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Wined & Dined

New breakfast restaurant The Roost now open, just in time for sidewalk sale

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jul/19/258708/ Talk about just in the nick of time. [The Roost][1] at 920 Massachusetts St. had its final city and fire department inspections Wednesday — sidewalk sale eve — and opened for breakfast this morning, owner Manda Jolly said. The restaurant is serving until 2 p.m. today and starts regular ...

Two Lawrence wine lists get awards from Wine Spectator

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jul/10/258323/ Wine Spectator included two Lawrence locations — both hotel restaurants — in its 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards, announced this week. The winning wine lists — which the magazine says [“offer an interesting and diverse selection of 100 or more wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant ...

Wining and dining diversions for July: 250 wines in one room, Manhattan beer, fancy meal with French wine

Sara Shepherd

Inevitably July will start acting like July any day now, and it’s going to get hot. A few adult-beverage and food-tasting events in the coming weeks promise to be refreshing diversions. Here’s what’s on tap. **Salute! Grand Tasting** Salute!, Lawrence’s annual wine and food tasting festival to benefit Cottonwood Inc., ...

A taste of what's on the menu for Merchants Pub and Plate (quail panzanella!)

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jul/01/257889/ Co-owners of the soon-to-come Merchants Pub and Plate, Philip Wilson and chef T.K. Peterson, were chatting up potential customers while whipping up appetizers Friday evening in the back room of the [Phoenix Gallery][1]. Final Friday-goers got to try two items expected to be on the menu at the new ...

Burger Stand lands on another nationwide 'best burger' list

Sara Shepherd

Lawrence isn’t one of the 21 big cities the website [Thrillist][1] usually writes about, but somebody on their staff has been here — and been very impressed with one of our burgers. The Burger Stand’s “Hamburg Burger” (which I'm pretty sure is one of their inventive specials, but not on ...

Taco John's now selling build-your-own burritos, $1 off with our secret code

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jun/24/257551/ This post is for Taco John’s fans, or couponing types who might consider eating there if they're getting a discount. The “West-Mex” fast food chain is giving Lawrence diners a sneak preview of two new menu items, Santa Fe Burritos and Santa Fe Bowls (you choose your own meat, ...

Upscale meal in peach orchard to showcase the fine-dining side of agrotourism

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jun/18/257269/ Think “agrotourism,” and pick-your-own apples and winery tours probably come to mind, at least in the Midwest. But another take on it is becoming increasingly popular (and hard to get tickets to): fine dining on the farm. [Gieringers Orchard][1] has scheduled its second Feast in the Fields event for ...

Upcoming tasting event to break in La Parrilla’s new wine cellar

Sara Shepherd

[La Parrilla][1] has planned a South American-style christening for the wine cellar in its new, bigger digs at 724 Massachusetts St., the space that formerly housed Tapas. The cellar, which has been in the building since 2000, belongs to Steve Wilson of [City Wine Market][2], who will lead La Parrilla's ...

On National Donut Day, try a doughnut-bacon sandwich ... or just get a normal doughnut for free

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jun/12/256957/ Dunkin' Donuts is now on board the [making-new-things-with-bacon train][1]. This year on National Donut Day, which is Friday, the chain is launching its new creation, the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. It's got smoked bacon and a fried egg with a sliced, glazed doughnut for a bun. The executive chef ...

West Coast wine pairings coming to a restaurant near you

Sara Shepherd

West coast wineries — one in Oregon, one in California — will provide the wine part of two upcoming wine dinners in downtown Lawrence. On June 5, the Eldridge is playing host to a dinner featuring wines from [Jax Vineyard][1] in Calistoga, Calif., at the foot of Mt. St. Helena. ...

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