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Sep 5, 2007 12:32 PM

Need immediate help in Wichita, KS!

Not a happy post... sorry.

My husband's cousin passed away earlier this week and we are headed down there for the funeral on Friday. My MIL wanted me to check into a restaurant that we could all eat lunch at and that would be somewhat private. Not very adventurous eaters, most of them, and reasonable prices would be appreciated, I'm sure, though I'm sure that won't be too hard in Wichita. The funeral will be on the Northeast side of town. Thanks so much for any ideas.

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  1. Maybe try Jimmy's Diner-N. Rock Rd. they have a separate room in the back that's normally general seating. Old Chicago might be able to help you as well. It's on Kellogg & Rock. They have a seperate room as well for special events, but it might not hurt to give them a call and explain the situation.

    1. I've always enjoyed Chelsea's- it says it's a bar and grill, but it's nicer than that. Red Rock is delicious. There's a lot around those areas now, so I'm sure you will be able to find something. There's an area called the Waterfront that has some good ones as well <>
      Hope that helps.

      Chelsea Bar & Grill
      2949 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226

      Red Rock Canyon Grill
      1844 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67206

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      1. re: lwoerther

        Hope everything worked out for your family today and you were able to find a place that was comfortable for everyone. I'm sure most of us have been in the position of being the 'foodie' in the family that's supposed to be able to find a place that everyone will like, and with any multi-generational group that's next to impossible.

        My hubby's in the Music Dept @ WSU, and we often have to entertain visiting musicians. Sometimes we just serve them great food & wine @ our home, which they love after being on tour. Tonight we're supposed to take the medieval music group that's playing the concert tomorrow night out to dinner. If any of you saw their picture in the paper today, who knows what they'll like! Are they strict vegans, or do they want to go to Belly Dancer night @ N & J's?

        I think we'll just play it safe and go to Bella Luna on Rock Rd. Decent wine list, slightly ethnic menu, and I think Jerry Hahn is playing guitar tonight. Don't mean to complain after you had to go through a funeral today Katie. I just get a little tired of being the one responsible for picking out where to eat and then feeling bad if everyone doesn't enjoy their meal.

        1. re: clsmith

          Yeah, I hate to even report this back, but my husband's aunt (the mother of the cousin that passed away) wanted to go to Furr's because that's where they had had her father's after-funeral dinner too. So, definitely not a foodie day, but a family day instead. We did go to Uptown Bistro Thursday night- just the two of us- and had quite an experience! Apparently there was some mischief going on with people throwing bricks at a cop car, so there were cops with shotguns on the patio while we were eating! Couldn't quite concentrate on my steak after that! Better luck next time, I suppose.