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[2 Jul 2010 | by Maria Mannani | 24 Comments]
[drink] Wichita Martini Specials

Not to get all “Sex and the City” on you, but I really do love a good martini. Wichita isn’t exactly known for martini bars. I’ve actually had a little trouble finding bars that know how to make a martini that doesn’t taste like pure alcohol or pure mixer. However, there are a few places around the city that know how to serve a tasty martini.
Some of the best martinis in town come from Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar (923 E. 1st St.). Aside from their wonderful 2-4-1 specials on Monday nights, they also …

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[18 Jun 2010 | by Maria Mannani | 10 Comments]
[eat] We All Scream for Ice Cream

I am a strong believer in the powers of ice cream. It is perfect on hot days, always tasty, available in a variety of flavors, and always an inexpensive way to treat myself. Ice cream cones, shakes and sundaes are some of my favorite creations. Wichita is not, by any means, in a shortage of ice cream shops. Here are a few of my favorite and best values:
1) Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store is fantastic for numerous reasons. They have several locations, a large …

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[2 Jun 2010 | by Maria Mannani | 2 Comments]
[nest] Great Car Repair Shops in Wichita

I’m convinced that living life without a car would be very difficult or impossible for me. I need my car. It takes me anywhere I need or want to go. It’s reliable. However, there are two things that keep it in working order: gasoline and maintenance. The only unpleasant aspect that comes with owning a car is vehicle maintenance and repairs. It can get costly. Fortunately, there are several affordable car maintenance centers here in Wichita that do quality work.

Chris’ Mobile Auto Service (1905 S. Lulu St.) offers quality work …

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[16 May 2010 | by Maria Mannani | 10 Comments]
[eat] Wichita’s Best Burritos

Good burritos aren’t hard to find in the ICT. In fact, there are so many varieties available that it’s nearly impossible to go wrong. Wichita is home to some amazing Mexican eateries. Fortunately, they all serve some delicious burritos. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) Rene’s Mexican Restaurant, Mexican Food, and Taco Mexican have some of the most authentic Mexican fast food available in Wichita.  All of these restaurants are owned by the same person and offer the same items at each restaurant. In my opinion, the Colorado is …

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[15 Mar 2010 | by Maria Mannani | 9 Comments]
[nest] Sacred Home

Home is supposed to be the place where you feel at peace, comfortable, and relaxed. What makes your home special to you? Maybe you have an old, broken-in couch that reminds you of simpler times. Maybe you have a painting or piece of art that makes you or your home feel tranquil and inviting. If your place is lacking that home-like feeling, a few changes can make your home feel and look how you want it to.
Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art, is designed to use energy from the home …