Meryl Carver-Allmond

Freelancer

Meryl Carver-Allmond is a freelancer for the Lawrence Journal-World and lawrence.com. She writes Family Adventures column.

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Best Restaurant Dish | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Limestone’s margherita pizza starts with great dough.

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Best Fresh Produce | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

The oldest continuous farmers’ market in Kansas is marking its 40th year, and market go-ers can expect plenty of celebration.

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Best New Restaurant | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Lee Meisel began training early to be a butcher. He grew up on a cattle ranch, and one of his early jobs was at an old-school butcher shop.

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Best BBQ | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Biemer’s serves up a unique mix between Kansas City- and Memphis-style barbecue.

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Best Dessert | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Is it their homemade waffle cones with a malt ball surprise in the bottom?

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Best Breakfast Spot | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

The Roost knows how to make a good morning meal.

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Best Chinese Food | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Encore Cafe serves Chinese food that’s more upscale than your average take-out.

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Best Mexican Food | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

While El Potro may appear to be a typical Mexican-American cantina, it has a little something special.

Cooking from Scratch: Homemade SpaghettiOs

All the same, I couldn’t quite commit to serving up a can of SpaghettiOs for dinner-proper, as my son requested soon after learning the jingle. Instead, I decided to try to make SpaghettiOs from scratch.

Cooking from Scratch: Shortbread cookies for your sweetie

These chocolate-dipped orange shortbread cookies when tucked into a book bag or left on the counter for a late-night snack were a sweet way for my husband and I to say, “I’m thinking of you” without spending the rent money.

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