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[21 Jul 2010 | by Steph Barnard | 23 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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[7 Jul 2010 | by Ashley Perkins | 43 Comments]
[eat] Where to Find Great French Fries

Like many other people around town, the rain put a damper on my 4th of July plans. When my friends and I found out the Saturday barbecue we were supposed to attend was cancelled, we headed to Oasis Lounge (4121 W. Maple) to indulge in burger and a beer. I had heard the French fries were worth checking out, so I got an order. They were homemade, thick cut, just the right amount of greasy, and hit the spot. Sampling the Oasis’  excellent offering got me to thinking about some …

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[5 Jul 2010 | by Denise Grays | 7 Comments]
[eat] Where to Find Great Chicken Wings

Recently I decided to search for delicious local chicken wings and enlisted the help of friend, cook, and self-professed wing nut, Jeff.  Our first stop was Neighbors Restaurant & Bar (2150 N. Amidon) for buffalo wings.
Jeff and I ordered 12 wings for $5.99.  The sauce for the wings was right on for heat; it builds as you eat, with just enough bite and kick with a vinegar finish. The wings had a good amount of sauce on them but still had crispiness to the skin.  The meat was juicy.  Jeff asked for blue cheese …

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[25 Jun 2010 | by Liz Sothman | 35 Comments]
[eat] 10 More Fantastic Wichita Lunch Spots

My first article for verb [ICT] many moons ago was 10 Fantastic Wichita Lunch Spots, highlighting great Wichita dining. Since I had to limit the list to 10, there were several amazing places not mentioned in that article. Readers chimed in with numerous suggestions of other local favorites. Since that post was published in November, some of the great spots have closed and some new spots have sprung up. So, I decided to continue the great 10 list highlighting many reader favorites and some flashy new lunch options.
1. Cinnamon’s Deli (3 locations) – …

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[25 Jun 2010 | by Ashley Perkins | 2 Comments]
[think] The Restaurant Experience

There’s something so nice about a great dining out experience. When the drinks are flowing, the food is hot and delicious and the atmosphere is special, everyone leaves the restaurant feeling good and anxious to return for a second visit.
But, as you and I know, it doesn’t always go like that. Sometimes your water glass stays unexplicably empty for half the meal. The food comes out, and you have a fries instead of the side salad you ordered (or worse, vice versa). You leave feeling frustrated and grumbling, “well, I’ll …