The Cow and Sow

Last week I headed down to Old Town to try out a new deli I had heard about.  I walked into the Cow and Sow Deli and found a local treasure.

The store front faces Douglas right in the middle of the row of store fronts between the bridge and St. Francis Street.
Every day there are daily specials and soups of the day.   The best part of the Menu is that they use all local produce and products.  You can be healthy or your can choose not to be,.  If you are vegan or Gluten Free you need to drop what you are doing and run to this place.  This is your dream deli.  Those who could care less about that stuff you should do the same.  Everything tastes awesome.
Going inside and you will just feel local.  The place has a constant stream of people.
It also has some sweet architectural character.

You will for sure meet the owner Tracey and I can guarantee you 100% you will get a hug from Tracy when you walk in the door. Tracy is the owner and creator of this awesome place.  She grew up on a dairy farm run by her family for generations.  She truly knows the local produce heartbeat because she lived it!  She loves Wichita, cares about supporting local and most of all cares about people.
On top of all that she can make some pretty serious sandwiches, soups and desserts.  So lets skip all the fluff and get to why you would go to the Cow and Sow.
From Left to right, top to bottom:  Moofaletta, Smoked Turkey BLT, Henhouse Chicken Salad, The Garden Gate, Raw Cheescake, Upside Down Dessert, Homemade Ice Cream, The Signature Cow and Sow Treat
Click Here to see the full menu of Sandwiches.  Click Here to see the menu of treats and desserts.  You can go full meat or full veggie.  Here is a close up of the Smoked Turkey BLT that I had.

Here is me eating this best seller at the Cow and Sow.

Don't have time for lunch?  Stop in for a dessert.  The homemade ice cream is fantastic.  Tracy grew up on a dairy farm...she knows what she is doing.  I got to try blueberry, and the cacao nibs flavors. Both where amazing.  Meet Lindsay, who makes the most amazing raw cheesecake
I needed explanation and she explained that a raw cheese cake means its Vegan, Gluten Free and Refined Sugar Free.  It tastes amazing and is good for you. If you are in the mood for a good salad, go to the Cow and Sow and check out their Salad bar. I personally love how Tracey converted an old feeding trough to a salad bar.
The word on the street is that the cinnamon applesauce is the "go-to" salad bar item. I cannot ignore a popular item so I tried it.  It is really good.  While you are getting your lunch or dinner pick up some local produce.

Or treat your co-worker to a goodie from the bakery.
Whatever you do....don't miss out on the lavender lemonade.  Wow...get a refill on the way out...its that good!
Need a unique food gift.  Yep, Cow and Sow is the place. Check out these handmade chocolate truffles.

The Cow and Sow is more than just a lunch place.  Call them for your next catering order.  It's also a great place for family get-togethers, business meetings, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, and showers.  Food and venue taken care of!  You can rent this seating area out for your next small event.
The Cow and Sow Deli is a local treasure.  You should check out soon...lunch today?  You might find me there.

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Social Manor

 One of the best shops around town, The Social Manor located downtown at Douglas and Washington.


Shop Local: A Happy Halloween at Country Bumpkins

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It's Halloween again in Wichita, KS. And for a man whose alter ego is a super hero, there's really no better time of year. When else can you wear a cape and not get akward stares?

In Wichita, there is really no better store to write about on Halloweens than Country Bumpkins Craft Shoppe at 3543 East Douglas Avenue.

Cindi, owner and creative genius behind the store's repurposed and crafty pieces, knows how to dress her shop at any season. But in my humble opinion, Halloween is when she's at her personal best. 

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Country Bumpkins is located on Douglas near College Hill Caterers. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can't miss it. Because Cindi shows off her creations both inside and outside the store.

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Although holidays are huge at Country Bumpkins, it is not strictly a holiday decor store. Country Bumpkins is brimming with vintage, repurposed, handmade, crafty goodness. From chippy white painted furniture to metal baskets lining the walls, this shop has the perfect piece of country flare to add to your house any time of year.

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A little scary isn't it fellas....

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Country home goods aren't the only thing Country Bumpkins is known for... just walk inside and take a whiff. Cindi's signature scent fills this shop. A blend of spice and fall, it is the perfect 'home sweet home' scent.  

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Be sure to 'Like' Country Bumpkins on Facebook and head to the shop for their Christmas open house November 1st through 4th... imagine what it will look like for Christmas!


10th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

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Today marks the second day of the 10th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival. This four day long event features over 120 films from across the globe and takes place in several venues throughout the downtown Wichita area. It is the largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas. Way to go Wichita!

You'll want to clear your schedule for the coming film-filled days. Check out the complete schedule here. Or, if you're feeling like you need a little more information, you can download the grid.

You can learn more about the 10th Annual Tallgrass Film Fest by going to their website, liking them on Facebook, or following them on Twitter.

Be sure to purchase your pass and head to this awesome local event! If The Anchor sponsors it, then it must be awesome!

Over 10,000 people attended this festival in 2011. Were you one of them? Will you be there this year?


Bronze Local: Spray Sunless Boutique

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It's October which means here in Wichita it is officially the most wonderful time of the year; fall. 

We do fall right here in Wichita. The weather reaches the perfect temperature for outdoor activities and the leaves just turn all shades of awesome orange and yellow. Yep, no reason not to love a Wichita fall.

Except maybe... are you loosing that nice summer tan? Sure, you didn't overdo it. Always wore your sunscreen. But you still had a nice summer glow. Now it's fall, and maybe you're feeling a little washed out? I mean... not me... I'm a man. Men don't think about such things... But if I did, I would make a trip to Spray Sunless Boutique at 8338 E. 21st, suite 311.

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