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And the next restaurant in the Sixth Street gas station will be ...

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2010/jan/20/184893/ [Basil Leaf Cafe][1] has barely launched out of its original home inside the Miller Mart at 3300 W. Sixth St., and plans for the gas station’s next restaurant are already underway. Basil Leaf left Miller Mart in August and opened about two weeks ago in its first standalone home, ...

Tasting notes: Fish fry, British mixer, Port Fonda invasion, Free State beer and a barn dinner

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/oct/07/242459/ Foodies, mark your calendars. There's some pretty fun-sounding dining, beer and wine events coming up. Here goes: **Sept. 27: Terrebonne fish fry** The folks from [Terrebonne Po' Boys and Desserts][1] will be manning the fryer at Abe & Jake’s Catfish Fry to benefit Friends of the Kaw. The event ...

Coming soon (very soon): Merchants Pub, new-and-improved Basil Leaf Cafe

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/sep/16/261587/ **UPDATE (2 p.m. Tuesday):** Pushed back again! A new press release from Merchants says that instead of Thursday, they'll open at 11 a.m. Saturday. **UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Monday):** Merchants will open for business at 11 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release that just came in. Reservations can be ...

Tasting notes: Sandbar Subs, grape stomp, wine dinner, Free State fries and squealers

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2013/sep/05/260975/ A few notes from Lawrence's food and drink scene. **Downtown Sandbar Sub Shop** The new, downtown Sandbar Sub Shop is up and running at 745 New Hampshire St., across the street from the Sandbar. [Mrs. Mass checked it out for this week’s edition of CheckOut and gave the shop’s ...

Kansas! magazine food edition features Lawrence favorites, lesser-known outstate eateries

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/28/260657/ The fall issue of Kansas! magazine, its food edition, features the mag’s 20 favorite restaurants statewide, and four of them are in Lawrence. Locals won’t be in for any surprises here; those four restaurants are the oft-touted [715][1], [Free State Brewing Co.][2], [WheatFields][3] and the [Burger Stand][4]. But get ...

Tasting notes: Lawrence bar guide, Spanish wines and a ‘handy’ beer dinner

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2013/aug/01/258897/ A few notes from Lawrence's eating and drinking front — a little heavy on the drinking side this time. **This week** Kansas City’s Ink magazine has a Lawrence watering hole on the cover of its latest edition, and more Lawrence inside. Ink released its first [Lawrence Bar Guide this ...

Toast to Lawrence’s post-raid rebirth with a cold glass of Free State's Phoenix Rising

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/21/260351/ Today marks the [150th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence][1], and thus a great afternoon or evening to toast to the city’s remarkable rebirth. Free State Brewing Co. has created the perfect beer for this — a special commemorative brew called Phoenix Rising, now on tap at the [brewpub][2]. ...

Food truck on the move: Blissful Bite now serving lunch downtown

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/09/259705/ The [Blissful Bite, Lawrence’s only active food truck][1], is getting more active. The bright yellow mobile kitchen is now serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the parking lot at 11th and Massachusetts streets. The truck rolled out the new lunch service last ...

Tasting notes: Organic wines at the Oread, Sicilian wines at Genovese and the Elvis Burger

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/09/259649/ There are two wine dinners next week in Lawrence. They’re both happening the same night, though, so you’ll have to choose — organic or Sicilian? Plus, Elvis (Burger) lives. **Thursday** Organic Wines of the World is the title of the [Oread][1]’s next quarterly wine dinner, planned Thursday at the ...

Shot and a beer by night, craft cocktail and chair massage by (Mon)day

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/05/259522/ Picture the [Jackpot Saloon][1], and “relaxing” and "refreshing" probably aren't the first words that jump to mind. On a busy night the downtown bar best known for its eclectic mix of live music is dark, crowded, sweaty and loud, and its signature $5 specials are flowing — that would ...

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