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The resident chefs at Feaster's Bistro harness the power of locally sourced ingredients and house-made sauces to construct a menu of inventive American comfort fare. Diners can oil rusty jaw hinges with appetizers of fried green beans ($4.99) sidled up next to garlic dipping sauce. Dinner options include hefty portions of elk meat loaf ($11.50), which snuggles Rocky Hills Elk Ranch elk meat with mashed potatoes beneath a blanket of blackberry-stout gravy, and the spinach pie, sourced from local Linderia farms and wrapped in a puff pastry ($9.50). Lunch commences with smoked-pork Reuben sandwiches ($7.50), which bridge slices of Great Harvest rye bread with slow-smoked pork shoulder, homemade sauerkraut and handfuls of suspension cables.

519 Ames St
Baldwin City,
KS
US

Optimal Living helps clients create meaningful lifestyle changes to lose weight and stay healthy. One-on-one coaching services help establish dietary and fitness plans that work in tandem to reach individual goals. Each week, participants receive healthy meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, from jalapeño and maple roasted chicken breast with apple chutney, to sustainably raised rosemary grilled arctic char.

519 Ames St
Baldwin City,
KS
US

The seasoned chefs at Rogue Wave court patrons with a lunch and dinner menu filled with hearty sandwiches, grilled burgers, and ice cream dished out alongside a full-service coffee bar. Celebrate flavor-filled starters such as the crab cakes frosted in a roasted-red-pepper-cream sauce ($7.10). Mouths can nuzzle up to the Black & Blue burger, a cajun-seasoned patty cloaked in blue cheese ($8.20), or chew through the foliage of a veggie sandwich, assembled from a baguette layered with sautéed zucchini and drizzled in red-wine vinegar and olive oil ($6.60). Cement antivampire sentiment with the garlic-butter KC strip, a 6.5-ounce char-grilled USDA Choice slab of strip steak served with white-truffle mashed potatoes and balsamic-glazed asparagus.

519 Ames St
Baldwin City,
KS
US

The meaty aromas of slow-smoked ribs and tender beef waft from Smokey’s kitchens, where piles of barbecued proteins simmer over seasoned hickory and sweet cherry. With no gas lines needed to fuel the wood-fire grills, the restaurant’s pipes are reserved for pumping spicy sauces onto full slabs of spare ribs ($17.50) and signature barbecue sandwiches topped with slaw and carolina mustard ($3.49–$6.19) along with other menu dishes. Reel in a savory slice of The Big Muddy with the catfish dinner ($7.99), a generous portion served with Texas toast, a salad, and a choice of two sides such as baked beans and honey-apple cornbread. A host of hearty breakfast options awaits early morning patrons, headlined by the Legendary Stack ($6.49), a savory skyscraper of hash browns, meat, and eggs on an architecturally dubious foundation of biscuit or toast.

510 Main St
Wellsville,
KS
US

On street corners from Texas to North Carolina, Johnny Brusco's Pizza serves up piping-hot slices of New York, and that's not whistling Dixie. It's not even kazooing Yankee. The franchise boasts a lineage that stretches back to 1965, when pie-smith Johnny Pace opened up his pizzeria just outside of Syracuse. Though the menu stays true to Johnny's classic style, today's crust-tossers aren't afraid to switch things up in modern style. Gluten-watchers can dig into a flour-free variant of the crust, and their specialties include such daring choices as a cream cheese pizza, a Philly-esque steak and cheese, and a zesty gourmet pie with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and artichokes. Outside of the round stuff, diners might select a summery strawberry-pecan salad, a classic plate of bruschetta with pesto, mozzarella, and marinara sauce, and a finger-licking dessert of cinna-knots.

295 N Moonlight Rd
Gardner,
KS
US