Question of the week: Best Chinese carryout

Wichita just got a new Panda Express — right down Maize Road from the already popular Pei Wei.

Both serve Chinese food fast, as does Great Wall and any number of other home-owned Chinese places.

The question of the week: What’s your favorite place to grab some quick Chinese carryout? What’s your favorite dish from your favorite place?

I’ll throw in my vote: There’s almost nothing better than Great Wall’s won ton soup with a crab Rangoon on the side for good measure. I’m also a big fan of their chicken fried rice, which is spiked with ginormous hunks of onion. Yum.

Give me your nominees in the comments section below.

Question of the week: Restaurants we’d miss most

My visits to Joplin's Red Lobster were always a highlight of my year when I was a kid.

The Joplin tornado got me waxing about restaurants I grew up visiting as a kid that hold a special place in my childhood memory.

Both Red Lobster, where I always went with my grandpa, and Fred & Red Chili survived the storm, I was happy to learn.

There’s no doubt that a long list of Wichita restaurants hold similar sentimental value for people here. This week, I want to know which local restaurants have special places in your personal history? Which ones have sentimental value that goes far beyond what the kitchen puts out?

Answer in the comments section below.

Question of the week

Mmmmmmm. Turkey.

Mmmmmmm. Turkey.

It’s time for the Wichita A La Carte newsletter’s question of the week.

Drumroll, please!

Have you ever eaten a big holiday meal in a restaurant? If so, when and where and why and how was it?

Answer thoughtfully in the comments section below.

Question of the week

Cold Stone creamery's pumpkin cheesecake ice cream

Cold Stone Creamery's pumpkin cheesecake ice cream

Remember how I warned you that my dining newsletter’s “Question of the Week” was moving to this blog? Well, I wasn’t kidding. Here’s this week’s, which you should answer in the comments section a.s.a.p.

What’s your favorite pumpkin-flavored treat sold in local restaurants, coffee shops and ice cream places?

Please don’t let the accompanying photo affect your answer.