Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Your Guide To Good Eats At The 2019 GBO


The team at Dynamic Discs spends tons of time planning each year’s Glass Blown Open, and we begin thinking about the next year’s event pretty much as soon as the current one is over. We realize that players may not put that much time and thought into this tournament, but it is important to get your ducks in a row when making the trek out to Emporia. Aside from registration and securing lodging, there’s another important aspect to consider - where do you eat?

Emporia holds a ton of great places to grab a quick bite or kick your feet up and relax for a while, but if it’s your first time here, how will you know where to go? Check out our guide to some of the best food you have to try during the 2019 Glass Blown Open.

Radius Brewing Company

This probably isn’t a big surprise for those of you who have been to GBO before, but Radius is one of our absolute go-tos for great food. A relaxing vibe awaits you after a long round with wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, and of course special beer that’s crafted just for our big event. We’ve teamed up with Radius for years and it’s fair to say that they are incredibly supportive of the disc golf community.

BobbyD's Merchant St BBQ

You can’t come to Kansas and not taste any of the BBQ we have here, but knowing the best place to go is often a secret that only locals know about. The food at BobbyD’s is out of this world, and with a super down to earth atmosphere, you can come here for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Sit at the counter and socialize or grab an order to-go, but make sure to try at least a few of their delicious sides.

J's Carry Out

The name might not sound all too exciting, but people literally drive hours to visit and eat the comfort food they’re serving here. J’s Carry Out is rumored to have the best burgers around and their cups of coffee can’t be beat. A short drive from Peter Pan Park, a long round there means that grabbing tasty food afterward is easy as can be. Head across the street for some ice cream after dinner if you’ve saved some room!

Casa Ramos

Finding good Mexican food can be a challenge in smaller towns, but we’re fortunate enough to have Casa Ramos in the heart of Emporia. Authentic dishes are served in what they describe as a “village-
style” atmosphere, making you feel as if you truly did cross the border even if just for one night. Depending on how you played during the day, you might find that a strong margarita or two is in order while you’re there.

If you can’t tell, we’re especially excited about this year’s Glass Blown Open and can’t wait to share with you all that Emporia has to offer. What’s your favorite place to eat while you’re in town? Are there any spots that are “must-visits” for out of towners? Share your ideas in the comments below!
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