Manhattan, KS

Happiness served in bountiful quantities in Manhappiness

Kansas State University in the heart of Manhattan consistently ranks in the nation’s top 10 for happiest students and best quality of life. What better reason than stuffing students’ stomachs could be behind such noteworthy accolades? In many ways, Manhattan revolves around the main Kansas State campus and sidekick neighborhood entertainment district.

Aggieville is the state’s first shopping district, and the center of Wildcat celebrations after football triumphs at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The gastronomic amazement of the Big 12 Conference descends upon Manhattan each college football season for sweet-tooth treats from Varsity Donuts, where students also camp for late-night, yummy study satisfactions of grilled cheese mac-n-cheese. Served to please! Students and townies alike gravitate to trendy Taco Lucha for low-priced tacos dished up on pastel-colored plates. Buffalo chicken tacos are a go-to favorite stacked with cheddar, bacon and avocado, and known as a favorite platter to devour. Food lovers imbibe in more lively cuisine creations at So Long Saloon, Coco Bolos and Rock-a-Belly Deli.

Visitors enjoy sizzling portions in this heavenly place locals tout as Manhappiness. This satisfaction is derived largely from stops at uniquely delectable dining destinations. An exciting variety of downtown restaurants – Harry’s, Bourbon & Baker and Tallgrass Taphouse — produce a charming landscape. The Taphouse is a craft beer sensation with regionally acclaimed Tallgrass pints on tap and food that does more than just complement the hearty drink flavor. On the Taphouse menu, meatloaf is far from mundane, served with beef/pork blend and sprinkled with peppered bacon and side of roasted garlic mashed taters. Tantalizing! Across town, Little Apple Brewery pours out more local craft beer-level delish and the best steaks in town.

The Gateway City to the Flint Hills has something for everyone. Enjoy your serving of Manhappiness!

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