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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.”

Photo of Rod Landreth

“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 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

H_Lecter 5 years ago

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

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

camper 5 years ago

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

labmonkey 5 years ago

Golden Corral because they have pretty much everything.

somedude20 5 years ago

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

oopssillyme 5 years ago

Vermont St. BBQ........oh, wait....

somedude20 5 years ago

gross...busted. from the food police!

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

A full sized Holiday Inn of course.

Jonathan Kealing 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

secrettoalonglife 5 years ago

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

Paul R Getto 5 years ago

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

Fixed_Asset 5 years ago

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

sbward1 5 years ago

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

Smarmy_Schoolmarm 4 years, 12 months 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 4 years, 12 months 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 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

CHEEZIT 5 years ago

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

Mary Darst 5 years ago

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

breeze 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

Kimberly Grosse 5 years 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 5 years 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^

Irenaku 5 years ago

Definitely Cheesecake Factory!!!

Pitt_Mackeson 5 years 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 5 years ago

Prejeans, Lafeyette, Louisiana. Or The Palm.

gphawk89 5 years ago

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

PennyBrite 5 years ago

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

jonas_opines 5 years ago

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

Richard Heckler 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years ago many people cold not spell...thank ewe.

PrimalScream 5 years 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 5 years ago

Always fun to watch the haters hate . . .

deskboy04 5 years ago

I think that the El Matador would be my choice.

Deja Coffin 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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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