Where would Beccy Tanner eat?

Beccy and her pals on Thanksgiving Day at Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ in Great Bend.

No one, except maybe the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Marci Penner, loves Kansas more than my colleague, Beccy Tanner, who has written about the state for 30 years for the Eagle.

Not only does she commute between her country and city homes, but Beccy can tell you an interesting tidbit about every county in Kansas and can share a fact from every year that the state has been in the union.

Beccy often regales with me delicious tales from her stops at little cafes, barbecue restaurants and bars all over the state, and we have a lot of them. Their specialties range from chicken fried steak to pan-fried chicken to burgers and fries.

In honor of Kansas Day, which was earlier this week, I gathered up a list of some of Beccy’sĀ favoritesĀ from around the state. For good measure, I threw in a list from Marci Penner, too.

Save this story, which will also be printed in Friday’s Go! section, and use it to plan either your next day trip or your next meal stop when on your way elsewhere.