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Pinky’s Bar & Grill serves up “gossip, grub and beer”

Come for food and drinks in Courtland, Kan. – and stay for the camaraderie

Pinky’s Bar & Grill in Courtland, Kan., has a long history of serving up what new owner Betty Fyfe describes as “gossip, grub and beer.” Over the years the business has undergone changes in ownership and emphasis but, Fyfe says with pride, “We’re continuing the tradition of positioning Pinky’s as a central place to get together with friends and family and have a blast.” She also adds, “The menu has stayed the same, but we’ve added some new things.” So, like a fine wine, Pinky’s Bar & Grill just gets better.

Posted on September 9, 2011 3:29PM by admin

Historical Recipes Served at Trail Days Café in Council Grove

Imagine dining on roast buffalo like the Native Americans or baked ham with strawberry sauce just as the early settlers did, with your meal delivered by servers in period costumes inside a Victorian era decorated home built in 1861 along the famous Santa Fe Trail. Find this unique cultural experience inside Council Grove’s Trail Days Café and Museum where you truly step back in time dining on historical foods in a historic setting.

Posted on July 22, 2011 1:11PM by Cecilia Harris

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

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 2:00PM by admin

Old-fashioned Outdoor Dining at Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene

As alfresco dining continues to grow in popularity, I’m reminded of a form of outdoor dining I’ve been enjoying since I was a kid - the drive-in. I live near one of these old-fashioned eating establishments, and now that the weather’s warmer I’m a frequent visitor to Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene. Music from the 1950s and 1960s plays as I enjoy the breeze coming through the open windows of my car parked in one of the dozen or so stalls under a low awning. A car hop takes my order: a Fat Lady Burger and a frosty mug of homemade root beer. And lots of napkins please.

Posted on April 22, 2011 1:24PM by Cecilia Harris

Where’s The Beef? At the Grand Central Hotel and Grill in Cottonwood Falls

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! 

Posted on March 18, 2011 4:31PM by Cecilia Harris

WaKeeney’s Western Kansas Saloon and Grill a Sure Bet

Belly up to the bar in the Western Kansas Saloon and Grill in WaKeeney like I did and you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time. The wood floor, pressed tin ceiling, paintings of early-day Trego County, and shelves filled with glass milk bottles, oil lamps, and washboards create an old-fashioned atmosphere. If the walls in this building constructed as a hardware store in 1925 could talk, they would have stories to tell!  

Posted on February 18, 2011 8:28PM by Cecilia Harris


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