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Hello Everyone, and thanks for visiting In Pursuit of Pork, your guide to the best Kansas dining experience that pork has to offer!  I’m Jess from Kansas Pork, and you can read more about me on our About Our Blog page.  I’m joining you here today with a GREAT giveaway!

Winter is a great time to go out with friends and enjoy a delicious meal, and this Kansas weather lately has been a great reminder that grilling season is right around the corner as well!  No matter the method you like to use to get your pork fix, we want to help you out.

This weekend we will be giving away a $50 gift card for you to spend on something porktastic! Use it to by fresh pork to make delicious in your own kitchen or a night out enjoying all the yumminess without the work.  Here’s the scoop:

Between now and 5:00 PM on Sunday February 26, leave a comment on THIS post telling us what restaurant in Kansas is your favorite when you’re hungry for pork, and what pork dish on their menu you like best.  Be sure to leave your name with your comment, and check back after the drawing to find out if you won and how to claim your prize!

While you’re here, feel free to browse through our reviews and find somewhere delicious to spend that $50…

~Jess

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31 Comments Post a comment
  1. Christina Anderson #

    I love the new look of the blog! Very nicely updated, and the scrolling photos on the homepage are a nice touch. Good choice!

    February 23, 2012
  2. Christina Anderson #

    Oooh…I forgot to tell you what I like when it comes to pork! Pulled pork from Oklahoma Joe’s in Olathe or KCK is almost ALWAYS my pick when it comes to restaurant-style pork dishes. They do it just right! In fact, if I’m the winner of the gift card, I’m thinking that I’m overdue for a trip to Oklahoma Joe’s…

    February 23, 2012
  3. Darla #

    Carolyn’t Essenhaus in Arlington is my favorite Kansas restaurant. They have the best sandwich called the Farmer’s Special, which is a hamburger with a delicious slice of ham on it and toasted bread and it is just amazing!

    February 23, 2012
  4. Laney #

    Looks great! I love the Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich at the Anchor in Wichita! YUM!

    February 23, 2012
  5. sheila mckinzie #

    I really like the new blog. Very easy to navigate.

    My most favorite restaurant would be the Santa Fe Cafe in Burlingame, KS. I love there breakfasts- the ham and cheese omelet. My 16 year old son always orders their bacon cheese burgers. I know that these are not what you would typically call pork dishes but if the pork were not included in these dishes- they wouldn’t taste as good.

    February 23, 2012
    • Jess #

      Pork is Pork Sheila! Bacon and Ham are some of the simplest yet most delicious ways to add pork to your meals, and we’re happy to include these types of dishes in our guide. Today’s post is, after all, about donuts with bacon on them. 🙂

      February 23, 2012
  6. Angi #

    Oklahoma Joes is my place for pork! The Hog Heaven sandwich is my favorite – pulled pork, sausage and 100% awesomeness.

    February 23, 2012
  7. Matt C. #

    Boss Hawgs in Topeka. Their babybacks are sublime.

    February 23, 2012
    • Jess #

      I just had Boss Hawgs babybacks last night, and I’ve got more in my refrigerator. I definitely must agree with you there!

      February 23, 2012
  8. Jenny Perryman #

    Hog Wild in Wichita. I love their pulled pork in a sandwich or on a loaded baked potato. Yummo!!

    February 23, 2012
  9. Hi Jess,

    Just enjoyed a delicious slow roasted pork “dish meal” at Taqueria El Paisa in Wichita. If I win, I’ll head straight to Stroot’s Locker in Goddard, Kansas, for more delicious pork. — Lynn Woolf

    February 23, 2012
  10. Kansas City is such a great place to find a variety of pork. I’m pretty committed to Oklahoma Joe’s as my favorite, but I like to try them all.

    February 23, 2012
  11. michael reed #

    Very nice, and very nice work too.

    Thanks for the tips and I’ll be visiting all the one’s new to me.

    I would recommend Jack Stacks in KC to everyone here as well. Excellent BBQ – burnt ends are my favorites – and wonderful people.

    February 24, 2012
  12. tj #

    i go to the pick smoke n grill in shawnee and get the porker burger. you can’t go wrong with a burger topped with pulled pork and bacon.

    February 24, 2012
  13. Jen #

    I like Famous Dave’s here in Manhattan and their pulled pork sandwich is great! Slather it in the Texas style sauce and it’s a good substitute for Cooper’s down in Llano…..jk 😉

    February 26, 2012
  14. Suzanne Ryan #

    As you’ve noted, there are many places to get great pork in Kansas. In my opinion, you just can’t go wrong with ribs from Biggs in Lawrence! Their sides are amazing, too!

    February 26, 2012
  15. Although my favorite pork is my dad’s Garlic Pork Ribs, if I had to choose a restaurant, I would say Gobi Grille in west Wichita. They offer delicious lean pork on the menu to “build my own bowl.” I like to add snow peas, water chestnuts, an egg, green onions, onions, bell peppers and baby corn to the bowl. Gobi stir fries the pork with the veggies and adds Gobi Sauce, serving all this yumminess over fried rice. OMG – pork heaven!

    February 26, 2012
    • Jess #

      That sounds sooooo good! And a unique way to eat pork, too!

      February 26, 2012
  16. Lisa Fuller #

    Bobby D’s in Emporia Kansas —- their pulled pork sandwich is the best around —– they serve a variety of smoked meats —- BUT the Pulled Pork is by far the best. Round it out with cheesy potatoes & baked beans YUMMY

    February 26, 2012
  17. Lorie B Bonnette #

    With my husband being at Ft Riley & me working in Manhattan we tend to favor Cox Bros BBQ. The slow smoked pulled pork is to die for. And the ribs can’t be beat either. And if you are watching your calories they serve a huge salad topped with a pile of the delicious pulled pork. But, if I won the gift card I would definately journey out of town to try one of the great places you have recommened. Great web page too! Going to have to try the bacon donut @ Varsity next trip to the Ville!

    February 26, 2012
  18. Lorie B Bonnette #

    Also, the chili verde burrito plate at La Mexicana in Wamego is an amazing pork dish. Slow simmered with tamatillo sauce rolled into burrito heaven!! Try it! You will love it!

    February 26, 2012
  19. Aubree Day #

    I love the pulled pork at Famous Dave’s in Wichita, KS! I also love to buy a good bone-in pork chop at W.B. Meats in Arkansas City, KS and fry it at home!

    February 26, 2012
  20. I’m a bacon lover and always get a side of it when I’m at First Watch in Lawrence! (ask for andrew, hes the best server!) Or down on mass street in Lawrence- au marche has chocolate bacon candy bars! (ask for meg!)

    February 26, 2012
    • Jess #

      Ok, I must find one of these bacon candy bars!

      February 26, 2012
  21. Steve V #

    CHICKEN-FRIED PORK STEAK – house-butchered duroc pork steak, potatoes, gravy & two fried eggs at 715 in Lawrence. So very tasty.

    February 26, 2012
  22. Phila #

    My husband and I frequent Hog Wild Pit BBQ in Wichita…ribs, pulled pork, …then in Wellington Ks there is a place called El Chili verde that makes some awesome pork chili ! At home we BBQ pork steak, I’ve made pork chopped up with mushroom gravy, fried pork chops. I have this recipe I use to make chicken enchilidas, I’m going to use to make pork enchilidas with some roast pork. We use baon in our potaote soup, and my daughters zuppa toscana which also has sausage in it as well, it’s delish!!

    February 26, 2012
    • Jess #

      I love Hog Wild in Salina. And pork steak, too for that matter!

      February 26, 2012
  23. Phila #

    going to try to can some pork roast too for quick dishes…I like to can meat as it makes fixing a meal quick and easy.

    February 26, 2012
  24. Pam Tropp #

    My favorite place to eat pork is Famous Dave’s BBQ! I usually have the 2 meat combo (ribs and/or pulled pork) I usually go through a bunch of the paper towels they have on the table!
    I love trying all the different BBQ sauces they have!
    Pam T.

    February 26, 2012
  25. Hello! My name is Jodi and I work with Jess at the Kansas Pork Association. Jess has been in and out of the hospital with a sick little boy this weekend, so I’m going to help her by announcing the winner tonight.

    And the winner is {insert drum role here} Lorie B. Bonnette! Congratulations, Lori! Please contact Jess at jessp@kspork.org with your mailing address. I will help her get the $50 VISA gift card to you!

    Again, thank you for the dining suggestions and for visiting our blog- we need to put these places on our “to-do” list!

    *Winner chosen from comments above from random.org.

    February 27, 2012
    • Jess #

      Thanks for helping me out, Jodi! And congratulations to you, Lori! I apologize for not getting the winner announced as timely as I had hoped to. Children always tend to get sick at the worst times, as many of you probably know…

      February 27, 2012

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