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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

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

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

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

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


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