Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Getting "Cozy" at the Cozy Inn in Salina, Kansas

Hello Dear Readers.  So glad you could stop by Red Couch Recipes.  As you may know,  I recently drove from our home in Utah to Virginia.   I enjoyed  the drive, but could only nibble our way through the  journey.  I say "nibble" because we didn't have time to stop at many places along the way.  Interstate-70 runs horizontally through Kansas; it is a looooong drive, but there were so many interesting things that I wanted to do on the way!  We were able to stop by the Cozy Inn for some of their famous sliders.

The Cozy Inn is just my kind of place; it is unpretentious, delicious, and inexpensive.  They say that" all burgers are served with onion and an attitude."

Don't even think about asking for cheese on your slider -- they won't serve their sliders with cheese.  It is rumored that an employee once placed some cheese on a burger, and he was fired for the offence.  You won't be missing the cheese on these burgers!   Frankly, their sliders were some of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten.

You can order inside or outside.  If you order inside you can wait at some bar stools while your burgers are being cooked.  As you wait your senses will be assaulted by the delicious smell of beef and onions sizzling on the grill.  While there is little inside seating, there is ample outside seating.

We shared the #1 Value meal which includes six sliders, a bag of chips, and a can of pop -- all for the price of $6.29.   It was enough for both of us.  They have a simple menu here, they only serve up delicious hamburgers.

The steam from the hamburgers and onions cooking. If you wait inside while the burgers and onions are cooking, you will leave with the delicious aroma of onions surrounding you.

This is the man I love, Mr. Red Couch himself,  contemplating the world while he eats these delicious burgers.  This is his debut picture on Red Couch Recipes.

The outside ordering area.

Another view of the Cozy Inn hamburgers.

If you are traveling on Interstate 70, make sure you drop by the Cosy Inn, you will leave smacking your lips and hoping for more.  The Cozy Inn has proudly been serving up hamburgers at 108 North Seventh street in Salina, Kansas for over 90 years.

Thanks for dropping by Red Couch Recipes.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"YUMMY" and now I have to go to bed and DREAM of BURGERS!!!
Have a safe journey and be sure to take a little FUN TIME with Handsome Mr Couch!!!
Big Hugs,

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Joni, I would love one of those delicious burgers for breakfast! Thanks for taking us along on your trip!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you managed to find a great place to stop and eat-- and "hello" Mr. Red Couch!!

Bonnie said...

Nothing like a good old-fashioned burger to take the sting out of the long drive through Kansas (a lovely state but hard to drive through).

Barbara F. said...

Oh Yummy, Joni, I love places like that too. I can just smell those onions cooking away. And what a handsome hubby you have! Hope all is going well with your move. xo

Ghoulie Girls said...

So glad you could visit our most famous landmark! I hope you had a great trip :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

You mean you traveled across I-70 in Kansas and didn't stop off in Missouri to see me??!?!?!?! I-70 runs straight through Kansas City, MO, and I live in a suburb not too terribly far from the Interstate. I would have gladly just stood on the shoulder of the highway to have you toss a couple of those burgers out as you sped by! :-) I've never been to Salina, but if we're ever that way I will be sure to stop in to The Cozy Inn. P.S. - Your husband is very handsome. He is now a superstar! :-)

Anonymous said...

I do love me a good burger! Sliders are great.

Jenn said...

Oh how I wish I had a hamburger right now! By the way - your new countertops look beautiful!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Oh, great! It's 7:45am, & I'm ravenous for a "burger!" I could literally smell the beef & onions cooking. Thanks for sharing part of your adventure, I think!

Sarah said...

Joni, these do look tasty! We like to make sliders here too. They are just the right size for a hamburger for me. Glad you got to nibble on the famous ones from Cozy Inn Hamburgers. ;-)

Joy Tilton said...

Now I have to go to Salina, KS and it wasn't even on my bucket list! Funny story, my MIL worked in a cafe there in 1947 and she is thinking (she's 88 now so not sure...) it was Cozy something!!! That would be too cool! But she remembers it being a hotel. Mr. Red Couch looks like a movie star... I just can't name him! Be sure and tell him that!