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

Gorditas Durango

When I am in the mood for a new authentic Mexican restaurant, I always start my search in the north-central part of town. The area bounded by Waco, 9th, Broadway, and 29th streets holds a treasure trove of street tacos, menudo, mole, and salsas just waiting to be consumed. My target on this day was… More Gorditas Durango

Krispy’s Fried Chicken and Seafood(It’s All About the Chicken and Waffles)

If there’s one thing that will keep me motivated on a 20 mile run it’s the thought of enjoying a plate of chicken and waffles afterwards. Until recently it was hard to find this opulent soul food combination in Wichita, but Krispy’s Fried Chicken and Seafood has changed that. This small restaurant is located on south… More Krispy’s Fried Chicken and Seafood(It’s All About the Chicken and Waffles)

YOLO Grill

There are many restaurants in town to get a burger and fries, so in order to be successful,  an establishment has to set itself apart from the others. Keeping the menu simple and not cutting many corners are two easy ways to accomplish this in my opinion. YOLO (You Only Live Once) Grill is just a simple restaurant making… More YOLO Grill

Bill’s Charcoal Grill

In theory the hamburger is simple, a disk of meat, a few condiments, some toppings, and a bread based cover are all that is necessary. Yet I am always surprised how restaurants find ways to screw up this pure Americana dish. The most egregious error is when restaurants opt for frozen pre-made patties and then proceed… More Bill’s Charcoal Grill

Restaurante Antojitos Salvadoreno(The New Pupusa King)

Pupusas, pupusas, pupusas. If you have never tried one of these delicious marvels of Salvadoran cuisine then I implore you to stop reading this nonsense at once and proceed with haste to Restaurante Antojitos Salvadoreno. Trust me it will be worth it. It is conveniently located on Central between  I-135 and Grove. Just look for the… More Restaurante Antojitos Salvadoreno(The New Pupusa King)

Copper Oven Cafe and Bakery(Don’t Leave Without Dessert)

In my opinion some the most unpredictable dining adventures you can have are at cafes and diners. You never know if the place just pulls everything out of the freezer or if they actually take the time to prepare homemade food. It’s the difference between enjoying a tasty comfort food meal or something that leaves… More Copper Oven Cafe and Bakery(Don’t Leave Without Dessert)


Previously published in the Wichita Eagle: With the recent closure of two local Italian restaurants, Luca and Bocconcini, Wichitans are suddenly left with fewer choices when it comes to getting their pasta fix. One of the remaining options is Marchello’s, a family run operation on south Seneca. While it does not replace the upscale menus… More Marchello’s