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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2010, 02:15:55 PM »
Saul's facts are pretty fantastic  :love:

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2010, 02:16:58 PM »
Saul's facts are pretty fantastic  :love:

He must be pretty big time in Topeka.  HJIT?!

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2010, 02:26:24 PM »
"Eat this not that" Topeka Local Dining edition:

Burgers: Annies Place (Gage Center)
Pizza: Giovannis, Glory Days (10th and Quincy/29th and Wanamaker)
Italian: Paisano's (Fleming Place)
Chinese: Hunams (29th and Fairlawn)
Mexican: Tequila's (Brookwood)
Steak: Northstar (HWY 24 and Rochester Rd)
Ice Cream: G's Frozen chicken nuggets
Indian: Globe Indian Cuisine (10th and Quincy)
Thai: Tuptim Thai (South Kansas Ave)


 :bait: Chinese Pavilion at 17th and Fairlawn is much, MUCH better.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2010, 02:27:48 PM »
What's the best place in Topeka for Seafood??


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2010, 02:28:29 PM »
FACT:

Topeka Blvd, which is a major street running north/south through town, when translated means " a good place to plant potatoes Blvd."

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2010, 02:28:37 PM »
"Eat this not that" Topeka Local Dining edition:

Burgers: Annies Place (Gage Center)
Pizza: Giovannis, Glory Days (10th and Quincy/29th and Wanamaker)
Italian: Paisano's (Fleming Place)
Chinese: Hunams (29th and Fairlawn)
Mexican: Tequila's (Brookwood)
Steak: Northstar (HWY 24 and Rochester Rd)
Ice Cream: G's Frozen chicken nuggets
Indian: Globe Indian Cuisine (10th and Quincy)
Thai: Tuptim Thai (South Kansas Ave)


FACT:  They bring a pitcher of water to your table when you arrive.  That's how you know it's good.

Saul, thoughts on Bavarian Inn (RIP) or the Shack?

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2010, 02:36:22 PM »
FACT:

Topeka Blvd, which is a major street running north/south through town, when translated means " a good place to plant potatoes Blvd."
fact, check your pm box, downgrade


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2010, 02:37:39 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.

Isn't Sherwood private?  

It is very nice, but didn't think it was available to the non-snob that doesn't own a house in their HOA.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2010, 02:38:16 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.

Isn't Sherwood private? 

It is very nice, but didn't think it was available to the non-snob that doesn't own a house in their HOA.
not sure, always went with residents.  great skiing lake though.


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2010, 02:49:20 PM »
"Eat this not that" Topeka Local Dining edition:

Burgers: Annies Place (Gage Center)
Pizza: Giovannis, Glory Days (10th and Quincy/29th and Wanamaker)
Italian: Paisano's (Fleming Place)
Chinese: Hunams (29th and Fairlawn)
Mexican: Tequila's (Brookwood)
Steak: Northstar (HWY 24 and Rochester Rd)
Ice Cream: G's Frozen chicken nuggets
Indian: Globe Indian Cuisine (10th and Quincy)
Thai: Tuptim Thai (South Kansas Ave)


 :bait: Chinese Pavilion at 17th and Fairlawn is much, MUCH better.

China Pavilion is the best Chinese Buffet in town.  Not the best Chinese.  Sorry bro.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2010, 02:50:33 PM »
What's the best place in Topeka for Seafood??



lol, sorry. 

Hunams makes a good Lake tung ting shrimp.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2010, 02:52:33 PM »
"Eat this not that" Topeka Local Dining edition:

Burgers: Annies Place (Gage Center)
Pizza: Giovannis, Glory Days (10th and Quincy/29th and Wanamaker)
Italian: Paisano's (Fleming Place)
Chinese: Hunams (29th and Fairlawn)
Mexican: Tequila's (Brookwood)
Steak: Northstar (HWY 24 and Rochester Rd)
Ice Cream: G's Frozen chicken nuggets
Indian: Globe Indian Cuisine (10th and Quincy)
Thai: Tuptim Thai (South Kansas Ave)


FACT:  They bring a pitcher of water to your table when you arrive.  That's how you know it's good.

Saul, thoughts on Bavarian Inn (RIP) or the Shack?
Bavarian Inn was tremendous.  The Bavarian Special = 1 lb chili dog, smothered in nacho cheese, onions and jalapenos. Get fries instead of chips.  (crinkle cut fries)

The Shack isn't worth the drive to the lake IMO.  You can get better greasy burgers at the Pad or Horizons Hamburger Palace, or even Mentzers in N. Topeka.  People like the Shack because it is far back on the lot and is a dive.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2010, 02:53:16 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.

Isn't Sherwood private? 

It is very nice, but didn't think it was available to the non-snob that doesn't own a house in their HOA.
Correct, they don't have a public dock area or anything like that.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2010, 02:55:12 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.

Isn't Sherwood private? 

It is very nice, but didn't think it was available to the non-snob that doesn't own a house in their HOA.
Correct, they don't have a public dock area or anything like that.
good to hear, makes it even better


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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2010, 02:55:51 PM »
Elite Topeka entertainment options:

Live Music: Uncle Bo's blues club, basement of the Ramada Inn on 6th and Madison.
Movies: Hollywood Theaters on Wanamaker, or the Westridge 8 for $2 movies.
People Watching: Downtown Topeka M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mini Golf: Sportscenter 10th st between Wanamaker and Urish
Sports: Topeka Roadrunner hockey team (NAHL), Topeka Golden Giants baseball
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2010, 02:56:13 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.

Isn't Sherwood private? 

It is very nice, but didn't think it was available to the non-snob that doesn't own a house in their HOA.
Correct, they don't have a public dock area or anything like that.
good to hear, makes it even better
I don't think they stock lake sherwood w/ fish. :fatty:
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2010, 03:01:49 PM »

White Lakes

FACT:  I read that and the jingle they used to play on WIBW came right back to me:  "Come to White Lakes Mall; come to White Lakes Mall; an Exciting Place to BE."

Also, spent a couple nice 4ths of July water-skiing on Lake Sherwood.  Definitely my best memories of Topeka (non-Showbiz Pizza Place category).
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2010, 03:09:41 PM »

White Lakes

FACT:  I read that and the jingle they used to play on WIBW came right back to me:  "Come to White Lakes Mall; come to White Lakes Mall; an Exciting Place to BE."

Also, spent a couple nice 4ths of July water-skiing on Lake Sherwood.  Definitely my best memories of Topeka (non-Showbiz Pizza Place category).

FACT:  Showbiz Pizza  was founded in Topeka.

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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2010, 03:11:35 PM »
The Video Toaster, developed by Topeka company NewTek allowed the first use of dead celebrities to pitch products in commercials that I am aware of.

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« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2010, 03:13:53 PM »
The Video Toaster, developed by Topeka company NewTek allowed the first use of dead celebrities to pitch products in commercials that I am aware of.
NewTek is gone now :(
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2010, 03:14:03 PM »
At one time there was a great strip club on the city's west side called Caberet USA.  I may or may not have picked up a stripper and put her over my shoulder and began carrying her out one fourth of July around 2pm after drinking approx 30 or so scotches.  

Back in "the day" I was asst manager/bartender at Cabaret USA II in Emporia.  The "sister" club of Cabaret USA.  As an "Ass. Man." I drank for free and got to have all kinds of fun with nasty hussies up in Topeka.  I always ended up @ baby dolls though. It had more talent at that time.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2010, 03:17:37 PM »
The Video Toaster, developed by Topeka company NewTek allowed the first use of dead celebrities to pitch products in commercials that I am aware of.
NewTek is gone now :(

We should re-title this thread "Facts about Topeka during it's heyday (i.e. when SleepFighter lived there.)

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« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2010, 03:23:11 PM »
Fact: Topeka High School was the first $1M high school built west of the Mississippi.
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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2010, 03:36:00 PM »
My favorite Topeka lake?  Sherwood Lake.



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Re: Facts about Topeka
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2010, 03:40:04 PM »
Fact:  29th & Urish Dillons is the most elite Dillons west of the Mississippi.