Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - foodie friday Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:28:30 GMT Pinky’s Bar & Grill serves up “gossip, grub and beer” http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Pinky-s-Bar-Grill-serves-up-gossip-grub-and-beer-/1035/ Come for food and drinks in Courtland, Kan. – and stay for the camaraderiePinky’s Bar &amp; 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 &amp; Grill just gets better. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Pinky-s-Bar-Grill-serves-up-gossip-grub-and-beer-/1035/ Historical Recipes Served at Trail Days Café in Council Grove http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Historical-Recipes-Served-at-Trail-Days-Caf-in-Council-Grove/793/ 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. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Historical-Recipes-Served-at-Trail-Days-Caf-in-Council-Grove/793/ Family-Style Meals in a Mansion B&B http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Family-Style-Meals-in-a-Mansion-B-B/674/ Photo credit: Holton House Bed &amp; BreakfastVisitors often stay for the Victorian décor, plush bedding and spacious bathrooms at the Holton House Bed &amp; 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.” Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Family-Style-Meals-in-a-Mansion-B-B/674/ Baked Goods Rule at Our Daily Bread http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/29/Baked-Goods-Rule-at-Our-Daily-Bread/450/ 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.&nbsp; Fri, 29 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/29/Baked-Goods-Rule-at-Our-Daily-Bread/450/ Old-fashioned Outdoor Dining at Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Old-fashioned-Outdoor-Dining-at-Kuntz-s-Drive-In-in-Abilene/428/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/set-72157626429167373.jpeg'/><br/> 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. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Old-fashioned-Outdoor-Dining-at-Kuntz-s-Drive-In-in-Abilene/428/ 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/ WaKeeney’s Western Kansas Saloon and Grill a Sure Bet http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/WaKeeney-s-Western-Kansas-Saloon-and-Grill-a-Sure-Bet/147/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/set-72157625957266297.jpeg'/><br/> 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! &nbsp; Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/WaKeeney-s-Western-Kansas-Saloon-and-Grill-a-Sure-Bet/147/