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What is your favorite meal to eat in Lawrence?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 13, 2007

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“I’m going to have to say the chicken chimichangas from La Parrilla.”

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“Pizza’s my favorite, so I would have to go with anything from Papa Keno’s.”

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“I like the gyros from Aladdin Cafe. I think they have the best pita.”

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“The filet mignon at Wa. I love Japanese food, and I think it’s the best steak in Lawrence.”

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Crossfire 7 years, 3 months ago

A pint at Freestate. ...a well balanced diet in a glass.

jonas 7 years, 3 months ago

Definitely whatever Chef Suken has on his menu at Cafe Beautiful, followed closely by whatever is on the menu at Pachamama's. Hands down, two best restaurants in Lawrence, not to mention the priciest.

jonas 7 years, 3 months ago

3000 posts! Does that mean I'm a lock for the Hall of Fame? Barring gambling problems, of course.

jonas 7 years, 3 months ago

You don't have to be the hit leader to be in the hall of fame. I'll never match Merrill. I have too much to do.

schula 7 years, 3 months ago

I like the swiss mushroom burger and fries at Runza

aquakej 7 years, 3 months ago

I just loooooove that cheese dip and chips at Free State. That, followed by their black bean quesadillas is most definitely the best meal in town. Accompanied by a John Brown Ale, of course.

Bassetlover 7 years, 3 months ago

Sweat Pea salad at In-gre-di-ent (it doesn't have peas in it). Best salad I've ever had in Lawrence, hands down.

Where is Cafe Beautiful?

onrywmn 7 years, 3 months ago

Beef tacos and cheese dip at El Mezcal. YUM!!!

Kat Christian 7 years, 3 months ago

Mad Greek Combo at the Mad Greek. Awesome!!

unelectable 7 years, 3 months ago

Udon at Indo. Pad Thai at The Orient. Tacos and enchiladas at La Familia. And an Ad Astra at Free State. Yes that is one meal.

schula 7 years, 3 months ago

TOB -- I had forgotten about Paradise. Their cinnamon rolls were to die for! I also liked it when they made french toast out of the left over cinnamon rolls. YUM-O!

Fishman 7 years, 3 months ago

I'd have to say Ixtapa. Their homemade salsa and chips are the best, and their shrimp, rice, and vegtable dish is great. Their chimichanga are excellent too. For the past I still miss the Douglas County Pie from the Paradise Cafe down on Mass St. They were there for so long I always thought they'd always be there, but all good things seem to come to and end. Should be a run on lunch today so better get there early! And Merrill has so much time on his hands it scares me. I'd hate to have that kind of life where posting on here is my joy for the day. Sorry Merrill, just call it like it is.

trinity 7 years, 3 months ago

that all depends on what time of day, and what i'm in the mood for! so many to choose from! :)

acg 7 years, 3 months ago

I agree with trinity, there's way too much to choose from. Plus, every great restaurant specializes in something different, so you can't compare them. I could seriously go for a slice from Rudy's right now though. Pepperoni, extra cheese and lots of crushed red pepper on top. Mmmmm.

joey 7 years, 3 months ago

Almond Bubble Tea at House of CHa!!!!!!

sgtwolverine 7 years, 3 months ago

Steak and corn on the grill, and blackberry pie.

Also on the food topic, on Tuesday I had the opportunity to watch a Tigers game from a suite. I almost ate myself sick.

Autumnleaf 7 years, 3 months ago

Luv me some El Mez..... I'm seriously addicted to the white cheese dip. I can't go a week or two without "neeeeeeeding" some. :)

So -chips, white cheese dip, salsa - from El Mez.... mmmm my fav.

samsnewplace 7 years, 3 months ago

Bar B Que at Buffalo Bob's Smokehouse or Chimichanga from El Mezcal or Backyard Burgers are great and I also love Pepperjax and also King Buffet.

sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

The chicken schwarma at Aladdin's Cafe. Cheeseburger or pizza at Johnny's Slab o' Cheesecake at On the Border Milton's Breakfast sandwich at Milton's (over easy) Bread Plate at Wheatfield's Chicken Fajita burrito at Chipotle Buffet at Jin Shan's Artichoke chicken panini at Panera

awl 7 years, 3 months ago

kookamooka, i just saw your post...that's really funny, secret handshake? seriously? they are a wonderful asset to the community and i think it's great that they are here. lawrence should be thankful that a restaurant of that calibur is located in lawrence.

somewhereintime 7 years, 3 months ago

The lunch buffet at The Bird on Fridays. You guys need to get out more often....or was that supposed to be a secret. Oops.....my bad.

ive_got_my_ascot_n_my_dickie 7 years, 3 months ago

Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebee's is the best!!

Flap Doodle 7 years, 3 months ago

Noodle-type stuff at Zen Zero. Vote for RuPaul!

snoozey 7 years, 3 months ago

Nothing original from me; I have to agree w Free State for a pint w fish & chips. It's the most Lawrency restaurant in Lawrence since Paradise closed its doors

Ceallach 7 years, 3 months ago

Pretty much all of the above. For lunch I do enjoy a spinach, mushroom and feta cheese slice from Papa's!

Going over the comments makes me realize that I probably see at least one person from this board whenever I eat out. So the next time you glance up and someone is looking your way, just give them a smile and a nod, and I'll do the same back at ya :)

jonas 7 years, 3 months ago

Cafe Beautiful is upstairs, above Creation Station. The door upstairs is to the right of the store.

gypsy10 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh Goodness! Lawrence & all the choices? How can we pick just one? My addiction = Bubble Tea - House of CHa! As for food, depends on the mood. Greek - The Mad Greek & the Gyros Dinner Plate w/ the green beans. Zen Zero - Just about anything! La Parrilla - Fish Taco's or the Chicken Mulato Salad Ixtapa - Anything with PORK! The list could go on and on, but I shall stop because I am STARVING now! Thanks all ;)

sunflower5 7 years, 3 months ago

My favorite Lawrence meal is from Yello Sub, although I preferred the store on Campus. I am sorry to see it go. The 'Yello Sub' sandwich of course!

John Spencer 7 years, 3 months ago

One with my family that is not saturated in fat like most of the offerings of Lawrence!

Although I also miss YelloSub on campus.

gogoplata 7 years, 3 months ago

Henry Ts cheeseburger and waffle fries. And I can't leave out Copperhead Pale Ale.

acg 7 years, 3 months ago

I forgot all about Henry T's. Back when I had a life that didn't revolve around my children and their activities du jour I used to go to Henry T's every Wed for quarter wings and $2.00 pitchers. They have killer wings.

Cynthia Walker 7 years, 3 months ago

Chicken Tikka Masala at India Palace - yummy! Oh, and coffee and lemon sunshine cake at Milton's for dessert.

Crispian Paul 7 years, 3 months ago

PIzza-Papa Keno's Brewhouse chicken salad without fried onions and with ranch dressing-Freestate Latin-Quesadilla Suiza without avocado at La Parilla.

Not a fan of PAchamama's. I think they are way overrated.

Cafe Beautifull is the Bomb...but expensive. So I usually eat sushi at Wa....no shellfish unless you want to see me swell up and stop breathing....

Crispian Paul 7 years, 3 months ago

Yello Sub-Gross! Buffalo Bob's-Grosser! Bob Schumm-Grossest! (Also a huge bigot)

Oh yeah, Local Burger has the best hamburgers and hot dogs in town, great salads too!

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

I love a fresh Free State's Copperhead, or three, as a meal with a chunk of prime rib for dessert...danged satisfying. Having one at Vermont St. BBQ with some spare ribs or a turkey leg is awesome. I can't resist a pie from Papa Keno's. A white pie with sausage, green olives and pepperoncini is deadly good. The gal and I eat at Zero Zen a bit. She likes it...says the same dish is never prepared the same but most dishes taste so much the same that it doesn't matter!~) I think she just likes the lichee "martinis". A couple of bowls of hot and sour soup from Plum Tree is great. Pad thai from Thai Siam is a heaping helping of goodness. I'm a fan of the empanadas at La Familia. Ixtapa is good but less enticing as its prices soar. A root beer float at Sheridan's always hits the spot.

Eating at home is frequently the best meal in town. If you can snag some sushi grade ahi at The Merc you're good to go. A few pounds of king crab costs less than eating out and is pretty danged OK despite the long frozen journey to Kansas. Heck. I'd rather eat boiled squirrel with garlic butter, italian parsley and serranos on fettucini than pay the prices at most places in town!~) I'm a cheap b@$+@rd, eh? ... What, honey? You want to eat at Zen Zero? OK. Yeah. I'd love some (overpriced and overcooked, snotty) noodles (served by a surly snot'le).

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

Gosh...almost forgot how much I love India Palace. The atmosphere can only be tolerated for the love of an all you can eat experience, though.

Staci Dark Simpson 7 years, 3 months ago

shrimp tacos and brazilian lemonade from La Parilla

fajitas and margaritas and white cheese dip- El Mezcal

hot wings - Wayne and Larry's

pizza - I love me a Rudy's pie

Ok I am hungry now

Confrontation 7 years, 3 months ago

I have to second "The chicken schwarma at Aladdin's Cafe." Their Gyros are far superior than those at Mad Greek or anywhere else in town.

The white cheese bean dip at El Mezcal is extremely addictive.

Shrimp spring rolls with plum sauce at Jade.

I've yet to find a decent pizza place in town. Every time I go to Papa Keno's, I end up with tasteless and dry pizza, regardless of the type I order.

Orange Roughy at MidWest Fish Frye. Best fried fish in town.

Birthday Cake or Rock Chocolate Jayhawk ice cream at Sylas & Maddy's.

H_Lecter 7 years, 3 months ago

The pecan pie was great at Hole In The Wall too...even through an alcohol-induced...er I mean, even after studying until 2:00am.

Today (the short list), Best desserts: Longhorn's Chocolate Stampede and Old Chicago's cheesecake Best Steak: Longhorn Best fast food. Chipotle's Soft Tacos. Best Sushi: Wa Best Italian: Paisanos Best BBQ: My grill

i_have_only_valid_opinions 7 years, 3 months ago

The food is decent at Thai Siam, but the service is horrendous. The "him and her" cook duo are soooooooooooooo slow and not polite at all. The last time I went to eat there, they had 8 people in line to order, no cashier to be found, the cooks had nothing on cooking at all and they were standing there watching TV ignoring everyone. So...I turned off the TV for them and told them to start providing some service. I know that was kind a$$hole of me, but I have given them a good chunk of my pay check over the years and expeect to at least be acknowledged.

Salty Iguana has the best chips and salsa.

swamp_rat 7 years, 3 months ago

What they pass off as beef at local burger might as well be cardboard. It tastes as though the beef has been raised on nothing but prairie grass and thistles. Nasty stuff!

Grundoon Luna 7 years, 3 months ago

The Ahi tuna steak at Tellers. Get it blackened and you have orgasm on a plate.

I agree that Pachamamma's is horrendously over priced and the food is undercooked. YOu don't serve chicken uncooked in the middle. It was gross.

idarastar 7 years, 3 months ago

The Masta Mix Salad at Local Burger! I get it with quinoa instead of the rice. It's awesome! :)

Kookamooka 7 years, 3 months ago

I agree about Pachamama's. Some friends and I went and got the "artisan" cheese plate which was cheddar and brie with three, and I reiterate, exactly three crackers. I don't know about y'all but I don't consider cheddar and brie "artisan" and I don't care who makes them. And come on...if they can't choke up a few more crackers I'm betting they are in the red.

Sadly, this forum confirms what I've always suspected. There are just a few places in town worth eating at and once you've eaten there 100 times, you have to go to KC for more interesting offerings.

P.S. Where do you get a decent home cooked slice of pie in this town, that isn't Perkins? The merc?

Kookamooka 7 years, 3 months ago

I LOVE local burger and I don't mind paying those prices for local but....it would be easier to spend the extra money if I could sit in a comfy booth and get waited on. It just isn't a "kick back and hang" vibe.

bretherite 7 years, 3 months ago

Reading this makes me homesick for Lawrence. My fave? anything at Zen Zero.

ralphralph 7 years, 3 months ago

Fish tacos at La Parilla, with Mexican beer. Anything with bread and/or pasta at Free State, with a beer. Pachamama's ... had some incredible grilled lamb there ... 'bout died when I got the tab.

kugrad 7 years, 3 months ago

El Matador Cafe! Give me a homestyle enchilada, some bean burritos on corn tortillas, a cold beer, I'm in heaven! The new Italian place downtown, Giovani's (I think that is the name) is excellent as well. Get whatever the special is so you know the chef was in charge of it! When you eat a lamb chop at Giovani's, you will never pay 3 times as much for 1/4 of the flavor at Pachamama's again!

lazz 7 years, 3 months ago

kugrad, you mean Genovese, and I second your motion. The Roma pizza there is fabulous. Let's not forget two locally owned fast-food veterans: Bucky's (the double cheese is still a classic, the Buckaroo is ultimate indulgence) and Border Bandido (the Texas!)

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 7 years, 3 months ago

Anything from Amee's Coffee House, La Parilla, Zen Zero, and the Thai House. Oh, and Ixtapa.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh yeah, and Indian Tacos, especially from that Native American church over on Haskell.

maxcrabb 7 years, 3 months ago

Vermont Street BBQ on Tuesday nights, $1 draws, including Ad Astra, Copperhead, and... the Golden Wheat maybe?

Enchilada Suizas at La Parilla.

Ingredient is also very tasty, with plentiful servings. I always go for the custom salad, throwing in some grilled chicken for a couple extra bucks.

Wa is very nice, but I feel weird eating there sometimes (depending on the crowd and wait staff). I don't have peircings or tattoos, I have good personal hygiene, but you wear basketball shorts to a Sushi bar and people stare daggers.

I bet I tip better than all of them anyway.

sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

Kookamooka, Not in Lawrence but might be worth your 15 minute drive to Tongie. Bitler's has a homemade pie case. The hubby is very fond of "sour-cream and raisin" (sugar rush!) and my daughter had a slice of strawberry rhubarb (a la mode, of course) that twernt too bad.

denak 7 years, 3 months ago

The Enchiladas verde with chicken at Ixtapas. Love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

awl 7 years, 3 months ago

Krause Dining is my favorite! Robert Krause is one of the most talented chefs and always has AMAZING food!

cryineyes 7 years, 3 months ago

The Speedy Gonzales for lunch at El Mezcal and I dream of the fish and chips at Free state..

deskboy04 7 years, 3 months ago

I would have said the Pork Tenderloin at Bucky's...but they've changed it, and while it is still good, it is nothing like the old pork tenderloin.

How about the buffet at the Peking Taste? Pretty tought to beat that!

Kookamooka 7 years, 3 months ago

Don't you have to know the super secret handshake to get in to Krause's? Or have some sort of special invitation written on paper with invisible ink? Or be a member of the Lawrence elite? Or Batman? or someone important? Most of Lawrence doesn't even know Krause's exists? I figure the guy likes it that way. I hope you don't get in trouble, awl, for revealing the secret?

JayhawkAlum03 7 years, 3 months ago

All of this got me thinking about my favorite no longer existent restaurants in Lawrence:

Razzy's: Healthy, good, inexpensive. We are still sad that it's gone. Pita pit can't even begin to compare. Vista: Great burgers. Always make a point of stopping (very briefly!) when I pass through Manhattan on the way to visit family. Panchos: Nobody hardly knew the place existed, but it was hands-down the best Mexican food in town, I thought. Paradise Cafe: Just yummy. I am happy to be the proud owner of an original Paradise booth that never was used in the shop.

Anybody remember Jenning's Daylight Donuts? How bout Pup's? I'm thinking I lived in Lawrence for way too long:-)

GretchenJP 7 years, 3 months ago

bretherite: Come back to Lawrence! I'm glad I came back!

JayhawkAlum03: You are right about Vista!! How I MISS that place!!

My favorite meal to eat in Lawrence?? WHY a buck-a-roo and a famous ice cream cone at BUCKY'S of course!! How could Bucky's not be mentioned my fellow Jayhawkers?? What could be more DEElish than something coming out of a brown bag with a big grease spot on it?? Healthy Smealthy, give me a Bucky Burger and bring on the heart attack!!

GretchenJP 7 years, 3 months ago

JayhawkAlum03: Yes I DO remember Jenning's... I was born in Lawrence back in the 60's and stayed until 2000... just moved back after being in Georgia for 7 years. It's good to be home again... the more things change the more they stay the same. What about Hole In The Wall that used to be on 9th Street?? Remember those boxed lunches with the pickle?? My mom and I used to get those... damn I was young then... I think dinosaurs were roaming the earth. ;o)

Centrist 7 years, 3 months ago

Salty Iguana is the WORST place I've ever been to ... how do they stay in business? Their "food" is disgusting and service even worse.

El Mez and Jade are good value and fairly 'honest' food, too.

New Hampshire Bistro has v.good quality food.

getserious 7 years, 3 months ago

Jefferson's has by far the best wings and burgers in town. Chipolte buritos, yum. India Palace, chicken tika marsalla-heaven. Zen Zero-Pad Tai

Tychoman 7 years, 3 months ago

Runza, Pizza Shuttle, Taco John's, Papa Keno's. I can't choose.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

I long for the thin, green, leathery steak dinner special at Strick's Diner...to perhaps some day pass from my mind...or at least from my digestive system...as a rat passes...down the aisle of my last Strick's dinner memory...again...down the aisle and through the gnawed hole of an adjoining Strick's booth...

Good times. Good times.

stuckinthemiddle 7 years, 3 months ago

JJE007 Really? Damn... I use to have excellent t-bone steak dinners and Strick's... Wednesday evenings... I believe it was... and in the mid-80s it was still $6... Great steaks... cooked perfectly...

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

stuck, I do remember getting good, cheap food there. My experience was JUST before they closed and it was bad. I and wife1 (I wonder whatever happened to her?) got evil smelling, overcooked round steak, a half inch thick. And we did watch a large rat walk down the MIDDLE of the aisle and through a hole in the next booth!~)

nettieb 7 years, 3 months ago

I'm a HUGE fan of Local Burger, but alas, the service does leave much to be desired.

Oracle_of_Rhode 7 years, 3 months ago

Mexican: El Matador in North Lawrence Fast Food: Local Burger Upscale: New Hampshire Bistro Deli: The Merc Hot Dog: Sun Dog

bugmenot 7 years, 3 months ago

More interesting and divisive:

Worst meal in Lawrence in restaurants past or present?

I'm going with anything from Jason's Deli.

aquakej 7 years, 3 months ago

No one has really mentioned steaks yet...the best filets I've ever had came from the Ten Restaurant inside of the Eldridge Hotel. Their parmesan-encrusted filet is REALLY tasty!

staff04 7 years, 3 months ago

A bread bowl and 1/2 a McQuinton on a cold day...and maybe a couple of tall brews too...

Bradafuturejayhalk 7 years, 3 months ago

There's a lot of great food in Lawrence. I can't really choose. Biggs BBQ, Rudy's, Pizza Shuttle, BK lounge, etc. It goes on and on!

hawklet21 7 years, 3 months ago

Jason's Deli does royally suck, but their broccoli cheese soup is soooo gooooood. My favorite meal would have to be a grilled veggie rice bowl at La Parilla. Or beef praram at Thai House. And Free State has one helluva tuna salad sandwich. Anything from Teller's, as long as I'm not buying!! I'm going to stop, before I get hungry.

Nick Yoho 7 years, 3 months ago

well now pickins are a bit slim these days. Cornucopia was awesome,my parents would travel from Topeka to eat there for maybe a decade.(mid 70s to mid 80s?)

Freestate fish and chips and beer is awesome.As is nearly everything on the Menu.

Thai Siam,haven't had anything I didn't like. "homestyle bean curd" made a tofu lover out of me.

Biggs BBQ, I'm surprised no one has mentioned them.Pretty good food,great specials!They seem to be "trying hard",rather than just existing. Happy hour rib tips and fries for $2.99?sign me up! "twice baked hot potato salad" is awesome .All you can eat rib tips often as well.

The Merc has a good healthy lunch buffet,when not under construction.

most of the others have been covered.

Worst: Runza "what are those pocket things called?"Salty Iguana is terrible.Taco Johns ewwwww.

there is not a good "fast food"taco in Lawrence.Taco Casa got *ucked by the city,and high rent.

I travel to Topeka occasionally for for Tortilla Jacks fast Mexican food.I like real Mex too,there is plenty of that here.

Nick Yoho 7 years, 3 months ago

Another word about Joe and Family at Taco Casa.We miss you!! These were the most hospitable and friendly "resturanteurs" I have ever met.The road construction at 6th and Wak (and high rent)put them out of business.These folks treated everyone like a long lost friend.If anyone deserved to succeed these folks did!free drinks for the kids-always.what kind people.Yummy fast mex too!

kugrad 7 years, 3 months ago

Thanks Lazz, I did mean Genovese. I couldn't recall the name. First time a real chef has been in this town. Heck, I can cook gourmet food better than the hacks at Pachamamas. That place is horrible. In addition to a couple of weddings and my mom wanting to go there a couple times, I've ordered there myself 3 times. Three different years, three different menu items, Three horrible meals.

El Matador is my favorite place to eat in town. Laid back, nice folks, good food, great prices, and if you are lucky Joe will come out and sing!

Genovese is fantastic. Everything Pachamamas wishes it could be.

sloppyscience 7 years, 3 months ago

eat'a fajita sandwich and 12 of "the buff" wings from mojos. I'm boycotting local burger simply because they reside in the place of my lost love.

Woodduck_5363 7 years, 3 months ago

There is no place to really eat and take out of town guest to here in Lawrence. And that is a shame to say. We have to go to Kansas City to really know what food is to taste like and enjoyed.

You have two or three of the same restaurants all over town with nasty food and servers. I will not spend my money at any resturant here. SORRY!!!!!

Kansas City gets my vote thumbs up.

RKLOG 7 years, 3 months ago

My grill, my house, my steak, my oh my :)

purplesage 7 years, 3 months ago

I think that Mongolian BBQ place on 23rd is pretty decent, but have only been there once. Buffalo Bob's BBQ - the "Smoky Joe" sandwich- is good. El Mezcal, at lunch - too high for what it is at dinner and they need some more green sauce on the menu. Pepper Jax - but Chartrose Caboose in OP has 'em beat.

hk45 7 years, 3 months ago

My favorites:

Yokohoma Sushi El Mezcal

Good vittles!!!!!!

GretchenJP 7 years, 3 months ago

aquakej: You are right about The Eldridge... my dad took my fiance and I there not long ago... hi dad! The peppercorn steak and the parmesan steak... ohhhhhhh... I'm drooling.

Dixie Jones 7 years, 3 months ago

i miss aztec inn now that was some good food folks.. but i would have to say lets get a margaritas in town now thats some GREAT food

GretchenJP 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh boy YES, The Aztec Inn!! The BEST BEST BEST Mexican in this state or any other. HOW I miss that place. Their chips and bean dip were slap yo momma good.

Keith 7 years, 3 months ago

But only the Aztec when it was downtown where the bakery is now, just cuz the atmosphere of the place added to the enjoyment of the food. I used to order pints of the chili dip and if you kept it in the styrofoam container, after a few days the chili oil started to ooze through the styrofoam. Mmmm good industrial strength solvent there.

GretchenJP 7 years, 3 months ago

Boyyyyy you could just sit in that restaurant and feel your arteries clogging couldn't you? Taco Grande also used to serve the best fast food mexican.

ranger73 7 years, 3 months ago

Valentinos is a pizza joint that started in Lincoln many years ago. Still there and booming.

Biggs beats Bobs hands down, especially the ribs.

Runzas also started in Lincoln, and are really and acquired taste-you either love 'em or hate 'em. Kinda like White Castle Sliders. Speaking of which, wish there still was one near by.

Bucky's used to have the best fries, but the switched to the coated nasty type and now they taste funny.

Big Boy at about 9th used to be great for burgers. Also Amigos-late night runs for crisp meat burritos...

TheEleventhStephanie 7 years, 3 months ago

OMG, Mojo's. Phat Elvis. A pint of Ben and Jerry's--delivered! Good gawd, ya'll!

Mkh 7 years, 3 months ago

You people seriously eat some disgusting food. If this thread has proven anything, it is that.

Lawrence dinning I think it fairly pathetic these days. The only thing I can always count on is Free State. Pachamama's is usually extremely good, but yes it's overpriced. Teller's is a little cheaper, but not as consistant. The only newer place that has a chance is Ingrediant, it's pretty darn tastey, and I like that I can add my own ingrediants.

Anything else I'd say your taking a gamble. Zen Zero sucks, weak imitation Asian food. Thai House used to be good, but is slacking. The new Italian place Genovese is an absolute tasteless, overpriced joke. Ten is certainly the Worst though! Overpriced dog chow!

I could go on, but it's a waste of time. I can cook a better meal in my kitchen than any place in town.

Crispian Paul 7 years, 3 months ago

DonQuipunch (Anonymous) says:

Crispian Paul

Crispian (Crispian Paul) says:

Yello Sub-Gross! Buffalo Bob's-Grosser! Bob Schumm-Grossest! (Also a huge bigot)<<<

Okay, I'll bite.

At first, I was intrigued by the comment that Schumm is some sort of bigot. But then I remembered to consider the usage of the word "bigot" in the context of Lawrence, and specifically the RR forums.

So, dare I ask, upon what criterion are you basing this statement? Do tell.

When I was in school at KU in Social Work, we were given an article about homeless people in Lawrence and the Homeless SUpport Initiatives at Bert Nash. Bob Schumm said something to the effect of "If homeless people want to pay to eat, McDonald's is right down the street." (that's when there was a McD's on Mass St.) He then went on to say he did not like the homeless and would not want any homeless person in his restaurants, even if they were paying customers. So I say that is bigotry. I know there have been plenty of times that I, on Sunday mornings, have gone out looking like a vagrant. At the same time, I have seen many clean, appropriately dressed homeless people in Lawrence. Not getting into the topic of railing on the homeless, but to me, his statements mean that he must prejudge any individual who comes into his businesses and decide whether or not they are "worthy" of purchasing food in his establishments. That, to me, defines bigotry.

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