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Local Burger

so everyone seems to make the same complaints about this new all natural burger place. i think one thing that people fail to understand is that generally all restaurants work the same way. food cost is generally %25 of the menu price for food. that is how business works.
local burger is not "making a killing," or ripping you off with their prices, they simply serve higher quality ingredients than most other places in town and higher quality ingredients mean a higher quality product. yes, the extra cost is paid by the customer, but she indeed is reaping the benefits of eating all natural, preservative-free, whole-grain and nutrient-rich foods that will allow her to lead a healthier and happier life.
honestly, restaurants that serve what is commonly known as "american" size portions, are really only contributing to the obesity epidemic. americans are fat because they eat too many large portions of unhealthy food at restaurants that are fooling them into thinking they are getting a good deal. diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer are not good deals! local burger is simply trying to give people the REAL good deal which is healthy food for a healthier and happier life!

January 4, 2006 at 10:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mediterranean Market & Cafe

I just got home from dining at this market and am slightly furious and severly dissapointed. The menu has the typical options one would find at a Mediteranean style cafe and the prices seem appropriate...that is until the food arrives.
Me and my partner ordered a large Mediteranean salad($6), one falafel sandwhich($4) and one lamb schwarma($5).

The salad was essentially a plate of romaine lettuce with bottled Italian dressing. Sure there was a little feta, three olives and two tiny slices of both tomato and cucumber, but accessorizing romaine lettuce with so few vegetables does not a Mediteranean salad make! And for six dollars!

The falafel sandwhich was also a joke. There was one regular sized piece of flatbread which was halfway filled with ONE dry ball of falafel which had already been cut up for me in the kitchen.
Accompanying the falafel was browing iceberg lettuce, a few tomato slices and about of a tablespoon of what was supposed to be a tahini sauce, but was really just some hummus.
The lamb shwarma was old and dry, came with browning iceberg, a pickle and maybe a teaspoon of yogurt sauce.
The icing on the cake is yet to come.

After we ate our sixteen dollar dinner I went in and told the couter girl how I felt about the quality of the food, the bottled dressing and my overall disapointment. She went to the "kitchen," which was two feet away, to tell her boss/chef/the owner, what I had said. Instead of coming out to talk to me, he steps back out of my ear and eyeshot while she relays what I said. The girl returns to tell me that the falafel had been made earlier that day. That was his defence?
And he didn't even have the guts to walk the four feet to where I was standing and come face to face with me and apologize and admit that what I had just eaten was not a sixteen dollar dinner, it was not fresh and it was only semi-homeade.
I will never return to this establishment and strongly reccomend against eating there!
It is overpriced fast food.

August 7, 2005 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mediterranean Market & Cafe

I just got home from dining at this market and am slightly furious and severly dissapointed. The menu has the typical options one would find at a Mediteranean style cafe and the prices seem appropriate...that is until the food arrives.
Me and my partner ordered a large Mediteranean salad($6), one falafel sandwhich($4) and one lamb schwarma($5).

The salad was essentially a plate of romaine lettuce with bottled Italian dressing. Sure there was a little feta, three olives and two tiny slices of both tomato and cucumber, but accessorizing romaine lettuce with so few vegetables does not a Mediteranean salad make! And for six dollars!

The falafel sandwhich was also a joke. There was one regular sized piece of flatbread which was halfway filled with ONE dry ball of falafel which had already been cut up for me in the kitchen.
Accompanying the falafel was browing iceberg lettuce, a few tomato slices and about of a tablespoon of what was supposed to be a tahini sauce, but was really just some hummus.
The lamb shwarma was old and dry, came with browning iceberg, a pickle and maybe a teaspoon of yogurt sauce.
The icing on the cake is yet to come.

After we ate our sixteen dollar dinner I went in and told the couter girl how I felt about the quality of the food, the bottled dressing and my overall disapointment. She went to the "kitchen," which was two feet away, to tell her boss/chef/the owner, what I had said. Instead of coming out to talk to me, he steps back out of my ear and eyeshot while she relays what I said. The girl returns to tell me that the falafel had been made earlier that day. That was his defence?
And he didn't even have the guts to walk the four feet to where I was standing and come face to face with me and apologize and admit that what I had just eaten was not a sixteen dollar dinner, it was not fresh and it was only semi-homeade.
I will never return to this establishment and strongly reccomend against eating there!
It is overpriced fast food.

August 7, 2005 at 8:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Peking Taste Chinese Restaurant

Are all these comments serious? The food here is bland, boring and more "American" than "Chinese."
I think the closest thing to authentic Chinese food would be the Bo-Lings on the plaza in KC, MO. I find it sad that Lawrence doesn't have a single Chinese option that is really worth dining at.

May 27, 2005 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

La Tropicana

good green enchiladas.
great patio!

April 26, 2005 at 10:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Paisano's Ristorante

i can make better at home.

April 26, 2005 at 10:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wheatfields Bakery

three words:
turkey apple swiss.

April 26, 2005 at 10:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thai Siam

that last comment was really a review of thai house.
i mean, if the restraunt names were a little more creative and they didn't use "cuisine type" in ther name i might not have had the mixup.
sorry all.

April 26, 2005 at 10:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thai Siam

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April 26, 2005 at 10:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thai Siam

this place is an anomoly.
so unbelieveably hit or miss.
they have an amazing fried catfish in a hot chile sauce with bell peppers.
the pad see eeww is great on a good day, but terrible on a bad one. you just never know what is going on in that kitchen.
and the service is consistently bad, which deters me from going there, even though i know that the food can be really good.
p.s thai food is commonly served family style, entree in one bowl, rice in another and everyone gets their own plate then shares the food. this way you get to try lots of food and also get more than just one or two food groups in at a meal.
don't expect that here. food is plated so that it can be set down in front of and eaten by exactly one person. so you must try and make clear to your server you will be sharing and would like extra plates.

April 26, 2005 at 10:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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