Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Goodland Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:20:38 GMT Goodland’s On The Bricks Café Worth The Stop http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Goodland-s-On-The-Bricks-Caf-Worth-The-Stop/2939/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Goodland-On-The-Bricks-waitress1.jpg'/><br/> Like many others driving across northwest Kansas on Interstate 70, I&rsquo;ve often grabbed fast food at a drive-through and continued on my way with hamburger in hand. Sadly, dining on the road became a quick stop necessity in my hurry to get where I was going rather than the experience it should be for travelers. I realized how much I was missing when I stopped in Goodland&nbsp;for lunch at On The Bricks Caf&eacute;, a quaint restaurant with delicious food, a calming atmosphere and friendly staff providing quick service.&nbsp; Thu, 06 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Goodland-s-On-The-Bricks-Caf-Worth-The-Stop/2939/ Giant Van Gogh in Goodland http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/30/Giant-Van-Gogh-in-Goodland/2800/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Picture-11.jpg'/><br/> One of the great things about being on the road is what you find along the way. Mike Brown of the popular website, &ldquo;Brainzooming,&rdquo; wrote about seeing one of the world&rsquo;s largest Van Gogh Sunflowers paintings in Goodland. He referred to it as a &ldquo;poster child for extreme creativity,&rdquo; and made a video during his visit.Brainzooming is all about innovation, so it&rsquo;s no wonder he was drawn to the 24 by 32 foot reproduction of Van Gogh&rsquo;s classic that stands on an 80-foot tall easel. Canadian artist Cameron Cross chose Goodland for his &ldquo;Big Easel Project,&rdquo; because it is the &ldquo;Sunflower Capital of the Sunflower State.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s the only one of the giant paintings in the U.S. The other six are in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Japan and South Africa &ndash; all locations that have something to do with sunflowers, Van Gogh, or both. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/30/Giant-Van-Gogh-in-Goodland/2800/ Favorite Kansas Recipes: Sunflower Cookies http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Favorite-Kansas-Recipes-Sunflower-Cookies-/76/ To give you a taste of the fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and more Kansas is famous for – as well as the yummy dishes prepared with those wholesome ingredients – we’ll share a Kansas-based recipe here once a month.For example, the recipe below reflects all that is tasty about our “Sunflower State.” Did you know that the city of Goodland is the “Sunflower Capital of the World”? Take a drive along I-70 in western Kansas in late August and you’ll see why.We invite you to bake up a batch of these Sunflower Cookies, then tell us what you think. Or send us your favorite recipes. We’re cooking in Kansas! Fri, 04 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Favorite-Kansas-Recipes-Sunflower-Cookies-/76/