Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Kansas restaurants Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:38:18 GMT Blogger Finds Slice of Summer Fun (and Rhubarb Pie) in Wilson http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Blogger-Finds-Slice-of-Summer-Fun-and-Rhubarb-Pie-in-Wilson/3066/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DSC_0342.JPG'/><br/> It's not often that my twelve-year-old son and I get to travel alone. My husband had to work one particular Saturday, so the boy and I hit the road for my next assignment - Wilson, in Central Kansas. I mentioned to my son that we'd be passing two of Kansas' most popular lakes, Lake Wilson (at&nbsp;Wilson State Park&nbsp;and&nbsp;Milford Reservoir&nbsp;), and before I knew it, our fishing poles and gear were packed.&nbsp; Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Blogger-Finds-Slice-of-Summer-Fun-and-Rhubarb-Pie-in-Wilson/3066/ Topeka's RowHouse Perfect for Special Occasions...Like Days That End in “Y” http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/4/Topeka-s-RowHouse-Perfect-for-Special-Occasions-Like-Days-That-End-in-Y-/3036/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/01exterior.jpg'/><br/> With our busy schedules and little time to cook, our family eats out quite often. But after having one of the best meals out we've ever experienced in our hometown of Topeka, Hubby and I agreed that from now on, we will gladly sacrifice a couple drive-through dinners and a sit-down chain each month to be able to enjoy the&nbsp;RowHouse Restaurant. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/4/Topeka-s-RowHouse-Perfect-for-Special-Occasions-Like-Days-That-End-in-Y-/3036/ 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/ 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/ Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ in Hutchinson Hog Heaven http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Roy-s-Hickory-Pit-BBQ-in-Hutchinson-Hog-Heaven/2837/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Hutch-Roys-Hickory.jpeg'/><br/> Exiting my car parked in front of Roy&rsquo;s Hickory Pit BBQ&nbsp;in Hutchinson, I got a whiff of the tantalizing aroma of meat slowly smoking over hickory and my stomach quickly started to rumble. Fired up for Roy&rsquo;s mouthwatering meat topped with a mild and sweet sauce I remembered from a previous visit, I couldn&rsquo;t wait to sink my teeth into those succulent ribs once again. In fact, I purposely arrived early to avoid the potential long line of customers that sometimes extends out the bright red front door of the sunny yellow building during the lunch hour. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Roy-s-Hickory-Pit-BBQ-in-Hutchinson-Hog-Heaven/2837/ Phillipsburg’s The Chubby Pickle Makes You Smile http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/5/Phillipsburg-s-The-Chubby-Pickle-Makes-You-Smile/2261/ With a grin on his face, a gigantic green pickle dressed in a vest, bow tie, and red shoes peers from the window of The Chubby Pickle in Phillipsburg, lifting the spirits of those who are in a pickle or just need a cure for the summer doldrums. Known for its hamburgers and sandwiches, the restaurant also serves up favorites like Breaded Pickle Chips, Toasted Almond Salad, and homemade Spicy Pepper Rice Soup. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/5/Phillipsburg-s-The-Chubby-Pickle-Makes-You-Smile/2261/