Wined & Dined

Artisan bakery 1900 Barker holds soft opening

Joanna Hlavacek

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 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Lawrence bars serving up cocktails for charity during Negroni Week

Joanna Hlavacek

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 favorite variations of the timeless cocktail that traditionally ...

Outdoor dining event celebrates arrival of rare cicadas with an eating adventure

Joanna Hlavacek

Lawrence seems to be cicada-crazy these days, and for good reason: Periodical cicadas, unlike the annual cicadas that we're used to hearing on balmy summer nights, only emerge once every 17 years. And lo and behold, 2015 is their year, and [they're coming to Lawrence.][1] With the arrival of the ...

La Prima Tazza celebrates 25th birthday with special deals

Joanna Hlavacek

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2013/may/20/255638/ As I've made everyone in the newsroom — and the Journal-World's online readership — aware, [I don't drink coffee][1]. But I know plenty of you out there do, so I have a bit of coffee-centric news for you. La Prima Tazza, 638 Massachusetts St., is turning 25 this weekend. ...

Taco Zone opens new restaurant location downtown

Jon Ralston

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/may/12/291469/ Just in time to appease the Taco Tuesday masses, [Taco Zone][1] has opened its new restaurant space at 13 E. Eighth St. in downtown Lawrence. Taco Zone got its start by serving Southern California-style tacos on the patio of the Replay Lounge during warm-weather months for the last couple ...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with restaurant specials

Joanna Hlavacek

Happy Cinco de Mayo, readers! If you're anything like me, you've probably never met a Mexican foodstuff you didn't like. To help you celebrate the day, I've compiled a list of restaurants in town offering Cinco de Mayo specials. This isn't a complete list, of course, and if I'm missing ...

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Cracking a mystery at Frank's North Star Tavern

Joanna Hlavacek

Frank's North Star Tavern is going to the birds. One bird in particular, actually. A chicken, thought to belong to one of the bar's neighbors, has been hanging around Frank's parking lot for months, says tavern owner Frank Dorsey. He hadn't seen the little red hen for a while, he ...

As morels spring up, so do restaurant specials

Joanna Hlavacek

http://twitter.com/715Restaurant/status/590635888780128256 It's springtime in northeast Kansas, and for the past few weeks, the Journal-World newsroom has been abuzz with talk of a very special fungus: the [morel mushroom][1]. Journal-World photographer and resident mushroom hunter Richard Gwin is particularly enthused, and every few days he'll show off iPhone snapshots of his ...

Sunrise Project fundraiser draws prominent local culinary talents

Joanna Hlavacek

Some of Lawrence's best and brightest culinary minds are coming together to raise money for the Sunrise Project. The [Lawrence organization][1], which garnered its nonprofit status earlier this year, aims to "provide education and community engagement around the intersection of food, the environment and social justice," according to its website. ...

Johnny's Tavern named most iconic bar in Kansas by Thrillist

Joanna Hlavacek

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/apr/15/290116/ "Serving Up Tradition Since 1953." So reads the weather-worn, metal sign outside [Johnny's Tavern][1], the north Lawrence establishment that men's lifestyle website Thrillist recently named the most iconic bar in Kansas. Thrillist praised Johnny's, located across the river at 401 N. Second St., for its colorful history and ability ...

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