Category Archives: Question of the week

Question of the week: Favorite fictional restaurant?

Restaurants are some of the best characters in film and television. What would “Happy Days” have been without Arnold’s? “Friends” without  The Central Perk?

My favorite fictional restaurant at the moment is Los Pollos Hermanos from AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” The chicken looks pretty good, and the owner is so… congenial!

Which made-up movie or television restaurant would you most like to visit?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Best quick lunch?

At least once a week, I have to grab a quick lunch to bring back to the Eagle and eat at my desk. And I like some variety.

Often, I’ll call ahead to La Galette and they’ll package up a quiche/fattouch combo, which I run in and pick up lickety-split. The other day, I grabbed some pre-made sushi from the Fresh Market counter, which was decent. Today, I had a pretty tasty Southwestern salad from QuikTrip.

What’s your favorite lunch-on-the-go, and where do you get it?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Best Halloween candy?

Halloween is almost here, which means the stores are overflowing with candy.

Everyone has a favorite.

Some people are candy corn connoisseurs.

Others stick strictly to chocolate.

I raid my daughter’s Halloween bag for Heath bars and anything made by Reese’s. I also always have a Baby Ruth hankering come Halloween, and I’ll eat a Twix bar any month of the year.

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Favorite fried food?

Wichita has no shortage of fried delicacies, even when it’s not Wichita River Festival time. Fried mozzarella sticks. Fried pickles. Fried okra. Fried jalapeno bites. Onion rings. French fries. The list goes on and on.

My favorite fried foods in Wichita include The Flying Stove’s amazing truffle fries, the fried ravioli at Le Monde and the panko-crusted fried shrimp from Kanai.

What’s your favorite fried food locally? And who serves it?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Wichita’s best chili?

The two chili varieties at Old Mill Tasty Shop

I missed the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff this year. As my punishment, I CANNOT stop thinking about chili.

Several restaurants in town serve it, including Old Mill Tasty Shop, which not only has its famous green chili but now also has added Otto’s recipe to the menu.

My question this week: Which local restaurant serves the best chili? Answer in the comments section below

Question of the week: Best breakfast splurge?

Huevos Rancheros remnants. They went fast.

Usually, I’m a yogurt or granola bar for breakfast kind of girl. I love lunch and dinner too much to waste all my calories in the morning.

But this week has been a strange one in that I indulged in two breakfast splurges. On Monday, I couldn’t resist the amazing bacon-topped cheese grits being offered at the Cake Face food truck. And today, my co-workers and I sampled a chorizo and egg burrito AND an order of huevos Rancheros with rice and beans as part of my review of Las Tias De Beto, which will be published later today.

When I do splurge on breakfast, I try to make sure it’s something that’s worth the calorie explosion. Cheese grits qualify, and I’ll almost always give in on eggs Benedict.

What breakfast item do you order when you are feeling decadent?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Favorite strange festival food

Chicken and noodles from the Kansas State Fair

The Kansas State Fair is an interesting culinary creature. It offers a perfect mix of strange stunt foods, such as this year’s deep fried Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, and traditional favorites, such as the chicken and noodles that have been sold for years by South Hutchinson United Methodist Church. (Read my story about this year’s crazy fair foods.)

I love eating at the fair and generally relish my yearly job testing out the new foods. I LOVED last year’s red velvet funnel cake, and at some point during each fair, I always have to have a cheese enchilada from the Our Lady of Guadalupe booth in Cottonwood Court.

What’s your favorite Kansas State Fair food? Which one do you try to never miss?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: What food truck is Wichita lacking?

Espresso To Go Go is one of the newest mobile food vendors in Wichita's fleet.

I love the fact that the food trucks in Wichita keep multiplying. In this week’s dining story for Go!, I’ve listed the half dozen or so that have popped up over the past year.  Wichita now has mobile vendors offering things such as coffee, cupcakes, hot dogs, sandwiches, tacos and more.

But all this goodness makes me want more goodness. Now I’m craving a food truck that specializes just in gourmet tacos. I’d take a sushi food truck. Or maybe one that sells various types of banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches.

What kind of food truck would you open if you had the money and talent?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Diners behaving badly

Last week, I asked customers about the worst experiences they’ve ever had with a waiter or waitress in a restaurant.

One reader suggested I turn the question around this week, which I thought was a great idea.

Waiters and waitresses, I’m now asking you: What’s the worst treatment you’ve ever received from a customer?

Spare us no horrific detail.

Tell your tale of woe in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Egregious waiter behavior?

Waiters and waitresses put up with a lot of nastiness from the general public. But occasionally, a server dishes out his or her own plate of nastiness.

This weekend, I was appalled to watch a waiter/bartender scoop a wad of chewin’ tobacco into his lip. Ewww. And I seem to be a magnet for waiters who decide that the middle of my lunch would be the perfect time to vacuum or sweep… right by my table.

Tell me about a particularly awful service issue you’ve had and how you handled it in the comments section below.