I've had a lot of time to sit and ponder where to go for Letter J. There were actually quite a few options out there on where to go. While narrowing down the list, I wanted to aim for obviously something local that you can't find anywhere else. A place unique that maybe not a lot of people have been to before.
Narrowed my list down even further and eventually decided on the following place.
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right leg thus the Leaning Tower of John Browns picture
3700 E Douglas
Wichita, KS 67208
Website Link with Menu
Walking in, the place is a little small. To the point I could hear almost everybody's conversations. I didn't hear any good gossip from others though. I felt as though the inside looked like a country club restaurant inside while my guest reviewer this week, Kim, said it best. It looks like the place where Anchorman played the jazz flute. Hilarious and very very true.
Upon being seated, we were greeted by our server. Very polite, very attentive, you could tell he was working hard. I started off with a draft beer (domestics are only $2 on Monday nights!) and Kim started off with a glass of wine. Our server knew the wines that were on hand but we sort of got the feeling he didn't know much about the wines. That's ok though. We won't knock any points off for that. He's a server and it’s not exactly a "wine restaurant". Hell, I drive cars and only know how to put gas in there, that's it. Does that mean I shouldn't be a driver?
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Throughout this time, our server was checking up on us and making sure our drinks were filled in a timely manner.
After a while we decided to order our entrees. Our server said the Havana (a Cuban) was the most popular item on the menu. Kim decided to go with that and I went with the Chicken Caesar Wrap which was one of their specials of the day. The sides we were offered: kettle chips, cottage cheese and vegetables (carrots, celery sticks, etc, pretty much the stuff you see in those serving trays at Dillon’s or Wal-Mart). Since we just had the vegetables on the artichoke dip and cottage cheese didn't sound tempting, we each went with the kettle chips.
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to ourselves on this one.
Writing reviews like this sucks sometimes because in a perfect world, we'd all want local establishments to be totally successful and worth every dollar spent. But this is reality and on Wichita By E.B., every restaurant we go to doesn't get a ribbon or trophy like kids do in sports these days.
So to be honest, Kim and I were not fans of this place. We would have been fine with just drinks and the appetizer. I know others who go here for drinks and that's totally fine. Probably served best that way. The food was less than desirable and we can't recommend this place as a food option.
The service was good. Our server did everything he could to make it an enjoyable experience for us but that just wasn't enough. Don Henley or Patti Smith should write a song about how "Sometimes service just ain't enough" to the same tune of "Sometimes love just ain't enough". I'd totally buy that single.
Our total bill for drinks, appetizers and two entrees came out to be $34 not including tip. In a summary of the three ratings factors: Service was good, Price isn't outrageous but for the money the food wasn't that good and the food....well that's already been touched upon.
Kim ended up giving this place a score, a 2.5 and I went with a 1.5 so readers doing that math that is a final score of 2.
I want to thank Kim for being my guest diner for this week's Dining By The Alphabet. Our guest diner for Letter K and L are all lined up and to catch up on lost time, we'll be cranking out some letters in the next week.
If you would like to be a guest diner for Dining by the Alphabet, just shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.