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Hays – Coffee Rules

2/22/2012 UPDATE: Coffee Rules has closed.

Just look for this place.

After a late season pheasant hunting trip, fellow blogger Mike and I decided to try and find a good western Kansas BBQ restaurant.  We found a coffee house instead. I know what you are probably thinking, (“a coffee house, have you gone crazy?”) But this wasn’t just any ol’ coffee house. This place ruled…just like the name says: Coffee Rules.

With this sign.

Located near the campus of Ft. Hays State University, Coffee Rules is no ordinary coffee house. Sure, you can get all the lattes and espressos you want…just like at any other coffee house, but you can also get wine, premium beers, and barbeque. That’s right, this place sells barbecue. Terry’s Backyard Barbeque, to be exact.

It’s got food like this.

This stuff may not be exactly like your traditional Kansas City style barbeque but then again, Terry doesn’t claim that it is. In fact, the sign on the bright blue smoker claims that Terry serves his food “German Brewed and Barbequed.” German style barbeque is common in areas east of Austin, Texas where the Texan’s of German ancestry have specialized in sausage, rather than ribs.

And really cool things like this. Note: Mike is completely overwhelmed with joy.

In my opinion, Terry Kinderknecht has got great barbequed sausage right here in Kansas, which I find to be somewhat of a rarity in most traditional Kansas City Style barbecue establishments. My hot links tasted kind of like a smoked polish sausage….only better. I would certain recommend a visit to Coffee Rules for some cowboy coffee or some German brew and barbeque!

As for the giveaway this week? Answer this question by Friday, February the 25th  at 10 a.m. to win this pork cutting board!

Question: What is your favorite soup that includes pork?

Until next time, Swine and Dine- 


9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Chili with ground pork and pork sausage

    February 23, 2011
  2. Fav pork soup has gotta be posole. My stomach growled a little just thinking about it!

    February 23, 2011
  3. Indian Squaw Corn Soup with pork..My Mom and grandmother have made this every since I can remember. They raise a special variety of corn..harvest it…boil it in lye water, then scrape it off the cob and let it dry..It is very labor intensive but the corn boiled with pork is to die for.

    February 23, 2011
  4. new mexico green chile stew…mmmmmmm.cures anything.1 Tbsp. vegetable oil½ lb. lean stew meat, ½ in. cubed3 small potatoes, cubed⅛ medium onion, chopped3 small tomatoes, cubed12 roasted new mexico green chiles (substitute roasted anaheim or poblono chiles) 2 cloves garlic, minced1 cup water½ tsp. salt 1. Heat oil in 3 or 4 quart pot. 2. Add meat and brown over low heat for approximately 4 minutes. 3. Add potatoes and onion. Brown for approximately 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally. 4. Add tomato, chile, garlic, water and salt. Stir and bring to a boil. 5. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Makes four 8 oz. servings.

    February 24, 2011
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    February 24, 2011
  6. Green chile stew. Cures what ails you. mmmmmmmm

    February 24, 2011
  7. We really like all these recipes. Keep'em coming!

    February 24, 2011
  8. Chili!

    February 24, 2011
  9. Congratulations Anita DeWeese! Go ahead and give Jodi an email an email with your address and we will ship your cutting board! To all of the others that entered, thank you for the recipes!

    February 25, 2011

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