Friday, November 19, 2010

Manhattan- The Chef

The Chef from the road

Everyone once in a while, I run into a restaurant that specializes in breakfast.  More often then not, these places are known for being pretty good. In my opinion, The Chef, in Manhattan, Kansas is one of the very best! This quaint little place is tucked into a downtown building, in a side street, near the mall. If you are in the area, The Chef is worth finding!  During a recent visit with fellow blogger Mike, we were pleased to have great service, with a pleasant wait staff that quickly got us our orders. 

Meaty Beast

I ordered the breakfast burrito. I must warn you: do not order this meaty beast unless you come hungry, because it is huge! The delicious pork filled treat is big enough for two, but good enough that you won’t want to share! Mike ordered a pork chorizo burrito which also looked and smelled fantastic.  

Inside the Meaty Beast

I can’t say enough good things about this place, but I can say it ranks in my top 10 of all Kansas restaurants.

While we love breakfast, dinner is where this week’s giveaway fits the best. Answer the question below for a chance to win. We will randomly choose one person from the comments below on Saturday November 20 (yes, that's tomorrow) at 9 pm CST.  


The giveaway includes: (1) A Hamilton Beach Set & Forget QT Programmable Slow Cooker. This slow cooker offers a traditional slow cooker setting, a time program setting and a thermometer probe setting. The thermometer probe is a pretty neat plus for busy folks like us that like to make pork loin roasts. To use the probe you simply set it to a desired meat temperature, place the probe within the meat and allow it to cook. When the specified internal temperature of the meat is reached, the slow cooker automatically shifts to the “keep warm” setting, preventing overcooking. To see pork cooking times and temperatures see this Pork Basics chart.  (2) 2 oxo SoftWorks Silicone Oven Mitts.

Again, we thank the Kansas Pork Association for supporting us and providing these gifts to you guys.  

Question: Dr. Seuss’s "Green Eggs and Ham" recently celebrated a special anniversary. How many years ago did Dr. Seuss introduce us to "Green Eggs and Ham?"


  1. It celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, but I was introduced to it much later. :)

  2. It was written in 1960 - 50 years ago!

  3. Hey love the blog...and the Chef! Please enter me in the give away! GE&H and the rhyming Seuss has been at it for 50 years!

  4. How about 1960?? Love the post, by the way. Manhattan is, indeed, a great little town for foodies!

  5. hmmmm i posted this once before but don't know where it went... August 1960, 50 years ago... 13 years before I was born..

  6. He wrote a 1/2 century ago -- aka 50 years

  7. 50 years ago...just think of the number of kids who have had that book read to them.. I do not like them Sam I Am
    Alice Lemon

  8. Happy 50th Anniversary Sam I am! I just love green eggs and ham.

  9. August 12, 1960. Renewed in1988. Please oh please, I want the crockpot!!

  10. Green Eggs & Ham is now 50 years old!

  11. Wow! Great job everyone and congratulations to Sandra on winning the slow cooker and mits! Sandra please email with your email address to get the slow cooker shipped to your house!

    For more info on Green Eggs and Ham's 50th birthday and some neat recipes to bring out your inner "Sam-I-Am" make sure to check out!