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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. ...

Brits Big Lunch celebrates coronation with Scotch eggs, custard tarts

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/may/28/256120/ God save the queen ... and Scotch eggs and custard tarts! Queen Lizzy’s the restaurant [closed in December][1], but Scotch eggs and sausage rolls will once again be available when [Queen Lizzy’s the catering service][2] makes its public debut this weekend at Brits Big Lunch. The event — celebrating ...

Morels popping up on Lawrence menus

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2013/may/14/255223/ It’s the time of year when morels are popping up in Kansas woods and in the news feeds of those [foraging-types][1] you’re friends with on Facebook — not that that does us non-foraging-types any good. Luckily, a few Lawrence restaurants have secured sources for the elusive mushrooms and are ...

What's on tap for Craft Beer Week? Two new collaborative brews and more

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/may/08/254637/ Lawrence brewers are ringing in [American Craft Beer Week][1] with two envelope-pushing creations I got to sneak-preview this morning. (Though neither one of these contains [mint][2]...) For [the second year][3], head brewers from Lawrence’s Free State and 23rd Street breweries and Topeka’s Blind Tiger Brewery collaborated to create a ...

Lawrence chef cooking up fine dining event in Kansas cornfield

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/apr/29/254032/ Pachamama's executive chef and owner Ken Baker is preparing the menu for a four-course en plein air dinner next month on a Kansas farm. The fourth-generation River Creek Farm, about nine miles east of Manhattan, will host its annual Feast of the Fields event June 8 in a growing ...

Cinco de Mayo dinner to highlight refined side of tequila

Sara Shepherd

There is a tequila world beyond “lick, shoot, suck” (and, inevitably, burn), and an upcoming event provides a good opportunity to foray into it. [Genovese][1]’s annual Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting Dinner is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant, 941 Massachusetts St. Genovese plans to serve a selection ...

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