The Hungry Heart

In my opinion, parking a large, high end smoker outside the front of your restaurant is a good way to get one’s attention. So was the way we were greeted pulling up to The Hungry Heart. The sweet smell of hickory wafting out of the Yoder brand smoker was an excellent way to get the… More The Hungry Heart

Chiquita’s Corner

Mexican and Asian are my two favorite cuisines, so I was intrigued when I heard that there was a joint offering a little bit of both. Chiquita’s Corner, located in Riverside at 11th and Bitting, is probably the smallest freestanding restaurant in town, but what they lack is size is made up in taste. Chiquita’s is… More Chiquita’s Corner

Beautiful Day Cafe

In this age of industrial food it is refreshing to find a restaurant that’s focus is on wholesome meals that incorporate as much locally sourced ingredients as possible. There is a growing disconnect between food sources and ourselves, but the recently opened Beautiful Day Cafe is trying to re-establish the connection one plate at time.… More Beautiful Day Cafe

Sweet Basil 2.0

Sweet Basil  has always been a personal favorite of mine. I have many memories of birthday parties, special occasions, and family dinners that took place at this cozy Italian eatery on north Woodlawn. After suffering a major fire in early 2014, we had to wait over a year for Sweet Basil to make its comeback. This popular… More Sweet Basil 2.0

Margarita’s Cantina

Even after several years of blogging about restaurants, it seems that Margarita’s Cantina slipped through the cracks. This Tex Mex restaurant has been a longtime social destination, known for its libations, live music, and enchiladas. Located at Douglas and Hillside, the large and brightly painted building is easy to spot from the street. The inside has the look… More Margarita’s Cantina

Twizted Confections

For several years I have lived in close proximity to Twizted Confections and never happened to stop by. I had sampled their cakes and cookies a number of times, but was missing out on much more. Twizted Confections is located at Woodlawn and Central, near Il Primo Cafe, and is the place for anyone with a sweet tooth as… More Twizted Confections

Churn and Burn

Sadly, there are a shortage of places to enjoy the deliciousness of homemade ice cream in Wichita. Most options in town are chain places or ones that just sell industrially made ice cream. Most of this frozen dessert is fine, but if I am going to spend money on it, I want some of the good… More Churn and Burn