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LatesT from the LFK food scene
Community members can support local farmers this Saturday at the Holiday Farmers Market, which is a lifeline for some vendors to get through the winter while the regular Lawrence Farmers Market is closed.
Linda Lin and Jun Zhang had hoped to keep serving stir-fried green beans, General Tso’s chicken and baked mussels at King Buffet for another decade, but they are closing their Chinese buffet after losing their lease.
Increased seating, accessibility and lighting are part of a new expanded lounge at Nostalgia Room, Lawrence’s nonalcoholic bar. Morning coffee and brunch cocktails are available, too, with the addition of barista Becca Dreyfus.
There are more than 300 Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, but none closer to Lawrence than Emporia, more than an hour drive away. That could soon change.
The gas pumps at the Cenex station on 23rd Street are going away. But the falafel and kebabs that draw customers for much more than a fill-up are staying.
Douglas County Spring Farm Day allowed people to get up close and personal Saturday with the farmers who grow food for the farmers markets, supply meats to local restaurants, process all-natural yarn from animal fur and more.
This episode of Lawrence Times TV gives a glimpse into some of the farms from the event and how local farms are working together to succeed.
Balhar Choong, owner of India Palace, is excited to open Lawrence’s only Indian-style pizza restaurant: Pizza Palace.
La Parrilla has closed permanently, but Italian restaurant Genovese is reopening in its place.
“They wanted us to reopen, and we heard them loud and clear,” the co-owner said.
Taco-loving Lawrencians have a new place to satisfy their cravings. El Jimador, a family-owned Mexican restaurant and bar, is now open seven days a week.
The owners of a new local cafe and market, La Celeste, will debut their South American cuisine Sunday in Lawrence at their first popup event.
All are invited to get to know Lawrence’s trails, Free State’s Eastside Brewery, and each other during Thursday evening’s Trails that Connect Us event.
The window of Applebee’s was plastered with a note announcing its closure on Monday night.
The Korean word Mani means “much more, many more” in English. Brian Park and Rose Cho like the name Cafe The Mani because their hope is to attract many more people and serve many more foods.