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Name that oven: Soon-to-open pizza restaurant taking submissions for wood-fired ‘behemoth’

Sara Shepherd

At the centerpiece of the soon-to-open Limestone Pizza Kitchen and Bar is a 20,000-pound, white-brick-on-the-inside, local-limestone-on-the-outside wood-fired oven that reaches 1,000 degrees and can cook a pizza in 90 seconds. This thing is a “behemoth,” Limestone says on its Facebook page, “but she’s gentle as a dove.” And she needs ...

Intorno closes, another restaurant may already be eyeing Round Corner spot (via Town Talk)

Sara Shepherd

Intorno Italian restaurant — located in the cool, window-lined corner space at Eighth and Massachusetts streets — has closed after a year and a half. The restaurant couldn't produce the volume of business it needed, chef and owner Jim Vaughn told my colleague Chad Lawhorn, who [reported the closure in ...

Food truck festival coming to Warehouse Arts District

Sara Shepherd

Lawrence doesn’t have many food trucks of its own (I know of just one, [the Blissful Bite][1]), but a group plans to import some for a just-announced event in the Warehouse Arts District. The Kansas Food Truck Festival is tentatively set for 5 to 10 p.m. May 10 in the ...

Tasting notes: Irish whiskey and St. Pat’s eats (starting now)

Sara Shepherd

A few upcoming drinking and dining notes for the coming week — and with St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, Irish is naturally a common theme. If you know of other St. Pat’s food and drink specials (ideally, something cooler than green beer?) share with the group by posting in the ...

Mexican or Chinese? Yes, at odd Eudora restaurant

Sara Shepherd

Salsa and crab rangoon, together at last. Actually, the two have been in a steady relationship the past 14 years at what's easily one of the area’s oddest (and most genius?) restaurants, Jasmin in downtown Eudora. Jasmin serves both Mexican and Chinese food, and has since the restaurant opened in ...

Sherry gets less granny, more chic behind select Lawrence bars

Sara Shepherd

If you look in the right spots, sherry suddenly seems a lot less stodgy than stereotypes would have you believe. As such places have for eons, a handful of Lawrence’s nicer restaurants have a sherry or two on their drink menus, usually grouped with dessert cordials. A small few are ...

'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 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 ...

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