Category Midwest

Linda-Mar Drive In – Tulsa, OK

We weren’t leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight, but we were heading home from Winfield and looking for lunch (in all the wrong places?) when we got to Tulsa.  (Note: That’s TWO thinly-veiled 80s country song references in one sentence!)  This placed us at Linda-Mar Drive In (actually across the street in the grocery store […]

J & W Grill – Chickasha, OK

Please note: Between last night’s barbecue and this morning’s onion burger, there was a simple breakfast burrito.  Don’t worry, faithful followers – we did NOT skip a meal.   The other place mentioned by the reception desk at the hotel in Oklahoma City (OKC) was Nic’s Grill – a place I had on my itinerary […]

Leo’s Barbecue – Oklahoma City, OK

We arrived in our destination for the evening, Oklahoma City, without a definitive dinner plan.  As we were checking into the hotel, we were talking with one of the ladies behind the reception desk about our barbecue and shopping based road trip.  When I asked her about the best barbecue in OKC, she didn’t hesitate […]

Meers Store and Restaurant – Meers, OK

Another stop from Hamburger America was calling as we headed east from Amarillo toward Oklahoma City.  One of the focal points of this road trip was back roads, and, boy howdy, did we find them on the way to Meers, Oklahoma.  We followed the GPS on my phone, through a series of small towns, when […]

Stella’s Hamburgers – Bellevue, NE

As I was heading back home on a business trip out of Omaha, I realized that I had just enough time before I had to be at the airport to make one burger stop.  I had checked Hamburger America and all of my lists on Sunday night and the only place that was a possibility […]

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Wichita, KS

While having a world of fun at “the bluegrass” (Walnut Valley Festival), we were talking with some friends about our plans for returning home and they asked if I had burger-stop planned before flying from Wichita.  I told them we had tried Jack’s North High, Nuway and Bionic Burger on a previous trip. Altitude Boy […]

Bonnie’s Place – Lansing, MI

Bonnie’s Place is a bar (there’s really no other description for it) in Lansing, MI, just off the campus of Michigan State.  I was in Detroit on business and realized that if I left the office by 5:00 pm, I could make it to Elderly Instruments, over in Lansing, for an hour or so before […]

Ginopolis’ Bar-B-Q – Farmington Hills, MI

So, here it is a cool December day and I’m driving into our Detroit office for an afternoon meeting and I see this sign: “World’s Greatest Ribs”?  Challenge accepted!  I know when I think of the centers of the rib universe, Michigan jumps right to the top of the list….. So, I get inside and […]

Bionic Burger – Wichita, KS

The fourth and final stop on the Kansas burger tour – Bionic Burger.  After the disappointment at Nuway, I was still hungry and we had plenty of time to kill before our flight.  So I hit the Hamburger America app on my phone and looked at burger joints added by fans.  Bionic Burger was there. […]

Nuway Crumbly Burgers – Wichita, KS

Stop number three on the Kansas burger tour – heading back from Winfield home – we drove back to Wichita to fly home. Nuway Cafe  was the second of our pre-determined stop.  I read about the crumbly burgers in the “burger bible” and was intrigued.  Back in the 1930s, the founder left Iowa with a […]