New restaurant roundup


If you are among the zillions of Carrie Rengers’ Have You Heard devotees, you already know everything I’m about to tell you. But it never hurts to talk about my favorite topic — NEW RESTAURANTS — as often as possible.

We’ve recently reported about several restaurants planned for Wichita. Among them:

Newport Grill: I’m most excited about a new seafood restaurant that will open in November in the former Cibola Space in Bradley Fair. Newport Grill is a new concept by PB&J Restaurants, the same Kansas City-based company that owns Yia Yia’s Eurobistro in Bradley Fair. The restaurant will fly in fresh fish six days a week and will offer a menu full of gourmet fish and non-fish dishes.

T.J.’s east: The owner of Delano’s popular T.J.’s Burger House at 1003 W. Douglas has plans to open an east-side location. It should open in late September near Harry and Webb, behind Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant.

Cafe 151: Ben Arnold, whose Corporate Caterers empire just keeps growing and growing, announced this week that he’ll take over the restaurant space at Cargill’s Wichita headquarters that Piccadilly Express just vacated. It’ll open in November or December and will serve breakfast and lunch.