Classic Restaurants of Wichita

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Wichita is the birthplace of Pizza Hut and White Castle. But from its early days as a cattle drive stopover on the Chisholm Trail to its current life as a hub for aviation manufacturing, the city has been filled with hundreds of popular restaurants owned by generations of hardworking entrepreneurs. The 1920s and 1930s were a time for tearooms like Innes and for cafés like Holly Cafe and Fairland Cafe. The ’60s and ’70s ushered in swanky private nightclubs like Abe’s. And there are classics like NuWay Cafe, Old Mill Tasty Shop and Angelo’s that are still around today. Author Denise Neil details the rich history of Wichita’s favorite classic eateries.
ISBN: 9781467146975
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Series: American Palate
Images: 87
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Denise Neil has worked at the Wichita Eagle since late 1997, writing stories for the features, lifestyle and entertainment sections. She started reviewing restaurants and writing about Wichita’s dining scene in 2000, and her stories are among the newspaper’s most read. She’s a regular speaker around town for groups whose members love to hear about where to eat and reminisce about old favorites. Denise, a 1995 graduate of the University of Kansas, also worked at the Chattanooga Times and has worked as an adjunct professor of journalism at Newman University in Wichita since the early 2000s. She lives in Wichita with her husband and their two children and loves cooking, traveling and audiobooks.
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