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[1 Feb 2010 | by Brandon McPeak | 2 Comments]
[eat] Breakfast at Copper Oven

I started the day last Tuesday with the intent of hitting a local breakfast spot for two purposes: for one, I have a column past-due for which I need to write about a hole-in-the-wall restaurant; for two, what superstition I have tells me that starting out the first day of the semester with an enjoyable and hearty breakfast has got to put me on proper footing.
My footing was lost, so to speak, in finding that footing when my partner for the outing informed me at 7:30 a.m. that said local …

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[2 Dec 2009 | by Brandon McPeak | 646 Comments]
[eat] Holes in the Wall: Ty’s Diner

Ty’s Diner feels like a back-highway diner from a bygone era, a romantic notion validated by the small but steady stature of this time-tested ICT burger joint. Located on 2nd Street a block east of Seneca, skirting the North side of the Delano district, Ty’s is now under its sixth round of ownership since it was first opened in 1952, but is still going strong.
Owners Greg and Annette Helms have headed the operation for just over a month. When they bought the business, they set out to virtually duplicate the …

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[25 Nov 2009 | by Brandon McPeak | 145 Comments]
[listen] Grassland Band Showcase: Spirit of the Stairs

l’esprit de l’escalier 1. The experience of thinking of a devastating rejoinder only after leaving the scene of the debate. 2. “staircase wit”
Spirit of the Stairs holds a special place in the heart of Wichita music. Composed of five instrumentalists from several notable Wichita bands, the group drips, then rushes, straight into the veins of a limited body of post-rock greats. Originally described as “rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes,” the genre became characterized by long, dynamic songs of symphonic magnitude, often composed of multiple movements and with massive tonal …