A stay at Hyatt Regency Wichita places you in the heart of Wichita, walking distance from Wichita Public Library and Century II Convention Center. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and INTRUST Bank Arena.
Make yourself at home in one of the 303 guestrooms. Premium TV channels provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a health club and an indoor pool. Additional features include gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Take a table at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes in Wichita and look forward to your next meal.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes for a great bite.
Cater to all tastes with the food available at Sysco Food Services of Kansas City in Wichita.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Sysco Food Services of Kansas City and cure your hunger pains.
When you need to prepare a quick and healthy meal, some canned goods from Sysco Food Services of Kansas City will do the trick.
Sysco Food Services of Kansas City offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Sysco Food Services of Kansas City and sip your way through tasty goodness.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
If you're seeking high quality meats, look no further than here. From chicken to beef, you can find everything you need in one location.
Have you heard about the amazing frozen food offered here? Conveniently priced and designed to save you time where it counts, you'll be amazed you didn't try these dishes sooner.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Sysco Food Services of Kansas City.
If you are starting to run low on oil and vinegar, head on over here and pick up your favorites.
Embrace your inner chef and try out a new recipe with some bold and fun spices and seasonings from here.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Next time you're in a rush, check out the amazing TV dinners available here to get you going out the door.
The area has many parking options for customers.
So head on over to Sysco Food Services of Kansas City in Wichita and pick up some fresh produce and other tasty grocery items.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
The best kept dinner secret is available here when you take advantage of the convenience of adding frozen food to your diet.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Premier Restaurant Supply.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Premier Restaurant Supply.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Premier Restaurant Supply has all of your pasta necessities.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Premier Restaurant Supply? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
You'll definitely not want to miss the terrific vinegar and oil deals available at this location. You'll find top notch ingredients to transform your cooking when you stop in here.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Premier Restaurant Supply offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Premier Restaurant Supply will be tasty no matter what.
Premier Restaurant Supply encourages purchasing canned foods because they offer such convenience. They let you decide what you want to eat when you want it, as the food doesn't spoil quickly.
Premier Restaurant Supply is located in close proximity to available parking in the surrounding area.
Go beyond just beans and rice at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina's complimentary wifi.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina also offers catering.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
You can take it easy on your wallet at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
So break out of your normal dining routine and head over to On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina for some flavorful Mexican fare.
With 75 locations across the country and a dedication to delicious, fresh ingredients, Cowtown Burger and Brew has soared above the classic hamburger's humbly casual identity. A Cowtown burger isn't just a burger—it's a customizable entree that can reflect the imaginative, classic, or even vegetarian tastes of its eater. Each burger is built on a high-quality foundation of baked-in-house-daily buns topped with never-frozen, additive-free beef, all-natural turkey, or a black bean veggie patty. Load up your burger with over 25 toppings and sauces, then pair it up with hand-cut fries or sweet potato fries and one of ten real ice cream shakes.
Hungry yet? Check out the steps below to get a head start on building the burger of your dreams:
First, pick your protein. Choose a single or double beef burger made with never-frozen American beef free of additives, preservatives, and fillers. In the mood for something different? Opt for an all-natural turkey burger or black bean burger. Or, break out of the burger game altogether with a 100% all beef hot dog instead
Next, pick your bun or wrap. Bookend your cuisine with freshly-baked Artisan White or Multigrain wheat buns, taken out of the oven that very day. Or, go carb-free with an Iceburger (lettuce wrap bun)
Then, dress it up. With 5 cheeses (cheddar, blue), 9 veggies (grilled onions, jalapenos), 11 sauces (MOOYAH Sauce, Cholula), applewood bacon and sliced avocado on offer, no two burgers need ever be the same
Add some sides. Hand-cut french fries, sweet potato fries, salads, and 100% real ice cream shakes are the perfect complement your personalized burger.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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