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Picasso’s Pizzeria

Picasso’s Pizzeria 621 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

This past weekend we tried Picasso’s Pizzeria for the first time. Normally we avoid dairy and hold the cheese when we eat out but we wanted to try this just once as they intended it to be. We both thought it was really good. The menu also included a veggie sandwich sans cheese which we’ll probably try next time.

I had The Veg which included Black Olives, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Spinach and Onions. I assume the cheese was mozzarella although they do offer other cheese choices.

The Veg pizza.

Nova had The Kansan which was topped with Sunflower Seeds, Spinach, Bleu Cheese and Red Onion.

The Kansan.

Update: I’ve since had their veggie sandwich which is veggies and a basil pesto which is really good.

District Taqueria

District Taqueria 917 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS. We both had the mushroom taco which we thought were good but a little pricey for such a small “street taco”. We didn’t like the guacamole as it didn’t have much flavor. The salsa was ok. The vessel they serve the salsa and guacamole in looks cool but doesn’t work well for dipping chips.

Review: Quisinart Coffee on Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Cuisinart keeps the coffee flowing! The new Coffee on Demand™ carafe-free coffeemaker delivers up to 12 cups of hot coffee, cup by cup; and now there’s a removable water reservoir to make fill-ups easier than ever. With our exclusive Coffee Gauge™ on the front of the unit to count down cups remaining, 24-hour programmability and adjustable auto shutoff, this is every coffee lover’s dream machine!

We received this Quisinart Coffee on Demand™ 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker as a gift over a year ago. Prior to this coffee maker we’d always used typical drip makers that have a carafe. Instead of a carafe you place your mug under the maker and pull down on a handle to fill your cup. We were a little leery about getting our coffee “on demand” vs pouring from the carafe but it turned out we really like it. We were concerned about serving coffee when we had guests but that has turned out to be no big deal. We either take the cup from them and refill, or let them do it themselves which everyone seems to get a kick out of doing.
The machine makes good coffee, has worked flawlessly and is easy to clean. The main draw back to this type of system would be not being able to fill tall mugs without using a smaller cup to do so.

Review: Maxi-Matic Elite Rice Cooker

The Maxi-Matic Elite 3-Cup Rice Cooker.

Our first ever rice cooker which we’ve about 7 months now and probably use it at least once a week. I’ve only used it to cook rice, quinoa etc.. and never used the steamer basket. We are very pleased with it especially for the price of $9.99. My only complaint is that it is unstable on it’s 3 legs. If you attempt to push down the Cook button without also holding the cooker down, it will tip. I believe this is due to the position of the legs and to the cookers being small and light weight.

Review: Joseph Joseph Chop 2 Pot Plus

The Joseph Joseph, Chop 2 Pot Plus cutting board.

After about 10 months of use the board has broke at one of the hinging points (seen below). It was obvious from the beginning this would happen due to the way it was made. The plastic board appears to just be scored at its folding points. I thought it would last longer then it did though. I use it pretty regularly. 1 to 2 times a day, 4 or 5 times a week. I do like using it it but don’t want to have to replace it every 10 months. I received it as a gift so I’m not sure what was paid for it but looking it up online I see them for $16 – $20. The handle is probably what I liked most about it.

A couple of days after this photo was taken the handle broke completely off.