Tanya Tandoc

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Restaurant Review: Twelve Restaurant and Bar

Credit Jeremy Coleman

I rarely splurge on dining out. So, when I do, I try to pick restaurants that have excellent buzz and have proven their point for at least a year.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Restaurant Review: Bali Café

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I am so happy to welcome Wichita’s new Indonesian restaurant, Bali Café, to town! In a city filled with marvelous Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese restaurants, Bali Café rounds out our collection of Southeast Asian delights.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Restaurant Review: Thai House

Curry at Thai House
Credit Tanya Tandoc / KMUW

I love spicy food.

I love it when I eat something so hot that I get a little high from it, or start to hallucinate just a little. I want to sweat and pant as I eat. It may seem sadomasochistic to you, but it’s my kind of fun. 

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Restaurant Review: Molino's Mexican Cuisine

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I am thrilled by the recent opening of Molino’s Mexican Cuisine, on north Waco! Mario and Mara Quiroz are back after their much-loved restaurant Frida’s closed a few years ago.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Food: Mouthfeel

Sea cucumbers, never again
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Lots of people I know are texturally sensitive eaters.

They won’t eat anything slimy, bouncy, gummy, gelatinous or spongy. Even the idea of tapioca pudding gives them the shivers.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Restaurant Review: R Coffeehouse

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I was recently treated to Sunday brunch with a friend who “kidnapped” me and took me to R Coffeehouse, in the remodeled building that used to house the Riverside Perk.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Restaurant Review: Harry's Uptown Bar & Grill

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

If you have lived in Wichita for longer than a year and haven’t made the trip to Harry’s Uptown Bar & Grill, you are missing out on some of the best atmosphere in town.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Food: Farmers' Markets

Old Town Farmers' Market
Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

This is the time of the year when my thoughts turn to gardening.

It’s all about what I want to eat… not so much about the actual work of planting, weeding, tending and harvest. I pore over seed catalogs, plan, order and fantasize. It’s really mainly about the fantasizing. I am definitely not thinking about weeding when I place my orders!

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Food
5:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Restaurant Review: Garden Grill Cafe

Credit The Garden Grill

I am delighted that Chef Miguel Larcher, of the now closed vegan restaurant D’Sozo’, has found a new location and is back to cooking amazing, interesting vegan cuisine.

His new place, the Garden Grill Café, is located inside the cool Occidental building downtown. The restaurant is a little hard to find, but just walk in the front door and enter, and you will find yourself in a lovely room, with gorgeous high ceilings and a skylight.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Food: Cooking Shows

Rachael Ray has a food adventure
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I will admit that I have a complicated relationship with food television. To me, it’s like a lover I broke up with, then hated, then slowly began to tolerate again, then just forgot about.

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