Wined & Dined

Free State Brewing Co. owner reflects on success with induction into Kansas Restaurant Hall of Fame

Joanna Hlavacek

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2014/nov/25/282677/ At first, Chuck Magerl was surprised to hear the news. The longtime owner of Free State Brewery Co., 636 Massachusetts St., is the newest member of the Kansas Restaurant Hall of Fame. “It was completely unexpected,” Magerl says, remembering the congratulatory phone call from Adam Mills, president of the ...

Free State Brewing Co. to release limited-edition Owd Mac's Imperial Stout

Joanna Hlavacek

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2014/nov/13/282146/ This week's frigid temperatures could not come at a more perfect time for Free State Brewing Co.'s release of Owd Mac’s Imperial Stout. The "warming and festive" ale will be offered in 750 ml bottles for the first time ever. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the ...

What are Lawrence's most iconic drinks? Help us decide

Joanna Hlavacek

In August of this year, the Journal-World (with ample help from readers) assembled a list of [Lawrence's top 10 food wonders][1]. A few months later, the popular project has spawned a spinoff: drinks. And we're going to need your assistance once again. We're looking for libations, alcoholic or otherwise, that ...

John Brown's Underground serving weekend brunch; Limestone Pizza now open Sundays

Joanna Hlavacek

Speakeasies may not be known as brunch destinations, Kate Brubacher admits, but she's hoping to change that at John Brown's Underground, 7 E. Seventh St. The bar is now in its third week of offering brunch to customers, says Underground manager Brubacher, who explains the move as a way to ...

BurgerFi now open in downtown Lawrence

Joanna Hlavacek

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/22/280912/ A bright-green sign has adorned the windows at 918 Massachusetts St. for at least six months now, promising us a new hamburger joint called [BurgerFi][1] in the space formerly occupied by Chutney’s Indian Diner and Bar. Today, it appears, is the day BurgerFi makes good on that promise. Franchise ...

Lawrence, start your eating: A Restaurant Week roundup

Sara Shepherd

The first-ever Lawrence Restaurant Week kicked off Sunday and is underway now. If you missed the Restaurant Week story I wrote last week, [click here to read about what that means, how it works and why people are excited about it][1]. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/16/279053/ If you want to see the full list ...

Food trucks multiplying, driving for more freedom in Lawrence

Sara Shepherd

Lawrence’s food truck population has tripled this year (from one to three!), and interest in them is growing, too. In case you missed the smattering of recent mentions in the Journal-World, here’s a roundup of what’s going on with the local food truck scene. http://www.lawrence.com/photos/galleries/2014/may/12/party-pix-kansas-food-truck-festival/104249/ **Regulations** Journal-World city reporter Chad ...

What are the best dishes from new Lawrence restaurants? Give us your picks for future food icons

Sara Shepherd

Last week, with your help, we compiled a list of the top 10 Lawrence food icons. New restaurants — no matter how awesome — didn’t really stand a chance compared to these famous longtime favorites. (Miss the story? Check it out [here][1].) So this week we're going to highlight some ...

First Lawrence Restaurant Week set for Sept. 14-20

Sara Shepherd

Prepare yourselves, foodies: The first Lawrence Restaurant Week is set for Sept.14 through 20 in downtown Lawrence. Downtown Lawrence Inc. is organizing the new event and expects at least a dozen downtown restaurants to participate, said Sally Zogry, DLI director. Each restaurant — representing cuisine from Pachamama's fine-dining to Jefferson's ...

What are Lawrence's most iconic menu items? Help us decide

Sara Shepherd

**MONDAY MORNING UPDATE:** Since posting this blog on Friday, I’ve gotten lots more suggestions via email, Twitter, Facebook and comments (below). Following are just a few of the new additions. Anything else, foodies of Lawrence? Let me know today! • Texas Burrito at Border Bandido • Spring roll salad at ...

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