Gameday: Little Apple bangs out big (and small) bites
Menu options abound around The Little Apple®There's an indomitable spirit among Kansas State Wildcats fans, a common enthusiasm to conquer the seemingly insurmountable. Manhattan shares that similarly fierce spirit as that of unique Midwest dining destinations. It's become quite the beacon, tucked away in the supreme quiet of the Great Plains. The Little Apple® menus pop with big, bold flavor in this spot where folks cheer unabashedly for their beloved Cats, and welcome out-of-towners like long-acquainted neighbors.
Amble around Aggieville
Vibrant venues are an expectation among college fans, and boy, does Aggieville deliver! Just beyond the borders of K-State’s campus, the first shopping district in Kansas comes alive with gameday activity. The ‘Ville thrives with lively nightlife and equally energetic, eclectic hangouts where generations of K-Staters get geared up for big games.
As for the food dishes, start right in the middle of the neighborhood with an appetizer at So Long Saloon, where the Chipotle raspberry and black bean dip slides down the gullet just as easily as cold one in an Old West bar. Down the street, you’ll find Wahoo Fire & Ice Grill, where you can gobble down one of the state’s best Bison burgers or the Wahoo stir fry.
Taco Lucha “backs up” to So Long Saloon with a shared kitchen … Lucha cranks out Mexi-style tacos with a hip, ’60s wrestling theme. Rock-a-Belly Deli has been dishing out delectable deli sandwiches for a quarter century, and CoCo Bolo’s delivers with cantina-style wood-fired grill selections. For the night owls, the Varsity Donuts truck packs a serious late-night flair with a range of munchies for the bar crowd: among them corndogs and an out-of-this-world mac-n-cheese.
K-State's hottest hangout
Downtown dining has enriched flavor at multiple restaurants along Poyntz Avenue
When the college crowd commandeers the Aggieville scene, Downtown Manhattan is a great escape with an added array of dining delights. Harry’s Restaurant remains the unchallenged king of the castle. The palatial Poyntz Avenue draw has celebrated 25 years of dining excellence with Harry’s SommSeries tasting events, a huge hit among Harry’s diners. Can’t go wrong with the bruschetta, and dynamic wine list.
Hibachi Hut makes hot comeback
Cross the street to Hibachi Hut, where Cajun-style cuisine has made a comeback thanks to the Cox brothers, Bobby and Bud Cox, the barbecue bosses of The Little Apple.
Della Voce presents a perfect Italian fare complement to the Poyntz dining scene.
Bourbon & Baker, beautiful bites
Newer still, Bourbon and Baker adds a Southern flair with small-plate selections like chicken and waffles with a rich dripping of glazed maple syrup. Delectable! The latest addition to MHK’s Man-happy menu is Tallgrass Taphouse, an 11,000-square foot brewpub with wide selection of trendy taps and unique fare. Tap into the tortuously tantalizing tastes!