Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Garden City Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:52:27 GMT Plank’s Barbecue Honors Garden City Heritage http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/4/Plank-s-Barbecue-Honors-Garden-City-Heritage/3019/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DSC_0173.JPG'/><br/> Beef production in Kansas is big - cattle represented almost half of the agricultural cash receipts in 2010 and Kansas ranks third in the nation with 6.1 million cattle on ranches and feedyards. That's more than twice our state's human population! Our family saw a good many of these bovine beauties on a recent trip to western Kansas, where we sampled some Kansas beef at&nbsp;Plank's Barbecue&nbsp;in Garden City. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/4/Plank-s-Barbecue-Honors-Garden-City-Heritage/3019/ Napoli’s at the Flight Deck - A First Class Restaurant in Garden City http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Napoli-s-at-the-Flight-Deck---A-First-Class-Restaurant-in-Garden-City/2623/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Napolis-sign.jpeg'/><br/> The flight plan to the restaurant that was my destination landed me around 10 miles from the heart of Garden City at its airport. Here, Napoli&rsquo;s&nbsp;at the Flight ... Thu, 06 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Napoli-s-at-the-Flight-Deck---A-First-Class-Restaurant-in-Garden-City/2623/ A Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Alvamar-Members-Course-3.jpeg'/><br/> A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ... Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ A Trip to the Wild West http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/-A-Trip-to-the-Wild-West/2186/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/wheat-field.jpeg'/><br/>A Faces &amp; Places Roadie BlogDespite living in Kansas all my life, I haven’t traveled to many cities in the West so I didn’t exactly know what I was in for on my Faces &amp; Places Tour trip to Garden City and the Beef Empire Days Rodeo.My friend Jessica and I planned ahead by looking through our Kansas Visitors Guide. We wanted to enjoy everything about southwestern Kansas. We started with a pit stop in Great Bend for a tasty meal at Diane’s Diner and a little shopping downtown. On the road again, we enjoyed our view of beautiful wheat fields being harvested. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/-A-Trip-to-the-Wild-West/2186/ Dragon Dances at Garden City Tet Celebration http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/21/Dragon-Dances-at-Garden-City-Tet-Celebration/1749/ Cymbals crash and a drum beats as people under a single colorful dragon costume and others in Buddha masks dance during the Tet Celebration in Garden City. For the Vietnamese who live here, this ... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/21/Dragon-Dances-at-Garden-City-Tet-Celebration/1749/ Tee off at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Tee-off-at-Buffalo-Dunes-Golf-Course/485/ If you’ve been longing for sand and water hazards, it’s time for a round of golf. In southwestern Kansas, few courses can hold a flagstick to the challenging Buffalo Dunes Golf Course on Highway 83 in Garden City. The 18-hole, regulation course has won numerous awards and is consistently rated among the top courses in the state. And for good reason. Mon, 09 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Tee-off-at-Buffalo-Dunes-Golf-Course/485/ Succulent Steaks at Samy’s in Garden City http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Succulent-Steaks-at-Samy-s-in-Garden-City/476/ Photo credit: Samy's Spirits &amp; SteakhouseThis month we’re featuring three recipes from Samy’s Spirits &amp; 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.&nbsp; Fri, 06 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Succulent-Steaks-at-Samy-s-in-Garden-City/476/ Celebrate Beef in Garden City! http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/2/Celebrate-Beef-in-Garden-City-/458/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/beef_empire_days.jpeg'/><br/>Rodeo Breakfast, lunch and dinner. What to eat? If you have beef in mind at mealtime, Garden City’s Beef Empire Days in June will be a bonanza for you. There, you’ll find plenty of banquets, beef-tasting bouts and all-you-can-eat steak cookouts. Hold onto your cowboy hat as the food-centered celebration hosts everything from cattle-health competitions and carnival rides to rodeos and roundups. Mon, 02 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/2/Celebrate-Beef-in-Garden-City-/458/