Food

Off the Beaten Plate: Love Burrito at Mi Ranchito
April 8, 2015
There’s a lot to love about Mi Ranchito’s “love burrito.” The chicken-stuffed bundle started out as a special at one of the restaurant’s Kansas City-area locations, but customers loved it so much that it eventually earned a permanent slot on the menu.
Delicious/Nutritious: Making room for mushrooms
April 8, 2015
Portobello mushrooms are the satisfying vegetable that can make even the meatiest of meat lovers happy. They’re big, juicy and filling. Plus, they add great texture to anything and can absorb flavors well, making them as versatile as they are delicious.
Cooking from Scratch: Spicy pork pasta a ghost of menus past
April 8, 2015
One fun thing about living in Lawrence? The restaurants are always changing. One not-so-fun thing about living in Lawrence? The restaurants are always changing.
Where to munch on Easter brunch
April 1, 2015
For those looking to have an Easter feast but don’t want to make one, some Lawrence restaurants are hosting special Easter brunches for the occasion this Sunday.
Lawrence Libations: Italian Margarita at Paisano’s Ristorante
03:49 p.m., April 1, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
If you’re craving Italian food but hankering for a refreshing Mexican cocktail on a warm spring day, Paisano’s has your solution: the Italian margarita.
Off the Beaten Plate: Polenta fries at The Burger Stand
March 26, 2015
If The Burger Stand is known for one thing — aside from its burgers — it’s probably the fries.
Cooking from Scratch: Artichokes make for a hearty appetizer
March 25, 2015
You have to wonder about the first person who decided to eat an artichoke. I suppose it could have been starvation that led some ancient human to attempt to ingest this Mediterranean thistle, but I rather suspect it was a dare between two men.
Bite Sighs: Adapt this brownie recipe for the changing seasons
March 19, 2015
At least I know that I can heat things up in the kitchen. Nothing says “cozy” like a pan of warm, fudgy brownies, no matter what kind of foolishness the weather wants to get up to outside!
Off the Beaten Plate: Jja Jang Myeon at O Café
March 18, 2015
At first glance, O Café’s jja jang myeon — a Chinese-derived, Korean-adopted noodle dish — looks a bit spooky.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chorizo Sloppy José at Global Cafe
March 12, 2015
For this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, we decided to try out another Latin American-inspired twist on a popular American dish: the chorizo sloppy José (get it?) at Global Café.
Descent into Madness: Watch basketball at a venue that meets your needs
March 11, 2015
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, it’s hard to avoid the craziness of March Madness here in the (sort of) birthplace of basketball. Lawrence has no shortage of venues to watch the action unfold.
Delicious/Nutritious: Kumquats a little fruit that packs a punch
March 10, 2015
Sweet, sour and possibly the tartest fruit this side of a lemon, the kumquat is a bite-sized, seasonal winter citrus.
Cooking from Scratch: Homemade SpaghettiOs
March 10, 2015
All the same, I couldn’t quite commit to serving up a can of SpaghettiOs for dinner-proper, as my son requested soon after learning the jingle. Instead, I decided to try to make SpaghettiOs from scratch.
Lawrence Libations: Poached-pear mulled wine at John Brown’s Underground
March 5, 2015
There’s nothing like a hot, literally steaming glass of wine on a chilly winter day.
Local chefs dish on favorite meals in Lawrence
March 4, 2015
Where do chefs and restauranteurs like to eat when they’re not in the kitchen? We posed that question to some of Lawrence’s best and brightest culinary minds, and the results might surprise you. Turns out, even the highest-profile chefs with the most refined food palates in town reach for their favorite comfort food at the end of a long day.