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Chain Free Eating is dedicated to evangelizing about the great local restaurants of Wichita, Kansas. Through graphic images, dry sarcasm, and in-depth analysis we hope to encourage Wichitans to patronize local dining establishments.

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  1. Ken October 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

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  2. Greg Gifford May 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Wichita Brewing Company is a locally owned
    Brewpub in Wichita that has been opened for 10 monthes. It should be listed

    • chainfreeeating May 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      I have heard of ICT Brewing and it is on our list of places to check out. I’m always up for micro-brews.

  3. Emily June 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    I’ve looked through the blog and didn’t see Juarez Bakery over on 10th and Waco, you should really check them out!

    • chainfreeeating June 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

      I have been to Juarez once and really liked it. We need to go back there and do a blog about all their great pastries.

  4. magooswichita October 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    We just took over Magoo’s on Oliver just north of Spirit and we would love to have you come by sometime. We have a large bar menu that features many non-frozen and fried items. For example our fries are hand cut from fresh potatoes and mashed potatoes are made from the last night’s baked potatoes. Our cook also makes at least one daily special every morning that is made from scratch and usually takes several hours to prepare. They are always delicious. For example today we have either pot roast or our prime rib. Both our very, very popular. it is surprisingly good food for a neighborhood bar and grill.

  5. Top Chef December 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Visit Taste and See Restaurant……that is all I can say.

    • chainfreeeating December 20, 2012 at 1:14 am #

      Actually we have reservations in January for the Chef’s table. Looking forward to it!

  6. Timirie Shibley January 24, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    My husband and I would love to invite you to our diner, now 4 months old…Doo-Dah Diner located on the NE corner of Kellogg and Market in downtown. We are open for breakfast and lunch Tues-Sundays. We are a from scratch kitchen using all the freshest (local when possible) ingredients. Banana Bread French Toast (Gluten Free), Timi’s Benny, Crispy Corned Beef Hash, Chicken & Noodles, Bat Out of Hell Meatloaf, hand battered to order Chicken Fried Steak and Outside In Burger are some of our biggest sellers. Check us out at http://www.doodahdiner.com

    Timirie & Patrick Shibley

  7. baconandducttape February 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Terrible news…Las Tias De Beto is closing their doors on March 4th. Just when I found them. :(

  8. Melissa March 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    We found your blog this morning when we were looking for a mexican bakery. You led us to Juarez Bakery in Wichita!! love your blog! tried finding Chainfreeeating on Facebook with no luck! no facebook?!

  9. Brian June 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Hey guys,

    I know that you have set the parameters of this blog to the boundaries of Wichita, but I after reading and enjoying several of your reviews today, I had a few suggestions that might let people venture outside of Wichita. One is the Riverside Cafe in Derby. I know that it has multiple locations, but the food here is excellent (the biscuits and gravy…mmmm). It is supposedly better than the Wichita Riverside Cafe.

    Another suggestion is Sweetie’s Cafe and Bakery in Mulvane. I know that is more of a trek, but it is a locally owned bakery/cafe/doughnut shop/coffee shop/candy store that does not get enough praise for its unique menu. Its quaint, but it is tasty. Not that you would have to review these, but if you are in the area, you might want to check them out.

    Other than that, you guys have a great blog, and you have given me some excellent suggestions. Keep up the good work!

    • chainfreeeating June 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Thank you for the suggestions. In the future we are going to try to expand our scope to surrounding areas, because you are not the first person to give us some good non-Wichita recommendations. Thanks for following the blog!

  10. Angela September 6, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    I am ecstatic to have found your website! Do you have a facebook or twitter? I know it’s a lot to keep up with, but such an awesome idea. Thank you! I’ll be sharing your link on my facebook page. I’m all about keeping it local.

    • chainfreeeating September 7, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Glad you found out blog page. We don’t currently have a FB page, but I have been contemplating setting one up.

  11. Hieu November 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Love ur posts . Very detailed and nice graphic. Free Pho is good Pho right? Check us out, we recently open our restaurant at 4857 e. Harry. Mention that u from chainfreeeating then Pho is on us :)

  12. Fwheeler December 15, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Hi, I enjoyed reading your blog. it’s very helpful when you’re tired at eating at applebees and olive gardens. I am not trying to instigate anything, but I’m very curious as to what you feel your qualifications are to be a food blogger? Your reviews are very good which is why I ask. Have you lived in northern italy, japan, china, etc and experienced their true authentic culinary art? have you attended some super culinary school? Do you travel around the US eating at places like Alinea, Joel Robuchon, or Per Se? Or are you simply a foodie in wichita with a great palette and good writing skills? Thanks for indulging my curiosity.

    • chainfreeeating December 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

      Hello, I’m glad that you enjoy our blog. To answer your question, I do not have a long list of impressive qualifications that some food writers do, but what I do have is a passion for food and cooking. I have taken a vacation to France and would love to eat my way around the rest of the world, but do not have the means for that at this point in my life. I have not attended any culinary schools, but I am a self taught cook who has dabbled in a few cooking competitions and catering jobs. I have not eaten at any of the elite restaurants in the US, but whenever I travel I manage to find great little places to eat at. I don’t have any journalism qualifications, other than I write some dining reviews for the Wichita Eagle. I just have the ability to throw a few semi-coherent sentences together. To sum it up, I feel that I am qualified enough to provide readers with accurate and entertaining reviews of local restaurants. Thanks for the question

  13. Mary April 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    My husband & I love your suggestions. So far, our favorite has been Molino’s. We decided to try out a Moroccan restaurant here in Wichita yesterday, Marrakech Cafe, and thought it was fabulous. I wanted to spread the word, just in case you haven’t had the pleasure of trying it yet!

    • chainfreeeating April 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

      I’m glad you have found some useful information on the blog. I have been wanting to try the Moroccan place, what would you recommend? Thanks for reading!

  14. Beth July 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Maybe it’s time to check out Luau’s International Grill on E. Central? Would love to hear your thoughts.

  15. Dena Miller August 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    So happy to have found this blog today! Always looking for something new and prefer to support the local places! Thank you for the time You put into find, try and blog about your experiences!

    • chainfreeeating August 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

      I’m glad you found us! Enjoy perusing our reviews.

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