Ad Astra Food & Drink - Strong City, Kansas
Ad Astra Food & Drink in Strong City, Kansas opened in 2002. It briefly closed in 2015, but reopened under slightly different ownership in November of that year and with the same menu. The restaurant is in a nondescript storefront on Strong City's main street, but external appearances can be deceiving. The small, interesting restaurant focuses on innovative dishes with food from local providers. The menu is somewhat limited, but does offer a wide variety.
We have visited Ad Astra 5 times and have enjoyed every dish we have had. The steaks, hamburgers, salads and fish have all been good. The blue cheese chips are a popular starter. Even simple sounding dishes like a grilled cheese sandwich is much more interesting than it sounds, with goat cheese, local Cheddar, avocado, apple wood smoked bacon and apricot pear jam.
The menu and specials are always changing, but on one of our typical visits, we had a grilled salmon special and the Prairie Burner Burger. The burger was a little too rare, but the side of chili ginger sprouts may have been the best Brussels sprouts I have ever had. We split a cream brulee which was also very good, putting to shame the cream brulee we had at a much more expensive Kansas City restaurant 2 days later.
Ad Astra Food and Drink is open only on Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended.
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