Lee Meisel first fell in love with sausages as a teenager growing up in rural North Dakota. It was in the midst of deer season one year that Meisel scored a job making sausages at a small butcher shop in his hometown of Mandan. There, he learned many of the techniques that he would later use as 715’s resident butcher.
For a sandwich modeled after chicken Parmesan that doesn't actually contain any animal protein, Yello Sub's Tempeh Parmesan offers a surprisingly meaty taste and texture.
I wrote last week about liking to cook simple things in the summer that aren't fussy, with ingredients that are easily accessible from the kitchen ...
Today is National Hot Dog Day, and lovers of encased meats are rejoicing across the country. Here are four places in Lawrence with special kinds ...
These sweet little pouches take their name from the Shinto god Inari, who is believed to have a fondness for fried tofu — the more you know, as they say.
Looking through the hallowed archives of Off the Beaten Plate, it's pretty clear that my colleagues and I have a thing for innovative pizza creations.
Seven-year-old Maddon Brittingham has rarely met a fruit he didn’t like. He’s been fostering an “addiction” to watermelon for quite a while now (according to his mother, Kellie) but decided to branch out last Tuesday on a shopping trip to the recently opened Sprouts Farmers Market at 4740 Bauer Farm Drive.
If you're a fan of bubble tea and its gelatinous globes of tapioca, you'll probably enjoy the Tigerlilly at Zen Zero. Basil seeds (not basil leaves) float around the bottom of this Asian-inspired cocktail, which made its debut a few weeks back at the downtown restaurant.
They might look like a couple small pieces of chocolate cake from far away (remember Hostess Zingers? I do, because my mom never let me near them as a kid) but the salted caramel bacon pops at Ted’s Taphouse are a mostly savory affair.
Pork chops are a favorite of Hank Charcuterie owner/chef Vaughn Good’s all year round, but he says those cooking the sweet meat at home this summer might need to pay special attention to their pork chops when using a grill.
Off the Beaten Plate visits Panda & Plum Garden to try the red bean pancake.
Trying out a dessert that's like China’s version of a crepe.
If it grows together, it goes together. That’s the idea behind the new fine-dining pop-up restaurant that’s located, funnily enough, below ground.
Off the Beaten Plate visits Tad's Pizzeria to try a pizza topped with spaghetti and meatballs.
I was a little suspicious upon catching my first glimpse of the spaghetti pie at Tad's Pizzeria, which despite the menu's description — a pizza topped with spaghetti, meatballs and Parmesan cheese — didn't exactly look like how I'd pictured it.
A performance by comedian Tig Notaro kicks off a week chock full of arts and culture events in downtown Lawrence.
With laser lights darting across the ceiling, a huge doughnut-shaped bar lit from underneath by LED lights, and massive floor-to-ceiling columns that change colors powered by more lasers, Prime Blu isn’t your average sushi spot.
Off the Beaten Plate visits La Familia for a taste of their southwestern chicken egg rolls.
You wouldn’t expect to see egg rolls at a traditional Mexican joint, but that’s what we found during a recent lunchtime trip to La Familia Cafe & Cantina.
Summer isn’t here officially — that won’t happen for another three weeks or so — but since school is out and temperatures have begun to creep up, we thought we’d take this month’s Lawrence Libations in search of a refreshing, hot-weather drink.