I’m sending this Philly Cheese sandwich to my friend, Ty Walk, who longs for a good Philly sandwich. At Kelly’s Tavern in Luray they prepare this dandy with thinly chopped sirloin steak (made on site) and serve it on a hoagie bun with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers with melted provalone and mozzarella. The au jus was a special request…and was a wonderful addition. You can’t really appreciate the size of this sandwich from this angle looking down on it, but it is several stories high. This plate of food is $8.95 and enough for two meals.
This is Kelly’s Tavern in downtown Luray. You can’t miss it. “Hooray for Luray”, as my friend John O’Leary used to say.
Kelly’s Tavern is true to its name and located at 112 North Main, Luray. Walter Keith is the owner and can be reached at 785.698.2305.
Karen ordered The Club. If you look closely you can see it fills the whole plate. The french fries were piled on top. It was $7.95. I ordered The Prime Minister, a customer favorite, that was made with thinly sliced prime rib, that melts in your mouth, with all the same toppings as The Philly except for the green peppers. It, too, was $8.95. We each brought half of our sandwiches home.
They also have seven varieties of 1/2 pound hamburgers. The Kansas Killer Burger is served between two grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. It’s $7.75, the highest priced burger on the menu. There are four varieties of 1/4 pound hot dogs, all served with fries. One is the Pig Roast served on a hoagie bun with grilled honey ham, bacon and melted Swiss and American cheese.
There are six appetizers on the menu and three salads. He serves a 14 oz K.C. Strip steak with choice of potatoes, salad and veggies for $13.95. We heard the chicken fried steak, which is $8.95, will fill a large platter.
There are plenty of items to choose from on the menu to make anyone a happy diner. They have several selections of $2.00 bottled beer and wine. You couldn’t possibly leave there hungry.
There are Kelly’s Taverns in Bluffton SC, Ridgeland SC, Coeur D’Alene ID, Springfield GA, Neptune NJ….and one coming soon in Russell KS.
We stopped in Lucas on the way home to see the progress they are making on the extraordinary public bathroom facilities, a one of a kind in Kansas or probably elsewhere.
Isn’t this spectacular? It’s not quite finished, but local artisans are diligently working on it as it nears completion. The Kohler Company has taken Lucas under its benevolent wing and is providing top-of-the-line fixtures necessary for this bathroom facility.
This is part of the outstanding art work, the creation of Eric Abraham, that will be mounted on the walls of the men’s restroom.
This is Eric Abraham showing us one of his porcelain marvels.
Karen image is reflected in the porcelain framed mirror. Although his lavatory/mirror creations resemble one another, no two are the same. They are found in many parts of the U.S. and command a very hefty price.
I never go through Lucas without stopping to buy fresh meat products from Doug Brant. It’s a mandatory stop. Here’s Doug dishing up pound packages of freshly ground meat for us. We also put a dent in his fresh bulk sausage, pepper sausage and bacon. He also sells the best beef jerky available in this neck of the woods.
The Garden of Eden is getting a face lift…and it really shows. The City of Lucas gave the Garden to the Kohler Company that is responsible for all the restoration work being done on the Garden. Once completed, they will turn the facility back to the City. This is a project that the City of Lucas couldn’t easily afford on its own. The Kohler Company has done a great deal to aid in the preservation of the grassroots arts community of Lucas.
My two traveling companions, Karen and Ally, stand in front of the restored Adam and Eve at the Garden of Eden. The Garden is getting a grand restoration. Stop by and view the progress when you are in Lucas.
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