Ending Jan. 25, locals still have time to make the most of Lawrence Restaurant Week, an eight-day celebration of the city's best eateries.
Food & Dining
Encore Cafe, Ta Co. and RPG are among the 37 restaurants participating in the sixth annual downtown Lawrence restaurant week. The event features special deals and exclusive menu items. The culinary experience lasts from Jan. 17 through Jan. 25.
The 23rd street location of Goodcents sandwich shop is closed, but the restaurant opened a different location in Lawrence on Bob Billings and Kasold the following day.
After 13 years operating on Massachusetts Street, 1856 Bar and Grill has officially closed its doors. The owners of the business will rent the space to Moose McGuire’s Pub and Grill, which is set to open in March of this year.
A long-time ice cream favorite of Lawrence locals, Sylas and Maddy's has officially opened for business in its new location at 1101 Massachusetts St.
Challah for Hunger is a national charity organization that bakes and sells challah bread on more than 80 college campuses. The KU chapter donates to organizations such as Just Food and Campus Cupboard.
With the return of the Popeyes Sandwich being such a craze, it seems the sandwich itself is causing the local business various problems including keeping employees.
A miniature doughnut shop, Humble Donut Co., has opened inside the Orange Leaf yogurt franchise in west Lawrence. As the only location in Kansas, the shop offers a wide variety of classic and specialty doughnuts.
The KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies partnered with Lawrence Talks! to host its third Charla de Merienda of the semester. The discussion focused on farm sustainability and food security.
Lawrence food bank Just Food recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at its third annual Harvest Feast, an event to raise money to help feed community members in need.
The University of Kansas African and African-American Studies department held its second annual food and film festival on Nov. 7. The event included a screening of the film "From a Whisper" and served East African cuisine.
The University of Kansas Food for Jayhawks committee is pushing to spread awareness and provide resources for KU students and faculty who experience food insecurity.
QuikTrip is planning to open another Lawrence location on Ninth and Iowa Streets in August or September 2020, replacing the Zarco gas station and car wash.
Makers, Bakers & Acres opened in north Lawrence on Nov. 2. The weekend market serves as a platform for local vendors to display their produce, food and handmade goods.
Tortas Jalisco, an authentic Mexican-style restaurant with history in Lawrence, reopened in the back of Empire Bar and Billiards at 925 Iowa St.