This week’s Travel Destination Guide is B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Kansas. Kansas is a melting pot of people. They are a mix of Southern, Midwestern, and a few other from some where else thrown in the mix to keep life, food and drinks interesting and full of taste. Do you want to come with as I share a few new favorite things from Kansas? Let’s travel.
B STANDS FOR BEST FOOD
Kansas has quite a selection for this Foodie Lover. Each place offered so many delicious sounding choices. I am sharing my top two locations and what I believe is the best food they have to offer.
First Stop is The Big Biscuit is located at 11148 Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information and menu selections visit their website at www.bigbuscuit.com or click here.
1. The Cowboy Benedict – hand breaded 1/2 lb chicken fried steak on a split Big Biscuit piled high with hash browns and scrambled eggs, covered with ladles of gravy.
2. The Mayberry – sausage and cheddar omelet served with a Big Biscuit covered with gravy and potatoes.
3. Del Rio Omelet – chorizo, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, onions, jack and cheddar cheese, and a side of salsa.
Next Stop is to Cozy’s Café located at 6740 West 75th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information and menu selections visit their website at www.cozyscafeop.com or click here.
1. Classic Croissant Sandwich – scrambled eggs, spinach and feta cheese served with seasonal fruit.
2. Nutella Crepes – hazelnut Nutella spread, bananas, walnuts and powered sugar. This was not my first choice, I am not a Nutella fan but, the combination of ingredients tasted much better than I thought and I would order this dish again.
3. Bacon Avocado Omelet- bacon, avocado and harvarti cheese. Served with hash browns and seasonal fruit.
B STANDS FOR BEST DRINKS
Next we move onto Best Drinks. I have to admit I LOVE doing the research for this part of my blog. Someone has to try all of these masterpieces before I can write about them, right?
1. Pour 5 fresh blackberries and 1 teaspoon sugar into cocktail shaker and muddle until broken down.
2. Add 1 3/4 ounces vodka, 1 ounce St Germain, 1 ounce lemon juice and ice. Cover and shake until frosty and most of the ice has melted down. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Sip and enjoy as you start planning your next adventure.
3. Not the home bartender type? Visiting Council Grove, Kansas? I highly recommend stopping by Hays House located at 112 W Main Street. Established in 1857 it has changed names and functions throughout the years but it still serves amazing cocktails. For more information visit their website at www.hayshouse.com or click here.
1. Pour 1 ounce gin, 1 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce triple sec into cocktail shaker full of ice.
2. Cover shaker and shake until frosty and ice has melted down. As you can tell I am a big fan of a frosty cocktail shaker. Strain into chilled cocktail glass filled with ice. Top off with lemon lime soda. Drink your water!
3. Kelly’s Westport Inn is located inside the oldest standing building in Kansas City, Kansas. It offers live music, colorful history and a pretty awesome Kansas City Ice Water. For more information visit their website at www.kellyswestportinn.com or click here.
B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Kansas
I want to talk a bit about the treasure I discovered that weren’t served as Brunch, although I believe they could be eaten anytime of day! Burnt Bits! Have you heard of them? Have you tasted them? This amazingness must be tasted to be appreciated. If you are ever in Kansas stop at any of the many BBQ spots and ask for a big helping of the Burnt Bits. You can thank me later.
I discovered a definite contender for the cocktails I choose to post, it is called a Horsefeather. It is made with your choice of whiskey, ginger beer, a squeeze of lime and a few generous shakes of bitters. It is delicious but the two above won out the race.
Thank you for eating and drinking with me all things Kansas. Did you favorite spot or drink make the list? Share your favorites in the comments.
Looking for more cocktail recipes? Read my blog post B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Missouri or click here. Sharing states, sharing recipes. It’s what Kansas City is all about. Cheers!
Until Next Time,