Rosedale BBQ really is one of the legends of Kansas City BBQ. Of all the “historic” BBQ places around here, sometimes I think it is a bit overlooked. This is partly because they don’t go out seeking attention, and partly because they are not in an upscale, highly traveled area.
As far as I know, Taco Lucha is one of the only places in Kansas currently serving up this pork delicacy. Jodi was correct, these little wing like pieces of pork, found Taco Lucha’s appetizer menu, are extremely delicious! My main course, after the pork wing appetizer, was a braised pork platter.
Last month I had to run to Topeka for a work errand, so I decided to work a stop to “Pepe and Chela’s” Mexican restaurant in downtown Topeka into my trip since I knew I’d have the extra time. I had heard it was a good place, so I figured I owed it to myself to try it someday when it was convenient.
I'm not here with a great giveaway or a yummy review from the guys today, but the good news is that neither of those great things are ending. Sadly, I will be leaving my position at the Kansas Pork Association soon, and thus will no longer be in charge of getting all of Chris and Mike's great reviews up on this blog for you to read.
At Carmen’s you can get about any type of meat in any of the menu items (even nachos), so they are very flexible with the menu, which is refreshing to say the least. Speaking of pork, I should mention that one of my favorite things at Carmen’s is the Friday lunch special, the pork tamale platter.
As a K-State Alumnus, I truly believe that Manhattan, Kansas is one of greatest places on earth. That being said, there is one thing I like about that other city with that other university. And not just a great sports rivalry; I’m talking about the Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, Kansas.