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- March 1, 2019: After a night at a Wichita hotel, I started the day
at the east Wichita location Doo-Dah Diner. It is a cool, retro restaurant
with an interesting menu. When I dined at their original location last
year, it was on a Sunday, when the only option is a Brunch Buffet at $19.99.
That location is presently closed for remodeling, so I decided to check
out this (possibly) temporary location and have a look at the menu.
it was only 8:30AM, they serve their entire menu from the start of the
day and I chose the outside in burger (10oz fresh hand partied beef stuffed
with American cheese & jalapeno bacon on a house made bun) which is
$12.99 with one side.
I waited for my food, they brought out a complimentary small bowl of monkey
huge serving of Fresh cut fries was very good, but the burger was less
of a hit. The meat was dry and the stuffing was in one small part of the
patty and there was only two or three bites of cheese or bacon in the large
breakfast, I drove on to Rose Hill, a small community on the southeast
side of Wichita to visit Jurassic Art, a wonderful grassroots art environment
which I just learned about last year. I had been photographing pieces for
about 15 minutes when the artist, Phil Brinkley, came out to meet me and
tell me about his history. I learned that Phil (who is a retired Cessna
employee) and his son Allen do auto restoration and I was soon touring
their body shop and studio. They have made some fabulous wheeled art creations
and also do restoration of classic automobiles.
would have liked to purchase some of Phil's art for our yard, but none
of the pieces that he makes for sale were finished at this time.
the drive back to Wichita, I drove past Field
Station Dinosaurs. It is ironic that two recreations of the dinosaurs
are so close to each other.
stopped for an early lunch at Jack's
Coffee Shop, which is not owned by a Jack and does not serve coffee.
This spot looks more like a dive than any other place on our web site.
It is only open for lunch Monday - Saturday and only serves hamburgers,
potato chips and pop. But the burger is so good, even after having had
the other burger only a couple of hours earlier. And inexpensive!
a brief stop to photograph the Phil Brinkley made Knight next to Trinity
Academy, I went to the new Pizza Hut Museum at Wichita Sate University.
The museum is in the first building used for a Pizza Hut when the company
was founded by WSU students in 1958. It was first relocated to the campus
and then to this location in 2017. It opened as a museum in 2018. WSU students
serve as docents and I enjoyed getting to know grad student Barb Myers,
who was working today.
the museum it was a short drive to Wichita Park Cemetery, where I had been
unable to locate the graves of President Obama's great-great grandparents,
Dr. Jacob William Dunham and Mary Ann Kearney Dunham when I searched in
2016. Armed with more information, today I was able to find the family
plot, although their graves are unmarked. We will be adding a page about
this spot, in addition to the listing it already has on our Barack
Obama's Ancestors Graves in Kansas page.
up was a first visit to Sport Burger Drive In, which is open only for lunch
on Monday to Saturday and until 6PM on Friday. Although there is a small
counter area, at least this day it was locked and food was only available
at the drive up window. I sampled a 1/4 pound cheeseburger, hot Polish
sandwich, onion rings and fries. (sampled only) It was all good, with the
Polish sausage and onion rings being the best, but it wasn't so good that
I will return if it turns out the inside seating is closed all the time.
made one more stop before leaving town, at Wichita's Central Riverside
Park to revisit the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit and to photograph the
Mini Stonehenge a block away. The cages in the wildlife exhibit were mostly
empty, probably because it is early March. The Stonehenge is pretty cool
and I need to research it more.
drove northwest to Hutchinson, where I photographed the second grassroots
art environment of the day. This one is not open to the public and I only
took photos from the street, a display of sculptures by the late Richard
Brown. They are from his one time "Lost Acres Ranch." It will be added
to our Kansas Grassroots Art page.
checked in to the Atrium Hotel in Hutchinson, where a group of my friends
were gathered for BYOc. When they headed out for a group dinner at a restaurant
I didn't want to revisit this year, I headed out of town to try out Carolyn's
Essenhaus in Arlington. I had read a lot of good things about this small
town restaurant and had been looking forward to finally trying it out.
It wasn't packed, but I could tell the restaurant had been busy earlier,
as there were many tables which were empty, but had not been bussed. I
waited at the door for a minute, but no one acknowledged me and there was
no sign saying to wait for seating, so I asked one of the servers if it
was OK if I sat at the one clean, empty table.
was already menus on the table, so I photographed the menu and decided
on what I would like to eat. Then I waited, After a few minutes, I started
trying to catch the eye of a server, particularly the one I had spoken
to before sitting down, and who had another table nearby. I started trying
harder to catch a server's attention, but didn't want to shout across the
restaurant. After waiting over 15 minutes I gave up.
Dutch Kitchen Restaurant was on the way driving back to Hutchinson and
its review on our Hutchinson Restaurant Guide
was overdue for an update. Tonight the chicken fried steak was pretty good,
but the mashed potatoes had huge lumps. The sour cream and raisin pie was
very good and the peanut butter cookies I bought at the cash register on
the way out were great!
Barb Myers at the Pizza Hut Museum
Sport Burger Drive In
Lost Acres Ranch
Dutch Kitchen Restaurant
- March 2, 2019: Another big food day began with a second visit to
Firehouse Cafe, a breakfast and lunch restaurant which opened in 2010 in
an old 2 story firehouse. My first visit there was on a Sunday, when the
menu is a little more limited, so I was looking forward to dining there
again. The restaurant was full when I arrived, but I found a seat at a
long table which at least this morning was serving as a community table.
lunch selection still wasn't very big, and I had the chicken fried steak
with 2 eggs. It normally comes with toast, but for a small upgrade charge,
I went with a large blueberry pancake. The food was slow coming, the pancake
not arriving until I had finished the rest of the meal. The chicken fried
steak was very good. This restaurant will soon be added to our Hutchinson
photographing some nearby grain elevators, I drove across Hutchinson to
Hickory Pit BBQ, one of my favorite BBQ restaurants. Roy's is a small
family run restaurant that has been in operation since 1982. It was way
too soon to eat again at this time, but I photographed the new menu and
purchased a pound of their great Polish sausage to eat at home.
next stop was out in the country near Partridge, Kansas at The Potluck,
an Amish family farm and dairy which sells raw milk, eggs, meats and other
items. The neat old building is unattended, with a cash box where you make
your own change on the honor system. I was going to buy some sausage and
other meats, but there was no price list for the meats and no one was available
to ask when I went back outside to look around and take more photos.
dog followed my car far down the road.
next stop was a few miles away at Glass
Springs Dairy, a similar family farm and dairy which I visited last
year. I was concerned when there were no signs as I pulled in off the street
and no sign on the dairy. It was unlocked, but the products were gone and
there was no sign with an explanation.
in Hutchinson, I had lunch at R-B
Drive In, which opened in 1948. It changed hands in 2016 and was so
busy there was an hour wait for food when we tried to check them out last
year. Today there was a 30 minute wait before they could start cooking
a new order, but this time I had brought a book and was prepared to wait.
good news is that the food is still every bit as good! The menu is largely
unchanged and prices are still very reasonable.
returned to the hotel to spend more time with friends attending BYOc. Tonight
I joined several of them to try a restaurant which was new to me - AJs
Sports Grill, which is attached to a bowling alley close to the Atrium
Hotel. Our large table ordered a variety of items. The bone in chicken
wings which I ordered were nothing special, but the people who had the
pizza were uniformly pleased.
Smoked ribs in the display case at Roy's
R-B Drive In
AJs Sports Grill
- March 3, 2019: There was a 3-4" snowfall last night and it is still
quite windy so there are deeper drifts. Still there were no real issues
as I drove from Hutchinson to Newton to have lunch at The
Breadbasket. It is a bakery and Mennonite influenced restaurant known
for German buffets on Friday and Saturday evenings and for a breakfast
buffet during the week.
recent years it seems that I can only get by here on Sunday when they do
a $14.99 Five Meat Buffet only and are open from 10:30AM - 2PM. I arrived
at 10:40 and was the first customer of the day.
meats are fried chicken, fantail shrimp, tilapia, roast turkey and a weekly
rotating 5th meat. Today the 5th meat was BBQ brisket. I had all the meats,
but the tilapia and enjoyed them all. I was surprised at how good the breaded
fried shrimp was. Today the dessert bar had chocolate pudding cake, bread
pudding, 3 cobblers (1 sugar free) and soft serve ice cream. I tried several
of them. All were good, with the rich chocolate pudding cake being my favorite.
roads were a little better when I got back in the car. The sun had come
out by the time time I had arrived in Newton and it was now quite pretty,
so I stopped to get sunny, snow pictures of the Drinkwater
& Schriver Flour Mill, Spring Hill Ranch House at the Tallgrass
Prairie National Preserve, Chase County Courthouse, and Cottonwood
River Dam & Bridge.
Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill
- March 5, 2019: We totally rewrote our review of B&C
BBQ Pub & Grill in Wichita, Kansas to take in the remodel, expansion,
much great hours and menu (before it was buffet only). Over half of the
photos have been replaced as well.
- March 6, 2019: For the third week in a row, I revisited an Overland
Park Korean restaurant and had stir fried squid (ojingyh bogum). This week
the restaurant was
Korean Restaurant. I first dined there about 20 years ago and it has
had a review on our Overland Park Restaurant
Guide for many years, but I had not been back in about 3 years.
is doing something new, but that was not what I was there for this night.
They are now doing all you can eat Korean BBQ, prepared on gas or charcoal
grills built into the dining tables. It isn't cheap ($27 - $35 depending
on the dishes selected) and everyone in the party must order the KBBQ.
You can order more items brought to the table to cook on the grill for
up to 3 hours!
ojingyh bogum was good. I enjoyed it much more than the o jing uh bokkeum
at Korean Restaurant Sobahn two weeks earlier, but I still liked the ojingeo
bokkeum at Chosun Korean
BBQ more. I enjoyed the side dishes (banchan), but none so much that
I asked for more.
used to be that my servers at these Korean restaurants would ask if I wanted
more of the banchan. They still bring it if I ask, but no longer ask if
I would like more.
- March 7, 2019: My day job took me to the Kansas City Auto Show in
downtown Kansas City, Missouri today. I recently noticed that our Kansas
City BBQ Restaurant Guide does not have a listing for Smokin' Guns
in North Kansas City and this seemed like a good time to revisit it to
take photos and sample the food for a listing.
has been several years since the last time I ate there. They moved the
restaurant into a larger, purpose built building in 2013 and I had only
been to the new location once. I decided on a ribs and chicken plate with
onion rings, corn and corn bread for $14.95.
waiting for the food, I tasted all there sauces: regular, spicy and sweet.
The spicy isn't very spicy. It has just a little heat in the finish. My
favorite of the three was the sweet.
they were having an off day, but this wasn't as good as I remembered from
years ago. The only thing I really cared for was the onion rings. When
I am in this area again, I will be more likely to dine at Hawg
Jaw Que & Brew a few blocks away.
Smokin' Guns BBQ
ribs and chicken plate
- March 8, 2019: We added a new page about the Pizza
Hut Museum at Wichita State University.
- March 9, 2019: We added a new page devoted to Jurassic
Art, a fabulous Grassroots Art Environment in Rose Hill, Kansas.
- March 11, 2019: We hadn't been to Big Bam's Burgers in Shawnee, Kansas
for several years, but it has vocal supporters and we felt it was time
to try it again. The building is too nice to be called a dive. I would
describe it more as a hut. The menu continues to be on the wall and you
order & pay at a counter. The food is brought to the table when it
food was fine, but none of the dishes would draw me here from any distance.
My burger wasn't very juicy and the chicken sandwich was just a chicken
sandwich. The highly talked about tatter tots were properly cooked and
crispy on the outside, but still were just tatter tots.
strongest things I can say is that the onion rings are better than average
and the prices are reasonable.
Big Bam's Burgers
- March 12, 2019: I was still in the mood for a good burger, so today
seemed like a good day to retry Grandstand
Burger in far north Overland Park. Although I like the burgers at this
little restaurant a lot, indoor seating has been limited to 4 stools crammed
into a small space at the counter. There are some picnic tables out front,
but that isn't a very attractive area and is even less appealing on a cool
discovered that the stools have been removed and now the only place to
eat inside is standing at the counter. That is just what another customer
and I did. Grandstand has a number of specialty burgers on the menu, but
I went with a double cheeseburger with grilled onions and grilled jalapenos.
The hand formed burger had great flavor! This was a burger worth driving
a distance for.
haven't been very impressed with the fries at Grandstand before and went
with the tatter tots. The tots are long, flat and about a third of the
thickness of other tater tots. They are shaped like Tetris pieces and are
crispier than most. I really enjoyed them!
Double cheeseburger with tots
- March 13, 2019: At lunch time, I revisited the new Wahlburgers in
Olathe, Kansas. It opened last September and although they were trying
very hard, there were issues when I tried them at that time. This franchise
restaurant is operated by the Hy-Vee grocery chain and is the first Wahlburgers
Coke & Sriracha glazed wings sounded great and I had them with Yukon
French fries. I could taste the Coke in the glaze, but the Siracha flavor
was missing. Perhaps they were afraid to use enough Siracha for fear it
would be too much? They weren't bad, but they had sounded so much better.
fries were average.
the fourth week in a row, I revisited an Overland Park Korean restaurant
and had stir fried squid (Squid Bokkum). This week the restaurant was Gangnam
Korean Restaurant, which is only about 2 blocks from Choga
Korean Restaurant where I dined last Wednesday.
was the newest of the four restaurants and only the second time I have
dined here. The squid bokkum was the hottest of the four squid dishes and
there was a time years ago that the heat was the thing I most wanted, but
the complex flavors in the ojingeo bokkeum at Chosun
Korean BBQ have my highest marks. There was more variety in the side
dishes (banchan). The boiled peanuts at the left in the photo didn't do
much for me, but the radish in the dish at the right was wonderful. I was
tempted to see if it could be ordered to go.
Coke & Sriracha glazed wings
- March 14, 2019: Thursdays in March are the only days in the year
when Joe's Kansas City BBQ sells corned beef burnt ends Reuben sandwiches.
This is the third year for this great sandwich. Get here early, a lot of
people come for this sandwich and the meat runs out.
- March 15, 2019: Tonight we tried KINZI Mediterranean Cuisine in Mission,
Kansas. We had feta cheese dip, a gyro pie, beef biryani and kibbeh. As
you can see in the photo to the right, rather than the appetizers coming
out early, all of the food came out at the same time. We both enjoyed the
meal, which has some surprises. Probably the biggest surprise was the gyro
pie. We never guessed that it was a pizza.
of the dishes stood out so much that we would make a point of having it
again, but we definitely want to try KINZI again.
Assorted dishes at KINZI
- March 16, 2019: We took a few hours to explore Osawatomie, Kansas
today, stopping on the way there to try Grandstand Burger in Paola. We
just recently learned that this restaurant existed, having been fans of
the Grandstand Burger in Overland Park for many years. This restaurant
is independent of the Overland Park restaurant, but was started 4 years
ago with the assistance of Nick Marci, who opened the Overland Park location.
location is in a repurposed gas station and has much more room. The larger
kitchen lets them have a larger menu and several tables, where the Overland
Park one has no seating at all.
onion rings are very good. The tater tots are also very good, but not the
same as the incredible, unusually shaped tots in Overland Park. The catfish
filets are battered rather than cornmeal breaded and I liked those as well.
The mushroom Swiss burger was average.
took back roads to Osawatomie, where our first stop was a revisit of the
State Hospital Cemetery. Since my previous visit, I learned that two
of the otherwise identical numbered grave markers were long ago replaced
with markers with names and wanted to get photos for our page about the
cemetery. I also discovered that many of the numbered markers are actually
replacements of older numbered markers whose numbers had worn away.
next stop was at the north end of the long ago closed Asylum Bridge. We
got pictures of the south end later in the day.
main point of the trip was to visit the John
Brown Museum in Osawatomie. It had been many years since I was last
there and Linda had never been there before. I had confirmed the hours
on their web site (10AM-5PM) and on the recorded message on their answering
machine, but the building was locked up and there was no sign.
the extra time, we visited the Osawatomie History Museum. It is much larger
than I remembered from my previous visit, including a large wing in recreated
train depot which I don't recall at all.
added a new page devoted to Bates
City BBQ in Shawnee, Kansas.
Osawatomie History Museum - Railroad Wing
- March 21, 2019: I had a late morning appointment on the east side
of Kansas City, Missouri and I decided to take advantage of it by having
lunch at LC's Bar-B-Q, It is one of my favorite Kansas City BBQ Restaurants,
but because of its location, I tend to only make it there once every year
or two. It has been several year's since I had seen L.C. Richardson, himself,
so it was a pleasure when he came in near the end of my meal. He appears
to be still doing fine.
Bar-B-Q is a interesting little dive with a great product. The ribs at
LC's Bar-B-Q are slightly crunchy on the outside, but still juicy and well
flavored. The sauce is quite sweet and not what I would choose to take
home, but it complements both the meat and the great, thick French fries.
added a new page devoted to the Osawatomie
History Museum & Osawatomie Railroad Museum in Osawatomie, Kansas.
- March 23, 2019: A friend joined us in revisiting Woodyard Bar-B-Que
in Kansas City, Kansas. I wanted to dine there again before writing a review
and adding it to our
Kansas City Barbecue Restaurant
Guide. I first dined there more than 10 years ago, but it took several
years of their development before I became a fan.
had smoked chicken, a burnt end sandwich and chicken wings. The wings are
both smoked and fried. The small, whole wings aren't smoky or spicy, but
have a nice crunch when you bite into them.
had supper at Stroud's Restaurant in
Fairway, Kansas. Family style skillet fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried
chicken gizzards, cottage fries, gravy, cinnamon rolls, green beans and
chicken noodle soup. More food than almost anyone can eat.
never had room left to try Stroud's desserts.
- March 24, 2019: Following church, we drove to De Soto, Kansas to
try out Wanda's Roadside Cafe. The breakfast and lunch restaurant is the
third restaurant we have dined at in this store front. We tried a breakfast
dish (ham and cheese omelet with hash browns) and a lunch item (country
fried steak with green beans and mashed potatoes & gravy). They both
came with a pretty good, warm biscuit.
the food was simple and reasonably priced, but nothing to really get me
to pull off K-10 and go here. My favorite part of those dishes was the
there is a reason to pull of the highway. When we sat down, the chalk board
said there was apple pie, blackberry pie and cinnamon rolls. The rolls
were taken off the board a few minutes after we ordered and I asked the
servers if the pie was in danger of running out. I was just in time to
ask them to set aside the last slice of the blackberry pie, though I was
surprised when it was brought right out, rather than being held back.
still waited until after the meal to try the pie. It was so good! Particularly
the crust. I may comeback just for the pie!
leaving De Soto, we stopped up the street at Grandpa's
Old Ford Garage. Dean Weller's collection of beautiful antique cars
crowded into the 1918 Model A Ford garage. Dean didn't just restore the
cars. In large part he created them. Dean stooped doing new restorations
about 5 years ago and I wasn't that surprised to see a sign on the door
saying, "For Sale Antique Cars - open Tuesday morning or call for
appointment (913) 585-3326."
up, to update the pages we have devoted to Grandpa's' Old Ford Garage,
I was sad to learn that Dean's bride of 72 years recently passed away.
Rest In Peace, Delores Weller.
added a new review of Woodyard
Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kansas, which we revisited yesterday.
Wanda's Roadside Cafe
For Sale Antique Cars
- March 29, 2019: I left work a little early and headed south for a
quick overnight exploration of southeast Kansas.
first stop was the Prairie Nut Hut in
Altoona, Kansas. I first wrote the review of the Nut Hut in 2008 and we
have been back quite a few times, but it had been 2 years since the last
visit. The menu had not changed since 2013, but this time a few items had
gone up. The prices are still very reasonable.
ordered a specialty burger I hadn't had before, the Green
Chili Burger (grilled green chilies and Swiss cheese) and home style fries.
I love the fries here, but looking at the plates of onion rings going to
other tables made wish I had gone with them.
The Green Chili Burger was good, but the Rohr burger (with
grilled onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese) is still my favorite.
Before leaving Altoona, I went by Altoona Mill Falls,
south of Kansas Highway 47. I could hear the roar of the Verdigris River
as soon as I got out of the car a couple of hundred feet away and I took
a video which was posted to the KansasTravel.org Facebook Page this evening.
There was light rain as I continued driving to Neodesha,
but it let up enough to let me photograph some of the more interesting
buildings before stopping at Beef Burger
Bob's. I first dined at the restaurant when it was in the nearby community
of Fredonia, but Bob and Tony Babcock moved the restaurant ot Neodesha
about 8 years ago.
There is just one large table and four 2 person tables
in the small dinning room, but most orders seem to be to go. I had a small
beef burger (loose meat hamburger) and fresh made Susie Q French fries.
Even though I had eaten another hamburger less than two hours earlier,
this sandwich was well seasoned and tasted great. I asked for a small order
od Susie Qs, but the serving was still huge and I didn't eat more than
a 5th of it.
Some day I will have their pie, but I seem to always get
here late in the day, after the pie has sold out.
I continued south to Independence, Kansas, where I spent
the night at the Apple Tree Inn. It was comfortable, quiet, clean and reasonably
Green Chili Burger
Altoona Mill Falls
Small Beef Burger and Susie Qs
- March 230, 2019: I was up early and after grabbing some breakfast
at the hotel, was on the road, heading west on US Highway 160. My first
stop was in Elk Falls, Kansas, where I wanted
exterior photos of Elk Falls Pottery, which had moved since the last time
I was in town.
I was pulling back on the highway, I spotted Outhouse Grove, which I assume
was created by the people who have the pottery. Elk Falls, Kansas is the
self proclaimed Outhouse Capital of Kansas and hosts an open house and
Tour on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving each year. This
grove gives people a handy photo opportunity year around.
next quick stop was Moline, Kansas, where I photographed the Lockheed T-33A
Shooting Star aircraft which was moved here from Independence, Kansas and
is on static display in a park. I also took some new photos of Kansas'
Oldest Swinging Bridge. The was
light, wet snow while I was taking pictures.
first appointment of the day was at 9AM at the Grenola Elevator Museum,
where Dorthy Keplinger had agreed to show me the museum during there off
season. The museum is normally open April through September on three week
day afternoons. The building is neither heated or cooled, so the best time
of year to visit it is late spring and early fall.
main part of the grain elevator is preserved much as it was when the business
shut down. The remainder of the building has two galleries, while the old
office serves as a genealogy library. Two one room school houses have also
been moved to the site. Touring the main building takes about 30 minutes
and of you visit the two school buildings, you will probably spend a total
of about 40 minutes.
on the road, I had less than two hours to get to Chetopa, Kansas, where
Sandy Baldridge, curator of the Chetopa Historical Museum had also agreed
to show me around a museum that does not open for the season until next
week. Sandy and her husband, Howard, showed me around the museum, My favorite
parts were the exhibit devoted to the button factory which made buttons
from mussel shells in 1921 and the room devoted to Chetopa's status as
the Pecan Capital of Kansas.
taking photos of several minor attractions around Chetopa, I had lunch
at The Firepit, a BBQ restaurant which has pretty good ratings online.
I had ribs and pulled chicken. The fries I saw at a neighboring table didn't
look very exciting, so I went with the jalapeno corn. I liked the chicken
and corn, though I didn't think they stood out. Most of the meat went in
a cooler for another day.
continued east to Baxter Springs. It had been several years since I had
been on the Kansas portion of Historic 66
and it was time to get photos to update our extensive section on The Route.
The main new items which I found were a series of descriptive panels along
the route and a quirky collection of photo opportunities on the east side
was time to start heading toward home and I went north on US Highway 400
and then US Highway 69. I had a mid afternoon meal at Idle-a-While
Bar & Grill in Cherokee, Kansas. This is a wonderful little dive
that I hadn't managed to get back to in over 6 years and I was pleased
to learn that other than replacing one of the pool tables with more tables
& chairs, little has changed.
had the Colossal Dog - hot link on hoagie topped with kraut, cheese, onions,
jalapenos and cayenne. Actually, I didn't notice much cheese or onions,
but it was very good. The hot link really had a good smoked flavor. Dan
told me that he hasn't found a regular supplier of the link and it could
well be a different one the next time I was in.
they were closed I took a few exterior photos at the Carona
Depot and Railroad Museum in Scammon, Kansas and Big
Brutus near West Mineral, Kansas. The Carona Depot has a large cosmetically
restored Kansas City Southern Steam Locomotive on display which was not
here the last time I visited.
had supper at Jim's Steak House in Pittsburg. While I like this restaurant,
it hasn't quite met the bar to be on our list of Unique Kansas Restaurants,
but it had been 6-7 years since the last time I was there it was time to
try them again.
is decorated appropriately for a nicer small town steakhouse, but the effect
is hurt by the tables and booths being so close together that you can't
help but hear neighboring conversations.
started with a "small" order onion rings. I felt like it was enough for
4 or 5 people, but the couple at a neighboring booth almost finished their
order. The onion rings were house made and excellent.
main dish was a 12 ounce rib eye, which came with fresh cut fries and a
salad. After I paid the up charge for grilled onions and grilled mushrooms,
the meal was a still reasonable $27. They didn't skimp on the onions and
mushrooms, they entirely hid the steak. The steak was fine, but nothing
took most of the meal home with me (got two more meals out of it), but
I was still tempted to try a dessert, until I learned that none of them
were made in house.
Grenola Elevator Museum
Chetopa History Museum
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