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If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on August 26, 2011

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“Probably a Mexican food restaurant. Somewhere with chips and salsa and cerveza.”

Photo of Kim Hubbel

“My favorite would be Pancho’s, but it’s no longer here.”

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“Chipotle. To me it’s the perfect man food.”

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“Perkins in Lawrence. It has good variety and nice people.”


big_john 6 years, 1 month ago

The article ask for restaurant, and own choices, not from people questioning other people choices. this blog seems to have a abundance of smart a.... people.

Brent Fry 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh c'mon. The lady is a bit older. You're really shocked she would choose Perkins?

H_Lecter 6 years, 1 month ago

Bloody Mary's.
Love the location and...the name

...with The Yardhouse & Cheescake Factory as back-ups

camper 6 years, 1 month ago

Have to look at the original. Here is a version that I 1st learned of the song.

labmonkey 6 years, 1 month ago

Golden Corral because they have pretty much everything.

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

good god of puck sir....gross!!! today I shall be the food police, your busted!

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

gross...busted. from the food police!

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 1 month ago

Free State Brewery. No question. Must have good beer if I'm going to be eating there for the rest of my life!

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

they let you play on th puter while @ work? hope you were on a break when you posted that personal message

secrettoalonglife 6 years, 1 month ago

Beer is FOOD. It is also nice to have something to nibble on...

Paul R Getto 6 years, 1 month ago

Tacos el Sol on East 6th Street in Topeka. Real food, not TexMex. Try the tongue tacos or barbacoa.

Fixed_Asset 6 years, 1 month ago

Mmmmmm. I dine there frequently. Have I seen you there?

sbward1 6 years, 1 month ago

I've heard good things about this place from many people... will have to make a quick lunch trip.

Smarmy_Schoolmarm 6 years, 1 month ago

Another vote for Tacos el Sol. Nothing fancy, just nicely flavored food, clean, and crazy cheap prices. You order at the counter and they deliver to your table in disposable dishes so it's not fine dining but the dining is fine.

kernal 6 years, 1 month ago

Paradise Cafe.

Thank goodness, Missy McCoy, who we have to thank for Douglas County Pie and other delectable goodies, is working on a cookbook which will include many of our favorite recipes from the Paradise Cafe. Now, if someone would just do that for TinPanAlley and Cornucopia...

KansasPerson 6 years, 1 month ago

WHAAAAT?!?! I need to be on the list for that book!

(Please God tell Missy not to forget the Potato Pancake recipe)

(and those pork chops!)

Duane Nevins 6 years, 1 month ago

Glen Sohl, the owner of both those restaurants, has already done that with a link on his real estate website.

Here it is:

Bill Lee 6 years, 1 month ago

Golden Corral or another non-Chinese buffet. Best in Lawrence now has to be Fridays at the Flamingo. I could live with El Matador, too.

Lana Christie-Hayes 6 years, 1 month ago

RED LOBSTER.. they sure need one in Lawrence!!!

CHEEZIT 6 years, 1 month ago

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Nobody does it like Mom! Well at least my Mom!

Mary Darst 6 years, 1 month ago

I think you just need for your wife to get home.

breeze 6 years, 1 month ago

The problem with this is that it assumes one would eat only at Lawrence restaurants. Sorry to say but there aren't many good restaurants in Lawrence.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 1 month ago

A.B.'s!! Love those crepes! A.B. is the best cook EVER!!!

Kimberly Grosse 6 years, 1 month ago

For the rest of my life? Noodles and company or ingredient. I love their food and they're only places I could go daily and keep from getting really fat! For forever fatness.. Encore cafe! Yum yum yum!

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

Sammie's Curry in a Hurry!!!! "That stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me" Should be Sammie's motto^

Pitt_Mackeson 6 years, 1 month ago

probably Sirloin Stockade in Ottawa or Coyote Canyon in Topeka. Both owned by the same people who run Montana Mikes (ewww) but don't let that phase you. All you can eat cow meat and masht taters n ribs n macncheese n dessert crap......

jaywalker 6 years, 1 month ago

Prejeans, Lafeyette, Louisiana. Or The Palm.

gphawk89 6 years, 1 month ago

The Village Pub, Breckenridge, CO. But alas, it's gone.

PennyBrite 6 years, 1 month ago

La Parilla...BUT the OLD La Parilla before they changed

jonas_opines 6 years, 1 month ago

Somewhere that serves good sushi Sushi Haru in Leawood is about right.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

No way only one..

Esquinas Guacomole plus Free State accompanied by Rudy's Pizza with a stop by Local Burger from time to time.

camper 6 years, 1 month ago

Furrs. All the mash potato's and steamed brocoli and carrots you could ask for. Baked Chicken. 2nd and 3rds always. Man, those were the days when Lawrence had Furrs on 23rd and Iowa. A pretty good deal for under 10 bucks.

secrettoalonglife 6 years, 1 month ago many people cold not spell...thank ewe.

PrimalScream 6 years, 1 month ago

Jesus Christ do I hate everyone of you mfr;s. How does a simple question of eating, get turned into John Brown being a real person, or whatever? Lawrence sucks for restaurant choices, f downtown, with all the students, please Freestate, come on food ok once in awhile, but arrogant service yes they do have, except whiskey girl. This town needs to get the hell over themselves, and grow.

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

Always fun to watch the haters hate . . .

deskboy04 6 years, 1 month ago

I think that the El Matador would be my choice.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 1 month ago

If I could only have one food for the rest of my life? That's easy-Pez. Cherry-flavored Pez. No question about it.

Rae Hudspeth 6 years, 1 month ago

Locally? The Global Cafe General vicinity? Jazz.. good food booze and music! Why can't we have something like this in town? Anywhere in the world? If the tab were paid, I'd go hoity-toity seafood, or a little cantina in San Felipe that had the best carne asada and shrimp right off the boat.

Kris_H 6 years, 1 month ago

My sister's house. The food there is much better than any restaurant I've ever eaten in. Plus it's free to me. :D

whats_going_on 6 years, 1 month ago

Are we saying I'd have to eat there every day for all meals? If so, I'd choose somewhere like Perkins or IHop...wide selection.

If just one restaurant for one meal, maybe 23rd street? I dunno. It would be cheap; they mess up our order so much that half the time we get free meals :-D

gccs14r 6 years, 1 month ago

I would eat in the café at The Merc. They have a varied menu and it's not stuff made from a chemistry set.

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