Tanya Tandoc

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5:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Restaurant Review: Official Bar-B-Q

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I love smoked meat, and Wichita has some of the finest pitmasters (and mistresses) around. My husband discovered Official Bar-B-Que a few months ago, while walking our ancient pug down the block.

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5:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Restaurant Review: Doo-Dah Diner

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Wichita has a relatively new fun breakfast and lunch spot, the Doo-Dah Diner, just east of the on-ramp to Kellogg, between Broadway and Market.

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5:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Restaurant Review: The Artichoke

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If you don’t already know about The Artichoke, at 811 North Broadway in Wichita, you are missing out.

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5:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Food: Slow Cooking

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My plan for today was to talk about leftovers and what to do with them, but as I sat in my office Wednesday, typing and watching snow fall beautifully onto our patio, I changed my mind.

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5:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Restaurant Review: Fizz Burgers and Bottles

Fizz Boursin burger
Credit Tanya Tandoc

I took my mangled friend Teri to Fizz Burgers and Bottles out at 37th and Rock Road before her orthopedic appointment the other day, to cheer her up and to eat something good.

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5:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Food Essays

I devour books. When I find one I love I’ll read it cover to cover, as fast as I can, and all other activities pale in comparison. I have a particular passion for food essays that started when I was a little girl.

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5:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Food: Resolutions

Kale salad
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Every New Year brings fresh resolutions to us all. Most of them revolve around weight loss and exercise. I am astonished every year by the next new weight loss fad, whether it be some new ketone, or a miracle extract made of exotic fruit, or a fast that promises melting pounds of fat with little or no effort.

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5:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Food: Fast Food In Wichita

Credit Fletcher Powell

I love good fast food, whether it’s a hangover helper or I just crave something salty, greasy and cheap. Wichita has some marvelous, locally owned fast food joints and here are some of my favorites:

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Food: Holiday Relaxation

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The holidays can be extraordinarily stressful for even the most spirit-filled person. If you are the one doing the cooking, replicating a giant, fancy holiday meal can bring one to wit’s end, particularly if you just did another elaborate dinner at Thanksgiving.

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5:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Food: Asian Market

Fletcher Powell

I love Asian grocery stores. All of those mysterious, oddly named ingredients-- stinky tofu, anyone? Anyone?-- the smell of rice and soy and dried mushrooms. I visit Asian Market on Central, near Hydraulic, often, because it is close to both the restaurant and home.

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