Three Great Wichita Gastropubs

Wichita Restaurant Review

Wichita Restaurant ReviewPublic was opened in 2012 by Brooke Russell, Travis Russell and Drew Thompson.  Their mission was to create a local gastropub using regional vendors.  Their craft beers and handcrafted cocktails are a cut above surrounding restaurants.   Located near the Old Town’s largest outdoor music venue, Public at the Brickyard is a restored warehouse with an atmosphere that is perfect for lunch, dinner and gatherings with old friends.

Public is a perfect place to have your next event.  They love doing corporate events, charity events, concerts, weddings and more.  Their venue is so unique you need to book your event at least two weeks out.

Brooke, Russell and Travis have vetted local suppliers to use only the best.  For their Bakeries they have chosen Crust and Crump Co to make their bread for their sandwiches.  La Tradicion Tortilleria create their corn tortillas for their gluten-free brisket tacos.  Brioche, croissants and baguettes come from the Bagatelle Bakery and their fresh pita bread is supplied by John’s Pita Bakery.Wichita Restaurant Review

To name a few of their meat producers, they use Yoder Meat for their award-winning exotic meats, cheeses and smoked meats.  AGA certified grass fed lamb and beef come from Graze the Prairie.  They even have a supplier for their rabbit, the Rare Hare.

Okra, micro-greens, tomatoes and fresh herbs are supplied by Kan-Grow Hydro Fam and Home Grown Kansas supplies them with all naturally grown produce.

Locally owned family market, Lovera Cheese, provides them with award-winning sausages, quality recipes, cheese and Italian import on their Dairy list.  The Jumping Good Goat Dairy produces artisan farmstead goat cheese.

Tapping into several local breweries, Free State Brewing Company became the first legal brewery in 1989 in Kansas in over 100 years.  They use Wheat State Winery for wine who had the honor in 2012 to be named “Kansas Wine of the Year”.

No wonder they have four point four stars with fantastic reviews!

Wichita Restaurant ReviewDempsey’s Burger Pub has four locations in Kansas.  They are located in Wichita East, Lawrence, Kansas City and the one I am reviewing Wichita-Clifton Square.

First a little about Clifton Square.  Clifton Square features a collection of Victorian-era houses remodeled to a dining and shopping village.  You have many choices for dining so look closely to Dempsey’s Burger Pub.  While you are wandering around the various shops and eateries take not of the locally-created murals.  Be sure to look in the out of the way places to see some of the most unique murals.

Dempsey’s Burger and Pub serves exactly what you expect from a gastropub.  Their burgers are mouthwatering stating with their signature House Kobe with shallot marmalade, tomato confit and local micro greens.  Or try the Hot Hawaiian Kobe with what else – pineapple-jalapeno chutney, thick cut bacon, Bibb lettuce and spicy Sriracha aioli on a pretzel bun.Wichita Restaurant Review

If you are looking for a cheaper meal their Black Angus burgers will fit the bill!  Try their Egg Burger with an Angus patty, fried egg, this cut bacon and Swiss cheese.  Their Bleu Burger is one of my favorites with Maytag bleu cheese, shallot marmalade and thick cut bacon.  For those of you who prefer fish, try the Salmon Burger with fresh caught, never frozen salmon filets topped with lettuce slaw and Nana’s sauce.

Their variety of Fries will please even the most picky of eaters.  Be boring and try the Regular Fries which are cut in house and lightly salted.  But, I would prefer the Truffle Fries which are tossed in truffle oil, parmesan and parsley.  Ever have Duck Fat Fries?  Yep, these house fries are lightly salted, tossed in duck fat and sprinkled with parsley.

Dempsey’s rates four stars with over two hundred reviews.

Wichita Restaurant ReviewLastly there is The Anchor with four stars and over one thousand reviews.  The Anchor was founded in 2004 in the Douglas Design District where Downtown meets Old Town Wichita.  Named Kansas’s Great American Beer Bar in 2018 by Craftbeer.com readers, this gastropub features an ever-changing selection of fifty-nine craft beers.

Most popular dishes include Burn Notice Hot Wings (I really liked that show), The Haystack, Dos Tacos and don’t even not try their Reuben.  They believe it is the best in town.

They are always featuring beer tastings and community events so be sure to follow them to keep up on their events.

Did I mention they are not only a bar and grill they also have a butcher shop next door.  Using only locally sourced premium meats, cheeses, produce and dry goods you can be sure you are getting the finest freshest food in the area.  Need a present for a friend or client?  They also have a variety of gourmet gifts.Wichita Restaurant Review

Next time you are in the area, drop by The Anchor.  With over eleven hundred reviews you are sure to not be disappointed.

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The Bay Area’s Top Three Restaurants of 2018

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If you thought Los Angeles was a tourist trap, wait until you see a lot of the other cities in California. With the cost of living here being so high, it is truly a wonder that anybody can afford to pay for such expensive food as well. Maybe they just look for the affordable places like I do, except I know which ones are the best. It’s one thing to serve affordable food, but it is another to have an amazing restaurant experience that doesn’t cost you too much. That’s where these three restaurants come in.

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In my opinion, Asian fusion restaurants don’t get as much attention as they should. It could just be that the other ones in town are too expensive or poor quality, but The House really takes the cake in this genre. Does “genre” still apply when you’re talking about food? One misconception about Asian fusion is that it’s either Japanese or Chinese, which is absolutely not true. You can usually get both at a restaurant, and if you can’t then you should be able to. Especially when you’re right on the San Francisco waterfront. My favorite meal is the deep fried salmon roll, and my wife says that her favorite is the grilled sea bass with garlic ginger soy. I’m probably going to go out and get some after I finish writing this article

. The House has a very wide range of choices, and I actually had to ask for recommendations when first eating here. Fortunately for me, the staff is very knowledgeable of their menu. Not only can they remember what the last few people have ordered, but they also each have personal favorites of their own. I’m a regular at the house, so I know pretty much all of the staff and their names/favorite items. Any restaurant where you can become a regular and the staff will remember your name and favorite dishes is definitely a keeper.

When reading all of the great online reviews for The House, a lot of people said that this was the best restaurant for ahi tuna in the Bay Area. That’s a bold statement, and if it is true, then more power to them. I will always endorse a restaurant that looks out for its customers. None of the staff ever seem like they are having a bad day. Nobody appears stressed out at all, even on days when the restaurant gets extremely busy. And I would know if the staff acted differently because I eat at The House almost weekly. In addition, the staff is really down to earth.

There’s nothing worse than a snobby restaurant where everyone holds their nose high in the air. Another thing that is really great about The House is the atmosphere. I’m not just talking about the decor, even though it is very good. Some restaurants play music way too loudly or the people inside are all shouting over each other, and this San Francisco restaurant is definitely not that way. I just always imagine my dad getting irritated and telling someone off because they are being too loud in a restaurant.

The final thing that I will commend The House for is the pricing they put on the dishes. It’s hard to thoroughly enjoy a restaurant when your budget limits how often you can eat there per week. Even if eating out every night is expensive, putting less strain on my finances is a priority for me. There has never been a time when I couldn’t afford to pay for all of my group, and I would like to keep it that way.

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San Tung is another Asian restaurant, but it is not Asian fusion. This one specializes in chicken wings, but they are a lot better than any wing place or sports bar. This time, you will be eating in the Inner Sunset area of San Francisco. Most businesses will have some kind of gimmick in order to draw more attention to their business, but what if I told you that there was a business that used the quality of their service to draw in business?

If you’re like me, then the first thing you will notice upon entering is how clean San Tung is. Passing safety inspections is very important to a restaurant, and I cannot tell you how many I have seen shut down over something as simple as sanitation. It should just become instinctual, really. I used to work for a Bay Area hood cleaning company, so I have seen the works. Even if San Tung already has a hood cleaner, having a backup in case they fall through wouldn’t hurt.

Their website is https://bayareahoodcleaning.com, so if San Tung’s management is reading this then check out their website. Wouldn’t hurt anybody. Another thing that really makes this San Francisco restaurant unique is the aesthetic. Sure, a lot of restaurants have to have some kind of theme that guides their look, but this restaurant is just attractive.

I always tell my wife that it would be the perfect location for a date night, but she says we eat here too much. Is that really a bad thing, though? You will find that the menu here is very diverse as well. Not just in the sense of different types of sauces for their chicken wings, but actual different styles of cuisine. All of these different little bits add up, and it has clearly worked after checking the amazing online reviews

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This last review should be rapid-fire, as you know my general thoughts about each restaurant. Nopa is a very classy restaurant, and they maintain all aspects of a high-end restaurant except the price. All of the staff is very respectful, and I always feel like some kind of important businessman whenever I visit. Service is very important to me, and now I pretty much expect all staff at restaurants to wipe down the table before they seat me.

If you asked what my favorite dish here is, I would have to say that it is the ricotta doughnut. I know that it’s not technically an entree, but if you order enough of them then it probably counts. If you’re ever near Lower Haight in San Francisco, drop by and say hi to me.

You can’t miss me, I’ll be the one scarfing down all of my food like it’s my last meal. Overall, Nopa really earns its spot as one of the top three restaurants in the Bay Area. This one came to mind first when I thought about writing these reviews, but I wanted to expose some other restaurants that could use the spotlight for a bit. Sorry, Nopa. You can’t have all of the customers. You can have all of the positive online reviews, though. Although it seems like you already do.

What I did this weekend, but as a prequel

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I forgot to talk about what I did on Saturday. Actually, I didn’t really forget. There just wasn’t enough room before I reached the 350 marks, and why waste words in that article when they can spill over into the next one? It’s called efficiency. I like to think I’m pretty efficient, I always know what shortcuts to take that don’t sacrifice quality. There’s a difference between doing something quickly and doing something efficiently. In any event, on Saturday I went to Topaz Lake with my dad, his friend Sheri, and her kids. No, they’re not dating. It’s more of a “will-they-or-won’t-they” soap opera that I couldn’t care less about.

I just hope she knows that he was unfaithful in his last relationship. He’s just lucky I don’t bring it up. My dad would probably go on some rampage and rip all my games out of the TV and throw them on the ground. He thinks he’s teaching me a lesson, but from an outside perspective, he makes himself look like a temperamental child. There’s a right way to handle things and a wrong way. Anyways, we took Sheri’s family’s boat to Topaz and rode around a bit. They had this inflatable duck-shaped thing, so her son Ty and I took turns being dragged by the boat. It was built to be ridden by a 7-year old, so there was no way we could stay on top of it. It kept rolling and flipping every time we tried to hop on.

One thing I’m great at hopping on is the Seattle Hood Cleaners hype train. Once we were out there, we ate some KFC that we had brought and it was actually really good. I was probably just super hungry because I don’t usually eat breakfast, but I devoured this chicken. Typically I don’t care for chicken-oriented places like KFC and El Pollo Loco. Chicken chimichangas from Super Taqueria are amazing, though. I’m glad I live so close. I had fun out on the lake, and we’re probably going to head back soon. My dad wants to bring an actual biscuit this time, so I can have more fun being towed