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Happy Restaurant Week, Lawrence! We sat down with Downtown Lawrence Inc. executive director Sally Zogry and Lawrence Restaurant Association board member Nate Morsches to learn about all of the changes for 2021. Listen to our latest episode for some highlights to check out, and tips on how to (safely) support our local restaurants this winter! Donat…
 
We had a blast talking with the ownership team from RPG! Hear all about the inspiration behind their board game/restaurant concept, their local mead offerings, and how they’ve adapted a business model designed to bring people together for pandemic times with #bringRPGhome! Donate to Just Food! Donate to the Lawrence Hospitality Workers Crisis Fund!…
 
We had so much fun talking with Maulik Trivedi and Jodi Palmer from Trivedi Wine! Learn all about how a vacation to Germany prompted a career change for Maulik, the process of how wine is made, and how they’ve managed to use wine to create a sense of community even within the limitations of the COVID pandemic! Donate to Just Food! Donate to the Law…
 
We had so much fun talking with Kelli Huslig and Krys O’Brien from Uplift Coffee Shop! Learn all about Kelli’s transition from teacher to coffee shop owner, how they’ve incorporated positivity and a sense of community into everything they do, and how they’ve adapted the business for success during the coronavirus pandemic! Donate to Just Food! Dona…
 
We had so much fun talking with Holly and David Heitmann of Pedestrian! Learn all about how their background in restaurants inspired their first business together, how they work with local and regional farms and suppliers to bring the best and most interesting cheeses to Lawrence, and what it was like to open a new restaurant in the midst of the CO…
 
We had a blast talking with Elliot Pees of KANbucha! Learn all about the process of making kombucha, how a kombucha sample from Texas inspired Elliot to start experimenting on his own and eventually start KANbucha, and how he comes up with new flavors to try! Donate to Just Food! Donate to the Lawrence Hospitality Workers Crisis Fund! Support our s…
 
We had a great time talking with Liz Keever and Ryan Bowersox of Just Food! Hear all about the origins and mission of Just Food, the multitude of community classes and programs they offer, and how they’ve been handling increased demand over the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic! Donate to Just Food! Donate to the Lawrence Hospitality Wor…
 
We had a blast talking to Scott Thellman and Michael Beard of Sunflower Provisions! Learn all about their wild journey of starting a new business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, where they source their 180+ local products from, and how they pull it all together for hundreds of orders each week! Donate to the Lawrence Hospitality Workers Cris…
 
We had a blast talking to Panta Florez of Maseualkualli Farms and Rick Martin of the Kitchen Scratch app! We learned a ton about everything they’re doing to expand access to local produce both for consumers and the local restaurant industry, as well as the effects the coronavirus pandemic is having on the local food scene. Donate to the Lawrence Ho…
 
We had so much fun talking with owner Louis Wigen-Toccalino from Decade! Hear all about how Decade began with a passion for coffee, the beginnings of the Warehouse Arts District, how Decade manages to turn out such great food and baked goods in such a small space, and what Louis has in store for his new venture, the Cellar Door Cafe! Donate to Just…
 
We had so much fun talking with owner Scott Thellman from Juniper Hill Farms! Learn all about how he started his business in high school and expanded it little by little to now include regional grocery store distribution, what types of produce he grows with his sustainable practices, and what it’s like to be a young first-generation farmer in the 2…
 
We had a blast talking with Emily and TK Peterson of Merchants Pub & Plate! Hear all about how their values of inclusivity and Midwest hospitality inspire everything they do, what it’s like to occupy such a large historic building downtown, and how they stay on top of beer trends to create their huge list of tap offerings! Support our show!…
 
We had a great time talking with Chef Rick Martin about all his fascinating and inspiring projects in the Lawrence food scene! Learn all about how he got his start in the restaurant industry, his teaching roles for both local high school students and adults, and how his restaurant consulting business is helping Lawrence restaurants! Support our sho…
 
We had so much fun talking with owner Ruben Leal of Caramelo Tortillas! Learn all about how Ruben went from working at KU and making tortillas at home to distributing them to the Merc and eventually all over the country with his online store, how his recent national press coverage has affected his growing operation, and Ruben’s future plans for an …
 
Alchemy owners Ben Farmer and Joni Alexander-Farmer join us for our 11th episode! We had so much fun chatting with them about their business’s incredible growth from a 400-square-foot coffee shop to the large downtown coffee shop and kitchen they have today, the “alchemy” (and really hard work) behind their coffee and kitchen offerings, and how the…
 
Lawrence Beer Company’s president and co-founder Matt Williams and head brewer Sam McClain join us for our 10th episode! We had lots to talk about: the inspiration behind their exceptional beer and food, the wild logistics behind their 2017 opening party, and the details about their newest bottle release, their upcoming 2nd anniversary party, and t…
 
Lark a Fare’s general manager Kyle Bennett and chef Chetan Michie join us for our third episode! Learn all about their journeys through various Lawrence-area kitchens before creating Lark a Fare’s modern Midwest vibe, how they rise to the challenge of creating options for those with dietary restrictions, and the upcoming Just Food benefit Jay’s Din…
 
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