Best of Lawrence 2011: Store Cat, New Restaurant

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Lawrence is home to several businesses with cats that mill about amongst patrons. Which store cat gets your vote?

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Best of Lawrence 2011: New Restaurant In The Last Year

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What new joint in Lawrence had you most impressed in 2010 and excited to come back in 2011?

With Best of Lawrence 2011 less than two weeks away, we've just about reviewed all our categories and candidates. Thanks for all your feedback thus far. We hope to see more as we have a few more categories to consider.

Remember, this is your chance to let us know if we missed anything. There's still time to get your favorite Lawrence location on the ballot if it isn't already.

Best Store Cat

Dusty Bookshelf

Sunflower Outdoor & Bike

Love Garden Sounds

It’s About Time

Sarah’s Fabrics*

*Sadly, Possum recently passed away. We're still considering her for posthumous honors

Mom & Pop's Liqours

Sunrise Gardens

Sacred Journey

Best New Restaurant (In The Last Year)



Rodeo Grill Mexican Restaurant

Oriental Grill and Bistro

Noodles & Co.

Slice of History

Bird Dog Bar & Grill

Dempsey's Burger Pub

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers


Earlier this week we looked at three other categories: sweets, quick eats and best place to watch a game.

And we've already previewed candidates for best date, wifi hotspot and bar. You looked at the town's best bookstore and live music venue candidates. Best coffee, burger and place to dance inspired a spirited debate. Chili-heads and Taco Tuesday regulars got a chance to debate the town's best spots for Latin American and Middle Eastern foods. We've looked at candidates for pizza, Italian food, Asian cuisine and breakfast. Most recently, we've reviewed the city's best clothing and hair care options.


Megan Green Stuke 10 years, 3 months ago

FOR SURE - I've known the kitty in Mom and Pops since she was a tiny kitteny furball.

ChristyLittle 10 years, 3 months ago

I'd be remiss not to point out a story we did in 2009 about some of downtown's coolest pets for anyone else thinking over nominees:

Christy Little Go! editor

johnnymercer 10 years, 2 months ago

What about the Store Cat in Game Guy? It's been about a year since I was in there last, but that was a pretty cool cat. Very friendly.

I'd cast my vote for Possum; however, out of respect for Possum's memory.

Paul Hahn 10 years, 2 months ago

That's what my therapy practice needs: a CAT.

monkeyboots 10 years, 2 months ago

Oh,, how could you overlook Midget, the Midland Farm Store cat? Even though it isn't a downtown-Lawrence store, Midland does have a Lawrence address - and surely all of the hobby farmers and gardeners in and around Lawrence shop there, don't they? That cat is hilarious; she sleeps right on the cash register or on top of the coffee maker (what's a little cat hair in your coffee gonna hurt?) and when somebody goes to write a check she sprawls out on the counter in front of them for a little "personal grooming" session.

Roger Broers 10 years, 2 months ago

Best Store Cat is Daisy at Sunrise Gardens

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