24 finalists for the "Eight wonders of Kansas Cuisine" have been announced by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
Restaurants selected as finalists include;
Anchor Inn, Hutchinson
Brookville Hotel, Brookville
Carolyn's Essenhaus, Arlington
Charlie's Mexican Restaurant, Leoti
Cozy Inn, Salina
Crazy R's Bar & Grill, Goodland
Olive Tree Bistro, Wichita
Pho Hoa, Garden City
"We know that there will be great debates and controversy about this list," Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation said. "Imagine the job of picking only 24 out of all the great restaurants in every part of the state. The second grouping of 24 was also an excellent list. Use this as as starter-kit list and get out there this summer and eat your way across Kansas!"
The contest purpose is to educate the world about Kansas and encourage travel. Penner said, "I really hope people will learn more about these restaurants by clicking on the pictures on the link below." The story behind the food and faces is what makes a person fall in love with these locally-owned places."
Online votes will decide the winners. Voting continues through June 15th. To learn more about the businesses and to vote, click on the link below.