Archive for the ‘vittles’ Category

Road Trip to Sedan

April 23rd, 2013 at 11:16 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   ROAD TRIP TO SEDAN Spring seemed to be stalled out somewhere, so Dave and I drove south one Saturday to see if we could locate the lost season and drag it north. It was early April and even near the Oklahoma line, we didn’t […]

columns, small towns, traveling, vittles

Keim Bakery

March 26th, 2013 at 11:59 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: KEIM BAKERY When I hear of a Kansas place that I want to visit, sometimes that place sticks in my brain like a bookmark. And I can’t get rid of the bookmark until I make the trip. Keim Bakery in Ottawa had been on my […]

columns, Kansans, small towns, traveling, vittles

Moving Toward Spring

March 12th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Strawberry pie – Hays House MOVING TOWARD SPRING For months our sky had been holding its breath. Finally in late February the sky exhaled, and a huge cloud of white flakes fell to earth. We found ourselves in deep snow, which is just what we […]

columns, seasons, small towns, vittles

Lunch at Ad Astra

September 4th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   LUNCH AT AD ASTRA At Ad Astra, beneath the sounds of restaurant conversation and the clatter of silverware, came the voice of Bob Dylan. He sang “A hard rain’s a-gonna fall,” and although the song isn’t really about rain, that Saturday was indeed a […]

columns, Flyover Weather, small towns, vittles, weather

Pat’s Blue Rib’n BBQ

April 24th, 2012 at 6:05 am

The signature sandwich with brisket – includes slaw and fried onion sticks on the sandwich. Homemade potato chips on the side. Pat’s Blue Rib’n BBQ is at 1200 Moro (Aggieville) in Manhattan.

cities, vittles

Ah, Kansas.

April 21st, 2012 at 10:09 pm

A gorgeous place, Pottawatomie County Ah, Kansas, I’ve missed you. The past few months, I’ve been incredibly busy. Lots of commitments, obligations, work to do. Plus, I’m trying to co-write a book. Lately, I’ve just been so tired of having something to do every minute of every day. I goof off 10 minutes here and […]

Flint Hills, Kansans, life on the ground, small towns, vittles

Dinner at Elaine’s

April 20th, 2012 at 7:24 am

Food fest

March 12th, 2012 at 9:32 am

At ESU’s International Food Festival on March 3, I purchased some food from the Japanese table. The menu was helpful.   Teriyaki Chicken Sushi. The matcha rolled cakes was tasty, not overly sweet. Red beans on cake is pretty good. Who knew?

ESU, events, vittles

Amelia’s Birthplace

March 6th, 2012 at 11:15 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   AMELIA’S BIRTHPLACE In late February, it felt like spring. The only thing missing was the green. Winter neutrals just don’t do a thing for the hills of northeast Kansas. On a recent Saturday, Dave and I headed toward Atchison. Along the way we found […]

columns, Kansans, traveling, vittles

Casa Ramos

February 26th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I’ve been holding onto a gift certificate that’s good at a number of Emporia merchants for a couple of months now, and decided last week that it was finally time to use it. Dave and I enjoyed a filling meal at Casa Ramos. I had seafood enchiladas. Dave enjoyed his huge meal, tres amigos. Some […]

E-town, vittles

At the Huddle House

February 17th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Dave and I had dinner at Emporia’s newest restaurant, the Huddle House, this evening. It’s at the Flying J Truck Stop just west of town. Clint Bowyer was there. Well, sort of. I had the French toast, bacon and eggs. Very good. Dave had the pot roast. He said it was good.  

E-town, vittles