Daily Archives: Sept. 15, 2009

Lilli Mae’s to open in former 54 Diner

WICHITA — A new restaurant is going in the former 54 Diner space at 206 E. Kellogg.

Lilli Mae’s will open Monday.

“It’s going to be country cookin’,” says Cathy Hetterscheidt, who is opening the restaurant with Judi Young.

The diner closed after just a few short, troubled months earlier this year. Owner Robert Potter said he planned to reopen but then died in March.

Previously, he operated his R&S Barbecue in the space.

Hetterscheidt and Young used to work together at Piccadilly, but each wanted her own place.

“Every time I go out to eat, I always think, man, where can I go get some mashed potatoes and real gravy and country cooking?” Hetterscheidt says.

That’s why they’re going to offer what she calls “a country way of cooking.”

Hetterscheidt and Young, who will be the cook, will offer breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in the 65-seat restaurant.

Breakfast will be served the entire day.

You don’t say

dawson“You know what it was for, right? It was for the best-looking car dealer in the country.”

Dawson Grimsley of Davis-Moore Auto Group, joking about the full-page ad in USA Today Monday celebrating him as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year

Modern-Day June attracts Paula Deen

WICHITA — Juliann Mathews, who calls herself “an executive wife for hire,” is landing on Paula Deen’s Web site “all through the wonders of Twitter.”

Mathews owns Modern-Day June Homemaking Services, through which she offers shopping, home organization and private chef services.

“You need a wife? I’m your gal,” she says.

She joined Twitter in January and started following a couple of people who work for Deen, the Southern cooking star.

They liked her avatar — an Internet picture that represents a person — which at the time showed a plate of whoopie pies.

“I can’t make any promises, but I think it would behoove you to send down enough whoopie pies to feed Paula Deen’s film crew,” one of the workers told her.

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