Southside restaurant adds round-the-clock weekend hours

Cathy’s Westway Cafe, the diner that took over the space at 1214 W. Pawnee in August after the short-lived On the Fly Family Restaurant closed, is going to start experimenting with 24-hour weekend service starting on Friday.

Owner Cathy Hetterscheidt, who’s operated several restaurants around town, including the former Cathy’s Diner at 206 E. Kellogg,  said that there’s a demand for dining among the third-shift working crowd, especially between 2 and 4 a.m. She’s had several customers ask her to provide it, she said.

Her new hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Then, she’ll open at 6 a.m. on Fridays and remain open until 2 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurant specializes in breakfast dishes and items such as country fried steak.

Hetterscheidt also is planning a benefit event on Saturday for Rylee Spears, an 8-year-old Goessel girl who was seriously injured in a rollover car accident in August. The restaurant will put on a car and bike show in the parking lot all day on Saturday and will serve hot dogs and hamburgers. There’s a $5 entry fee for those who want to show their cars and bikes, and trophies will be awarded. Entrants can register the day of the show.

For more information, call the restaurant at 316-260-8787.