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. [[endteaser]]

Pinky’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at its location on Main St. and is open until 12 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Lunch specials during the week include catfish, an award-winning chicken fried steak, plus fried chicken and roast beef. And if you were wondering about the name “Pinky,” you can still find the former owner working every night closing out the bar. You can also visit Pinky’s Bar & Grill on Facebook.

Try this simple but satisfying recipe from Pinky’s:

Pinky’s Chicken Fried Steak

Minute steaks (as many as needed)

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 cup cracker crumbs

1 cup hand-crushed crackers

1 cup seasoned flour

In a bowl, mix egg, milk and seasoned salt. Soak minute steaks in egg mixture. In a separate container, mix cracker crumbs, crushed crackers and seasoned flour, then coat the minute steaks with the cracker mixture. Press flat. Do not shake off extra crumb mixture.

Cook minute steaks in hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Save cracklings in grease to make gravy.