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Food

Lawrence grocers move toward more sustainable seafood offerings
February 3, 2014
Starting today, Lawrence Hy-Vee customers will start seeing sustainable seafood offerings with signage marking them as a “responsible choice.” The move is one of the latest by grocery stores to increase the amount of so-called “sustainable” seafood they offer, and to make it easier for shoppers to see which products meet that criteria. By Sara Shepherd
Off the Beaten Plate: Honey Fried Bananas at Little Saigon Cafe
January 30, 2014
It’s almost like they’ve disguised the banana by turning it into a fritter dessert with a delicious candy-like coating.
Lawrence Arts Center hosting annual Souper Bowl
January 30, 2014
Get your homemade artisanal bowls, soup included.
Swedish meatballs make for perfect Super Bowl snack
January 29, 2014
I think sports-watching food is best when it’s bite-sized and will keep well if the game gets exciting and everyone forgets it for awhile. My grandmother’s Swedish meatballs meet both criteria.
North Lawrence’s first coffee shop in years now open
January 27, 2014
A new coffee shop is now pouring in North Lawrence, ending a decidedly decaf decade on that side of the river. Owned by four Lawrence residents, the Brewhaus opened this month at 624 N. Second St., next door to the Iwig Dairy Store. By Sara Shepherd
Hot streak: Local team is tops on national competitive barbecue circuit
January 27, 2014
There are people who drink beer and smoke meat at a handful of barbecue competitions a year. Then there are people who win. Then there are people who win it all — and a local team has just joined that elite echelon, where barbecue isn’t just for fun anymore. By Sara Shepherd
All about eggs Benedict
The history of a classic brunch dish and where to get it
January 23, 2014
The culinary folklore tells of the suave, flamboyant stockbroker Lemuel Benedict stumbles into the old Waldorf Hotel one New York morning in 1894. Battling a hangover, he orders buttered toast, bacon, two poached eggs and some hollandaise.
Off the Beaten Plate: Turkey Fries at Six Mile Chop House
January 23, 2014
It’s looks like your standard deep-fried dish, but it’s far from it.
Citrus chicken provides warm flavor in cold weather
January 22, 2014
I’ve always believed that citrus season happens in winter as the Earth’s way of reminding us that it’s not going to be cold and dreary forever. Somewhere in a warm orchard the sun is shining as brightly as the flavor of the sweetest clementine, and that warm sun will rotate around to our part of the world soon enough.
Extra steps to eat: Creating oases in Lawrence’s ‘food desert’ an ongoing challenge
January 20, 2014
At the grocery store, Mary Drouin will probably be in the outermost aisles, selecting the healthiest fresh produce, milk and eggs she can afford. But sticking to her healthy goals is a challenge for Drouin because of where she lives (North Lawrence, which has no supermarket) and how much money she makes (not much). Drouin is one of nearly 18,000 Lawrencians living in a federally designated food desert, four adjacent census tracts that blanket the northeast part of the city. By Sara Shepherd
Off the Beaten Plate: Spam Musubi at Ramen Bowls
January 16, 2014
Nicknamed “Hawaii’s Steak,” the salty luncheon meat has found its way onto the Japanese, Hawaiian-Pacific menu.
Bite Sighs: Dine and dash with these toasty pocket sandwiches
January 15, 2014
Well, we made it to the other side of the holiday season. The big parties are over, and all of the guests have gone home. You are now faced with a refrigerator full of leftovers. Get creative and turn boring leftovers into homemade hot pock…, er, toasty pouches! Yeah, that’s a good name.
Lawrence Libations: Hawk Bomb at Yokohama
January 9, 2014
Chanting, pounding on tables and school spirit.
Grilled cheese, please
Local restaurants offer their takes on gooey comfort food
January 9, 2014
Being deep into the throes of winter, there may not be a better time of year to munch down a grilled cheese and dunk it into a bowl of soup. Here’s how six local restaurants serve the classic sandwich. By Elliot Hughes
Group urges Kansans to ‘pass on pop’
January 8, 2014
Could you pass on pop for a year? What if it were just one day a week? A children’s advocacy group is signing up Kansans to take a Soda-Free Sundays pledge and to “Pass on Pop” each Sunday through 2014. By Sara Shepherd