Food Review | Bourbon and Baker – Manhattan, KS
22 November 2013 2 Comments
Between Halloween and Thanksgiving a new eatery opened on Poyntz Ave in downtown Manhattan, KS. Bourbon and Baker offers a unique southern flavor not previously found in this college town. Packed with character, the place is fairly small so you’ll likely be enjoying a drink while you wait if you’re coming to dine. Selection is ample, but bourbon is the main attraction – this is no beer bar.
There is no shortage of rich flavor here, from duck fat fries to braised pork belly, but it would have been really nice to see just one salad option on the menu to freshen and lighten up a meal with so many fried components. Dessert offerings included a tempting cake of the day, but we were too full. Cheers to our waitress, Cheyenne, who did an excellent job and the rest of the staff who kept our waters full and empty plates quickly cleared.
Their menu is now posted online – the bourbon and bar menus are more extensive. At the time of our visit the bakery hadn’t yet opened, but we were assured it wouldn’t be far off. The bar and bakery will be open different hours than the restaurant kitchen. Additional information about Bourbon and Baker can be found on their facebook page.