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[21 Jul 2010 | by Steph Barnard | 119 Comments]
[eat] Home Grown Kansas: Wichita’s CSA

“It’s like Christmas morning!” I said to my friend Amy back in May, the day before we were to report to the Old Town farmers’ market to pick up our very first CSA share. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The concept: you pay a local farm a certain amount each week or month, and you get a selection of their produce each week. Rather than buying each item piecemeal from the farmers’ market, you just get a share of whatever the farm has available. It’s a cross between bulk buying and those “mystery grab bags” at the dollar store.

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[21 Jun 2010 | by Steph Barnard | 6 Comments]
[go] Pops 66

If you’ve never done a soda tasting, you might be surprised to know that it’s oddly similar to a beer or wine tasting. You drink way more of a beverage than you should, but it doesn’t feel that way at the time since the portions are so small. You keep going even though you know you should stop, because you want to try all the varieties. You feel high and silly for a little while… and then you crash and try not to get sick.
So it was a few weeks …

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[8 Feb 2010 | by Steph Barnard | 8 Comments]
[drink] Caffeine on the Cheap

I know, I know: the cheapest way to get your java fix is to brew it up yourself at home. But there are some days when that’s just not going to happen, and a quick coffee run on the way to work is required. ¬†Luckily for the financially challenged among us, several local coffee shops offer special deals to help you stretch your latte budget.
This is pretty much the best-kept coffee secret in Wichita. Are you ready? Go to Watermark Books between 7 and 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and order a …

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[28 Jan 2010 | by Steph Barnard | 8 Comments]
[wear] Women’s Winter Fashion Essentials

Winter in Wichita is nothing if not schizophrenic. We went from a white Christmas to an extreme cold snap to springlike temperatures in just a few weeks. While you may be ready to start shopping for shorts, the harsh reality is that spring is still months away. The good news? Now is a great time to stock up on winter essentials; local boutiques like Pink Saloon, Wild at Heart and Eccentricity are having big sales to make room for new spring merchandise.
We’ve already covered men’s winter fashion; ladies, here are …

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[28 Dec 2009 | by Steph Barnard | 3 Comments]
[think] The Top Wichita Stories of 2009

Outsiders may think nothing interesting ever happens in Kansas, but we know it’s been a newsy year in Wichita. Here’s a look back at the good and bad of 2009.
Intrust Bank Arena/Downtown development

The arena’s not even open yet, and it’s already causing a lot of consternation among Wichitans. First we complained about a lack of diversity in acts – most of the performers lined up so far fall into the country genre – and then, when tickets for said acts went on sale, we complained they sold out too quickly. …