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Visit Kansas’ Oldest Operating Winery

Father-daughter operation in Basehor offers grape-picking events

Here’s a glimpse into the Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery in Basehor, Kan., as shared by co-owner Michelle Meyer.

Posted on June 10, 2011 3:01PM by admin

Try Oakley’s old-fashioned drive-in – and classic car show

Hankering for a good, juicy burger served up in a classic, 1950s-style drive-in atmosphere? There’s no need to dress up. Rain or shine, pull your vehicle up under the red-and-white-striped awning at Don’s Drive-In Café in Oakley, Kansas. Here, you’ll find a friendly carhop delivering fine, made-to-order fast food to your vehicle window.

Posted on May 27, 2011 3:07PM by admin

Enjoy live music in historic Shirley Opera House

When canned music no longer sets your toes tapping, you can find live music on the Great Plains that will. Come to the historic Shirley Opera House (formerly the Aberdeen Steakhouse & Pub) in Atwood, Kan., where independent singer/songwriters – performing original material – entertain audiences in an intimate, dinner-theater atmosphere.

Posted on May 13, 2011 1:47PM by admin

Succulent Steaks at Samy’s in Garden City

Photo credit: Samy's Spirits & SteakhouseThis month we’re featuring three recipes from Samy’s Spirits & Steakhouse in the Clarion Inn and Conference Center. The Garden City restaurant specializes in Certified Angus Beef, and all steaks are hand-cut in house. Samy’s also offers an extensive wine list and serves such international dishes as hummus, korma, lasagna and enchiladas.Try the delicious entrée and two side dishes below, then visit Samy’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. 

Posted on May 6, 2011 9:46AM by admin

Baked Goods Rule at Our Daily Bread

Famous for its cinnamon rolls and homemade pies, Our Daily Bread Bake Shoppe and Bistro in Barnes is just 50 miles northwest of Manhattan. The historic building’s majestic windows and painted murals belie the company’s humble beginnings, as you’ll learn here from co-owner Cindy Hiesterman. 

Posted on April 29, 2011 2:00PM by admin

Wizard of Wine

This month we’re profiling the Oz Winery in Wamego. Here, Brooke Balderson, co-owner and manager of the winery, answers our questions.

Posted on April 15, 2011 2:00PM by admin

Remembering Norma – and Her Luscious Coconut Creme Pie

Fondly known as “America’s Pie Queen,” 90-year-old Norma Grubb died in Topeka on March 28. For years Grubb worked at the Sommerset Hall Café in Dover, where a wedge of her signature coconut creme pie was named “America’s Best Slice” by ABC’s “Good Morning America” in 2008.

Posted on April 8, 2011 2:18PM by admin

A Tale of Two Breweries

This month we’re traveling to Manhattan, Kan., to feature two award-winning breweries, both of which offer free tours. Below, you’ll hear from Don Darfler, assistant general manager at Little Apple Brewing Company, and Colette Remsbecker, receptionist/administrative assistant at Tallgrass Brewing Company.

Posted on March 11, 2011 6:15PM by admin


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