Treaders In Great Bend

Phojo Gio and I went to Great Bend for a murder sentencing. We don’t like going those but we do have to report it. Since we only had a limited amount of time to eat, we ventured across the street from the courthouse. This is where we found, Treaders at 1309 Main Street.

It’s  a small family owned restaurant where you can see your food getting prepared right in front of you. It was a buzzing place during lunchtime, so I assume it’s a place the locals also enjoy. I was a little too preoccupied with my toe injury that I didn’t get to take more notes, but I do remember that the food made me feel a little bit better.

For lunch, I had the half sandwich and cup of soup special, which came with a drink, for $6.99. It was the right amount of food for lunch and we were in and out within 20 minutes.  Like most of you know, I’m a fan of soups, so it didn’t matter that it was 100+ degrees outside, I still wanted my “feel good” soup (especially after the injury).  I had their baked potato soup which was thick and tasty. I don’t think it was the best soup but it was still good. I think it was partially because we were rushing out of there to get to a press conference, so we ate fast, meaning I partially burned my tongue with the soup.  I also had the chicken sandwich. I would’ve enjoyed it more if it had more chicken in it but I guess that’s why it’s only a half sandwich.  Overall, a good experience and if I’m back in Great Bend, I would stop by again.

 

 

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Time For Soups

It’s that time of the year where cooler temperatures are among us and what does that mean?  Well, for those that only like soup when it’s cold, then, its time for soups!

I re-introduce to you “Tanya’s Soup Kitchen.”  It truly is one of my favorite lunch spots and it’s even better now that it can warm me up so that I can report in the frigid cold winds of Kansas.  I introduced Tanya’s to both phojos Scheffer and Gio, and I believe they are fans too.  Every time I walk into the restaurant, I’m eager to see what’s on the board.  There’s always a new soup that I haven’t tried and I’m never disappointed with my selection.

Another favorite spot of mine is Barn’rds near 21st Street and Woodlawn.  They have my favorite vegetable beef soup.  I always combine it with the delicious BBQ beef sandwich.  It reminds me of my days in college whenever I eat there.

My favorite sushi place, Wasabi, also has a warm treat.  I enjoy eating their seafood udon noodles with the beef stock soup.  Although, I have to say that in terms of udon noodles, I still prefer the sweet udon noodles at Kanai (on the west side of Wichita).  In one of my next entries, I’ll have to introduce you to pho, Vietname noodles in soup.

Volunteering in south Wichita has its perks…re-visiting Restaurante Usuleteco.  After my friends and I volunteered at the Lord’s Diner, we visited the restaurant at about  7:45 p.m.  The staff was kind enough to let us order and eat our food, even though they closed at 8 p.m. on Friday!  I don’t recall any soups on the menu but I thought this would serve as a nice reminder of this mom-and-pop restaurant.  If you’re looking to break from the routine or are looking for something good and new, then I recommend this place…just don’t show up at 7:45 p.m., like us.

Summer and Soups

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love soups!  I love soups all-year-round!  So, it’s no surprise that I would love a restaurant called Tanya’s Soup Kitchen.

I heard about this restaurant a long time ago when they were in a different location, but they closed shop before I could ever go there.  Then, a couple of months ago, our anchor, Larry Hatteberg, did a story on Tanya and her new location.  Also, phojo Rex is friends with Tanya and her husband.  So, it was only a matter of time that I would go there.  During one of our weekend lunch breaks we went to the new location and met Tanya.  She’s everything Larry had said about her.  From the brief conversation I had with her, I could tell she truly has a passion for cooking and serving great food to her customers.

We arrived after shooting our story and well after the lunch hour period…but it was still packed when we got there around 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday (more evidence that the food had to be delicious).

When we walked in there was a board that showed the daily soups (there are 4-6 soups made fresh daily).  The one that caught my eye was the gazpacho, especially after being outside shooting a story in the 105+ degree weather!  Another reason it caught my eye was because I love sweet corn and avocados and this gazpacho had both.  Might I also add, that it was delicious and perfect cold soup for summer!

I had the soup and half Chef’s Club sandwich combo.  The sandwich was delicious with the smoked turkey, bacon, and avocado.  I highly recommend the combo – – it filled me up but wasn’t so heavy that I couldn’t produce my story afterward.

Looking forward to more soups from Tanya’s Soup Kitchen.  I’m ready to go there again very soon…

Address: 1725 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 267-7687
Closed on Sundays