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Things in Wichita that don't suck
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:37:13 AM »
So, I'm probably going to get roped into staying with my in-laws in Wichita for a week or so. I need some ideas for places to eat or otherwise indulge myself that don't totally suck.

FYI: I know VERY LITTLE about Wichita other than movie theaters and a few (mostly Arabic/French) restaurants. Are there things to do during the day while my wife is shopping at the crappy mall other than listening to my father-in-law yell at Al Jazeera?


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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 10:44:43 AM »
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 10:48:36 AM »
Spangles. Exploration Place. Zoo. See if there is a car show at Century II. That's about it.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 10:49:22 AM »
Correction, my response is to the best things to do in Wichita. Not things that do not suck.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 10:51:09 AM »
My wife is from there and we go there quite a bit. I know a ton of great things to see and do.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 10:51:30 AM »
Also, maybe there is a Gun Show in town.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 10:53:55 AM »
My wife is from there and we go there quite a bit. I know a ton of great things to see and do.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 10:56:05 AM »
My wife is from there and we go there quite a bit. I know a ton of great things to see and do.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 11:03:40 AM »
My wife is from there and we go there quite a bit. I know a ton of great things to see and do.

 :dubious:

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Sounds great. I'll have someone else send you a last-second pm right before I leave.
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 11:10:49 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 11:12:01 AM »
Please give me the name of the Arabic restaurant (if it is good)
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 11:15:46 AM »


A quick google map search also reveals three nearby tattoo options   :surprised:
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2011, 11:38:22 AM »
Please give me the name of the Arabic restaurant (if it is good)

My wife's family likes N+J's (I think largely because they know the owners). There's also a French bakery place in a really odd location on Harry St (Bagatelle, I think) that makes great manooshi. La Galete is mostly French, but it's owned by a Lebanese family. I'm not sure what's on the menu, but I know they make great fatoush, tabouli, kibbe, hummus, etc in the back at least. The same family owns Pita and Panini (used to be Yuca Bistro) and TJ's, incidentally.

There's at least one more place. I'll ask my wife for the name. (and technically, spangles is a lebanese restaurant...)
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2011, 11:39:22 AM »
Please give me the name of the Arabic restaurant (if it is good)

My wife's family likes N+J's (I think largely because they know the owners). There's also a French bakery place in a really odd location on Harry St (Bagatelle, I think) that makes great manooshi. La Galete is mostly French, but it's owned by a Lebanese family. I'm not sure what's on the menu, but I know they make great fatoush, tabouli, kibbe, hummus, etc in the back at least. The same family owns Pita and Panini (used to be Yuca Bistro) and TJ's, incidentally.

There's at least one more place. I'll ask my wife for the name. (and technically, spangles is a lebanese restaurant...)
Bagatelle did our Wedding cake. :kstategrad:
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2011, 11:40:04 AM »
Where did you get that overnight bag?

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2011, 11:48:41 AM »
The anchor sucks now. 

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2011, 11:52:13 AM »
The anchor sucks now. 
I heard the food has gone downhill.  I never ate there though.
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2011, 11:56:38 AM »
The anchor sucks now. 

that's awful news.  like saul I haven't eaten there.  is the whole place crappy?  new ownership?

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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2011, 12:00:06 PM »
Please give me the name of the Arabic restaurant (if it is good)

My wife's family likes N+J's (I think largely because they know the owners). There's also a French bakery place in a really odd location on Harry St (Bagatelle, I think) that makes great manooshi. La Galete is mostly French, but it's owned by a Lebanese family. I'm not sure what's on the menu, but I know they make great fatoush, tabouli, kibbe, hummus, etc in the back at least. The same family owns Pita and Panini (used to be Yuca Bistro) and TJ's, incidentally.

There's at least one more place. I'll ask my wife for the name. (and technically, spangles is a lebanese restaurant...)
Bagatelle did our Wedding cake. :kstategrad:

Try a beef and a zaatar manooshi when you're there (the cheese is good, but is super greasy).
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2011, 12:08:53 PM »
you guys should totally hit up rock road, bro!  ROCK rough ridin' ROAD, BRO!


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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2011, 12:16:29 PM »
I like Knolla's pizza and Picadilly market. 
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