Introducing the members of Wichita’s latest food panel: The Neighborhood

Wichita is full of supporters of our dining scene. I’ve been fortunate to meet many of them in my travels around town. One evening a light bulb went off in my head. Why not gather all of these supporters of our dining scene and create a little group of sorts?

I asked for foodies, influencers, bloggers and others to apply for a new food panel called The Neighborhood. My idea was to get feedback from others, suggestions and recommendations, and more input on the Wichita dining scene. After all, I’m sure many of you may be getting bored with reading just my opinion on this blog. Why not include others?

Hundreds of people applied, I reached out to many others and I’m happy to announce phase one of The Neighborhood. This is the first group of people that will be a part of this food panel. These are people who have played their own special part of the food scene and actively go out to try new restaurants all the time. Some names you may recognize from the various social media groups and pages. They are spread out all over Wichita so this panel isn’t just solely focused on one area of town. Over time I will include others but I wanted to start small and learn as I go on how to utilize The Neighborhood to benefit our restaurant community. Without further ado, please welcome the food panel:

Telehue Food (by Lisa Nguyen)

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Favorite Food: Thai Cuisine
Some Fav Restaurants: Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria, George’s French Bistro, Thai HouseSakura Japanese Cuisine, Taco Locale, VietNom Nom, Lalo’s Express

I’m a self-taught videographer born and raised in Wichita. I combined my hobby of videography with my love for food to create Telehue Food. My videos feature family-owned restaurants across the Midwest as well as along my travels.

Fert The Foodie

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Favorite Food: Authentic Tacos
Some Fav Restaurants: Cafe Asia, Tacos Chepe, Lola’s Bistro, Public, Newport Grill, Mo’s Hut, Bomber Burger, Bocco Deli, Dappery Dodo Breakfast Burrito, The Kitchen, Caesar’s Table, Georges French Bistro, Big B’s Beef, Chiang Mai, Kimson Asian Market, Gabby’s Peruvian, Manna Wok

I’m 35 years old, born and raised in Wichita, KS. I have a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University. My career is designing fire sprinkler systems, while my hobby is food blogging. I have a bright and beautiful 4-year-old daughter that I love very much.

Live Local (by Troy Trussell & Darin Hackney)

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Favorite Food: Street Tacos
Some Fav Restaurants: When Pigs Fly, Rene’s, Little Saigon, Crafted, Goyo’s

Troy & Darrin have been eating tacos together for 5 years. Their love for street tacos, and food altogether, birthed their YouTube channel Live Local. On the channel they share their experiences at restaurants in Wichita, and the surrounding area, showing you the best these places have to offer.  You can subscribe to the channel on YouTube. Just search for Live Local.

Wichita Life ICT

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Favorite Food: Mexican Food
Some Fav Restaurants: Café Asia, River City Brewery, Uno Mas, Connie’s Mexican, Molino’s

My name is Landon Huslig. My wife and I run the Wichita Life ICT social media accounts and the Wichita Life Podcast. We love Wichita and highlighting what makes it special.

Just Try it

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Favorite Food: Pho
Some Fav Restaurants: Dappery Dodo Breakfast Burritos, VietNom Nom, Tacos TJ 664, Dempsey’s Burger Pub, Little Saigon, B.S. Sandwich Press

We are a couple who likes trying out new things. Escape Rooms, traveling, concerts, you name it. We also enjoy hosting parties with unique twists, either food-wise or themed.

Significantly Spicy by Lynn Avants

Favorite Food: Duck Pho
Some Fav Restaurants: Thao’s Bistro, Birrieria Raymundo, Leo’s Taquería, George’s French Bistro, Albero Cafe, Bagetelle Bakery, Pig In Pig Out

I am a former touring musician that decided to get into a tech career and raise kids. I love fishing, traveling, and live music. After a health scare several years ago, I started cooking as a hobby that I have grown to thoroughly enjoy. I’m looking forward to experiencing some exciting new adventures!

Aaron McMullin

Wichita Food Scene Facebook Group
Favorite Food: Pizza
Some Fav Restaurants: Bricktown Brewery, Ziggy’s Pizza, Taco Fajita, When Pigs Fly, Freddy’s Frozen Custard, West Street Burgers

My name is Aaron McMullin. I was born and raised in Wichita and love to live local. I am extremely proud to live in this great city and raise our kids here. I’ve been married for 8 years and we have a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old. Go Chiefs!

The eight of us will have some content over the next couple months on favorite foods, restaurants and more. Just additional input from other lovers of food and supports of Wichita’s awesome dining community! I’m working on setting up some live food panel meetups and talking to restaurants about hosting us. So stay tuned for more!

If you’re interested in joining the second wave of Neighborhood, you can apply here.

Happy Dining,

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