Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bobo's--Best known diner in Topeka, KS

A few weeks ago I found out I would be spending three weeks in Topeka for work.  Some people would hate receiving news like this, but I was pumped.  My former (she asked that I refrain from using the word old) college roommate, Michelle, lives in Topeka.  She insisted we re-live our college days as roommies.  So far, our evenings have been filled with wine, yummy food, and Oprah.  When I arrived, Michelle had 87 unwatched Oprah episodes saved on her DVR.  Wow!  I LOVE Oprah.  So, watching 87 unwatched episodes of her doesn't even phase me.  BRING IT ON!  We've been able to knock out 3-4 each night.  Our evenings together may not be as crazy as our college days, but I'm lovin' all the time I'm getting to spend with Shell!
This week, she took me to Bobo's.  Bobo's is a small countertop drive-in diner.  You can take a seat inside or receive old fashion car hop service outside.  The diner has been operating since 1948.  In December of 2007, they were featured on the famous Food Network series, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.  So, in order to truly appreciate my culinary experience, Michelle insisted I watch the Food Network segment before stuffing my face with greasy goodness.
After watching all of the yumminess on the computer, I was ready to dive in.  I started out with a cheeseburger and homemade onion rings.
And then, I moved onto the homemade apple pie, a la mode style.  I blame the Food Network viewing on this decision.  And it just seemed wrong to order the pie without ice cream on top...
After my delicious experience at Bobo's, I'm sure I'll be a repeat offender.  After all, there is a reason it was featured on
Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives.
Quote of the Trip: 
"Do you want fries with that?"--Bobo's waitress...What kind of question is that?!?!