Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Cottonwood Falls Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:17:29 GMT 5 reasons to visit the Tallgrass Prairie in the fall http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/5-reasons-to-visit-the-Tallgrass-Prairie-in-the-fall/2792/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/TallGrass.jpg'/><br/> I recently had the pleasure of heading out the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve&nbsp;to see the fall scenery. I&rsquo;ve made this trek before and at varying points of ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/5-reasons-to-visit-the-Tallgrass-Prairie-in-the-fall/2792/ Music, Home Cooking Harmonize at Emma Chase Café in Cottonwood Falls http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/21/Music-Home-Cooking-Harmonize-at-Emma-Chase-Caf-in-Cottonwood-Falls/2551/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Emma-Chase-Cafe-solo.jpeg'/><br/> If you&rsquo;re looking for something different to do on a Friday night, there&rsquo;s a free event that easily ranks at the top of the charts. Every week year-round the Emma Chase Caf&eacute;&nbsp;invites musicians of all ages and levels to bring their acoustic instruments to Cottonwood Falls for a jam session. Music lovers like me tune in for a night of old-time bluegrass, folk, country, gospel and rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere beginning at 7:30 pm every Friday.&quot; Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/21/Music-Home-Cooking-Harmonize-at-Emma-Chase-Caf-in-Cottonwood-Falls/2551/ Washington’s MarCon Pies’ Recipe for Success http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Washington-s-MarCon-Pies-Recipe-for-Success/2527/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Pies.jpeg'/><br/> If you&rsquo;re like me and can&rsquo;t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen&hellip;even if it means not satisfying a craving for homemade pie in this hot weather. Thankfully, there&rsquo;s a place right here in Kansas that makes serving my favorite dessert, well, as easy as pie.&nbsp;MarCon Pies&nbsp;in Washington bakes 500-plus fruit, nut, crunch, cream, cheesecake and specialty pies every day, yet each tastes just like grandma used to make.&nbsp;&quot; Thu, 09 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Washington-s-MarCon-Pies-Recipe-for-Success/2527/ Central Kansas Says “Välkommen” to the Faces and Places Tour http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Central-Kansas-Says-V-lkommen-to-the-Faces-and-Places-Tour/695/ As cliché as it may sound, our weekend trip as “Roadies” for the Kansas Travel and Tourism Faces and Places tour, had something for everyone. On our way back to Lawrence, my boyfriend, Hank, his ... Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Central-Kansas-Says-V-lkommen-to-the-Faces-and-Places-Tour/695/ In a Kansas state of mind http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/30/In-a-Kansas-state-of-mind/699/ This is a guest blog post written on June 23 by Andy Brack as he was completing the last leg of a road trip through Kansas with his daughter. A Faces &amp; Places Tour Roadie met the duo as they were eating at Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls and loved their story so much, we asked him to share it with you. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/30/In-a-Kansas-state-of-mind/699/ Kansas Café Mixes Home-Cooking and Music Nights http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Kansas-Caf-Mixes-Home-Cooking-and-Music-Nights/283/ Learn about the Emma Chase Café in Emma Chase Café from owner Sue Smith – then stop in for an Emma Burger and Friday Night Jam Session. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Kansas-Caf-Mixes-Home-Cooking-and-Music-Nights/283/ 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/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/GCH-door3.jpeg'/><br/>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 the best beef restaurant in the state? The Grand Central Hotel and Grill in Cottonwood Falls uses only a special brand of premium choice beef certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its superior marbling. This marbling, coupled with the meat being aged for 21 days, gives the beef its rich flavor and juiciness. The steaks are cut to order, seasoned with a secret mix of spices, and grilled to your liking. I made a reservation and ordered the popular Grand Angelo, a small filet served with mushrooms and shrimp in garlic butter. It was, well, truly grand!&nbsp; 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/