Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Foodie Friday Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:40:57 GMT Unusual Sandwich Earns A+ at Lindsborg’s Ol Stuga http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/23/Unusual-Sandwich-Earns-A-at-Lindsborg-s-Ol-Stuga/1138/ School is back in session and one thing I’ve learned is that college towns have some of the best places to eat. My homework revealed the Ol Stuga in Lindsborg was a finalist last November in Good ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/23/Unusual-Sandwich-Earns-A-at-Lindsborg-s-Ol-Stuga/1138/ Historical Recipes Served at Trail Days Café in Council Grove http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Historical-Recipes-Served-at-Trail-Days-Caf-in-Council-Grove/793/ Imagine dining on roast buffalo like the Native Americans or baked ham with strawberry sauce just as the early settlers did, with your meal delivered by servers in period costumes inside a Victorian era decorated home built in 1861 along the famous Santa Fe Trail. Find this unique cultural experience inside Council Grove’s Trail Days Café and Museum where you truly step back in time dining on historical foods in a historic setting. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Historical-Recipes-Served-at-Trail-Days-Caf-in-Council-Grove/793/ Fried Chicken to Crow About at Wheatland Café, Hudson http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/17/Fried-Chicken-to-Crow-About-at-Wheatland-Caf-Hudson/623/ The Wheatland Café in the little town of Hudson has a lot to crow about. Every Sunday, people flock to this small community in central Kansas to gobble up Darrell Bauer’s famous fried chicken on a buffet featuring favorite foods like Grandma used to make. Yep, that means flavorful chicken that is just-right crispy and golden on the outside while moist and juicy on the inside, savory ham, real mashed potatoes with white gravy, warm bread from the oven, and homemade ice cream. Darrell says he and his wife, Shannon, cook the hard way…from scratch. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/17/Fried-Chicken-to-Crow-About-at-Wheatland-Caf-Hudson/623/ Smoffee’s More Than Coffee Shop in Colby http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Smoffee-s-More-Than-Coffee-Shop-in-Colby/517/ The colorful, arty sign above Smoffee’s gave me a preview of what’s inside this former motion picture theater. Starring a fun and inviting atmosphere and homemade food, this inventive bakery, bistro, and coffee/smoothie shop is the happening place in Colby! A cast of local characters gathers here daily to leisurely sip gourmet coffee while conversing about the world’s problems. Friends connect over a lunch of green chili or apricot chicken. This is the community gathering spot owners Shawn and Mary Larson hoped it would be. And visitors are welcomed as family. Fri, 20 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Smoffee-s-More-Than-Coffee-Shop-in-Colby/517/ Old-fashioned Outdoor Dining at Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Old-fashioned-Outdoor-Dining-at-Kuntz-s-Drive-In-in-Abilene/428/ As alfresco dining continues to grow in popularity, I’m reminded of a form of outdoor dining I’ve been enjoying since I was a kid - the drive-in. I live near one of these old-fashioned eating establishments, and now that the weather’s warmer I’m a frequent visitor to Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene. Music from the 1950s and 1960s plays as I enjoy the breeze coming through the open windows of my car parked in one of the dozen or so stalls under a low awning. A car hop takes my order: a Fat Lady Burger and a frosty mug of homemade root beer. And lots of napkins please. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Old-fashioned-Outdoor-Dining-at-Kuntz-s-Drive-In-in-Abilene/428/ Where’s The Beef? At the Grand Central Hotel and Grill in Cottonwood Falls http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Where-s-The-Beef-At-the-Grand-Central-Hotel-and-Grill-in-Cottonwood-Falls/263/ Here’s a wakeup call. With much of the best beef in the country raised right here in Kansas, especially in the Flint Hills region, why not dine at an establishment the Kansas Beef Council twice named ... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Where-s-The-Beef-At-the-Grand-Central-Hotel-and-Grill-in-Cottonwood-Falls/263/ WaKeeney’s Western Kansas Saloon and Grill a Sure Bet http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/WaKeeney-s-Western-Kansas-Saloon-and-Grill-a-Sure-Bet/147/ 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!   Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/WaKeeney-s-Western-Kansas-Saloon-and-Grill-a-Sure-Bet/147/