All of the fare on d’Sozo’s neatly decorated chalkboard menus is made daily by executive chef Miguel Larcher, who draws on his French background to craft inspired crêpes and Mediterranean creations. The anything-but-provincial Provençal crêpe is made with roasted tomato, green pepper, grilled mushrooms, soy cottage cheese, and soy parmesan ($6.50), and dessert crêpes ($3.99–$6.50) are decked in decadence, such as praline ganache ($5.99). Inspired café sandwiches, such as the Mediterranean garlic portabella ($7.99) are served on fresh, homemade bread. And though the eats at d’Sozo are mainly vegan or vegetarian, a savory spinach-hummus wrap ($7.59) and a Banango smoothie (banana, mango, orange juice, and coconut milk, $4.99 for a 12 oz.) will look good in the eyes of even the most avid meateor watchers. d’Sozo’s healthful and soul-satisfying cuisine will start your day on the right foot, while making sure your foot is on the right day.
Watermark Books and Café offers hungry bellies food and drink while hungry brains guzzle books. The eclectic selection includes classic tomes (Watermark's summer book club is focusing on the Brontë sisters), modern fiction, and nearly any other pages ever sewn between a cover (click here to search for books). Beatrice and Virgil, the new book by the author of Life of Pi, makes a superb companion to critiquing Watermark’s chicken-salad translation of The Iliad (served with tarragon, chopped green onions, and walnuts). Or stay awake while hunting for staff picks with a caramel latte ($2.95/12 ounces, $3.95/16 ounces) with as many as a dozen extra shots ($0.75 each), or a specialty drink ($3.75/$4.75) such as the Jane Eyre, which mixes chocolate, coconut, and almond flavors with steamed milk and espresso.
Although Monica’s Bundt Cake Company specializes in crafting tasty bundt cakes, its bakeable skills extend to the decadent world of cupcakery. Monica's delicious glitter cupcakes tickle tongues with flavors such as crazy carrot, lots-o-vanilla, chocolate sour cream, and seasonal varietals such as August's key lime, September's apple-a-day, and October's pumpkin sour cream, garnished with real poltergeists. Made from scratch with fine ingredients such as Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon pure vanilla and a generous smear of signature cream-cheese frosting, glitter cupcakes get their name from the pink and green glitter that infuses each mini-cake with maddening mouth magic.
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Wichita: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (15 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons or redeem them with our iPhone app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in January. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Ruben’s Mexican Grill’s cheerful sign invites diners inside the casual family-owned restaurant, where plates of steaming, freshly made Mexican dishes tango with chilled margaritas on the palate. Chefs whip up classic burritos, tacos, and enchiladas, and extend their culinary prowess toward specialty carne asada dinners and shrimp rancheros with fresh peppers, onions, and guacamole. An accommodating wait staff tends to indoor and outdoor dining areas, making guests feel like family even if they believe people come from storks.
Orange Leaf's frozen-yogurt bar dispenses a subset of 70 flavors and more than 30 toppings. It gives health-conscious guests an ample selection of fruit to pick from while also presenting Reese's Peanut Butter Cup–conscious patrons an opportunity to indulge in their passion. Orange Leaf welcomes guests to try flavors such as cotton candy, chocolate mint, oatmeal cookie, and red velvet. The fro-yo shop has almost as much color as it does desserty goodness—the interior dazzles with hues as bright and orange as a spray-tanned Einstein.
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original recipe, enticing customer's eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such a corporate get-togethers or school functions with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.