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Pig Out at Zarda Bar-B-Q in Lenexa

I get pretty fired up about eating at a family-owned barbecue restaurant with one-of-a-kind flavors. So when I entered Zarda Bar-B-Q in Lenexa and learned there are 24 – yes 24 – secret herbs and ...

Posted on November 3, 2011 9:55AM by Cecilia Harris

Tuck into fine food at Kansas’ Café on the Route

The Food Network highlighted Baxter Springs restaurant along Route 66

*CLOSED - January 6, 2013*

In the extreme southeastern corner of Kansas lies Cherokee County, the only county in the state that can lay claim to 13.2 miles of Old Route 66. Established in 1926, the two-lane road originally stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles and became famous for the unique communities along “Route 66.”

Posted on July 29, 2011 11:32AM by admin

Historical Recipes Served at Trail Days Café in Council Grove

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.

Posted on July 22, 2011 1:11PM by Cecilia Harris

Visit Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Paola, Kan.

Tour the grounds and taste the vineyard’s 18 wines for free

Stroll through a thriving vineyard with a glass of wine in your hand. Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Paola, Kan., invites you to experience its grape-growing and winemaking processes firsthand. We recently spent time with Somerset representatives who are eager to share their winery’s story and details on their award-winning, handcrafted Kansas wines.

Posted on July 15, 2011 4:03PM by admin

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

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


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