- June 2, 2018: We had lunch in Topeka, Kansas at Black Dog BarBQue
in the same building at Historic Harley Davidson. The restaurant is also
called "Henry's BBQ Grill" in honor of Henry Patterson, who opened Topeka
Harley in 1949 and passed away in 1999. The small counter service restaurant
is only open for lunch on Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-2PM and for breakfast
on Saturday from 8-10:20AM.
menu is very limited, 4 sides and 3 meats, plus a daily special. This was
Saturday so the special was pork ribs. The meat didn't taste smoked and
didn't stick to the bone. The cheez 'n taters was better and the best part
of the meal was the brownie.
the way out of town, we found a beautiful, large mural at the intersection
of Huntoon & Lane. Titled "Tennessee Town," it tells the history of
the surrounding neighborhood, which was settled by freed slaves from Tennessee
after the Civil War.
day concluded with a drive south through Lyndon to Chanute.
Henry's BBQ Grill
Tennessee Town Mural
- June 16, 2018: I revisited several of our favorite places in Kansas
City, Kansas today, starting with lunch at Jarocho
Pescados Y Mariscos, my favorite place for seafood in the metropolitan
area. The food is prepared much as it is in Veracruz, Mexico.
started with the grilled baby octopus appetizer and went on with the Filete
de Pescado Relleno (Fish Fillet stuffed with garlic, onions, Spanish octopus,
shrimp and blue crab meat finished with a touch of cream and cheese). It
was more food than I should have had, but it was all so good!
lunch, I visited two of the places from our Guide
to Kansas Specialty Food Stores. First was Bichelmeyer Meat Market,
where I bought one of my past favorites, the old world Polish sausage,
and a couple of items I have not had before, the beef bacon and the rib
bacon. All are house made and the bacon was sliced to order from large
pieces of bacon from the case.
placing them in the color, I went to Krizman's House of Sausage in the
Strawberry Hill neighborhood. In addition to my three favorite items from
previous visits (bratwurst, Italian sausage and smoked Polish sausage),
I got two items to try for the first time, the lamb sausage and an apple
fish fillet at Jarocho
bacon at Bichelmeyer Meat Market