Wined & Dined

'All-natural' burger chain coming to former Chutney's space (via Town Talk)

Sara Shepherd

My colleague Chad, our city reporter whose [Town Talk blog][1] brings us the scoop on all kinds of businesses before they even open, today reports that an "all-natural" hamburger chain is coming to the space formerly occupied by Chutney's Indian Diner and Bar, 918 Massachusetts St. According to [Chad's latest ...

Gluten-free wine dinner planned at Merchants (and other Tasting Notes)

Sara Shepherd

[Merchants Pub & Plate][1] will highlight its less-glutenous side (recall, this is a gastropub that hangs its hat on having 30 craft beers on tap) next week by offering a special gluten-free wine dinner. “Inherently we’re a beer place, but we do offer within our menu several conveniences for people ...

Thursdays only, the Roost transitions from day to night

Sara Shepherd

You can’t get the Roost's full breakfast for dinner, but now you can get the restaurant’s signature breakfast-y cocktails, beers, baked treats, coffee drinks and a handful of bar snacks into the evening hours one night a week. The Roost, the breakfast/lunch spot that [opened last summer at 920 Massachusetts ...

Coming soon to Free State: William S. Burroughs, the beer

Sara Shepherd

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2014/feb/03/268400/ Imagine William S. Burroughs as a beer. Free State Brewing Co. did, and the result is “Burroughser Weisse.” Tributes to Burroughs — the beat generation icon who lived his final years in Lawrence — are [planned nationwide this year, the 100th anniversary of his birth][1]. Here in Lawrence, Free ...

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 ...

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