Wichita dining

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5:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

'Birds' Brightens Up The Day

Hugo Phan KMUW

I met a friend on a cold, rainy day for lunch at Birds on The Roof, on Rock Road and Central, and my day immediately improved.

The restaurant is lovely, beautifully pink and green and bright. The pastry case was filled with pretty treats and cakes, and we were greeted by smiles and seated right away.

We sat and were given three little biscuits, light pink and green and cream, flavored gently and only slightly sweet. The sweet butter that was served with them was delicious.

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5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

This Pho Is Special

Credit Hugo Phan / KMUW

Pho is one of the most delicious noodle soups on the planet.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Classic Thai With Romantic Flavor

Credit Hugo Phan / KMUW

Thai Tradition is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Wichita.

It is dark and pretty inside, with a romantic ambience that sets it apart from many other Thai establishments in town. The food is delicious and beautifully presented on nice china. I like to take out-of-town guests there to relax and chill out after a long day of travel or business work.

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5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Tanya Tandoc: Want Something New And Fresh? Try Ceviche!

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For those of us who adore fresh fish, ceviche is one of the best ways to eat it.

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5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Mole, Oaxacan Style!

Design on a chair at Rostizeria Los Reyes
Credit Tanya Tandoc / KMUW

Mexican restaurants abound in Wichita, and each is unique in quality, authenticity, menu and style.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Restaurant Review: Bella Vita Bistro

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I moved to Wichita after culinary school in the early '90s. The restaurant landscape at the time was just beginning to change and grow. 

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5:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Restaurant Review: Cafe Maurice

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I have talked before about how lucky we are to live in an area with such fantastic Lebanese food.

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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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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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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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