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Food

Celebrate March Mustard Madness by making some of your own
March 26, 2014
“Have you been for mustard yet?” my friend asked me, with an arched brow and a smile. “No, but soon!” I grinned excitedly. We’re not members of a secret mustard society, just big fans of Free State Brewing Company’s annual “March Mustard Madness” tradition.
Off the Beaten Plate: Deep fried Twinkies at Yokohama
March 20, 2014
On the one hand, fried Twinkies at a sushi place don’t make sense. On the other hand, the way Yokohama makes them, they kind of do.
Woman versus food: taking on Lawrence’s intense food challenges
March 20, 2014
Nadia Imafidon takes on the “Everest Challenge” at 23rd Street Brewery. That’s four hamburger patties, Swiss, cheddar, bacon, fried eggs, fried pickles, onion rings, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and wing sauce.
Sip up a barrel-aged Manhattan
March 19, 2014
One of the best parts of spring is gathering on a back porch with friends on warm evenings and enjoying a round of cocktails. For ease of both pouring and drinking, one of our new favorite drinks to enjoy in such fashion is a barrel-aged Manhattan.
Bite Sighs: Scoop up snacks with gluten-free crackers
March 19, 2014
Since my kiddo is on a gluten-free diet, I’ve learned a few things about gluten-free shopping.
Off the Beaten Plate: Candied Cabbage Salad at Mariscos
March 13, 2014
Off the Beaten Plate’s first-ever featured salad is St. Patrick’s Day-perfect, and the kind of dish that might even convert professed cabbage-haters.
Bibimbap brings Asian flavors home
March 12, 2014
How to make your own bibimbap,
Delicious/Nutritious: Mad for mango
March 12, 2014
Turn a mango into sorbet or wrap it with avocado.
Lawrence Libations: Tower of Beer
March 6, 2014
This 60-ounce beer dispenser houses the beer you just can’t seem to get enough of.
Chickpeas, roasted beets and feta to break the winter funk
March 5, 2014
During late winter and early spring, I have trouble figuring out what to eat. The asparagus and early peas that will be everywhere come April aren’t quite here yet, but the thick stews and risottos of winter are becoming less exciting every day. One of my favorite recipes to get myself out of the “shoulder season” funk is curried chickpeas with roasted beets and feta.
Off the Beaten Plate: Venison tartare at Pachamama’s
February 27, 2014
Eating raw deer meat from a stone slab feels more chic than caveman-ish with this appetizer.
Making home-cooked meals simple with ‘mise en place’
February 20, 2014
If you are frequenting fast food joints because that’s all you have time for, it’s time to be introduced to a chef’s secret weapon and your new cooking mantra. By Nadia Imafidon
Off the Beaten Plate: Thukpa at Zen Zero
February 20, 2014
In the Himalayan mountains, where most homes don’t have central heat, residents eat a lot of this spicy, satisfying soup to take off winter’s chill.
Five hot drinks for cold days
February 20, 2014
Kansas still has a bit of winter left up its sleeves. For when temperatures inevitably dip back below freezing and you’re looking for ways to warm up, make the rounds in town for a hot glass (or five) of these concoctions.
Free State to celebrate 25th birthday this weekend
February 20, 2014
Festivities include 25 brews free cake, and a Chuck Mead concert at The Bottleneck.