The Wheel Barrel – Topeka, KS

Call it comfort food... call it what you will. I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't like a good grilled cheese. The Wheel Barrel specializes in this classic, giving it a more upscale twist. It has been a while since I've posted about a restaurant on this...

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My Favorite Things: The Library

I was waiting in line at the grocery store this weekend and happened to overhear a conversation between two young ladies, probably both in their early twenties. One was wishing she had more wiggle room in her budget for entertainment. The other agreed. Myself, I...

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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar – Topeka, KS

I am no expert where Asian food is concerned. There is little that I can tell you about what is truly authentic vs. what just tastes good. And Kyoto? Their food tastes good. My dining parter and I decided to order different entrees and sample each other's. Since...

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Chic A Dee Cafe – Topeka, KS

Every town has them. The little hidden Mom & Pop gems hidden away in the nooks and crannies of the city. Chic A Dee Cafe is one such place. As far as restaurants go, they're a little off the beaten path. They're located on east 6th St in Topeka, across the street...

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Downtown Topeka Farmer’s Market

I spent part of the morning at the Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market this morning. It is still a little early in the growing season but there were still a lot of wonderful fruits and veggies to choose from. There were a few food trucks (shout out to Noble House and...

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Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch – Topeka, KS

Just a quick note... this weekend was the first weekend of the year for the Topeka Farmer's Market. I had to go into the office so I wasn't able to visit. However, I did get a care package delivered to me in the form of a kalua pork & cabbage plate lunch from...

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NOTO Burrito & Bunker Coffee – Topeka, KS

It has been a stir-crazy, cabin-fever kind of day. I worked but it was a slow day.  I decided to call in reinforcements from the outside world and meet me in the NOTO Arts District for lunch. NOTO is really blossoming; I love seeing all the new stores, galleries &...

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Kim’s Restaurant – Topeka, KS

UPDATE 6/25/15: Sadly, Kim's has closed.  So you put a long day in at work and come home with no desire to cook.  What's a girl to do? If you're me, you go to Kim's Vietnamese Restaurant. (109 SE 29th St, Topeka, KS 66605. (785) 267-4200) Fast. Friendly. Reasonably...

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The Burger Stand – Topeka, KS

I told my mom that I'd cook dinner for her tonight. Umm... yeah, that didn't happen. What did happen was a trip out to the Burger Stand, a place in the College Hill neighborhood of Topeka. (1601 SW Lane Street, Topeka, KS 66604.  785 783-8900. There is also a location...

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The Southern Star Cafe – Topeka, KS

Ever had one of those nights when you didn't feel like cooking but did feel like eating? Yup, me too. My mom suggested that we go out together and mentioned trying out the Southern Star Cafe, a new place at the southern end of town. (5900 SW Topeka Blvd,...

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