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Dempsey’s Biscuit Company

Posted on June 10, 2018 by under Food and Drink.    

Brian and I discovered a new place to eat Sunday brunch last month, Dempsey’s Biscuit Company. They’re in the space on Douglas that was vacated by Fork & Fennel a few years ago. It’s just down the street from Dempsey’s Burger Pub, which is another local favorite.

Dempsey’s Biscuit Co. has been open for a while now and we’d heard great things but we’ve just never had the time to go check it out until recently. We’d been going to Reverie for Sunday breakfast but decided it was time to venture out and try some new places. That was all the push we needed to check out Dempsey’s.

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Here are a few pictures from our visit.

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Anytime we visit a new place, we always carefully study the menu.

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This is our friend Jeff who usually joins us on Sundays.

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And now for some food pics…

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I had the Eggs Benedict but substituted the chicken. I heard the chicken at Dempsey’s is pretty amazing.

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It did not disappoint. Brian liked the chicken so much, he actually ordered a side of chicken for himself.

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Brian had his usual — biscuits and gravy with fried eggs and bacon.

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The food is fabulous so we we’ve been back a few more times since then. Here are some pictures of the food we’ve had in subsequent visits.

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This place is a great addition to the Wichita food scene. We definitely have to take grandma here sometime!

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Graduation Season 2018

Posted on May 29, 2018 by under Events, Family, Food and Drink.    

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We had five new high school graduates in our circle of family and friends this season. While we only made one actual graduation ceremony, we did make it to a few parties. Here are some pics.

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Lindsay said she couldn’t guarantee being able to save us seats unless we got there at six o’clock, a whole hour before Madison’s graduation. I’m not sure how we did it, but we managed to get there right as they were letting people in so we got to sit with their family and Lindsay didn’t even have to save our seats!

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Here are a few pics I took of the display at Madison’s graduation party.

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It’s hard to believe that this child is now a practically grownup.

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Next up was Logan’s graduation. We had grandma over for lunch that day so we skipped the graduation part and just went straight to the party at mom and dad’s house later that afternoon.

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No fancy display but we did have a couple of fancy cakes. Mom ordered a fancy graduation cake made of chocolate.

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Here’s a picture of Logan’s fancy chocolate cake up close.

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I ordered the purple ube cake for the party because I wanted some and I couldn’t eat a whole cake by myself. Logan’s graduation seemed like a good excuse to order the cake that I wanted to eat. LOL.

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Except I was too full from eating all of the other food that I only had one slice of cake. I was telling Brian that was the most expensive slice of cake I’d ever eaten. I paid $40 for a cake only to eat just one slice of it. FAIL!

How did I get so full? Well, because this happened…

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BBQ Pork

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Mashed Potato

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Rotisserie Chicken

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Roast

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Embutido

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Adobo

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Pancit

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Lumpia

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Biko

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I can’t remember what this thing is called but it’s also another Filipino dessert.

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Here’s a picture of mom with our little graduate, who’s not so little anymore.

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Anyway, Marc and Jessica’s son Eli graduated in the same class but we couldn’t go to his graduation party because we were at Logan’s. We had to support our nephew, of course! Anyway, we had a card with the some money for him and we just ended up dropping it off the next day, on our way to Brynden’s graduation party.

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We didn’t make the graduation ceremony because it was the same time as my Sunday Zumba class but at least we made the party!

Speaking of graduations we couldn’t make, my inaanak Steffano graduated this year also. We obviously couldn’t make that one because they live in Alaska. This year has probably been the year we’ve had the most graduations of kids who are really close to us. Not just some distant relative or children of acquaintances. These are children of close friends and people who are like family to us and, our own nephew of course. It has been quite a year for graduations! That’s all for now. GNG.

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Cruise Food

Posted on April 29, 2018 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

I know I promised this post several days ago but it has been super busy. I’m only now getting a break and finally have the opportunity to catch you up.

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We managed to round almost everyone up for dinner that first night. From the bottom left: Laurie, Brynden, Ty, Danielle, Natasha, Amanda, Todd, and Melissa.

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Here are some pictures of the delicious food we enjoyed that first night.

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Dinner on night two was with a smaller group. Just me, Brian, Natasha, our new Australian friend Kaveri, and Colleen and Hannah (a mom and daughter duo from upstate New York). We missed taking a group photo but I remembered to take pictures of all our food.

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They gave me extra rice.

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Everyone else had a different schedule on day three so Brian and I had a nice romantic dinner, just the two of us.

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We got most of the group together for dinner on day four.

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Tami and Rina were able to join us but we were missing Missy and Todd and Natasha. Natasha had other things going on. Missy and Todd decided to have dinner earlier that night.

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Here are pictures from our final dinner on the ship.

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I didn’t take pictures of the food buffet at Windjammer but those were delicious also. Each day was a different theme and there was something for everyone. They also had some nice displays up there with fruit carvings and all.

We always went to dinner in the Sapphire Dining Room, though, so we missed all of the dinner upstairs. It would have been far quicker to eat at the buffet but the food in the dining room is tons better.

Anyway, that’s all for now. I won’t promise when the new post will be up because it might be another busy week for me. Until next time!

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Best Lunch Deal in Downtown KC

Posted on April 10, 2018 by under Food and Drink.    

If you haven’t been to Tavernonna inside Hotel Phillips, you have to check it out. They probably have one of the best lunch deals downtown. For $10, you get soup or salad, a half sandwich or pasta dish, drink, and gelato. My favorite thing to get is the spaghetti with a Nonna’s meatball (extra). The meatball is kind of expensive but it is huge and delicious. It is worth every penny.

My friend Lesa and I had the opportunity to eat lunch together at Tavernonna last week. Here are a few pictures.

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When I’ve had the $10 lunch special in the past, I’ve gotten a Caesar salad. However, it was super cold out last week so soup sounded good. The were serving a very green broccoli cheddar soup that day.

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I had the spaghetti with a Nonna’s meatball.

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Green must have been the color of the day because the gelato flavor they were serving was pistachio. It was amazing. I’m not sure if the gelato is a new thing that they’re doing because this was the first time I’d ever had it with lunch.

Now that I know that a scoop of gelato is part of the lunch deal, I may never eat lunch anywhere else.

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Lesa originally asked for the smoked prime rib dip sandwich with a side of fries but she didn’t care of the dressing that they put in the sandwich so she ended up getting the spaghetti with the meatball as I did also.

Lunch was super fab. I’m hoping to hit Tavernonna again for lunch when I’m back in Kansas City next week.

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Good Friday Was a GREAT Friday

Posted on April 8, 2018 by under Food and Drink.    

Even though I had to work on Good Friday, it was still a great day because Brian was off that day and was able to meet me for lunch at the pop-up park down the street from my office. It was a beautiful day and one of our favorite food trucks, Uno Mas, was there. Here are a few pics of our delicious lunch.

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Brian got their Cuban sandwich with the jalapeno fries.

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I tried their elote, which is delicious!

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And, of course, I got some tacos. You can buy food from the best taco truck in town and not get tacos!

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Until next time. Cheers!

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