Friday, January 28, 2011

The Soup Sweetheart

One of the most iconic episodes of Seinfeld was "The Soup Nazi." You might recall that Elaine's knees buckled, the soup was so good.

In the late 1990's and early 2000's Wichita had its own soup restaurant, Tanya's Soup Kitchen. Run by entrepreneur Tanya Tandoc, I had never been a patron until a friend urged me to try it. Turns out Tanya's soups were knee-buckling good! In 2004, Tanya lost her lease and the restaurant closed.
Photo of Tanya (front) and her team.
Courtesy: The Wichita Eagle
Now, she is coming back at Phil Ruffin's Sunburst Plaza at 1725. Her new restaurant is expected to open this spring. The entire story is here.

I'll post when she reopens. And, the next time you are in town, you will want to stop by.


  1. Do you know if the new Tanya's restaurant is going to have the same menu items as Tanya's Soup Kitchen?

  2. Yes! All the soups will be the same and she said she is bringing back the "most popular" sandwiches. I'm also hoping the bread pudding reappears.


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