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An Emporia Icon: J’s Carryout

While you’re visiting Emporia, take the opportunity to try one of the best burgers around at J’s Carryout, 27 Commercial Street. Rated “Best Burgers in the State of Kansas” by AAA, this restaurant’s big tastes more than make up for its small size. Located in a 1950’s style burger joint, this little restaurant has been…

Sallie’s Jam Cake: A vintage recipe from Sallie White

William Allen White‘s wife, Sallie, was a noted hostess and an excellent cook. The recipe below was one of her favorites she cooked for her husband and his guests including President Franklin D. Roosevelt at their home, Red Rocks. Eighteen years after Sallie had passed away, her Jam Cake was featured during the banquet of…

Three “Hidden Gem” Kansas Breweries

Kansas has had an interesting relationship with beer. Beginning in 1881 and lasting until 1948, all alcohol was banned in Kansas, a prohibition longer than any other state. Emporia was the first prohibition town, outlawing liquor in 1857, sixty-two years before national prohibition. Despite alcohol being prohibited in the state, the law was often ignored until…