Since 1930, the grill masters at NuWay Burgers have been crafting their unique crumbly burgers from the same recipe and patented cooking equipment, preserving the signature texture that has kept customers returning to their original Douglas Avenue location for more than 80 years. The crumbly burgers share a menu with chicken and pork sandwiches, handmade onion rings, and frozen treats, including floats made with homemade root beer.
Housed inside a mansion built in 1888, Holton House B&B, Restaurant & Catering welcomes guests to a Victorian dining room with gleaming wood tables and a crimson napkin folded into each glass. On weekdays, diners can load up plates at a lunch buffet with meatloaf, roast pork, and other homestyle entrees. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, proprietress Tara fries chicken for family-style dinners with all the fixings: mashed potatoes, house-made gravy, and chocolate fudge cake are just a few of the sides served.
Cosmos Indian Cafe is attached to Cosmos Indian grocery store, which makes it the perfect place to go for culinary inspiration. After trying staple Indian cuisine such as samosa, chicken curry, and lamb biryani, diners can wander the aisles in search of the right ingredients to make these very same dishes at home.
Harley, the founder of Strawberry Hill Povitica Company, began baking povitica bread in 1984 using his mother's traditional Slavic recipe. He passed away in 1999, but his children and dedicated bakers continue to prepare the dense, sweet bread following his mother's technique. They roll dough into paper-thin layers, pile on ingredients such as nuts and honey, and roll the layers into loaves that weigh 2.5 pounds each after they're baked. Patrons can choose from Kosher-certified flavors such as english walnut, cokolada, or chocolate-chip cream cheese. The bread can be enjoyed in a variety of ways: toasted and buttered, crowned with a scoop of ice cream, or sandwiched around a whole roasted turkey.
The friendly servers and bartenders at The Monarch ply their patrons with classy gastropub food and classic cocktails. They smoke their own sandwich meats and infuse many of their own spirits in house, adding a touch of TLC to the food and drink selection. The outdoor patio allows diners to sup alfresco during the warmer months, and the bar's pool table provides a more civilized after-dinner diversion than bloody mary pong.
Jim Sheridan's custard shop is packed with old-fashioned nostalgia. And it's not just the decor ? Sheridan's desire to create and sell custard sparked from his own childhood memories of adventuring to upstate New York to get his hands on the frozen treat. Now at Sheridan's Frozen Custard, Jim not only opts to incorporate creamy chocolate and vanilla flavors topped with everything from mangoes to graham crackers to a variety candies, but he views the real cherry on top as top-grade customer service. Caramel pretzel crunch concretes, fresh-baked strawberry shortcake Sundays, and cookie dough pies further satisfy sweet tooths. For those who prefer a straw to a spoon, the shop's shakes, malts, and smoothies are there for the sipping.
After years of perfecting those frozen treats Jim set out to conquer the world of burgers. To do so, he pulled from the same old-fashioned recipe book that inspired his sweet treats. The Olathe location's new food menu is filled with American favorites, from grilled-to-order steakburgers to hand-cut fries dusted with a kiss of salt. No matter the order, each meal is made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including grass-fed beef. Visitors can settle down at tables to enjoy their burgers and sandwiches or grab them to go at the convenient drive-thru.