Discover MHK with Dené, Episode 5: “Is It Worth the Hype? Part 2”

We all know about the cultural phenomenons that are beloved by K-State community: Going out to Johnny Kaw’s on the weekend, visiting Varsity Donuts and driving out to Top of the World. But are some of these places and experiences worth the hype they receive? I set out to experience these Manhattan staples (with some things, for the first time) with friends to discuss the hype. Are mac n’ cheese grilled cheese sandwiches, Top of the World and drinks at Kaw’s nostalgia-worthy after you graduate?

Discover MHK with Dené is a weekly radio segment on Wildcat 91.9 in which host Dené Dryden shares stories from the Manhattan, Kansas area featuring local events, organizations, entrepreneurs, and cultures specific to the Flint Hills region. New episodes air on Fridays during the noon hour on 91.9 FM.

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