Saturday Spotlight ~ Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip and Baskin-Robbins

The new Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip and Baskin-Robbins is now open!

Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip | 8918 W 21st St N., Wichita KS 67205

 Their store is located on the east side of the Warren Theater parking lot in a small strip mall.

Recently I visited the new Tollhouse Cafe and Baskin-Robbins and enjoyed some of their delicious cookies!   They have a wonderful selection of TollHouse Cookies, including the individual cookies and the “bigger” cookies (perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or any other celebration).  Their staff is friendly and helpful in picking out your selection.   Their cookies are fresh and delicious!


Geoff and Candice Lee own and operate both the new Nestle Tollhouse Cafe at 8918 W 21st St. N. Wichita KS and the Baskin-Robbins at 2126 N Webb Rd, Wichita KS.  Geoff and Candice relocated their west side store that was at 2556 N Maize Ct, Wichita KS and reopened recently as the new Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip.

Their store hours are the same on both sides of town and – for a quick pick-up – both locations have a drive-thru lane!
Store Hours 
Monday-Thursday ~ 11 am – 10 pm
Friday-Saturday ~ 11 am – 11 pm
Sunday ~ 12 pm – 10 pm

The tables were arranged for plenty of seating in a friendly atmosphere!

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Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip and Baskin Robbins 8918 W 21st St N, Wichita, Ks
If you love Ice Cream or Chocolate, be sure and stop by this new Nestle Toll House Cafe!

Visit the Baskin-Robbins Website  for more information on their Menu and to order your Baskin-Robbins Dessert Cake.

For more information on Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip visit their website

Follow them on Facebook @nestlecafewichitakssterlingplaza
Twitter  @WichitaBR  and @WichitaIcecream
Instagram @wichitaicecream31  





Saturday Spotlight – The Popcorner in Andover, KS

The Popcorner in Andover, KS is a wonderful place to shop to get delicious snacks for your family!

They make their own gourmet popcorn and fudge along with some other “old-fashioned” delights such as popcorn balls, crispy treats, and gourmet dipped pretzels.

The Popcorner | 528 N. Andover Rd,  Andover KS 67002

Store Hours: Sunday 12-5pm, Monday-Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday 10am-6pm

West Wichita | Grand Opening October 3rd 2016 | 2121 N Tyler Rd, Suite 141, Wichita KS 67212

(Follow their Twitter and Facebook Pages for Specials during their first week!)

Store Hours for their new Wichita Location will be the same as their Andover Store.

Photo courtesy of The Popcorner

You can also pick up some of The Popcorner popcorn at these locations:  Nifty Nut House sells a variety of the medium size popcorn bags from The Popcorner.  The Popcorner uses the Nify Nut House pecans for a exclusive flavor for the Nifty Nut House!  The Prairie Harvest in Newton also sells some of their products, and The WSU Bookstore carries a few as well.

  During the month of October The Popcorner will have a Breast Cancer Fundraiser where 10% of proceeds from their Pink Colored Products and Pink Ribbon Tins will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Graphic Credit – The Popcorner

Their Andover location will be celebrating their 2nd Birthday September 25th – October 1st!  Watch their Social Media for updates and Specials during their Birthday Celebration.

Visit The Popcorner Online

Facebook @thepopcornerstore

Twitter @PopcornerStore

Saturday Spotlight ~ La Galette French Bakery & Deli Wichita, Ks

La Galette French Bakery & Deli has delicious Sandwiches ( including Specialty Sandwiches), Quiches, Salads, Soups and Desserts! They are located in the Delano District, near the southeast corner of Douglas & Seneca.

La Galette French Bakery & Deli | 1017 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita KS 67213

Hours:  Monday – Saturday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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La Galette has a wonderful selection of fresh Pastries!

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Meet your friends at La Galette for a delicious Breakfast or Lunch!  I had a light lunch at La Galette recently, the small Garlic Salad was delicious and was served with a fresh roll and butter.

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They are celebrating their 30th year in business on May 17th!

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Follow La Galette French Bakery & Deli:

Twitter @LaGaletteKS

Facebook  – La Galette French Bakery



Saturday Spotlight – Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Stores

Ice Cream is the perfect treat anytime!  One of my favorite Ice Cream Stores is Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors.

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Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins

Recently, I visited the Baskin Robbins Store in west Wichita.  The decor and atmosphere is so bright and cheerful.  There were so many choices of Sundaes, Shakes and Ice Cream flavors it was hard to decide what to try first!  I purchased the Brownie Sundae and it was delicious.

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Brownie Sundae

Baskin Robbins is known for its variety of Ice Cream flavors – historically 31 flavors ( a flavor for each day of the month ) – but after 70 years of creating new flavors, there are now more than 1,000!  They also have a “Flavor of the Month” as well as a continually changing selection of Seasonal and rotating flavors.

Geoff Lee and Candice Lee own and operate the Baskin Robbins locations at:  2556 N Maize Ct, Wichita KS 67205 ♦ 2126 N Webb Rd, Wichita KS 67206   

Visit Baskin Robbins Online to order a Cake for your next Special Occasion! 

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Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins

The hours at both locations are:   Monday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm.  Friday and Saturday 11 am – 10 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm.  They are open later in the Summer time.

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Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins
Graphic courtesy of Baskin Robbins
Graphic courtesy of Baskin Robbins

Visit Baskin Robbins    Online ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter ♦ Instagram

Saturday Spotlight – Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe


Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe is moving!

Visit their new location starting Saturday, December 10th ( 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m ) at 2401 W. 13th St. N. in the Indian Hills Shopping Center.


Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe is a new store that helps people with Autism learn new job tasks and to grow in their independence!

There are many wonderful Gifts, Flowers and Home Decor available for purchase.


Follow Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe  Online Facebook

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Saturday Spotlight – Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival *Friday July 10th 6 pm – 10 pm

Sunflower Plaza presents “Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival”

Friday, July 10th  6 pm – 10 pm

The Sunflower Plaza | 417 E. Gilbert, Wichita, KS 67211

Admission is $2 per Adult and Free for Children ~ Light refreshments will be provided!

Photo Credit - Writers of the Wheat Festival
Photo Credit – Writers of the Wheat Festival

There will be a variety of books that are featured at The Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival.

See below for a list of the Kansas Authors that will be at this Event!

Diane Wahto’s book of poetry, Leap of Faith, contains poems about nature in her yard, in McAdams Park, where she and her husband walk their dog, and in her memories of living in rural Michigan.

Tracy Dunn’s trilogy adventure, Alex & the Immortals, is for middle graders interested in science fiction and Greek mythology, mixing Kansas kids with Pegasus, Cyclops, and sea monsters to save the world.

Kelly Johnston’s poetry, inspired by the Chautauqua Hills in the Cross Timber area of Kansas, examines the mysterious patterns and relationships which bind people, nature and the cosmos.

T. M. Hunter’s series of space opera short stories, novellas and novels are sure to please. Follow along with space pirate Aston West as he travels the universe, stumbling into all sorts of trouble along the way.

Candice Gilmer, USA Today & NY Times Bestselling romance author, leads a dangerous double life as mommy and writer.  In between boo-boo healing and fixing broken toys, she writes her books to the tune of children’s television shows and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lyn Perry’s gentle mystery, Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut, is a ‘curious cozy’ with a light moral touch, featuring a magical cat and a cast of quirky characters who help out Ma Tutt during her time of need. He writes gentle mysteries and fiction with a dash of fantastic.

Ann Fell’s memoir In the Shadow of the Wind chronicles her journey from the brink of despair following a triple tragedy to a promising future after a healing retreat in the wilderness of a Kansas riverbank.

C.A. McJack’s Fate’s Twisted Circle is a fictional piece about two war vets meeting and getting a second chance after a prior split-second decision created their first, disastrous encounter

Joe Combs’ book, The Cartiphilus Saga: Book #1 Amissio, is the first in a series about a Roman Centurion who abused Jesus and is cursed to live until his return. Joe also writes historical non-fiction and about growing up in the south and the people who inspired him.

James Young‘s critically acclaimed novel Acts of War imagines what would have happened if Adolf Hitler was killed in November 1940.  Rather than the joyous event everyone expects, the Fuhrer’s early departure leads to a much different World War II.

Anita C. Young‘s Architects of Lore series is Kayara Ingham’s story, the first “seer” for a millenia. Beginning with Eyes of Osiris and continuing with the novella Fenrir Reborn and Will of Tyr, the Architects of Lore has been well-received by outlets such as Pop Cults and Reader’s Choice.

Conrad Jestmore’s mystery series captures the essence of Kansas with suspense, adventure and humor. The three book Jimmy O’Reilly Mystery Series includes River of Murder, Fields of Death and Snows of Blood.

Bonnie Tharp’s Feisty Family Values and Patchwork Family are set in Wichita’s Riverside neighborhood, they are compelling stories about ordinary people handling life challenges.

Reaona Hemmingway’s award winning novels and shorts stories will keep you turning pages as her characters draw you into dramas of romance and suspense.

Photo Credit - Writers of the Wheat Festival
Photo Credit – Writers of the Wheat Festival