Wined & Dined

Taco Zone returns to Replay Lounge patio; storefront opening soon

Joanna Hlavacek

Looking for something to pair with that Shamrock Shake — or beer, if green dairy products aren’t your thing — during tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities? The much-hyped Taco Zone has returned from its winter hiatus, and will offer up some decidedly non-Irish munchies at the Replay Lounge patio (946 ...

Merchants chef serving up food-beer pairings at That Dam Beer Event

Joanna Hlavacek

Listen up, beer lovers: We're going to let you in on a little secret. If you missed out on securing tickets to Friday's [That DAM Beer Event][1], you may still have another chance. There are still 10 to 15 tickets up for grabs at [Merchants Pub & Plate][2], 746 Massachusetts ...

Vote for your local food and entertainment favorites in Best of Lawrence

Joanna Hlavacek

What's the best burger in Lawrence? The best margarita? The best menu that's not on a menu? Now's your chance to make your voice heard. Voting for this year's [Best of Lawrence contest][1], sponsored by Lawrence.com, kicked off Sunday and will be open until March 31. Of course, voting's not ...

The Bourgeois Pig named one of the country's best college coffee shops by Travel + Leisure

Joanna Hlavacek

Is the [Bourgeois Pig][1] really “the best of both worlds?” Travel + Leisure seems to think so. The Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., is one of 14 establishments nationwide to make the magazine’s [list of greatest college coffee shops in America.][2] The in-no-particular-order lineup praised the Pig for offering “a ...

Pachamamas: The last supper

Sara Shepherd

I took an extra-long pause, may or may not have sighed out loud, and lifted my fork. A mouthful of smoked chocolate shortcake and a sip of port later, I’d had the last bite of the last course of my last meal at Pachamamas on Saturday night. After 15 years ...

Pachamamas to help celebrate customer's 100th birthday before it closes

Joanna Hlavacek

For the last five years, Topeka resident Betty Jane Moore has celebrated her birthday with dinner at her favorite restaurant: [Pachamamas][1] in downtown Lawrence. This year, she's turning 100, and though the big day officially falls on Feb. 24, Moore and her family have scheduled reservations at Pachamamas for Saturday. ...

Port Fonda officially coming to Lawrence

Joanna Hlavacek

After [months of speculation][1], it's finally official: Port Fonda is coming to Lawrence. The popular Mexican eatery has generated [quite the buzz][2] since turning a food truck into a restaurant two and a half years ago in Kansas City's Westport neighborhood. Now, Port Fonda will expand into Kansas with a ...

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Boulevard brings back Chocolate Ale

Joanna Hlavacek

Back by popular demand, Boulevard Brewing Co. is re-releasing its limited-edition Chocolate Ale this month. A collaboration between K.C. chocolatier Christopher Elbow and Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels, the [exotic brew][1] incorporates nibs of, or crushed, roasted cocoa beans. Originally intended as a one-time release back in 2011, Chocolate Ale has ...

Craft beer expo tickets go on sale Thursday

Joanna Hlavacek

**Update:** *Well, that was fast. Tickets for the expo sold out after just a few hours Thursday night, according to a post on the event's [Facebook page][1]. Downtown Lawrence Inc. [tweeted that 500 tickets were sold][2] in about a minute. Cheers to the lucky folks who snagged their tickets.* **Original ...

KC Restaurant Week gems to eat up while you still can

Joanna Hlavacek

As local foodies might already know, Kansas City Restaurant Week ends Sunday. This year's event features more than 150 KC-area restaurants, where customers can enjoy multi-course meals for $15 per lunch and $33 per dinner. Growing up, I split my childhood between Wichita and its larger, more cosmopolitan neighbor to ...

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