Eats of the Day :: Manhattan Sausage

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I’ve done an Eats of the Week post every Sunday since I started this blog. Well, silly me, I already shared most of my eats in separate posts this week. Today I don’t have a collection of photos from the week, but I couldn’t break the streak, so I’m cheating a little. These are my eats of the day instead. (Pretend I remembered to take a picture of my Dunkin Donuts bagel this morning.)

We spent today in Manhattan, KS eating and spending some time with family. We always go to a place called Hibachi Hut when we’re in town. It’s a place that my parents ate at when they went to school here and we’ve all grown to love. I feel like my posts lately have gradually been revealing 1) my love for sausage and 2) my state jumping history. I lived in the south as a toddler (LA, GA) and have held on to my Cajun eating habits ever since. It’s always a treat to eat red beans and rice with homemade sausage when we visit. For dinner we went to Famous Dave’s. I had never been to one. Everyone was telling me that the one in Manhattan is much better than the one closer to our home. Once again, I had sausage. I didn’t even think twice about it, but I would justify it by saying that one was Cajun and one was BBQ. Totally acceptable, right? The side of jalapeno Mac & Cheese was awesome! I am super stuffed now and debating making a trip to the hotel fitness center…

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Instagram Travels :: A Night in Kansas City

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Today has been a long, tiring, fun, filling day. I woke up at 5:45 this morning to start my trip from Boston to O’hare and finally Kansas City. I grew up mostly in KC before moving to Colorado before high school, so I have lots of great memories and family here! The boys came to go to a basketball game and the girls came to shop and eat cupcakes on the plaza. We started the afternoon together with what else? Ribs! We were all starving. Then we shopped and anxiously awaited the beautiful plaza lights to come on. Some years growing up we drove to the big city for a slice of cheesecake as big as our heads and a ride on the Cinderella horse drawn carriages. I was so happy to see they were still there and with glittery hooves this time! I am so ready to go to bed now. Off to spend some time with more family and sports tomorrow in Manhattan!

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:: the Cinderella carriages!! ::

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:: First stop Houston’s. Dad’s prime rib looked pretty good! ::

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:: this guys was cool. He decorated his bagpipes for Christmas! ::

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:: all of the lights ::

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:: Loot from Cupcakes a la Mode. A hit! ::

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:: I picked amaretto sweetie. I love almond anything ::