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As we make our way around town to try every Sunday Brunch Buffet, our most recent stop brought us to Rain Cafe and Lounge.


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Quick Scoop:
518 E Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
316-261-9000

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2pm

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Rain Cafe and Lounge during the day serves an eclectic meal of Mediterranean, Mexican and American dishes. I've had a couple of their dishes and both times, the meals were great. But from 10:30am - 2pm, they have by far the cheapest Sunday Brunch Buffet in town.

At just $7.50 a person, no other place can compare to Rain's prices. My friends and I stopped by the other weekend to knock this one off of our list. The moment we arrived, there were several people leaving so it was just our party of seven eating there.

For our group being the only table there, it took a while for service and drinks. Our server eventually came over and apologized for our wait. She took our drink orders of Mimosas and water. After looking around at some tables that haven't been bussed, we noticed there were bottles of champagne spread out. We flagged down our server and asked if there were any drink specials for the day. She failed to tell us that a Mimosa was $5 but you could buy a bottle of champagne with orange juice for $14.50. That sounded like a much better deal and we ordered quite a few of those.


After that, I believe another employee noticed our server was struggling and came over to assist. He ended up being our server the rest of the time. He made it a point to come over often to check on us and take away any dirty dishes.

As for the buffet itself, here is what was on the line:




The buffet line was limited to six breakfast items and then dessert. My friend said it should have been called a "Breakfast Buffet". The hashbrowns, eggs and biscuits and gravy were good but the sausages and bacon were overcooked and the french toast was dry.

At $7.50 a person, we really didn't complain much as we knew looking at the price it wasn't going to be a full scale buffet. While the buffet was pretty basic and average, it was a good value and the drinks were flowing well. The service started off a bit rough but picked up when a new server took over duties.

Food-wise, Rain didn't do much to really separate themselves from the competition. The $7.50 pricetag and bottles of champagne may be enough to get more people in.

If you want our opinion, stick to Rain for their regular menu.

To see our other Sunday Brunch Buffet reviews, head here.

Happy Dining,
Eddy

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Indian options in town are pretty limited especially when you compare it to other food genres in town. We've been to I believe all of them and with a new one that opened recently in Wichita, that meant another food review.

This time it's New Paradise Biryani Pointe.


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Quick Scoop:
1648 S Rock Road
Wichita, KS 67207
316-927-3580

Closed Monday
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

Buffet is from 11am - 2pm
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New Paradise Biryani Pointe Indian Cuisine replaces the old Pirate Pete's Seafood which I was sad to see close down. The restaurant is very tiny and fits around 16 people. They have a pretty expansive Indian menu but for this visit, we tried out their lunch buffet. 

The buffet is $11.99 on weekdays and $12.99 on weekends. 



Many traditional Indian items like Chicken Biryani, Egg Curry, Naan, Bindi Curry, Dal, Samiya, Batura, Paneer Tika Masala, and Goat Curry can be found on the buffet line. I must say, the Goat Curry was excellent. It was my first time trying it and I loved it. My friend stuck with the rice and chicken options to play it safe and liked what she had.

Then there was this:


Above is a type of Indian salad. Don't let the texture or look turn you away. It was amazing. I was told the name of this dish two times and forgot to write it down. He basically told me it was an Indian appetizer similar to a salad but had a spicy kick. The salad was creamy in texture but also had a nice bite. We both had this a few times.

While the both of us are no food experts when it comes to Indian cuisines we enjoyed our lunch and would go back again. The owner was extremely pleasant and grateful for our visit. 

This is a great addition to the south side of town which already lacks Indian options. We give this our recommendation.

Happy Dining!
Eddy

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While walking through the mall, my nieces noticed a place they've never been to. They are now old enough to sneakily ask how to get what they want without directly asking for it:

"Uncle Eddy, we should review this place."

And with that question comes our latest review on Great American Cookies:


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Quick Scoop:
7700 E Kellogg Dr (Inside Towne East Mall)
Wichita, KS 67207
316-691-8829

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

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Great American Cookies is your basic cookie outlet offering cookies, brownies and cookie cakes with specialty flavors. They can be found downstairs at Towne East Mall towards the center near the food court. For those who like to keep it local, Great American Cookie is a national franchise with just one location in town. 



On our quick and brief visit to Great American Cookies, I gave the girls free reign of what kind of cookie they wanted. The cookies range in price from $1.69 for the small variety all the way past the three dollar mark for larger cookies and cookies sandwiches filled with frosting. To quote my nieces, "We can afford this, I see you with money all the time!" 

The flavors change but on that afternoon birthday cake, chewy supreme chocolate, white chunk macadamia, chocolate chip, cookies and cream, and many more. 


For whatever reason that day, the girls ate their cookies really slow. It was two either savor the flavor or just really annoy me on purpose......I'm thinking the latter. It was to no surprise that the girls loved them. I had the white chunk macadamia and have to admit I thought it was delicious. 

While I find paying essentially $2 a little much on cookies, this was a nice random outing I could see myself taking the kids to again. In doing some more research on Great American Cookies, it looks like they have the occasional Groupon out there as well.

I'm certainly no cookie exert but for the convenience of it, this is somewhere I'm sure I'll be visiting in the future. Service was your standard first time employee with a girl who didn't really look like she wanted to be there but still answered what questions we had. The prices were higher for me but standard to the competition around the city but in the end, my nieces loved it so that's enough for me to warrant a return visit. 

Happy Dining!
Eddy

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Yokohama Ramen Joint
Looking for something to eat for lunch or dinner on Monday April 24th or even lunch AND dinner?

The best deal going on that day will be at Yokohama Ramen Joint. To celebrate their one year anniversary they are offering $5 special on every noodle dish (excluded shrimp and extra toppings) all day long. That's right! Just $5 for some of your favorite ramen in Wichita.

This special is valid for dine-in, carry out orders and delivery through Fetch Neighbor from 11am - 8pm.

To entice people even more, they have free coffee from Noon to 2pm from Reverie Coffee Pop-Up Stand.

This is certainly one deal you won't want to miss out on. I'll be there and hope to see all of you there too.

Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Happy Dining!
Eddy

Food truck season is in full force. With the weather finally being more cooperative outside of the constant rain, it made sense to make a food truck stop. We decided to make our way out to Wichita's newest food truck: LumpiaPalooza.


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Quick Scoop:
316-617-4238

Facebook - Check their Facebook page for location and times
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LumpiaPalooza is a truck owned by Parsnipity Cafe which we have yet to review.

This new food truck just started this past week. They specialize in Lumpia. What is Lumpia you ask?

According to my friend Wikipedia, Lumpia is a spring roll of Chinese origin commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines. It is a savoury snack made of thin crepe pastry skin called "lumpia wrapper" enveloping a mixture of savoury fillings, consists of chopped vegetables (carrots, cabbages, green beans, bamboo shoots and leeks) or sometimes also minced meat (chicken, shrimp, pork or beef). It is often served as an appetizer or snack, and might be served deep fried or fresh (unfried). Lumpia is quite similar to fresh popiah or fried spring rolls popular in Southeast Asia.

If I were explaining them to people, I would call them either a fried spring roll or something similar to a taquito.

The Lumpi as LumpiaPalooza is made with all sorts of different sweet and savory fillings. When I stopped by they had fourteen different kinds. Take a look:


They had ones with jalepeno poppers, fried mozarella, tacos, pepperoni, roast beef and then dessert options with brownies, Nutella, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and more. At $2 a piece, I did what any food blogger would do. I ordered every single one of them. Ordering 14 Lumpia (or is it Lumpias?) made complete sense in my mind.

If you order ten or more Lumpia, you get to sign their truck too. Wichita By E.B.'s signature is now there for your viewing pleasure.



It took me about 10-15 minutes to get my order with a call-in. They told me ahead of time they were going to put all the savory Lumpia together and the sweet ones separate. I was ok with putting them all together. They usually baggie them up individually by flavor but I didn't need them to take the time to do that with all the customers lining up.

For those wondering, LumpiaPalooza also fries the sweet ones in a separate frier from the savory options.

Here's a look of the inside of a Lumpia:



With fourteen different Lumpia, it was a near certainty there was going to be some that were really good and others you questioned. The favorites of the savory options included: Pepperoni Pizza, Mississippi Roast, Caribbean Veggie, Jalapeno Poppers and Pulled Pork. Having the sauces to dip the Lumpia in was a nice added touch. It really helped compliment the fried breading on the Lumpia.

The one I disliked the most was the Dill Pickle one which was a surprise to me since I love pickles.

The Sweet ones were good but I am not sure if it's something I'd order again. I preferred the savory Lumpia much more but I'm also not much of a dessert guy so your opinion could differ greatly. For what it's worth, my niece enjoyed the dessert Lumpia. Then again she enjoys dessert anything.

While the Lumpia can get pretty greasy, it's something I could see that would fare really well at food truck or art events. It could even be a hit at the Wichita River Festival. At $2 a piece that would beat the hell out of some of the other overpriced foods there. Lumpia makes for an excellent complimentary appetizer or snack. I could see myself ordering a couple of them to snack on while walking around. As a full meal, they may leave you desiring a little more.

Happy Dining!
Eddy

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With a large Asian community in Wichita, there is definitely no shortage of options in town for any cuisine whether it be Pho, Pad Thai, Quick Style Chinese Food, you name it. So it was no surprise when a new sushi restaurant opened its doors this month. Introducing Blue Fin Sake Bar:


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Quick Scoop:
255 N Washington Ave
Wichita, KS 67202
316-295-4219

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

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Blue Fin Sake Bar is the latest sushi restaurant to hit the streets of Wichita in the former Taste and See building. They are the third sushi restaurant to be located downtown with Hana Cafe and Wasabi. For me personally, it's nice to have that third option as I don't frequent Hana Cafe often and Wasabi mistreated my family once and we refuse to ever go back....but that's a whole other story.


Inside Blue Fin Sake Bar, there's plenty of seating and a fully stocked bar. There's a real modern upscale feel to it where it'd be great place for a night out with friends, a date night, quick lunch, whatever you desire. 

My family and I stopped by last week to check them out and see how their first week of being open was going. As with all First Looks, we will be a little more forgiving on certain aspects as many restaurants are trying to get a grasp on processes moving forward.

On a weekday, Blue Fin Sake Bar was very busy. For a party of eight, our wait ended up being roughly twenty minutes. Once we were seated, a server was quick to take our drink order. After that we all made our orders. We started off with two orders of Gyozas and I wanted to try an Oyster shooter.



I ordered one Oyster Shooter at the request of a colleague of mine who was interested to see what it was like. It consisted of an oyster, quail egg and Ponzu. It was definitely interesting. Ponzu from what I gathered is a citrus based sauce. It was really really really sweet so that mixed with the quail egg and oyster made for an entertaining moment for my family as they watched me drink it all. I like to say I'll try most things once and once was enough for me. I learned that Oyster Shooters aren't for me.

My nieces plowed through the Gyozas. Our server only brought us out one order but we didn't bother to say anything.

For our entrees we ordered the following items:

Salad with Ginger Dressing

Awesomeness(above)
Hot Damn (below)

Volcano (above)
Florida Orange (below)

Spicy Tuna (above)
Firecracker (below)
Steak and Shrimp

Kid's Teriyaki Chicken

For starters, we had ordered two orders of the Spicy Tuna and only received one. Later on, we would find out they only charged us for one Gyoza and one Spicy Tuna.

Everyone enjoyed their sushi. It was certainly better than the other options downtown. Of all the rolls, my personal favorite was the Volcano (Tuna, salmon, avocado with chef’s special sauce). Other favorites at the table included the Hot Damn (Avocado, cucumber, spicy tuna with spicy mayo sauce topped with hot chili oil) and the Firecracker (Shrimp tempura, cucumber topped with spicy kani, crunch, masago, scallions, eel sauce and spicy mayo).

The other meals like the Kid's Teriyaki and the Shrimp and Steak were your standard rice and meat meals commonly found at many other Asian restaurants. It wasn't bad but it wasn't something to write home about. Most people who go to Blue Fin Sake Bar will most likely be going for the sushi. The quality was good and the prices were fair.

My family mentioned they were a bit slow on the service and had a couple mess-ups but not so bad that it ruined our experience. Hopefully those are some items that can be fixed over time. One thing for sure though is everybody on staff was incredibly nice. Everyone had a smile on their face and would always ask how things were going when they stopped by. Overall this is a place we would visit again in the future. We hope to check back again in a few months to see how things are going with Blue Fin Sake Bar.

In the meantime, we can give this place our recommendation. It's already the best we've had downtown.

Happy Dining,
Eddy

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I fancy myself on trying new things and doing things for the sake of doing things.

Whether it's running in a 200 mile team marathon on a week's notice, driving to Yellowstone to search for gold on an hour's notice, becoming a vegetarian for a week, running a half-marathon without training or living off of minimum wage for a month, I'm all for experiencing new things.

Sometimes it's dumb; sometimes it's fun; but it's always intriguing to me. I call them my experiments and for me, it's a way to change things up from my daily routine of life.

While browsing through Facebook, I saw one of my friends had posted a blog about a 3-Day Juice Cleanse over at Wichita Mom's Blog. After reading it, my senses told me, "That sounds like fun!!!" My brain heard the word "Fun" and by that point, I knew there was no talking myself out of it.


I brought up the idea to my co-workers and friends. A good majority of my friends told me things like, "It's a waste of time", "It's not healthy", and "Why even do it?" Keep in mind these are the same friends that pushed and encouraged me to try 30 different burger restaurants in 30 days.

Surprisingly though, I had a few co-workers who were willing to join me in this cleanse. We spoke about it on a Wednesday and started the very next week. I present to you my journey of struggles, sadness and sacrifice.

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The Cleanse Process

Before I even get into the three day journal, let's cover what is a juice cleanse? We purchased ours at Songbird Juice Co. and this is their definition:
There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the “juice cleanse”, but the bottom line is this; any time you challenge yourself to do better, it may be difficult, but change can benefit you. Juice cleanses allow your digestive system a chance to take a break, resetting and cleansing your palette from processed foods.
Not a single person went into this cleanse thinking it was a magical diet, a quick way to lose weight or a way to bring world peace. Nope. We did it to sort of hit the reset button on our bodies, give our digestive systems some rest, maybe lose a couple pounds and get a better grasp on our eating and drinking habits.

At Songbird Juice Co., it cost $90 + tax for the 3 Day Cleanse. Let's face it, being healthy isn't the cheapest in the world. Here's more info on Songbird's Juice Cleanse. So this doesn't sound like some big advertisement for them, I'll preface the rest of this by saying we all paid full price for the cleanse. This wasn't given to us or discounted.

Pre-Cleanse Process

To prepare for the cleanse, it is important to drink lots of waters, reduce and/or eliminate caffeine, alcohol and sugars, increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, and decrease consumption of meats and dairy.

I'm a guy; I make mistakes. So while I did a good job of drinking water, eliminating caffeine and alcohol, I did what anybody else on Sunday would do. I had went to a Sunday Brunch Buffet and increased my consumption of meat.....and all good food in general. To make up for it though, I had strictly fruits and vegetables for dinner.

I wasn't too worried about coffee or caffeine because I don't drink either of those during the day. I know a couple of my colleagues did so they had to prepare themselves mentally for the change.

While I don't know Marty Spence, the owner of Songbird Juice Co., I reached out to her with some questions and she made herself happily available over the phone. We had a great chat about what to expect, what to do and answered any questions my co-workers or I had.

Day One of the Juice Cleanse


All ready to go!
I woke up bright and early Monday morning excited for what this new challenge had in store for me. I picked up the bottles from Songbird Juice Co. and was on my way to work with all the bottles for day one.

The bottles came with a step by step instruction sheet on what to drink. There were four bottles per day. Nearly everyone started their morning with some green tea and honey. Around 9 am, we then began the Juice Cleanse with the first bottle: Generosity which consisted of Kale, Cucumber, Pineapple and Ginger. The greens inside give energy so this was the recommended drink for the day. This was surprisingly delicious. I wasn't sure how a drink with all those ingredients would taste but everybody enjoyed the first one.

So far so good. We would also mix in water throughout the day to hopefully curb away the appetite.

Around lunch time, it was time for the second juice: Harmony which consisted of Pineapple, Carrot, Orange and Tumeric. The first sip was a bit weird but after a couple drinks, Harmony really grew on us. It was at this time, I learned to "chew my drinks". I was told that if you chew while you are drinking the juice, it breaks down the nutrients and is better for you. Either I was being made to look like a fool or it really worked. I'll never know.

In the afternoon, Marty called me to see how things were going and answered any questions we had.

I also had some Kombucha which is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks. I purchased a few different brands of flavored Kombucha at Sprouts. Some tasted like Kiwi-Strawberry, some like Dr. Pepper, some like Root Beer, some like straight up flavored vinegar which was gross. Kombucha helps out with the digestive system and curbs the hunger pains that were starting to come on. This was recommended to me on the Juice Cleanse tip sheet as well as on a previous call with Marty.

To end the afternoon, we had Loaded Lemonade. It consisted of Alkaline H20, Lemon, Lime, Ginger and Local Honey. I'll be honest this was a tough one to put down. Nearly everybody in our group had trouble finishing this one. For me, it was just too acidic. Others put syrup or more honey into their drink to make it a bit more palpable. Three of the four of us have to admit, we didn't drink it again.

Once I arrived home, things started to get worse. I was watching television and when you're not eating you pay closer attention. EVERY commercial is about food. It was really disturbing and annoying. I watched National Championship Game that evening which was good enough to keep my mind off of food except for every commercial. Watching the Capital One commercial with Charles Barkley and the Snack Hoodie was so tempting.

I finished my evening with Recovery which contained Romaine, Apple, Cucumber, Celery, Spinach, Parsley. Compared to the Loaded Lemonade, this was like drinking the nectar of the Gods. It was a delicious drink that did me good until bedtime.

Day Two of the Juice Cleanse

I'm the type of person that sleeps maybe 5-6 hours a night. Tuesday was no different. On such little sleep, I was quite energized and ready to go for the day. There was certainly some hunger pains coming on.

As I was driving to work, I noticed how many places served food which made me even hungrier.

I saw a Subway....food. Spangles.....food. Dillons gas station.....food. Fidelity Bank.... lollipops. Wendy's....food. Burger King.... food. Off brand gas station.... food. Apartment Complex.... many fridges with food. Everywhere around me was food. Even a car passing by had a driver eating a donut.

The moment I arrived at work, I started drinking my first bottle of Generosity. The rest of my work day was similar to the day before. I stayed on the same plan with the juices, mixed in some green tea and Kombucha along with plenty of water. I avoided going to the cafeteria as I knew some of my colleagues would jokingly enjoy their food more in front of my presence. One colleague did make it a point to let me know how good his lunch was. (I see a glitter bomb in his future).

Outside of the morning struggle for food, the afternoon went by quick. It was only when I was at home when the real struggles came. I skipped my late afternoon Lemonade drink and switched it up with lukewarm water with lemonade along with vegetable broth. The vegetable broth may have been the best thing I ever had over the past two days. It felt like a real meal. Hours after that though is when the sadness came along.

In the early evening, I had a major headache. I was told ahead of time that people who drink caffiene and coffee, both of which don't apply to me, may experience headaches on a juice cleanse. After talking with a couple others who were doing the cleanse, they had the same headaches.

I ended my evening with the final juice and tried to sleep earlier than usual which I failed because I started a new show called Big Littles Lies which is excellent.

Day Three of the Juice Cleanse

Even though I was on 5 hours of sleep again, I woke up with no headaches, no hunger. It was like a new day. Very exciting times for my colleagues and I as it was our last day on the cleanse! My morning started off with the first juice and then it was off to start the work day.

The moment I arrived at work, the hunger pains started to come on again. At that point, I caved in. The Juice Cleanse instructions notes that if you must eat, it's best to stick to easy to digest foods. So I had a banana. Come to find out that day some of my other co-workers had some snacks; one had vegetables and another had a small bag of popcorn.

Throughout the day, all I could think about was what I would eat for my first meal. For whatever reason Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches were on my mind all week. My stomach was calling for them.

The rest of the day was on and off again hunger that I tried to avoid with the help of water, green tea,  Kombucha along with many visual pictures of food spinning through my mind.

That same evening it was a birthday dinner for one of my friends. I stopped by towards the end of it because I didn't want to see people eat. When I arrived, everybody had their leftovers out and it all smelled wonderful. There was even some baby food out that I would have eaten in a heartbeat. Listening to everybody talk about how good their food was pretty miserable. In fact, I was told that I looked miserable. After the brief 30 minute stop, I was home to drink my final juice and lay in bed.

After the Juice Cleanse
PB&J Finally......

The day after the Juice Cleanse and being able to eat real food was like turning 21 all over again. That morning I ate the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich I was craving all week. An hour later, I crashed. It didn't dawn on me that the processed jelly and carbs would knock me out. Even though, I wasn't hungry that was the worst I felt all week. I followed that up with carbs again and had Pho for lunch. I couldn't even finish a medium bowl of Pho; the hunger just wasn't there. The whole experience really made me rethink my food choices for the workday.

For everybody in my group that weighed themselves, the average weight loss was around 7 pounds over the three days. Everyone didn't feel so hot by day three but throughout the whole time, people admitted the energy level was good and they were getting better sleep.

Everyone felt lighter and "cleaner" so to speak. Even a week later, I didn't feel so bloated or awful after eating. It did wonders for the digestive system. A key takeaway someone had was people don't need as much food/calories as they think they do. It's obvious that eating habits greatly effect how you feel and this just solidifies it.

All the juices we had, we would drink over an hours time. It made us realize that we don't think about how much food we are shoveling down our throats on big binges in quick time spans.

A week later, I still haven't gained my weight back. I have changed my diet to eat a light meal or drink a juice to replace a meal if I knew I would be eating something unhealthy that same day.

Would we do it again?

None of us would probably do a 3-Day Juice Cleanse again; that was just too long. I would certainly consider a 1 or 2 day cleanse in the future followed by light fasting for the next day or two. Am I glad I did it? Certainly! I'm always open to trying new things and didn't feel like it was a waste of time or money as some people told me. It gave us all a better realization of many things that we wouldn't have otherwise have thought about without the cleanse.

Another thing I'll add is Marty Spence was wonderful throughout the whole process. From answering all my dumb questions to checking in, everything I read about her was entirely true. She really does care about her business and her customers. That alone is enough to keep my business whether it's a shorter juice cleanse or just stopping by for a smoothie.

So that does it with my latest life experiment. What I do next, you'll have to keep reading to find out.

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Former Wichita State standout and current New York Knick, Ron Baker, hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. I decided to pop in to ask a quick question related to Wichita restaurants.

I asked Ron what his three favorite restaurants in Wichita were. It looks like he had some good taste as a couple of those would make my list as well. His response?

 
Looks like Red Rock, On the Border and Ziggy's Pizza made the cut for his three favorites! I'm sure those three restaurants are going to be incredibly proud to make his list.

If you're curious about the best tacos he's had, you'd have to drive up north to Manhattan, KS. Taco Lucha was listed as his favorite. He also mentioned that his best burger can be found at The Q in Hays, KS.

He also noted the best bars in Wichita are Pumphouse and Brickyard.

Happy Dining,
Eddy

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For a while there it seemed like Room Escapes were opening up left and right in town, that has seemed to calm down lately and we are now set with a good selection of them. We've written a Complete Guide to Room Escapes in Wichita and that has been updated with the latest one in town: The Art of Escape ICT which opened last year.


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3540 W Douglas Suite 4
Wichita, KS 67203
316-768-2588

Website | Facebook

$20 a person
Up to 8 people in a room
60 minutes to escape
Bookings available on their website
You could be paired with other people if you don't fill up all spots in the room

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You'll definitely want to follow them on Facebook as they have a very active feed with contests and promotions. Rooms are $20 a person but sometimes you will be able to find promotions on their site.

As for the Room Escapes, they currently have one room opened, The Syndicate, with two more opening in the future.

My usual group stopped by on our latest Room Escape outing to check it out. Here's the synopsis for the room:
The Syndicate is one of the most powerful organized crime operations on the face of the planet. Led by the infamous Salvatore Bonnici, the Syndicate has pulled some of the most cunning jobs in recent history. ​ That's where you come in. You, and your team, in the Syndicate Series, will be living three pivotal moments within the Syndicate's long and storied history.
The Syndicate is an 8 person room but for our visit we only had six of us. Like many of the other Room Escapes in town, The Art of Escape ICT wants to make sure you have fun. They offer you hints if you need them.

Like every other review, we will never give away things about the room as that's for you to find out.

The Art of Escape
There were a couple road blocks for our group but we ended up pulling it together in the end and escaping. The moment we stepped out of the room, they even had nice little goodie bags to award us at the end. Nice touch.

The general consensus from our group was we had fun which is the ultimate goal. They had some different and unique spins on puzzles which kept out attention going. In this age with so much competition, the owners of these places have to work really hard to differentiate themselves. We felt The Art of Escape ICT did a good job of this.

They have some other rooms in the works which they hope to intertwine the theme of all their rooms so it's like a big story. We certainly look forward to checking them out once those rooms open up which should be happening Easter weekend. You'll want to contact The Art of ICT or check their Facebook page for updates.

The staff on hand was friendly and gladly took in any feedback we had to offer.

They've recently partnered up with Puzzle Plex and The Room - Wichita. Anyone who successfully escapes two rooms at Puzzle Plex, The Room - Wichita and The Art of Escape: ICT will win a free escape master t-shirt. I'm not sure if this is valid only moving forward. So if you've done all those rooms before, you may want to contact them to see.

Otherwise the Art of Escape: ICT is another worthy addition to the Room Escape offerings in town. One we would recommend to everyone.

Happy Escaping,
Eddy

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