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Last August, my family and I stopped by Songbird Juice Co. in Riverside for our first time to try their juices, Acai bowls, smoothies and drinks. From our review, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Imagine the excitement when word was out that Songbird Juice Co. was opening up a location at College Hill in Clifton Square. That day has finally arrived with their grand opening on March 25.


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3700 E Douglas
Wichita, KS 67208
316-686-2177
Open Daily: 7:30am - 3pm

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I stopped by over the weekend and their new location is smaller than their Riverside location. At 350 square feet, there isn't any seating available. Nearly everybody I saw ordered their drinks to go. There's an area outside you could make your own seating like on ledges but for the most part, you'll be taking it on the go with you.



All the smoothies, drinks, and bowls from the Riverside location were available. 

With it being grand opening weekend, they had plenty of customers coming in and out for the day keeping the two ladies plenty busy. 

Both of them were very engaging and answered all the questions we had. There was a slight mess-up with one of our orders and my friend was given a free drink as an apology for the mistake. 




Even with the honest mistake, our visit to Songbird's newest location left everyone happy and pleased. Everything was of the highest quality from the customer service to the drinks to the bowls. They are certainly a place I would frequent again.

If you've never been to Songbird, check out our previous review on them. 

Happy Dining,
Eddy

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Less than a year ago, I wrote about a a food truck in town called Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch. My coworkers and I loved the food truck. So much in fact that Noble House may have been the food truck I frequented the most.

Fast forward to 2017 and Noble House Hawaiian now has a sit down restaurant. I no longer have to wait for decent weather to please my Noble House pregnancy cravings (Editor's note: I'm not pregnant).



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3238 E Douglas
Wichita, KS 67208
316-351-5596
Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 2pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

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They are located inside the former short-lived Smarts Doughnut near Douglas and Hillside in College Hill. The moment you walk inside, you get the feel of Hawaii complete with the music. The only thing that would have made the experience better was if a greeter was at the entrance placing leis around people's necks.





The restaurant looks to seat around 32 people but on nice days, they have the ability to add a couple two tops outside.

The menu is very simple. While it can be found online, here are some pictures that include the prices.





Between my coworkers and I, we ordered the following items which came out very quickly.


Pig and Chicken


Shrimp and Chicken


Spam Loco Moco


California Poke


Lobster Roll
At first glance, the food portions were incredibly generous. Some people, when they look at the menu may get some price shock but there are some things to take into account. Quality fish isn't cheap and Noble House will fill you up with excellent food.

I was told the California Poke had really good flavor. The onion and cucumber added a nice crunch to the crab and the spicy mayo was spicy enough to please any taste buds.

The chicken and pork included in the plate lunches was really tender and simply amazing. You know the meat is good when it doesn't need any sauces. It's good to know when the work and effort a restaurant puts in reflects in the quality of the food. The shrimp in the place was awesome and something my coworker would order again.

The Spam Loco Moco for those wondering is Spam on a bed of rice with eggs on top drizzled in gravy. It's served with a side of Macaroni Salad. At $7.99, everybody thought it was the best value on the menu. The amount of food included in the meal is nearly intimidating and sure to make you tired after you're done eating.

Speaking of the Macaroni Salad, everyone loved it. It was very good, not your typical loaded with mayo mac salad.

And the Lobster Roll? Just like the rest of the meal, it was drool worthy. Inside the seaweed paper was big chunks of delicious lobster. Honestly, it may have been the favorite part of the meal for me which is still debatable given all the other options at our table.

If you hadn't guessed it by now, everyone was awwing and oohing at the food. Even customers would walk by our table just throwing questions at us wondering what we had ordered. This was one of our best lunch trips. Not because of the company, I don't think anybody who went would give me that much credit but because of our food.

This is certainly one place we would frequent again.

I was wondering if there would be a difference in quality from the food truck to the restaurant and there isn't. It's the same wonderful Noble House I've come to love.

On our way out, I talked my coworkers into trying Mochi Balls which is like little ice cream balls. If you can get over the texture of the rice paper it's wrapped in, it's an excellent little dessert. It's essentially ice cream wrapped in rice paper. My nieces love these things.



Check these guys out as soon as you can. They are a truly unique offering in Wichita that sometimes feels flooded with the same type of food.

Nice friendly people. Generous portion size. Excellent food. What else do you need?

Aloha,
Eddy

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It's Lent which for some people means eating more fish on Fridays.

This gave some family members and I a reason to try Bonefish Grill's new Spring menu to pass the word on to not just other family members but all of you on another quality option for fish in Wichita.

On our visit to Bonefish Grill, we ordered three featured items on their Spring Menu. Take a look at these delicious offerings:


Georges Bank Sea Scallops

Cedar Plank Norwegian Salmon

Rockefeller Atlantic Cobia
The Georges Bank Sea Scallops were laid out on a bed of parmesan risotto. We're all huge scallops fans and Bonefish Grill always leaves us satisfied with their tender and succulent scallops that are full of flavor. There aren't too many places around town that do it right but Bonefish is certainly one of them.

The Cedar Plank Nowegian Salmon is something we've had before but obviously good enough again for us to try another time. The salmon is roasted on a cedar plank and topped with a sweet honey and savory Dijon.

Then there was the big favorite of the three: the Rockefeller Atlantic Cobia. This was our first time ever trying Cobia. We were surprised how firm and tender the fish was as well as being very light yet filling. It was topped with creamy spinach and lump crab which was like having a cherry on top. Just amazing.

And what would any meal be without drinks?


They had a Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini and Pomegranate & Sage Martini on special. The favorite of the two was the former. I was told it tasted like the fruity syrup they use on snowcones but not so sugary and thick; something people could order multiples of and enjoy.

It was another excellent trip to Bonefish Grill for us. Here's their Spring menu for those interested:



Happy Dining!
Eddy

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If you didn't know by now, north Broadway is a major food haven for Mexican food. There are a plethora of options for nearly every hour of the day. If you're looking for another option that also gives you the the availability to eat late, here's one for you.


Food fans, please enjoy the latest review which just happens to be a food truck. It's Ricos Tacos El Torito.

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1935 N Broadway
Wichita, KS 67213
316-516-6427

Wednesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 12am
Sunday: Noon - Midnight
Closed Monday and Tuesday

(Hours are subject to change, check their Facebook page for updates)

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They don't have a full menu available online but it is pasted on the side of their truck.


One of the big drawbacks is the lack of prices on their menu. We found ourselves asking for prices of most items. For those wondering, their street tacos are $2 a piece and they have plenty of meat options to choose from.

For our visit we went with a trio of different tacos (tripa, pastor and choriza) along with a Huaraches which was $8.



The food came out fairly quickly and on par with many other Mexican food trucks in town if not faster.

My friend and I were both new to Huaraches. For those unfamiliar with it as we were, it's is a popular Mexican dish consisting of an oblong, fried masa base, with a variety of toppings including green or red salsa, onions, potato, cilantro and any manner of protein such as ground beef or tongue, and then finished with queso fresco.

We likened it to a soft flatbread pizza with a Mexican spin on it. It was a very plain looking dish yet very filling and delicious. A co-worker told me, it's nothing like a flatbread pizza but to the human eye we definitely thought it looked like one.

.....and the tacos? Good God. Those were delicious as well; possibly one of the best tacos we have ever had from a food truck. The tacos looked so simple but were fantastic. Sometimes with tacos, the meat ends up being so dry but that wasn't the case with Ricos Tacos El Torito.

With their hours running until 11 pm and Midnight, this is going to be a great option for me when I'm looking for a late dinner. I'm already excited to go back soon...... maybe tonight.

Add this food truck to your list immediately! 

Happy Dining!
Eddy

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There's a new classy little bar downtown that is more than just a bar. It's a distillery, a cocktail bar, it's attached to a huge event venue, and it's ten times safer than it's previous predecessor at that location.


Of course you know by the article title, it's Wheat State Distilling which is the former Doc Howard's location.

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246 N Mosley
Wichita, KS 67202
316-831-7413

Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 12am
Friday - Saturday: 2pm - 1am

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There's a huge venue attached that holds over 500+ people. All of that information can be found on their webpage, Distillery 244 Old Town. But for my Saturday afternoon, my friends and I strictly focused our time at the bar called Wheat State Distilling. You'll want to make sure you get that down. Even I was confused and thought they were the same thing as did my friends.



Inside the place is beautiful. They did a fantastic job of remodeling the place.

This place may sound familiar because it is. There's a Wheat State Distilling at 37th and Hydraulic so many of their fine liquors are featured on their cocktail menu. From their bourbon to their gin to their spiced rum to their vodka, there's really something there for everyone. They will also provide tastings to those who are unsure as to what they'd like.

They even have a small patio which we found to be fantastic given the weather Mother Nature has blessed Wichita with recently.

While they don't serve food, they did provide every table with a spicy nut mix to snack on.

As for the service, it was a little on the slower side the afternoon we went from ordering our drinks to retrieving our drinks to tabbing out. We stopped by when they first opened and it wasn't busy so we weren't sure to what may have caused the slowness. Outside of that, the staff was very friendly and informative on throwing suggestions at us.

It was something we were able to overlook and would certainly go again in the future given our fondness of alcohol.......in moderation of course.

If you are wanting to support the Drink Local movement, this is your spot. I'm a fan, I have a couple different Wheat State bottles at home and can vouch it makes for a wonderful cocktail after a long day.

Here's their cocktail menu for that particular day:


Happy Drinking!
Eddy

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What's better than custard? How about 92-cent custard!

From now until February 26th, Freddy's Frozen Custard is offering 92-cent frozen custard treats. It's a one week offer to celebrate the 92nd birthday of it's co-founder and namesake, Freddy Simon.

It's available at all participating Freddy's with no other purchase obligations necessary. The 92-cents nets you a single scoop of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard in either a traditional cake cone or dish.


My niece couldn't decide between the chocolate or vanilla, so we decided on both. It was her first time trying the frozen custard at Freddy's and she loved every ounce of it. She loved the versatility of the custard. By versatile, I mean she found it to be a great dessert as well as a condiment for her fries. She noted, "the chocolate is so much better than ketchup!"

Then after you're done, don't forget to take a picture with the cardboard stand-up of Freddy!


Happy Dining!
Eddy

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It's been almost a couple years since we last covered Adrian's. After chatting with a friend on where to go for lunch, we decided on Adrian's so it was to my surprise when I found out they had a lunch buffet. It sounded like the perfect time for another lunch review.


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2121 N Rock Road #300
Wichita, KS 67206
316-681-1148
Lunch Buffet Monday - Friday - 11am - 2pm
Lunch Buffet Saturday & Sunday - 11am - 3am

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For starters, it's a $11.99 lunch buffet offered everyday of the week.

Here's pictures of everything they offered that day.







There were many options of favorite Mediterranean staples like fattoush salad, hummus, and tabbouleh. Other dishes on their menu can be found like tilapia, pork with butternut squash, eggplant stew and beef stroganoff.


For $11.99, they had great offering of Mediterranean food that would normally run you $11.99 for just one plate of one item with a salad. We ran through the line a couple times and tried a little bit of everything. It wasn't like other lunch buffets where you the food feels so heavy once you're done.

Even with the stroganoff, pasta salad and hummus, it all felt fairly light and we left completely satisfied. The food quality was fantastic and the staff did a great job of getting fresh food out on the line. Service was quick and friendly; they essentially had all the tools put together on a fantastic lunch outing.

I can definitely give this lunch buffet a recommendation from Wichita By E.B. It's worth the $11.99 + tax + tip if you're wanting to try an assortment on Mediterranean foods.

For our regular review on Adrian's from 2015, head here.

Happy Dining!
Eddy

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Since the 1920's, there's been a tiny burger joint that has been serving little sliders to people all over the world. It's crazy to think they've been around for nearly a century now. For all the times I've driven through Salina, KS, it has never dawned on me to stop by.

All that changed the other night, when we finally made it a point to head into the heart of Salina for.....


...........The Cozy Inn!!!!!!


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107 N 7th St
Salina, KS 67401
785-825-2699
Monday - Saturday - 10am - 9pm
Sunday - 11am - 8pm

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While I was trying 30 different burger places in Wichita, multiple people reached out to me regarding The Cozy Inn. When I say multiple people, it was probably like two but let's not take away from a great story.

The Cozy Inn is considered one of those places that everybody should try at least once. The hype was there but was the food equal to it? My friends and I were about to find out.

We arrived 35 minutes before closing. There was a nice bright neon sign hanging high, three benches outside for diners and even a walk-thru so people could stop by and place their orders. Oh, not just one walk thru but two. One at the front of the building and another at the side.



We wanted the full Cozy Inn experience so we went inside and found a counter along with six stools for people to dine at.



Even though they were ready to close, the two ladies working that evening were incredibly welcoming to us. They found out we were just passing through town and were happy to hear it was our first time there.


The menu is very simple. It's just sliders and bags of chips. The sliders are similar to what you would find at a White Castle. In fact, the original owner got the concept from White Castle and opened The Cozy Inn a year after White Castle opened in Wichita. The biggest difference is the Cozy Inn stayed in Salina while White Castle ditched Wichita.

The slider/Cozy Burger is $1.14 a piece. You can get a value meal of 6 burgers which includes a drink and chips for $8.27 or the 4 burger option for $6.44. We all went with the 6 burger option.

All their burgers are cooked with just onions.


We were told sometimes people will bring in their own cheese.

A big part othe Cozy Inn is the grill they use. Their grill is decades and decades and decades old; that's the secret to what makes their burgers taste so good. There are some Cozy Inn's in Manhattan for instance but Cozy Inn fans swear the older grill in Salina makes all the difference in the world.


It didn't take long for our Cozy Burgers to arrive then that silence started where people are too busy eating.



Everybody ended up having six Cozy Burgers. We found that four burgers was the number where you felt satisfied. Five was the amount you could be full and six was the number where you thought to yourself, "I can't finish this but I don't want to waste food."

The burgers were awesome. Full disclosure, I love little sliders and am a big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big fan of White Castle. I was happy to hear my friends liked it as well because they actually aren't fans of White Castle.

The burgers were so simple yet delightful. It really made my day that we were able to stop by The Cozy Inn. It's great to have friends who are so willing to give in to my time-wasting and unhealthy food ventures. I could only imagine how much worse it would be if I was pregnant; glad that's humanly impossible.

On our way out, we had to double check to make sure a pin was placed on Wichita.


There was one major drawback to The Cozy Inn. When we left, our clothes reaked of onions and meat. When we arrived in Wichita, the car reaked of onions and meat. When I got to work this morning, I'm pretty sure I still smelled like onions and meat. Outside of that, the staff there was incredible. Food was great; all around a great foodie adventure.

Happy Dining!
Eddy

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