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Manhattan – Harry’s

Harry’s , located on Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan, is one of those places I always wanted to visit when I was a college student but I never the the opportunity (money).  It’s certainly not the kind of place you would eat at on a regular basis, however for a special occasion, this place can’t be beat.


In fact, it is the number one rated restaurant in Manhattan, according to Trip Advisor.  The white tablecloth restaurant is located on the ground floor of the old Wareham Opera House.  It is a beautiful example of early twentieth century architecture. My service at Harry’s was excellent, and my meal, pork roundelay (seafood stuffed pork loin), was also beautiful. It was almost too pretty to eat;


Presented on a delicious bed of potatoes and under a heaping helping of greens.  Other pork menu item includes specialty pizzas and bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates.  Additionally, they have an abundance of fine wines to pair with any meal.


Although they take reservations, I had no trouble getting seated on a Tuesday evening without one. My wife and I  cannot wait to try more pork offerings from Harry’s on our next dinner date!

Until next time,


As we approach the holiday season and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, the folks at In Pursuit of Pork and the Kansas Pork Association have a lot to be thankful for, including bacon. Yes, we said bacon. It’s been a good year for bacon and we are anticipating lots of bacon wrapped turkeys and other bacon wrapped goodies to be gracing many tables this week.

We are also thankful for our loyal readers and want to give away this great “Bacon Power” t-shirt (size large) that our friends at The Bacon Nation sent us.

bacon shirt giveaway

Here’s how you can win:

What is your favorite dish to wrap in bacon for the holiday season?

 Leave a comment to let us know your on this post.  The contest will close on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm CST. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email, as well as announced in a comment on this blog post. The winner will need to respond to our email no later then Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm CST to be eligible to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed we will select another winner.

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Win Bacon For a Year!

win bacon for a year

Hey bacon loving friends! Where does your bacon start? It could start in grandma’s recipe, during 5 a.m. chores or in your grocery cart. Maybe it starts in a crisp BLT or as midnight snack. People are crazy about bacon and we want people to start talking about it.

October was National Pork Month, but we are continuing the love for all things bacon into November. Have an idea or two of how you could use a year’s supply of bacon? Show us where your bacon starts by clicking above and sharing with us an original photo to enter for your chance to win bacon for a year. But hurry, the contest ends Tuesday, November 12.

Your bacon could start anywhere, but our bacon starts with our bacon farmers. Want to meet one and see inside their farm?  We have  three Kansas bacon farm families below that would love to show you around!

Springer Family Farm – Wilson County, KS

Wondra Family Farm – Barton County, KS

Bellar Family Farm – Elk County, KS

Kansas City – Bacon Fest

There are only a handful of festivals across the nation totally dedicated to the love of bacon. As we all know, Kansas City has the best barbecue, but what you might not know is that it also has the best Bacon Fest! This is one of the most fun annual events in Kansas City! And not only is it great fun, but is also supports a great cause. Bacon Fest: The Other Fundraiser is a fundraiser for The Rehabilitation Institute of KC. This wonderful organization provides physical rehabilitation services to youth and adults in the Kansas City area.


A ticket to this year’s Bacon Fest got you a red plastic cup that could be used for all the Ameristar Casino micro brew beer you could drink, plus a sampling of bacon inspired dishes from some of Kansas City’s best eateries and caterers. Some of the delicious offerings included bacon brownies, bacon jam, bacon crème brule, bacon cheddar sausage and a whole hog!


Numerous other bacon goodies were available as well. If that wasn’t enough, there was also a bacon recipe contest, bacon t-shirt contest and a bacon eating contest! The recipe contest was won with a fantastic looking bacon apple pie. The bacon eating contest was won by spunky military wife from Nebraska. She really showed the boys how to compete!


As if this all wasn’t enough fun, there were two great sounding live bands and a shady relaxation lounge with fans and sunglasses sponsored by  Kansas City’s own Farmland Foods gave away their bacon slice samples and the Kansas Pork Association had trendy “stay calm and eat pork” aprons and gave away $250 worth of bacon to one local photo booth participant.

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The KPA also sponsored the grand and reserve prize packages for the recipe contest winners.  If there is any way to have more fun with bacon, I’d certainly like to know what it is! Be sure to put Bacon Fest on your agenda next year. You will not regret it. I bacontee it.

Until next time,


And for those who missed out on Bacon Fest this year, we haven’t forgotten about you…

Because you could win this book!


Here’s how you can win:

This recipe book has 125 “irresistible recipes” for bacon, but we want to know yours! What is your favorite dish to cook with bacon? It is the center of attention or the perfect garnish for that final touch? Leave a comment to let us know on this post.  The contest will close on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm CST. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email, as well as announced in a comment on this blog post. The winner will need to respond to our email no later then Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm CST to be eligible to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed we will select another winner.

Interested in more recipes for bacon?’ Head on over to our new site,, for recipes, coupons and more!

Studley – Cooking on the Cottonwood

Each fall, the Friends of the Cottonwood Ranch hold one of my most anticipated yearly events; Cooking on the Cottonwood. The Cottonwood Ranch, located near the small agricultural community of Studley, Kansas is a historically significant sheep ranch once owned by wealthy British immigrants.


The Friends of the Cottonwood Ranch host many fun activities including sheep dog trials and Christmas festivities, but as a serious foodie, my favorite yearly activity is the cook off.


Not only do they have a barbecue contest, but this year, they had a pie contest, cookie bakeoff and a chili contest. It’s a food lover’s dream!  Proceeds from the event go to support a very worthy cause.  Money raised is used to support, maintain and conserve the historic property.


This year, I was fortunate enough to judge delicious barbecued pork ribs from thirteen different teams, on the back lawn of the beautiful ranch house.  If you ever have the opportunity to take a fall road trip in northwest Kansas, be sure to check out the Cottonwood Ranch. The cook-off is a barbecue (and pie, cookies and chili) lover’s delight!

cottonwood pies


– Chris

So we know that Chris loves contests. In fact, he is going to be judging the  Bacon Recipe Contest at this year’s Bacon-Fest: The Other Fundraiser  in Kansas City on August 24.

And we also  know that our readers love bacon, so guess what…

We are giving away 5 VIP tickets to Bacon Fest KC!

That’s right. These VIP tickets come with admission into the festival, food, beverage, a t-shirt, a commemorative  drink cup, a swag bag and access to the air conditioned VIP area. Here’s how you can win:

Leave  a comment on this post  below telling us three words you would use to describe your love for bacon. The contest will close on Tuesday, July 9 at 5:00 pm. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email and announced on the blog.

Ready…Set…Describe bacon!

Celebrating Pork Month

Pork month. October. A month near and dear to our heart.

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Win The Ultimate Kansas Tailgate Party!

I'm back to give you a heads up on another great giveaway that's happening over on the Kansas Pork Facebook page. You won't want to miss this!

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Facebook Giveaway!

Hey all, Jess here.

We’re doing another awesome giveaway, this time over on our Facebook page!

This time we’re giving away a Coleman Roadtrip Grill!  The contest runs until midnight tonight.

Head on over to to enter and you could be our lucky winner!

Time for a Giveaway!!

Hey pork peeps!

I think it’s about time we did another giveaway here.  What do you think?

Up for grabs this time is a a jerky gift box from Luther’s Smokehouse in LeRoy, KS.  We featured Luther’s pork jerky on this blog last year, and we thought some of you might like to give it a try!  We’ve seen it recently in some convenience stores in our area, so be sure to keep an eye out for it in your neck of the woods, too!

The gift box will be full of THREE POUNDS of porky deliciousness in jerky form, in both the “Cowboy Jerky” and “Midnight Special” flavors.

To enter to win, please reply to this post with the answer to this question:

“What restaurant in Kansas do you think serves up the best pork chop?”

I’ll randomly draw a winner next Thursday afternoon (April 26).

See you then!


Thanks for Joining Us!

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…