Fat Tony: He now delivers downtown

Good news for those who work downtown and love nuclear hot wings.

Fat Tony’s now delivers.

The sports bar at 417 E. Douglas recently started a delivery service within a three-block radius. Delivery is available daily, and orders must meet a $10 minimum.

I see a buffalo chicken pizza in my future.

For orders and more information, call 316-303-9316.

Radio guys vs. Fat Tony’s giant burger

The Bobby Bones crew. Carlos is on the far left, and Lunchbox is on the far right.

Two of the personalities from the nationally syndicated Bobby Bones Show will spend Saturday in Wichita, and one of their planned activities is giant burger consumption.

I’ve told you about the food challenges offered at Fat Tony’s, the sports bar at 417 E. Douglas . Recently, I watched as blog reader Frank White tried, unsuccessfully, to prevail in the restaurant’s nuclear wing challenge.

On Saturday, Carlos and Lunchbox, two of Bobby Bones’ radio sidekicks, will visit Fat Tony’s to check out the restaurant’s burger challenge, which requires an individual to consume a 10 lb. burger with all the fixings plus a pound of fries in 45 minutes. Those who do get the $34.99 meal for free. No one has ever successfully completed this challenge.

The radio guys, smartly, don’t think they can, either. So they’re going to split the burger and see which one of them can finish it first. They’re inviting fans to come to the restaurant and watch — or take the challenge themselves. They’ll be at Fat Tony’s from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. (Those who want to participate in the challenge need to sign up today by calling 316-303-9316.)

After that, they’re going to the Wichita Wingnuts game and then will be meeting fans from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Doc Howard’s Lounge, the nightclub owned by the Fat Tony’s folks at 252 N. Mosley.

The Bobby Bones show is broadcast out of Austin and airs on radio stations across the country. In Wichita, it airs at weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. on Channel 96.3.

Three new restaurants in town

Cheezie's Pizza just opened at 3804 W. Maple.

Three new restaurants have opened in Wichita over the past couple of weeks.

One is Cheezie’s Pizza, a chain based out of Oklahoma that’s know for its super-cheap pizza. It opened two weeks ago at 3804 W. Maple (316-945-2439). Cheezie’s is carryout only, and its large, one-topping is famously priced at $4.99. Hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Also, Fat Tony’s, the pizza place and bar I told you about a few weeks ago, opened this weekend at 417 E. Douglas (316-303-9316.). Its hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

It also appears that Wazabz Sushi Bar & Grill is open on the east side at 3236 N. Rock Road (in the original Sumo space.) The restaurant has been on-the-way for almost a year now, but I’ve had a heckuva time getting anyone on the phone. The restaurant’s Facebook page was updated on Sunday and says that it’s open but because of “city qualifications” it’s not serving sushi yet. I’ll try to get to the bottom of this one before the week’s out. The Facebook page lists the restaurant’s hours as 5 to 10 p.m. daily and describes the cuisine as “hibachi food at a fast pace.” The phone number is 316-978-9009.

Coming soon: Fat Tony’s

The sign went up a few weeks ago promising Fat Tony’s Pizza in the former Marple Theatre building at 417 E. Douglas, and I’ve been curious ever since.

So today, I laced up my walking shoes, trekked the four blocks west and banged on the papered-over doors.

Inside I found a large group of people working on the new restaurant and sports bar, which should open around Jan. 15. Owned by Bryan Shapiro (who also has Doc Howard’s in Old Town), Fat Tony’s will be a sports-oriented restaurant and bar that will have a full menu but will focus on New York-style pizza. It’ll be open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The manager was pretty mysterious about other details, but I’ll check back soon.