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Edible memories

Ah, the Innes Tea Room -- a place where tired shoppers could don their white gloves and break for a lovely lunch. It's one of many restaurants Wichitans have said they miss.

Ah, the Innes Tea Room -- a place where tired shoppers could don white gloves and break for a lovely lunch. It's one of many restaurants Wichitans have said they miss.

The biz team has been dreaming for a few days now about restaurants Wichitans wish they had, which got me to thinking about one of my favorite topics — restaurants Wichitans wish they STILL had.

Back in 2004, I did a story about long-gone but beloved Wichita restaurants, and reporting it had a lasting effect on me. For months afterward, I wished I could invent a culinary time machine so I could — just once — taste the lamb shank at Cafe Chantilly or wear white gloves while nibbling little sandwiches at the Innes Tea Room.

Other restaurants readers mentioned: Albert’s, Pasta Mill, the Looking Glass, Hickory House, Mr. Dunderback’s and more.

What gone-but-not forgotten restaurants do you most  miss? (I’m sure we all can agree to add Angelo’s to the list now.) Let’s start a discussion in the comments.