Dining With Denise Neil

Denise Neil has the latest Wichita restaurant news, with comings & goings, recent reviews, the question of the week and more.

Where would Beccy Tanner eat?

01/31/2013 10:00 AM

08/15/2014 11:31 AM

Beccy and her pals on Thanksgiving Day at Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ in Great Bend. No one, except maybe the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Marci Penner, loves Kansas more than my colleague, Beccy Tanner, who has written about the state for 30 years for the Eagle.

Not only does she commute between her country and city homes, but Beccy can tell you an interesting tidbit about every county in Kansas and can share a fact from every year that the state has been in the union.

Beccy often regales with me delicious tales from her stops at little cafes, barbecue restaurants and bars all over the state, and we have a lot of them. Their specialties range from chicken fried steak to pan-fried chicken to burgers and fries.

In honor of Kansas Day, which was earlier this week, I gathered up a list of some of Beccy’s favorites from around the state. For good measure, I threw in a list from Marci Penner, too.

Save this story, which will also be printed in Friday’s Go! section, and use it to plan either your next day trip or your next meal stop when on your way elsewhere.

About Denise Neil

Denise has been an Eagle reporter since 1997. She writes about pop culture on Sundays, reviews restaurants on Fridays and blogs at Dining with Denise. Previously, she worked for the Chattanooga Times and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

Contact Denise at 316-268-6327 or by e-mailing dneil@wichitaeagle.com

Follow Denise on Twitter: @DeniseNeil

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