I have been eating out, and I have been smoking cigars. I just have not reported for a while because I'm busy.
I have a couple of positive places to recommend in Wichita. The first is Hangar One. The first couple of times I visited this restaurant, I wasn't impressed. That changed with the last visit. Hangar One is a flying motif restaurant and bar. The bar is at the top, like a air traffic control tower. The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) had a monthly beer call there. I can report that the selection of draft was excellent. It wasn't as numerous as some specialty bars (like Fox and Hound), but the selection was great and varied. I was impressed with the Moose Drool (a dark ale). It wasn't too bitter. I also ate a KC Strip there. The steak was good quality and properly cooked. This was a distinct improvement over the last couple of times I had been there. I can recommend the atmosphere, the beer, and the food. The music in the bar was a little loud, but it didn't prevent conversation. Prices were also reasonable.
I'll also mention the new Lakeside club. I had a meal and a Martini there with the regular copilot. The meal was great and the prices very good for the quality. This is a private club. The know how to shake a drink and the drinks are large. The portions were large too. In addition, the Lakeside club has live music and a place to dance. The music was very danceable. I was impressed by the bar tending at Lakeside--the bartender mixed my Martini wrong, but corrected it right away. Very good bar tending.
I'm smoking a Baccarat cigar, a box I won at a Texas Hold'em tournament. The cigar is pleasant, but is very sweet. The taste of the tobacco is especially sweet. I suspect it is a flavored cigar. It isn't unpleasant, and doesn't have a flavored taste to the draw. It's an unusual cigar. I likely wouldn't have bought it for myself, but any winnings are pleasant.