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Leavenworth – Homer’s Drive Inn

For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of travelling through time, but the love affair with this idea probably peaked soon after the publishing of H.G. Wells’ famous book “The Time Machine” in 1895. I’d like to inform you that as of 2014, you don’t need a degree in quantum physics, or an above-average grasp of the theory of general relativity, to come close to figuring out time travel. All you need is a car, some gas, and a map that can get you to Leavenworth, KS.

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Now, I’m not saying that the Leavenworth area is stuck in the past (though some might argue it is), rather, I’m saying that if you want to get the feel of travelling back in time, you need to go no further than “Homer’s Drive Inn”, in Leavenworth, located just south of downtown, on U.S. Hwy 73/KS Hwy 7. Homer’s has been in its current location since 1938, and it doesn’t appear that much has changed with the place in about 50 years! From its black and white checkered tile floor, to its red vinyl upholstery covering on the booths, it’s no wonder that this place was a finalist for the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s “8 Wonders of Kansas Cuisine”.

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The day I visited Homer’s, I felt blessed by the pork Gods, as I walked in and found that the Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich was the day’s special. Needless to say, they didn’t need to twist my arm to get me to order one. I have to say, it was quite possibly the best pork tenderloin sandwich I’ve ever had. It was huge, and was perfectly tender, with just the right amount of breading. I’ve had several pork tenderloins over the years at county fairs other events, and I’d put this one up against any of those any day.

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So, while the untestable theories about time travel are just lying out there for us to ponder, I’ll go ahead and hypothesize that you’ll love this place if you get the chance to go try it. Furthermore, I am thoroughly convinced time travel is impossible, or people would be travelling back from the future to eat at this place!

 

Until next time,
Mike

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Hays – Gutch’s Bar and Grill

Gutch’s Bar and Grill in Hays, Kansas could be one of my new favorite pizza places. It certainly ranks high on my list of Hays restaurants.  Their specialty is wood fired pizza.gutch's1It is very similar in deliciousness to what you will find at another favorite, Dave’s Pizza in Coldwater, Kansas.  I would call Gutch’s décor half fine Italian restaurant, with the dark woodwork and Italian inspired photographs, and half sports bar with the metal ceiling, big screen TV’s and centrally located bar. This place is located in Downtown Hays within walking distance of Fort Hays State University. The prices are low enough that a college student could probably afford the occasional meal here.Gutch's2 I took my wife and son out for a meal and the ticket was only about $25 bucks!  We had a pork lover’s dream; a pepperoni, sausage and Canadian bacon pizza and a side of cheesy bread sticks.  I asked my host how long they had been in business, because the place looked relatively new, and he said about 10 years.Gutch's4 I can’t believe I had not been there sooner, but I guarantee I will be back again soon!

– Chris