Letter N was kind of impromptu. In deciding the restaurant, I wanted to do something different. N&J was a very popular suggestion but I've been to many Mediterranean spots. Newport was another, but I touched upon Newport before. Noodle's is a chain but it's also been a topic of a blog in the past. So what's that leave us?
Well none other than a Wichita original!!
According to Wikipedia, they famous for its loose-meat sandwiches and root beer. The sandwiches are similar to what is known in the Upper Midwest as tavern sandwiches and the ones served at that region's Maid-Rite restaurant chain.
They opened up in Wichita on West Douglas in 1930. They are most famous for their loose-meat sandwich which comes topped with pickles, diced onions and mustard. They have five different locations in Wichita which are as follows:
7301 W. Central
1416 W. Douglas
6404 E. Central
3441 E. Harry
2415 S. Seneca
You can check out their website at: http://nuwayburgers.com/
The menu: http://nuwayburgers.com/menu-2/
Their slogan is "Crumbly Is Good" so we decided to put that to the test.
My guest diner for this adventure was Leslie. This was her first time ever attending NuWay. I'm pretty sure upon finding out that her letter was going to be NuWay she was kind of let down. I told her to keep her spirits up and enjoy the fabulous meal ahead of her.
We both went with their most popular item. A Medium NuWay (burger) with fries and a root beer. We also ordered a side of onion rings. I ended up switching my fries to tots to spice things up a little. Exciting, I know.
|Slice of Heaven|
|Is Crumbly Actually Good?|
|All of this for only $4.99|
Are you out of your mind?
The food overall, in my opinion, is good but not fantastic. It's something I can eat once a month but that's about it. Leslie wasn't that big of a fan. If I had to break it down, NuWay is like beer or Jean-Claude Van Damme movies........ It’s an acquired taste. You may not like it the first time but through time, you may. (Well Bloodsport isn't an acquired taste, that movie kicked butt the first time I saw it many moons ago).
Price wise, it's pretty cheap. It's comparable to any fast food joint. A burger, fries and a drink will run you about $5. Our tab ended up being around $15 which included tip.
After some discussion, we both came through with our final score. Taking into account, price, quality of food, service, I gave NuWay a 3.5. Like I said earlier, it's good but not great. Leslie wasn't as kind. She gave NuWay a 2 saying the saving grace was the Root Beer. The final score for NuWay on the Super Scientific Scale is 2.75.
I'm still glad I stopped by there though. It's a Wichita Original and something that's been here longer than most places. It's not for everyone but the people I do know that like NuWay, love it. If nothing else, go in for a root beer.
Up next I should have a brief synopsis of the new U Grill that opened. I was fortunate enough to stop by the day after they had their “Soft Opening” to see what they had to offer. That should be up soon. Also start bringing on those suggestions for Letter O.
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