Around RowHouse this week...

RowHouse is Closed Wednesday November 26th, and Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 27th.  Our 8th Annual Tapas menu is Friday and Saturday nights Nov 28th and 29th.  Please keep in mind the Miracle on Kansas parade Saturday night the 29th is actually the Miracle down 6th Street parade this year, so it will be tricky parking that night.  Please be patient.  We will check the phones Wednesday the 26th.  Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving.  Love to all your families!

Super excited about this menu and the one I we just finished for next week.  Our time focusing on the Mediterranean has been delicious, and it's all leading up to "Tapas" weekend, the 28th and 29th.  The combo of White Raisins and Olives is a new favorite of mine, and the "cheese" cream pies have also made a mark.  I'm glad for all the feedback.

The weekend in Nashville was filled with great tastes.  Some of our stops included....

Nashville treated us like royalty, especially our friends Sylvia and Chef Richard at Green Door Gourmet.  They know how to throw a party and cook a pig.  The "Beards for Beard" event was fabulous.  Hats off to all the winners!

Have a great week.   Thanks for being here!

Heads up for November and December.  It is a busy season and our space is limited.  We will be taking our annual pre-Thanksgiving break, but will be here for our 8th annual "Tapas" weekend Friday and Saturday Nov 28th and 29th.  The Miracle on Kansas parade is Saturday Nov 29th and is routed down 6th because of the demo on Kansas Avenue, so parking that busy night may prove very tricky.  I'll keep you posted, but definitely plan ahead and accordingly.  We'll keep the fires burning, you just may have a little walking to do to and from dinner.   We have also opened the books for New Year's Eve.  $80 p/person, lots of nice surprises.  We require a no-refund deposit of $25 p/person for that special event.  

Our  menu Nov 19 - 22, 2014

  • Salad:  Romaine, Kale, Roasted Squash, Parmesan, Polenta Croutons, Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Sweet Potato and Carrot with Ginger and Chive Cream
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Chickpea Fritter, Cucumber, Yogurt, and Dill
  • Entree 2:  Feta Crusted Salmon, Caper Vinaigrette, Sauteed Zucchini, Mint
  • Entree 3:  Sliced Beef, Parsley and Citrus Chimichurri, Dried Fruit Caponata 
  • Dessert:  Red Wine and Pear Upside Down Cake
  • Dessert:  Nutmeg Creme Brulee with Dried Apricot
  • Dessert:  Lemon Almond Macaroon 

Tapas menu Nov 28 & 29, 2014 (RowHouse is NOT open Wednesday the 26 or Thanksgiving Day Thursday Nov 27)

  • First Bites: Pear Soup with Bleu Cheese / Roasted Red Pepper and Goat's Cheese / Ham, Mancego, and Arugula
  • With Bread:  White Bean Puree / Olive Tapenade 
  • Vegetable:  Roasted Fennel with Honey and Chive / Marinated Feta Cheese / Cucumber and Red Onion Salad
  • Seafood:  Apricot Glazed Shrimp / Bacon Wrapped Scallop / Cilantro Rice / Black Beans / Corn Tortilla / Fruit Salsa
  • Meat:  Boneless Beef Spare Ribs / Pork Meat Ball / Patatas Bravas / Kale with Mushrooms, Panko, and Parmesan
  • Dessert:  Maple Crema Catalana
  • Dessert:  Sliced Pear with Bleu Cheese and Honey
  • Dessert:  Fruit and Nut Cookies

Dinner at RowHouse is $43 per person.  Our Tasting menu includes a sampling of every item on our menu for the week. Please feel free to choose only one of the entrees and still enjoy the other courses.  We are also happy to make portions more "modest" if you would like.  We do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions.  

When making reservations please know the house has three levels and many unique dining rooms. The main floor is handicap accessible, but the top floor and garden level do have stairs. We try to honor table and floor request but are not always able to do so because of limited space for large groups. If you have a specific table or room you'd like, please let us know when making your reservation and we will do our best to make it happen. We are contantly looking for ways to make your evening with us even better.  One of us is on staff at RowHouse Wednesday through Saturday from 2 pm to Close.  We return calls Wednesday through Saturday in the order received.  

We have a lovely winelist, Premium Liquors, awesome cocktails, and great beers.   Wine and Alcohol cannot be brought in to the restaurant as of April 1, 2011

 

Some of my local favorite places to eat.....

 

  • Tumptim Thai: I can't say enough good thing about their food. Yum!
  • The Blind Tiger: I come from beer people. This is good beer.
  • Chez Yazu: Beautiful, intimate and so French.
  • El Mezcal Topeka Boulevard: Staple: once a week at least.
  • The Celtic Fox:  Give me a Smithwick's
  • Quniton's: Great sandwiches and an amazing tap selection. Love the new bistro burgers! 
  • The Burger Stand:  College Hill Area
  • Encore: Lawrence Secret:  get the Vegan General Tsao's Chicken"
  • 715:  Lawrence - One of my favorite restaurants 

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