Archive for the ‘Southeast Wichita’ Category

I reviewed Po Boy Pizza back in August. I gave rave reviews, and then continued to slap myself for not realizing how awesome they are before uprooting myself to become a Westsider. In the meantime, the house sale has become a huge mess, and I’ve frequented Po Boy as a homage to what soon will be “remember when” days.

What could be wrong when everything looks SO RIGHT?

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While I’ve never complained about southeast Wichita’s restaurant selection (since I can’t even make it through my pared down original list), I was originally disappointed by the lack of one-off Mexican restaurants. There used to be a spot at Lincoln and Oliver, in the shopping center near Southeast Carryout. And of course, you always have Felipe’s at Harry and Webb. And the lesser-known La Posada a little closer to Kellogg at Oliver. But I love cheese, and my cheese craving most successfully gets fulfilled at Mexican (or Tex-Mex) restaurants. And for the most part, I had to hit up Felipe’s to get that fill. Not that that’s bad. But nonetheless, I was excited to see a new spot in the old Angelo’s on Oliver. OK, I know it’s been other places since Angelo’s but that’s what I always think of. Man, what I’d give for an Angelo’s vegetable sandwich with extra Italian dressing. But I’m digressing. We’re here to talk cheese. Let there be cheese!

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Ever since I heard there’s a place in Wichita that 1. specializes in fried rice 2. has a cheap (read $4!) combo of rice and eggrolls and 3. makes it fast and as you order it, I knew I had to go. Unfortunately, I wasted a lot of time before I got there. And I have to say, for $4, it’s hard to find a better deal in Wichita. I mean, sure, if you want a full buffet of Chinese food, you’re not going to get what you want. But quick and tasty, why not go here instead of boring McDonalds?

This is what it’s like to find your soul mate after giving up believing he exists.
Where have you been all my life?

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I’ve eaten at so many good places recently. I’ve decided I’m giving up ALL franchise restaurants, unless I’m meeting someone for a birthday (in which case it would be rude to say I’m NOT eating somewhere specific). So if I have the say-so, it’s all local establishments for me. And preferably ones I haven’t ever tried. Why? Because of places like Sport Burger. I can’t believe I’ve lived in southeast Wichita for eight years, and have never tried this place. Scratch that, I’m glad I haven’t. I love burgers. I’m not an expert or anything, but I know what I like. And I like this place!

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I’ll start this post by saying I’m not a big fan of Japanese steakhouses. I know I’m boring, but I don’t like the big shows. They make me uncomfortable. I think I can pinpoint it to two things: 1. I don’t like shrimp and they always do stuff with shrimp then I feel like I have to eat it (or god forbid they’ll throw it at my face). 2. I HATE, HATE, HATE being in the spotlight. And it’s like the chefs can sense this. Why don’t people let an introvert go? It’s OK to be introverted, people. Just like it’s OK to be extroverted. Give the extroverts their day in the heating lamp, and draw attention to them. OK, vent done. Strangely, I feel much better.

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I’m a sucker for advertisement… And since I’ve never LOVED Wendy’s fries, I decided I’d give their “natural cut fries with sea salt” a try.

First of all, let’s be clear here: No matter what you fry the fries in and what kind of salt you put on them, they’re NOT healthy. I’m not sure they’re marketing for health appeal, I think it’s more from a “real deal” perspective. And while these fries were leaps and bounds better than their old fries (unfortunately, this means I’ll want Wendy’s more often than just a random cheeseburger), they weren’t anything amazing. They were crunchy (which is an upgrade from their old soggy fries). And they were ironically overly salty (whereas I remember Wendy’s as the place that throws salt in your bag because their fries are so bland).  Let’s meet in the middle on the salt wagon, Wendy!

We’ll still throw in a packet of salt. But you won’t need it!

Overall, though, the fries were an upgrade from the old. And Wendy’s must know it, too, because they’ve flat out replaced the old fries with these newbies. They’re marketed as “naturally cut from a Russet potato with skins on.” I definitely didn’t think they tasted fresh cut and fried, but still. Upgrade.

When I heard the old Knolla’s/Geno John’s/Papa Murphy’s reopened as a new pizza place, I knew I had to try it! Especially since it was the day before my birthday, and, well, what says “happy birthday” more than pizza and beer?

Buon Compleanno!

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