Lots of teeny tiny burgers make Salina a Cozy place. I blame it on my 5-year-old daughter. She wouldn’t go to bed last night, so I took away her morning cartoon privileges, so I let her listen to the Taylor Swift Pandora station this morning instead, so I apparently MISSED a whole segment on B-98 that was about my story in this morning’s Go! section.
Brett and Tracy’s producer, Kathy, was kind enough to let me know what I missed, which apparently was a loooong addendum to my list of restaurants in towns around Wichita that are worth driving for.
Keep in mind that I’m planning a Part II to the story, since I couldn’t fit everything in the paper today. But B-98 listeners came up with a few I probably won’t be able to fit into the second list either, so I’ll share some of them here.
Cozy Inn, 108 N. Seventh, Salina: The only reason I’m not including Salina’s famous tiny burger hut is because it’s already very well known, sorta like Carriage Crossing in Yoder and Luciano’s in Mulvane.
Bogey's, 1417 S. Ninth St., Salina: Tasty burgers and shakes.
Nieves Mexican Restaurant, 119 E. Nineth, Winfield: Though several people suggested this place, I’m not including it only because I have another tasty Winfield nominee to feature.
Lumber Yard Steak House, 311 N. Main St., Zenda: Is it bad that I’ve never heard of this restaurant or of Zenda? Must change that.
Puffy's Steak House, 215 Main St., Topeka: Topeka has good restaurants?!?!?!?!?!?!
Guy and Mae's Tavern, 119 Williams St., Williamsburg: Home of world-famous ribs and sandwiches
Two Doors Down, 307 Baird St., Cuba: Burgers and other cafe food worth driving for.
Enrique's, 2213 Waverly St., Ponca City, Okla.: Great Mexican food south of the border. The Kansas border.
Thanks, B-98 listeners. Part II will be published on Aug. 13.