- April 6, 2018:
At lunch, I visited Other Place
American Sports Grill & Pizzeria in Olathe, Kansas to update its
review in our Olathe Restaurant Guide. The Other
Place has some great lunch specials like unlimited slices of one topping
pizza and your choice of soup or salad for $7.99. The hand breaded country
fried pork tenderloin is no longer offered at a discounted price a lunch,
so I went with a 1/4 lb mushroom Swiss burger for $7.95, upgraded to onion
rings for $2. The rings were very good, but the burger was well done, not
the medium that was ordered and not a standout. I wouldn't go there for
added a new page devoted to Memorial
Park Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kansas, which has many chain-saw carved
tree trunks and a Petland pet graveyard.
- April 7, 2018:
Linda and I drove to Aladdin Cafe in Lawrence, Kansas for lunch. Aladdin
Cafe has a review on our site, but the last time we dined there was in
2015 and a review may be completely wrong after that period of time. Really,
Sunday lunch with its Mediterranean buffet is my favorite time to dine
there, but that hasn't been working out.
split a grilled shrimp & feta appetizer, which was described as selected
feta cheeses, rosemary seasoned shrimp and grilled vegetables, but were
a little taken aback when it arrived and had only a few small bits of feta,
not what the description implied. Still, the shrimp was quite good.
also split a meat kabob combo featuring lamb, kifta, beef, gyro and chicken
kabobs with cucumber and potato garlic sauces, Again we were surprised
with its appearance, the meat had been removed from the skewers. Most of
the meat was good, but several individual pieces were badly overcooked.
The cucumber sauce was good, but the potato garlic sauce was a potato puree
with little flavor.
went with two desserts - Baklava and Kunafa. The baklava with its layers
of phyllo dough, honey and crushed walnuts not as sweet as some, which
was fine with me. The serving was generous for $2.99. I have never had
kunafa before, so I can't compare the sweet Arabian cheese topped with
shredded phyllo. crushed pistachios and sweet sauce with others, but it
was not very sweet. The $3.99 serving also seemed generous.
next stop was at The Museum of Odd, which is in a private residence a few
blocks away, but there were no signs on the building and we decided to
save it for another visit.
next stop was the Murphy - Bromelsick House, which was constructed in stages
from 1866-869 and moved 300 yards to this location in Hobb's Park in 2000.
The back of the house has 4 or 5 doors of different sizes and at different
elevations, all without steps. The main floor of the building is empty,
but it appears that the basement may be used for storage.
stopped at the Lawrence Visitor Center in the historic Union Pacific Depot
to pick up research material for future trips to Lawrence, then went to
the Kansas Riverkings Museum in the bottom floor of the Spring Hill Suites
hotel on the Kansas River. "Museum" is a little misleading. There are just
a few photos, a couple of tiny exhibits and a few small paintings which
are offered for sale.
final stop was at the small children's cemetery at Haskell Indian Nations
University. There are 103 Native American children buried in the cemetery
from the years they were forced to attend the American Indian boarding
school at this location. We prepared a page about the cemetery a few weeks
back, but while researching the material for the page, learned that an
8' fence has been erected around the cemetery to prevent vandalism since
the last time we had been there.
the additional photos a new page devoted to the Haskell
Indian Nations University Cemetery was added tonight.
Baklava & Kunafa
Murphy - Bromelsick House
Haskell Indian Nations University Cemetery
- April 8, 2018:
Mary & Nicholas joined us in a revisit of El
Pulgarcito Restaurant in Merriam, Kansas. We have had a review of the
Salvadoran restaurant since 2009, but it had been several years since our
last visit. My cheese papusa was even better than I remembered, with a
crispy outer edge and the curtido (spicy cabbage slaw), which I added from
a small bowl. Papusas are the quintessential Salvadorean dish, made from
thick corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling.
pollo guisado (chicken in a season sauce) was less flavorful than I remembered
and good have benefited from some salt, but there is no slat on the tables
and I didn't ask for any. The platano frito (fried plantain) was very good.
El Pulgarcito Restaurant