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Posts for January 2011

All Aboard for Fun Eating at Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant

Fritz hamburger and fries

The little kid in me jumped up and down when I learned there was a restaurant using a miniature train to deliver orders. It sounded like just the ticket for an entertaining dining adventure, so I scheduled a stop at Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City.The menu suggested I “choo-choose” Fritz’s favorite, a hamburger topped with hash browns, grilled onions and melted cheese called the Gen Dare. Since I grew up on meat and potatoes, the texture and flavor of this combination in a sandwich sounded intriguing. I phoned in my order from my orange booth and watched in awe as the miniature engine chugged down the overhead track from the kitchen to my stop, where the food was released and lowered to the table by a hydraulic lift.

Posted on January 28, 2011 5:35AM by Cecilia Harris

150 Things I Love About Kansas Exhibit

Kansas Centennial Items

If you thought you knew what you loved about Kansas, it’s time to take another look.The Kansas History Museum in Topeka is featuring “150 Things I Love About Kansas” as a special exhibit in conjunction with the state’s 2011 sesquicentennial celebration. The display of ordinary items (a pair of overalls made in Kansas and worn by a Kansas farmer) mixes with the extraordinary (the first known photo of a tornado from 1884) to inspire visitors to think about the variety of unique people, places and things that make Kansas a place to celebrate.

Posted on January 26, 2011 7:43PM by Karen Ridder

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