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Gourmet Pizza Il Vicino Style

Although we usually shy away from showcasing chains, Il Vicino Wood Fired Pizza is one of those exceptions. While the idea of wood fired pizza is no longer a rare occurrence, toss in that the recipes are all determined by a gourmet chef, and now that’s something special. We visited their Bradley Fair location in Wichita, Kansas to sample their goods.Continue reading

Old Cowtown entrance.

Prairie Life At Old Cowtown

Being Midwesterners, we were looking forward to our visit to Old Cowtown. Wichita has a lot of similarities to our hometown of Kansas City. Both cities were frontier towns, which grew famous from the cattle trade. Both also have the confluence of two rivers in the heart of their city. It was near this junction that a replica of a 1860’s frontier town came to be.Continue reading

Berry filled pastries

Make Mine A Milkfloat

In the Delano area of Wichita, we stumbled upon Milkfloat. This interesting dessert shop is only about six months old, but is already creating a lot of buzz around town. We had just finished walking off a magnificent dinner at a nearby restaurant, and decided it was fate that landed us at the doorstep.Continue reading

Beacon restaurant exterior.

Breakfast for the Masses at Beacon Restaurant

When we started looking for breakfast locations in Wichita, the Beacon Restaurant kept rising to the top. After hearing all of the repetition, it was obvious that this was a place to try. Since it was close to our hotel, it seemed that a breakfast run would fit perfectly. We visited on a Tuesday morning, and even with some road work nearby, we found a great parking spot out front.Continue reading

Giraffe looking at camera.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Unique Name, Awesome Experience

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is not exactly what we think of when we hear the word zoo. Although visitors can have a zoo-like experience, they can also choose to dive deeper into the world of animals. The owners wanted to help guests gain a more personal interaction with the wonderful creatures, that the zoo cares for on a daily basis. Here you will find an opportunity to get up close, and personal with many species. Continue reading

TJ's Burger House exterior.

TJ’s Burger House

Our original research identified TJ’s Burger House as a good option for one of the locally-owned restaurants to visit. Sadly, time restraints forced us to cut it from our final list. When the day to head out arrived, unseasonably low temperatures in Wichita forced us to make a last minute itinerary change. We quickly reinserted TJ’s into the mix, and looked forward to our upcoming visit.Continue reading