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Gustoso Food Truck is Satisfying Emporia’s Pasta Cravings

Calling all pasta lovers! The Gustoso food truck, which opened on July 3, is taking on Emporia’s pasta cravings with their delicious menu. With its generous portions and unique flavors, there is something for everyone at Gustoso. Gustoso, which is currently located behind Mulready’s Pub, 717 Commercial St., was opened by three friends, Rosinel Rosas,…

Visit Emporia and See What Small-Town Charm is All About

If you’ve been going a little stir-crazy lately, and really who hasn’t, it’s time to spread your travel wings and take an adventure to Emporia. Our small-town charm will make you feel comfortable and welcome. We have authentic experiences just waiting for you to enjoy. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Eat,…

Kansas City To Wichita: A Delightful Prairie Road Trip

We want to share an article with you written by travel blogger Sage Scott and recently published by TravelAwaits. Emporia and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve are both featured in the article titled “Kansas City to Wichita: A Delightful Prairie Road Trip.” Click if you would like to see the full article with photos and…

Emporia Adds Distillery to List of Exceptional Attractions

Emporia, Kansas is celebrating the trifecta! The Trolley House Distillery has been added to the mix of our coveted microbrewery, Radius Brewing Company, and Twin Rivers Winery. One of only six microdistilleries in Kansas, Trolley House has been working hard the past two years and will soon be able to open their doors to the…

Dine on This: Emporia Has Several New Restaurants to Please Your Palate

Emporia has an amazing number of one-of-a-kind local mom and pop type restaurants. A few more have been added to the mix recently and we’re hearing good things. If you’re a local or you’re coming to town for a visit, give these new places a try and let us know what you think. Chi Em…

If Your Holiday List Includes Quirky, Funky and Authentic, We Have You Covered!

This holiday season if you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further than Emporia, Kansas. Emporia has everything from specialty food and drinks, all-things disc golf, unique stocking stuffers, and everything in between. There is truly no need to head anywhere else for your holiday shopping needs! Vault Meats & Cheeses, 509 Commercial St.…

30+ Kansas Breweries to Descend on Emporia — Local Brewery Hosts Annual Beer Fest

EMPORIA, Kansas, April 2, 2019 – – Radius Brewing Company is hosting the 2019 Glass Blown Open Beer Fest on April 22, in downtown Emporia. The event takes place in conjunction with the 17th annual Glass Blown Open (GBO) disc golf tournament and Kansas Craft Beer Week. More than 30 different breweries featuring Kansas brewed…

What You Must Do in Emporia! – Part 1

We love having visitors! Our mission at the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to inspire people to visit, stay, dine, shop and play in Emporia. Whether you are an outdoor adventurist, day tripper, art lover, history buff, foodie or simply looking for someplace to have a family outing, we want you to come often and…

Biscuits and Gravy, Anyone?

Recently, Emporia’s own Commercial Street Diner got a big thumbs up from the website Only in Your State. According to the website, the diner’s biscuits and gravy are so good that people drive from all over just to get their hands on a plate. Of course, if you’re a native Emporian, you probably already knew…

Can you say “Charcuterie”? — Vault Meats & Cheeses

There’s a new charcuterie in town and if opening day is any indication, love is in the air! Emporian’s embraced the new Vault Meats & Cheeses when the doors opened to the public on Wednesday, May 9, at 2:00 in the afternoon. Long lines of curious meat and cheese lovers formed to check out the…