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Welcome to our newsletter of recipes from classic Wichita restaurants

This newsletter features recipes for menu items created in local restaurants. Most of them are closed now, but you most likely have happy memories of dining at certain restaurants in Wichita. We combed through our archives to find recipes previously published in the Wichita Eagle over the years that were...
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Bethel College coffee shop changing hands

Just more than a decade ago Patty Anderson Meier created a unique coffee shop — Mojos. She took over a space once dubbed "Bubberts" on the campus of Bethel College. "When I was in college back in the 80s, specialty coffee was just coming to Kansas, and I fell in love with the culture of coffee," Meier said. "I always had in the back of my mind ... that I wanted to own a coffee shop someday."
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Pick up coffee, tea and a copy of ‘Classic Restaurants’ at Spice Merchant signing

Still looking for a signed copy of “Classic Restaurants of Wichita,” which includes profiles and photos of almost 100 Wichita restaurants locals miss most?. You have another chance to pick one up while you’re out doing your holiday shopping. I’ll be at the Spice Merchant, 1300 E. Douglas, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Spice Merchant folks will have a special signing area set up for me in the balcony area of the shop, and we can all leave with our hair smelling like cinnamon and coffee and Christmas.
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Whataburger breaks ground on first location in Kansas

Whataburger broke ground Thursday on another location in the Kansas City area, its first on the Kansas side of the state line. The Kansas City, Kansas location at 10780 Parallel Parkway, which is near Kansas Speedway, is slated to open in early 2022, WDAF reports. Its' the first for investment group KMO Burger.

Kansas Humane Society pet photo shoot happening downtown

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — On Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, the Kansas Humane Society (KHS) is partnering with Downtown Wichita to bring their annual pet Holiday Photo Session to Naftzger Park for pets and family. The event starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. Appointments are...

The Vintage Rhinestone

The Vintage Rhinestone has caught my eye on social media many times! I had to make the trip to Kechi and explore this sweet shop. Upon arriving we were amazed by the collection of outdoor vintage décor! there were rustic signs and vintage sleds I was ready to buy one of everything before we even opened the door!

How to care for holiday poinsettias

Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said it’s important to let the light shine on poinsettias, often a favorite flower for the fall and winter months. “Place your poinsettias in a sunny window or brightest area of the room,” Upham said, “but don’t let it touch the cold window panes.” If windows become drafty at night, it is best to remove poinsettias or draw drapes to avoid cold damage. For the best bloom results, Upham sug...

From the Editor’s Files: Celebrate Christmas…while being careful, of course

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?”Who could ever forget the famous first line from the famous Christmas song, “Winter Wonderland.”But for many of us, it’s been a long drought between the Christmas seasons we know and love. Those Christmas bells barely rang at all last year.The last time our area really celebrated Christmas was 2019, right before the global pandemic started turning our lives upside down. Most of us are yearning for something – anythin...

Spice Up Your Life: ‘Oui’ are in love with this French apple tart

I said when I bought my tart pans that everyone was just going to have to deal with my experimentation, and here it is again. Don’t worry, though, because this recipe is also tailor made to become a pie.Some fantastic friends of ours held a fun “Friendsgiving” get together last weekend. We were able to hang out with them along with both old and new friends and share a potluck meal.I signed up to bring dessert, because I had my eye on a new tart recipe, and...
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A popular Wichita coffee shop is expanding, taking over a longtime shop in North Newton

A popular Wichita coffee shop is about to expand its operations into a near-Wichita town. Andrew Gough, the owner of Reverie Coffee Roasters at 2202 E. Douglas, has recently finalized a deal to take over one of Newton’s well-known coffee shops: Mojo’s Coffee Bar, which has operated at 300 E. 27th St. North — on the Bethel College campus in North Newton — since 2010.

Mojo’s Coffee Bar sold to Reverie Coffee Roasters

Patty Meier, who has owned Mojo’s Coffee Bar since 2010, is selling the North Newton coffee shop. She said years of working 70 to 80 hour weeks with the business has her ready for a few minutes of free time. “I’m not 30 anymore,” she said with a laugh. On...

Where’s Shane? National Bartenders Day

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - It’s National Bartenders Day! Today we’re doing our best Tom Cruise impression, and also helping you get ready for your next Christmas party at Chicken N Pickle!. We’re checking out their new Snowbound Pop Up Holiday Bar, and learning how to make some festive cocktails for...

Mojo’s Coffee will transition to Reverie in the new year

Mojo’s Coffee Bar, which has become a Bethel College institution over the past 11 years, is getting a new owner: Reverie Coffee Roasters of Wichita, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Patty Meier announced her decision to sell the business to Reverie Dec. 2. She opened Mojo’s in the former Bubbert’s Snack Shop in 2010.

The Holiday Guide on Where to Get Tamales in Wichita | 2021

You want tamales, but don’t have that hookup like a neighbor, friend or family member who makes them from home. If you’re looking for a restaurant, market, food truck, home-based business or just someone to get you the delicious Mexican dish wrapped in its signature corn husks, here’s a working list I’ve put together.