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Posts from the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Manhattan – Early Edition

Early Edition, a breakfast restaurant in Manhattan, Kansas is one of those places that people either love or hate….just check out the reviews.


Personally, I like it.  If you want a good traditional American breakfast, this is the place. In fact now they have two places.  One of Kimball Avenue in the Candlewood Shopping Center ( where my wife and I regularly ate while we were in college) and a new location in southeast part of town near K-Mart on . E. Poyntz.


On a recent visit, I enjoyed the Wildcat Skillet. The dish has all kinds of pork, including ham, bacon and sausage. When I included coffee and toast, it was more than I could finish! They also serve up all the other breakfast favorites, like omelets, pancakes, etc.


The west location is a favorite of many Manhattan residents and the east location is very convenient to those staying in area hotels. It sure beats eating at the chain breakfast restaurant down the road.  Try it next time you are in the neighborhood and give it your own review!

– Chris

Manhattan – Varsity Donuts

For pork lovers who want something a little bit different and unique,  I have got the place for you! Located in Manhattan’s Aggieville District, Varsity Donuts fits the bill.

At first glance, this place looks like an old bicycle shop, and in fact, they will rent you a cool classic bicycle so you can burn off all those delicious donut calories.  


This is a fun place to hang out. You can play a board game…or the piano if you like.

Of course, my favorite thing to do here is to eat. And my favorite thing to eat is the
Maple Bacon Log!


At first, you might think that this is an unusual flavor combination, but believe me, it is awesome. The salty of the bacon mixes perfectly with the sweet of the donut to make a taste bud sensation.  In fact, this is probably the very best donut I ever ate. Krispy Kreme has met its match.

The staff was friendly and accommodating and the vibe was cool.   I guarantee you that I will be back again as soon a possible.

Until next time – Swine and Dine!


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Manhattan – The Chef

The Chef from the road
 Everyone once in a while, I run into a restaurant that specializes in breakfast.  More often then not, these places are known for being pretty good. In my opinion, The Chef, in Manhattan, Kansas is one of the very best! This quaint little place is tucked into a downtown building, in a side street, near the mall. If you are in the area, The Chef is worth finding!  During a recent visit with fellow blogger Mike, we were pleased to have great service, with a pleasant wait staff that quickly got us our orders.
Meaty Beast
 I ordered the breakfast burrito. I must warn you: do not order this meaty beast unless you come hungry, because it is huge! The delicious pork filled treat is big enough for two, but good enough that you won’t want to share! Mike ordered a pork chorizo burrito which also looked and smelled fantastic.
Inside the Meaty Beast
 I can’t say enough good things about this place, but I can say it ranks in my top 10 of all Kansas restaurants.
While we love breakfast, dinner is where this week’s giveaway fits the best. Answer the question below for a chance to win. We will randomly choose one person from the comments below on Saturday November 20 (yes, that’s tomorrow) at 9 pm CST.
The giveaway includes: (1) A Hamilton Beach Set & Forget QT Programmable Slow Cooker. This slow cooker offers a traditional slow cooker setting, a time program setting and a thermometer probe setting. The thermometer probe is a pretty neat plus for busy folks like us that like to make pork loin roasts. To use the probe you simply set it to a desired meat temperature, place the probe within the meat and allow it to cook. When the specified internal temperature of the meat is reached, the slow cooker automatically shifts to the “keep warm” setting, preventing overcooking. To see pork cooking times and temperatures see this Pork Basics chart.  (2) 2 oxo SoftWorks Silicone Oven Mitts.
Again, we thank the Kansas Pork Association for supporting us and providing these gifts to you guys.
Question: Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” recently celebrated a special anniversary. How many years ago did Dr. Seuss introduce us to “Green Eggs and Ham?”
Until next time, swine and dine!

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