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Lindsborg offers all things Scandinavian, including Swedish pancakes

This month we’re featuring a recipe from Swedish Pastries & Emporium in Lindsborg, Kan. The biker-friendly restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday. The menu includes Swedish pancakes, meatballs, pastries and sandwiches, plus daily specials. You can also browse the gift shop featuring paintings of cats by local artist Beverly Barbo.

Posted on July 8, 2011 3:13PM by admin

Reader's Poll: Kansas' Wide-Open Outdoors Provides Ample Recreational Ops

Kansas camp grounds, lakes, parks, rivers and trails offer plenty of opportunities for enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. Which activity gives you the best sense of satisfaction and true recreation? Whatever tickles your fancy in Kansas outdoor activities, let us know by voting for your favorite activity and we'll share the results of our poll with you next week.[polldaddy poll=5211690]  

Posted on July 6, 2011 4:25PM by admin

Family-Style Meals in a Mansion B&B

Photo credit: Holton House Bed & BreakfastVisitors often stay for the Victorian décor, plush bedding and spacious bathrooms at the Holton House Bed & Breakfast in Holton, but they usually come for the restaurant and fried chicken dinners served family style. “You don’t have to be an overnight guest to enjoy our meals,” say owners Shaun and Tara Sheegan in our interview, “just come hungry.”

Posted on June 24, 2011 2:30PM by admin

Visit Kansas’ Oldest Operating Winery

Grape VinesFather-daughter operation in Basehor offers grape-picking eventsHere’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

May 27, 2011Rest Area - TBDJune 4 – 5, 2011Lawrence – Lawrence Farmer’s MarketBaldwin – Midland Railway Day Out with ThomasBaldwin – John Brown’s Battle of Black JackAbilene – Brookville HotelAbilene ...

Posted on May 24, 2011 5:06PM 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 2:08PM by admin

Wizard of Wine

Oz WineryThis 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 2:08PM by admin


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