Savories Tasty Shop will open soon

The inside of the about-to-open Savories Tasty Shop & Coffee House.

Savories Tasty Shop & Coffee House, a new stop for donuts, pastries and coffee drinks, is set to open in a couple of weeks in the Mid American Credit Union branch 2900 Webb Road.

The shop is owned by Shawn Blattner, one half of the duo that created Dolci & Joes. That sandwich shop operated at 3425 E. Douglas (where Taco Tinga is now) opened in 2009 but closed a year ago.

Savories, which will open on Feb. 11, will have a drive-through and seating for about 18. It’ll open to anyone — not just credit union members — and it’ll serve donuts from the Flying Donuts, cupcake-shaped servings of cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate cake and more, and a full line 0f coffee drinks.

Hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Blattner said he and Josh Crowe still hope to bring Dolci & Joes food back to Wichita some time, but it’ll likely be two or three years from now. The problem with their spot, Blattner said, was that there wasn’t enough parking. Business went way down after College Hill Deli & Catering opened next door in 2010, and Blattner theorizes that parking was part of that.

You write the review

The philly cheese steak sandwich with sweet potato fries and the tropical spinach salad with salmon, both from College Hill Deli & Catering.

The philly cheese steak sandwich with sweet potato fries and the tropical spinach salad with salmon, both from College Hill Deli & Catering.

This week, I’m reviewing College Hill Deli & Catering, a tasty little lunch spot at 3407 E. Douglas. The review will be published in the paper on Friday, but you — as a reward for being so blog-o-riffic — get to read it today.

Every time I write reviews from now on, I’m going to invite you to add your own two cents and write your own mini-review. We’ll start now. If you’ve been to College Hill Deli & Catering, please go to the comments section of this post and tell us all what you thought about the food quality, the atmosphere, the service, etc.

If you don’t mind, do it here rather than in the comments section of my review so that we can keep it all together.

Specifics are appreciated. Start typing!