Third Place Brewing

The number of local breweries in Wichita has taken off over the last couple of years. Wichita Brewing Company opened an eastside location and Hopping Gnome, Hungry Heart and Central Standard Brewing arrived on the scene. All of these, plus the grandaddy River City, brew some solid beers so the bar has been set fairly high. Third … More Third Place Brewing

2016 Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards Debriefing

It’s been a few years since I’ve posted my reactions to the annual Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards, so I thought it would be fun to delve into this topic once again. Just the other week the much anticipated 2016 Readers’ Choice awards were released. This unscientific internet poll asks readers to vote for their favorite … More 2016 Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards Debriefing

Blarney Stone Pub

In order to pull off an American Irish Pub you need just a few things: A stereotypical Irish name(one that starts with a “O’” is best), plenty of Irish themed decor, a Ruben sandwich on the menu, and Guinness on tap(maybe Smithwicks as well  if it’s a real fancy place). Blarney Stone Pub, located at 21st … More Blarney Stone Pub

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse

It’s always fun to splurge on a fancy meal every once in a while.  Given our hectic schedules and two young kids, we usually save our fine dining experiences for special occasions. For our recent wedding anniversary we decided to try Siena Tuscan Steakhouse. Siena is located inside the swanky Ambassador Hotel at Broadway and Douglas and … More Siena Tuscan Steakhouse

Taqueria El Fogon

After doing reviews for several years now, I have developed a checklist for determining if a restaurant is going to be good based on observations alone. Taqueria El Fogon, a small Mexican dive located just north of Harry in the shadow of Via Christi St. Joseph, was the latest establishment I put to the test. … More Taqueria El Fogon