Wined & Dined

Lawrence Local Table to host coffee-inspired ‘Dinner at Decade’ this month

https://www.facebook.com/lawrencelocaltable/photos/pb.839350912752498.-2207520000.1442436251./893203840700538/?type=3&theater [Lawrence Local Table][1] is staging a “Dinner at Decade” this month, and to honor its host, the culinary collective is building the meal around coffee. ...

Recent KU grads selling ‘gourmet’ tacos out of Bullwinkles Bar

The recently opened 14th Street Tacos may be located inside [Bullwinkles Bar][1], the Oread Neighborhood watering hole popular with college students, but owners Brad Jarvis and Matt Pospiech say their taco stand is anything but typical bar fare. The longtime friends and recent Kansas ...

Jefferson’s grand reopening now planned for Wednesday

Jefferson's loyalists may have to wait a bit longer for their chicken wings, it appears. Jefferson's has been closed since a Jan. 15 fire damaged the building’s roof and rear, and earlier this month, my colleague [Caitlin Doornbos reported][1] that owner Brandon Graham was planning to ...

Just Food moving forward with Chef’s Table fundraiser

Despite the recent controversy surrounding former executive director (and now-resigned Lawrence mayor) [Jeremy Farmer][1], a spokesperson for Just Food says the food bank is still moving forward with its upcoming [Chef’s Table][2] fundraiser. ...

Ladybird Diner to reopen Tuesday with ‘new and improved’ menu

The wait is over. [Ladybird Diner][1] will reopen Tuesday evening, restaurant owner Meg Heriford confirmed Monday. For those of you not in the know, [Ladybird was forced to shutter][2] in March after a fire at neighbor Biggs on Mass, 719 Massachusetts St., left the building with ...

Local chefs preparing for eggplant battle at Douglas County Fair

Last year, Rick Martin beat out fellow gastronomic greats Rafael and Kate Gonzales of Global Café in the [Douglas County Fair’s][1] annual [Chefs Challenge][2]. On Wednesday, the Limestone Pizza owner/executive chef will return to the fairground showdown not as a competitor but as a ...

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with some fancy franks

Today is [National Hot Dog Day][1], and lovers of encased meats are rejoicing across the country. Here are four places in Lawrence with special kinds of frankfurters on their menus to help you celebrate this special day. ...

Website names Free State best craft brewery in Kansas

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jul/22/294586/ As if you needed another excuse to go to Free State Brewing Co.'s cheap pint night on Mondays, entertainment website [Thrillist][1] has named the longtime Lawrence restaurant and beer-maker as the best craft brewery in Kansas. The site ...

Magazine honors two Lawrence restaurants for wine selections

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jul/08/294076/ Two Lawrence restaurants have earned mentions in Wine Spectator's 2015 Restaurant Awards. The annual awards, which highlight eateries all over the globe for having exceptional wine selections, included The Eldridge Hotel's [Ten ...

Recently opened Yeah Sushi offers whimsical take on Japanese staple

Yuyuan Jiang worked as a sushi chef for eight years, serving up the Japanese delicacy in Houston, Palm Springs, New Orleans, Miami, New York City, and even a stint in Korea — both North and South. Now, he's rolling up (that's my attempt at a sushi joke) everything he learned from those ...

WheatFields, Bread Bakers Guild of America to host open house Saturday

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jun/18/292592/ [The people's choice for Lawrence's best bakery][1] is giving the public a glimpse of the bread-making process Saturday afternoon during a Bakery Open House at [WheatFields Bakery][2], 904 Vermont St. WheatFields and the [Bread Bakers ...

Ladybird Diner owner keeping busy with doughnuts while restaurant is closed

Lawrence, apparently, is a town that loves its doughnuts. It's a love that, when said doughnuts are offered up for free on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon at the now-closed Pachamamas patio, reaches biblical proportions. "It was like a plague of locusts," [Ladybird Diner][1] owner Meg Heriford ...

Foodies can eat, drink, eat some more during the Free State Festival

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jun/15/292962/ Attendees of next week's Free State Festival should have their fill of music, art, film and ideas. And the festival's making sure all the foodies out there get their fill of food and drinks as well, with three dining-related events on this ...

Artisan bakery 1900 Barker holds soft opening

http://twitter.com/1900Barker/status/493847602044366848/ After [more than a year in the works][1], 1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe is finally open for business in East Lawrence. The artisan bakery, located at — you guessed it — 1900 Barker Ave., is holding a soft opening with limited menu ...

Lawrence bars serving up cocktails for charity during Negroni Week

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jun/01/292347/ About a dozen Lawrence restaurants and bars are inviting customers to drink for a good cause this week. [Negroni Week][1], a yearly event presented by Campari and Imbibe Magazine, enlists the help of bars around the world to mix up their ...