Daily Archives: April 3, 2009

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“I’m just a very fortunate purveyor of wire at this point.”
Todd Gentry of Winfield’s Inno-Labs when asked if he feels like a celebrity these days since his Fire Wire flexible grilling skewers have gotten attention lately from places like the “Today” show and the Chicago Tribune

Asia One more

The south side won’t be left out of all the new Asian cuisine coming to Wichita.

On Sunday, Foster Tso is opening Asia One at 3105 S. Seneca.

There will be a few seats inside, but mostly the restaurant is for take-out.

Tso says he’ll mainly serve Chinese food, but he’ll have some Japanese dishes as well.

Gobi Grille set to open

The new Gobi Grille is set to open this week in the former Victory Sports Grille space on Ridge Road near 21st Street.

The Mongolian-style grill will be the third one to open in Wichita this year.
HuHot Mongolian Grill and Genghis Grill are on the east side. Gobi is the only one west.

There are some friends-and-family dinners this Sunday and Monday, and the restaurant should be open to the public Wednesday.

At least that’s what Brian Robinson and other managers are planning “with our fingers and toes crossed.”

Chef plans to serve Grilled Cheez

This time last year, Syed Jillani moved his catering business, Wichita Private Chef’s Catering, into the former Red Mesa Grill space at 756 N. Tyler and told Have You Heard? about his plans for a restaurant there, too.

He now has a name for the restaurant — Grilled Cheez — but still no opening date.

“I am just holding tight to see what Wichita’s going to bring to us,” Jillani says of the economy.

He says his catering has declined by about 45 percent in the last several months.

“Wichita’s getting hit a little harder,” he says.

Once he decides to open the restaurant, which will serve a mix of American and European food, Jillani says all he has to do is hire employees.

“The restaurant is all set to go.”