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I’ve wanted to go to Old Mill Tasty Shop for a long time. And luckily for me, I got a lunch date invite from one of my favorites, Sara! Bonus, her daughter Kathy accompanied us. Double-bonus, I got to order Girl Scout Cookies. Things in my life are looking VERY up recently, so I’m always afraid my house is going to burn down or I’ll get The Monella or something. That said, bring on Old Mill!

Awww. Isn’t it cute? I love downtown Wichita.

Disclaimer: I ruthlessly stole this image from someone’s Flickr account because I forgot to take one of my own. As far as I understand people don’t care if you use their Flickr images as long as you don’t make a profit (I won’t) and credit them (check it out). But if someone has a problem with me using the image, let me know!



Let me preface this by saying, I grew up in Colwich, and no matter how much pizza I eat (and I eat A LOT), I have never found a pizza I love more than Gambino’s. I have memories of going here after church on Saturday nights, spending many a snow day eating there, hanging out on quiet Sunday afternoons studying, or even getting to know the local police department on Friday nights (not for bad things, believe it or not) while my sisters finished up their shifts. I have nothing but good memories of Gambino’s and wanted to feature it more for nostalgia reasons, to give Colwich a shout out, and, well, so I’d have a reason to post some pictures.

Pizza is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.


We hit up Thai Tradition last night, and I forgot to take pictures. Mostly because I was so excited to eat, I think. But this place needs no pictures. If you’ve never been, go. If you’ve never had Thai food and are intimated, go and get the Pad Thai. Better yet, go at lunch, get the Pad Thai (which at lunch comes with an egg roll and one crab rangoon) and the hot and sour soup. You won’t be disappointed. If you don’t like spicy, get the Pad Thai mild (when they ask if you want spicy, say no). If you like spice you have the selection of medium, hot, or chef hot. I am a spicy-lover. I put Dave’s Insanity Sauce in almost everything. I normally order medium then ask for the spice rack and add more spices, if I need it. I’m always afraid if I go hot I won’t get to enjoy the flavor of the dish as much. However, that said, next time I’ll probably go hot, because the last three times I’ve added a considerable amount of extra spices. Another good choice are the Drunken Noodles.

Go. Be with God. Er, Thai food. Same thing.

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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.


I’m on the fence about lasagna. Sometimes it hits the spot, lots of times it’s a letdown. In the case of MY lasagna, especially. I spent a ton of time several months ago making lasagna from scratch. Homemade noodles, the best cheeses and spices, etc. It was good, but not perfection. And I don’t even want to consider the calories involved. So this time I set out to make a tasty lasagna that wasn’t dry (for some reason my lasagna always turns out a little dry), easy enough to make, and decent on the calorie scale.

It looks like this story has a happy ending


I’ve been amped about the new Noodles & Company since I saw the word “Noodles” on the sign on the front of the building. Will I eat anything with noodles? Absolutely. Does the word alone make me salivate? Embarrassingly so. But nonetheless, bring on the noodles!

Yes, please. A thousand times over!


If you’ve never eaten at Barn’rds, please call me. We’ll go together. I freaking LOVE this place. I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to review it. You know how people rave about Arby’s? I do NOT like Arby’s. Occasionally I’ll think I crave their curly fries and Arby’s sauce, only to eat it and remember their fries have a funny taste (almost like dirty grease?). Sure they’re crunchy and all the other things good fries should be. And don’t even get me started on Arby’s “wonderful” roast beef sandwiches. I’ve tried them. Several times. I used to assume I was just getting an odd bad sandwich. But, nope, they really just aren’t that good. Go to Barn’rds and you’ll know what a good roast beef sandwich is. I PROMISE.

I’m salivating looking at this little guy.