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Kansas Food Truck Festival to return with expanded lineup this weekend

The Kansas Food Truck Festival is slated to return to East Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District this weekend, bringing with it 30 trucks hawking everything from chicken wings to crème brulee in service of a good cause.

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Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week is back and even bigger

Now may be a good time to hit “pause” on those New Year’s resolutions, readers. Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week is back and bigger than ever, with more than 20 local eateries expected to serve up special dishes (or, in a few cases, entire menus) created in honor of the occasion. This year’s Restaurant Week runs Friday through Saturday, Jan. 28. And organizers (Downtown Lawrence Inc. coordinates the proceedings) are confident that 2017’s event will be worth the wait for diners.

Food truck festival to benefit local schools still in need of sponsors

Julia Ireland is hoping to raise money for local schools this fall when the first-ever Savor Lawrence Food Truck Festival rolls into downtown Oct. 23. But Ireland, a local restaurateur and co-organizer of the event, will need more festival sponsors in order to hit her fundraising goal for the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the Farm to School program.

'Jay's Dinner' raises $5,400 for Just Food

Jay's Dinner, a six-course meal in honor of the late Lawrence chef Juan Carlos "Jay" Tovar-Ballagh held last month, raised $5,400 for Just Food.

Lawrence native represented U.S., Kansas in worldwide bartending competition

Lawrence native Tyson Buhler represented the United States last month at the United States Bartenders’ Guild World Class finals in South Africa. Although he didn’t place in the competition, Buhler will still carry out his reign as the USBG 2015 Bartender of the Year, his father, longtime Lawrence resident Mark Buhler, told the Journal-World. Tyson Buhler earned the title at the fourth annual World Class U.S. competition in June.

Welcome fall with these seasonal cocktail recipes from local bartenders

Looking to shake up (that’s an attempt at a cocktail joke) your libations repertoire this fall? Try out these cold-weather recipes from local bartenders and restaurateurs at your next get-together.

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Sampling some of the inventive dishes of Restaurant Week

Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week is giving some local eateries a chance to flex their gastronomic muscles.

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Hangover cures at Lawrence restaurants: Dishes for the morning after a night out

With fall semester at Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University officially underway, we thought we’d celebrate the students’ return with a roundup of some of the many hangover-approved dishes (from the greasy to the greasier) available at local restaurants. By Joanna Hlavacek

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Barker Brothers: Siblings sell artisan baked goods, coffee out of former laundromat

Talk about brotherly love. It’s partly what pulled 21-year-old Reagan Petrehn back home to Kansas last summer from Xining, China.

Setting the tables: Restaurant turns wine cellar into fine dining experience

If it grows together, it goes together. That’s the idea behind the new fine-dining pop-up restaurant that’s located, funnily enough, below ground.

Eating program designed to help nonprofits

Social service agencies are finding it difficult to get relief in tough economic times.