The Yard House!

I was introduced to a Yard House restaurant a few years back, but recently met up with some friends for delicious eats.  It was good the first time and this time as well!  There is only one location in the Kansas City area, but it looks like these restaurants are sprouting all over the place.

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Awesome!

We all started we an order of Truffle Fries.  Remember my visit to the Burger Stand and my experience with their truffle fries?  Let’s just say that the Yard House doesn’t come close to what the Burger Stand has.  The Yard House Truffle Fries were still good, so I give them one thumb up!  Also, I love introducing people to the Truffle!

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Second place, Truffle Fries!

I ordered the Spicy Chicken Breast sandwich.  I noticed that they had a few Korean inspired dishes and thought that was amazing, but I wanted to stick to something easy and spicy.  I asked for a side salad instead of the fries.  The chicken was good and the flat bread was fantastic!

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Delightful combo!

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Close-up! Look at the cajun aioli! Luscious!

It was a fun time catching up with friends, the environment was up-beat and fun, and the service was great!  I will be going more often, especially since there is a nice shopping area within walking distance.  Happy Sunday!

The Burger Stand.

Met some friends in Lawrence, Kansas for a short visit and dinner.  Lawrence is the home of University of Kansas and it is a nice little city with cute shops, great places to eat, and a beautiful campus.  We went to The Burger Stand for fries… and burgers, of course!

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So delish and hip!

This place is filled with total legitness.  There were drinks, good food, and a crowd mixed with students, middle-aged folks, kids… I loved how this place was so relaxed.  Also, they call your name on a microphone when your order is ready.  Apparently, Madonna was there that night.

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Smokehouse burger and fries fried in duck fat. Oh, my mouth is watering.

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Cajun fries. Crispy and spicy. You can’t go wrong.

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“Oh, are these regular fries?” you ask. Nope! These are the famous truffle fries and I almost ate this entire basket. I can’t stop thinking about them!

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This was my burger: The Classic with Vermont White Cheddar, and greens that were grown locally. Put a little mayo on it, and call this day done!

My friends let me know that The Burger Stand is all about supporting the local farmers in the area.  They get the beef locally, as well as the greens and the fresh hamburger buns are made by a baker down the street.

Last, but not least…

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Poutine: Fries with cheese curds and gravy. OMG! This took my breath away. The cheese was melted and the gravy was fantastic. I believe this dish is popular in Canada.

I would definitely hit this place up again.  Next time, I will try the Catfish Po Boy and the Bourbon-Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Fries.  (And truffle fries.)  Happy Sunday!