottomless steak fries at Red Robin? Unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks at Olive Garden? Sounds delicious. But really, I shouldn’t.

If only Red Lobster would revive its all-you-can-eat crab legs promotion, I’d make an exception. But I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.

Pita Pit celebrating anniversary with deal

unnamed (4)The Pita Pit at 3242 N. Rock Road is celebrating its two-year anniversary in Wichita with a deal on Saturday.

Customers who visit between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. and buy one pita can get one of equal or lesser value for free.

The restaurant offers pitas stuffed with meats such as gyro and buffalo chicken, and it also has vegetarian options.

For more information, call 316-201-4748 or visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Mooyah celebrating birthday with deals

Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the opening of business for Mooyah, a burger restaurant at 352 S. West St., and it’s celebrating by offering food deals to customers.

All day on Tuesday, customers who buy one burger can get one free. Also, the first 111 customers in the door will each get a coupon for a free 12 oz. shake with purchase of burger and fries, valid on their next visit.

And those who visit the restaurant can enter a contest in which they write, in one sentence, the reason they are Mooyah’s No. 1 fan. The winner gets a $111 gift card.

For more information, contact Mooyah at 316-558-5600.

Local restaurants offering Halloween treats

If you feed’ em first, they’ll think you’re Smurfy.

If you and your little goblins have time to get to a restaurant today (I know I don’t), there are many deals to be had. I have a quick roundup, but if you know of any others, let me know.

Pasta Piazza, 217 E. Douglas: Get one free kid meal with each regular entree purchased

Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, 1725 E. Douglas: Free dessert for diners in costume

Outback Steakhouse, 233 S. Ridge, 2020 N. Rock Road: Get one free kid meal with each regular entree purchased

Krispy Kreme, 7777 E Central: Wear your costume in the store, get a free doughnut

IHOP, 3505 N Rock Rd: Free “Scary Face” pancake for kids

Red Lobster: Free kids meal with coupon found on the restaurant’s Facebook page

Olive Garden: Free kids meal with the purchase of each adult entrée by clicking here and downloading the coupon.

Longhorn Steakhouse: Kids meal free with purchase of adult meal with coupon from the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Chipotle: Visit Chipotle in costume from 4 p.m. to close and get a $3 burrito.

McAlister’s Deli: Kids dressed in costume get a free kids meal

Clifton Square’s French restaurant not happening after all

A new French restaurant is opening in the old John Brown’s space this summer.

Au Paris-Bruxelles, a French and Belgian restaurant planned for Clifton Square, isn’t going to happen after all.

Owner Jo Zakas said she recently heard from Florence and Didier Fraikin, who had been in the process of moving to Wichita from Belgium to open the restaurant.

On their way to Wichita from California, their car broke down, and they ran out of money, they told Zakas. Despite having paid on their lease at Clifton Square, the couple decided they had to scrap their plans.

It’s the second deal to fall through for the space that last held John Browns. Previously, Kevin Brown and Tracy Fahrbach had announced they’d open Mortimer’s Piano Bar there then changed their minds.

Clifton Square is on a dining upswing, though. Both Ziggy’s Pizza (one of my favorite places to eat in Wichita) and College Hill Creamery drew big crowds throughout the summer.

Chipotle: Burritos for teachers, margaritas for all

Chipotle’s new Patron margarita

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle has added margaritas to its menu. Real margaritas. I approve.

The restaurant seems like an odd place to get a Patron margarita, but it’s nice to have options.

Chipotle started serving the margaritas on Monday, and they were kind enough to share the recipe, which you’ll find below.

Also, Chipotle is offering a buy-one-get-one deal for teachers. It’s good from 4 to close on Tuesday, May 7. Teachers with a faculty ID who buy one burrito, burrito bowl or order of tacos can get another free.

Wichita’s Chipotle restaurants are at 7130 W. Maple, 515 N. Hillside, 535 S. Rock Road, 3015 N. Rock Road and 2241 N. Maize Road.

More restaurants offering Halloween specials

A few more restaurants are offering special deals on Halloween. They join the ones I told you about last week that are selling doughnuts, burritos and more for cheap tomorrow.

Outback Steakhouse, which has Wichita restaurants at 2020 N. Rock Road and 233 S. Ridge Road, is offering a free kids meal to children 10 and under who accompany a paying adult. The offer is valid for curbside takeaway and dine-in.

Local Papa Murphy’s restaurants are serving Jack-o-Lantern-shaped pizzas, made with pepperoni and cheese, for $7 through Wednesday.

And Sonic Drive-Ins are selling corndogs half price all day on Halloween. They’ll be 50 cents.

Know of any others?

Great deal for sushi lovers at Golden Bay

Here we are, stuffing ourselves last night at Golden Bay. To the left is the family of social media maven Karen in Delano. They like it, too.

Last night, I ate until it hurt at Golden Bay Japanese Restaurant, a hole-in-the-wall sushi place at 3811 W. 13th St. that people have been telling me for months to check out. I’m glad I did, because it was delicious. I’m writing a review of the restaurant for this Friday’s Go! section.

But while visiting, I learned of a sushi deal that was so good, it’d be irresponsible of me to wait another second to share it.

When patrons at Golden Bay buy one special sushi roll — a fancy chef’s creation such as the Rainbow roll — they get a more basic roll for free. The special rolls tend to cost $9 0r $10 apiece, but each time a customer orders one, they can choose from one of four more basic rolls, such a California roll or a delicious sweet potato roll, and get it free.

And the basic rolls at Golden Bay aren’t that basic. They’re pretty substantial, and one of the choices — a deep-fried roll called the “Western” — is pretty complicated. Last night, we ordered three special rolls but had six rolls of sushi, and all of them were great.

Many thanks to the several readers who urged me to check this place out. I’m looking forward to writing the review.

Thursday is free tea day at McAlister’s

Thursday is Free Tea Day at Wichita’s McAlister’s Delis, which are at 7130 W. Maple and 306 N. Rock Road. Customers who visit will get a free 32-oz. glass of McAlister’s tea — either sweetened or unsweet. No purchase or coupon is required.

More than 300 restaurants in 22 states are expected to participate, and the chain etimates it’ll serve 225,000 glasses of free tea. Free Tea Day started in 2009 and has become an annual tradition for the chain.

I love McAlister’s unsweetened tea. (Despite living in Tennessee for two years, I never got used to the sweet stuff.) I’m not sure what makes it so good, but I think it has something to do with the giant, pretty plastic cups it comes in. They make you feel like the tea will never stop flowing.

Three great restaurant deals on Dealsaver

You might most definitely will want to check out the specials that just launched on the Wichita Eagle’s Dealsaver today.

You’ll find three discount coupons that can be used after the first of the year at Melad Stephan’s Old Town restaurants — Sabor, Luca and Oeno.

Ole!

Just follow this link, and for $10 you can purchase a gift certificate good for $20 at each of the three restaurants.

They’d make good gifts — or just buy them for yourself. Who doesn’t want to look forward to a fish-taco filled New Year?