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Posts for February 2011

Competition BBQ, Kansas-Style

Once a month we’ll spotlight a Kansas-operated restaurant or café. For this first feature, we interviewed Derek Cochran, owner of Pig In! Pig Out! in Wichita.

Posted on February 24, 2011 4:51PM by admin

A Century old Sentry: The Cathedral of the Plains

When Victoria’s St. Fidelis Catholic Church was completed in 1911, it was the largest church west of the Mississippi River. Its twin towers, rising 141-feet in the air, can be seen for miles. They have stood for a century as a testament to the people whose hard work built a place of worship worthy of the nickname “Cathedral of the Plains.

Posted on February 23, 2011 8:22PM by Karen Ridder

WaKeeney’s Western Kansas Saloon and Grill a Sure Bet

Belly up to the bar in the Western Kansas Saloon and Grill in WaKeeney like I did and you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time. The wood floor, pressed tin ceiling, paintings of early-day Trego County, and shelves filled with glass milk bottles, oil lamps, and washboards create an old-fashioned atmosphere. If the walls in this building constructed as a hardware store in 1925 could talk, they would have stories to tell!  

Posted on February 18, 2011 8:28PM by Cecilia Harris

Spotlight on Spirits

Once a month we’ll spotlight a Kansas-operated brewery, winery or distillery. For this first feature, we interviewed Seth Fox, owner of High Plains Distillery in Atchison.

Posted on February 11, 2011 10:24PM by admin

Favorite Kansas Recipes: Sunflower Cookies

To give you a taste of the fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and more Kansas is famous for – as well as the yummy dishes prepared with those wholesome ingredients – we’ll share a Kansas-based recipe here once a month.For example, the recipe below reflects all that is tasty about our “Sunflower State.” Did you know that the city of Goodland is the “Sunflower Capital of the World”? Take a drive along I-70 in western Kansas in late August and you’ll see why.We invite you to bake up a batch of these Sunflower Cookies, then tell us what you think. Or send us your favorite recipes. We’re cooking in Kansas!

Posted on February 4, 2011 5:45PM by admin

Railroads in Kansas

The story of Kansas cannot be told without the railroad. The iron giants that pushed their way onto the prairie are as much a part of the landscape and development of this state as the vast open ...

Posted on February 2, 2011 3:42PM by Karen Ridder


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