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Restaurants Who Undeservingly Missed Yelp’s Top 300

Like it or not Yelp is the 3rd most visited customer review site for restaurants (right behind Google and Facebook). Wichita By E.B. is currently ranked in the top 900 billion of all customer...

Join the ‘Eat Local’ campaign to end 2020

Nobody saw 2020 coming. It's been the craziest year in my lifetime. The sad part is it's not over yet. There's still two months of unknown out there. One of my big fears is...

Get To Know… Big B’s Beef

Big B's Beef FOUNDED July 2020 THE OWNERS Brian and Liz Bathgate ABOUT THE OWNERS We were born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. We met in Freshman year math class, when we were 14 & 15, and have been married...

Get To Know… The Ostomy Guy Podcast with Austin Powers

The Ostomy Guy Podcast FOUNDED 2019 THE HOST Austin Powers ABOUT THE HOST Austin grew up, was schooled and trained, and has been running an insurance and investment practice since 2006 here in Wichita. He is married to his wife...

How to support restaurants during COVID-19

Like it or not, COVID-19 is hurting businesses in more ways than one in multiple different industries. For some people, the fear isn't there and it's business as usual. Then for others, people are...

Tour-amisu di Tiramisu: Ranking the Best Tiramisu in Wichita (Part 3)

With twenty different types of tiramisu marked off, it's time to unveil the much anticipated Top 15 Tiramisu in Wichita. These are the ones that stuck out for us as the best. Ranking tiramisu...

Wichita Christmas Pre-Orders & Restaurant Openings

Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror. Now we are on to Christmas. As always the biggest question is, "What's going to be open for Christmas?" And with the pandemic, people...

Where to dine-in or grab carryout meals for Easter in Wichita

Easter is just around the corner. Who's offering what? Will there be any carry out specials like last year? Let's get right to business. Here's what we know so far. If you have any additional...
gordon ramsay

That one time I was asked to be the food critic on Gordon Ramsay’s...

In November, I received an ominous email from a Gmail account that looked like [email protected] The sender asked for my phone number and wanted to chat about making a public appearance. All of that...

Tour-amisu di Tiramisu: Ranking the Best Tiramisu in Wichita

Back in October, I had this crazy idea to go around town and try every single tiramisu I could get my hands on at the various restaurants around town. What's the best tiramisu in...