Around RowHouse this week...

I ran away for a couple days to Vegas this past weekend.  That town is such a wildly weird and fun place.  We had some great food.  Olives at the Bellagio was exceptional.  My food was so I good I wouldn't share, and that is VERY unlike me.  An awesome Texmex place off of Fremont Street called Nacho Daddy's.  Funky food with lots of vegan choices.  Another favorite was a Le Thai also downtown.  Super fresh, super light, really delicious.

This week's menu is comfort dishes, but hopefully not heavy dishes.  Our featured herbs are Basil and Parsley.  The salad is all about Basil, nice big pieces tossed with greens, parmesan, pinenuts, and a hint of garlic.  Undone Pesto!  I was going to go with Sweet Potato for the soup, but switched direction last minute for cauliflower.  Camille suggested we add the Chorizo for a garnish, and Abigail added the idea of a chimichurri drizzle.   My belly is smiling.   Season's best vegetables make up the fritter and I'm hoping to keep this dish vegan so we are making our own raw cashew sour cream.  Entrees are tried and true dishes inspired by BBQ and Summer's end.  Desserts are a curious combo, I really had trouble deciding, but I'm happy where I landed.  I've never tried an apple creme brulee, so let me know what you think.  The new crew is anxious to make their way to your plates.

Thanks for being here.  Enjoy Dinner!

Our  menu Sep 10 - 13, 2014

  • Salad:  Greens, Roasted Beet, Nectarine, Toasted Quinoa, Parsley Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Carrot with Fennel
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Flatbread with Eggplant and Fig Caponata, Goat's Cheese, Apple Parsley Salad
  • Entree 2:  Feta Crusted Salmon, Capers, Artichoke Heart, Sundried Tomato, Roasted New Potato
  • Entree 3:  Beef Tenderloin, Balsamic Soaked Plums, Cauliflower Puree
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Mint Brownies
  • Dessert:  Tart Lime Icebox Pie
  • Dessert:  Pepper and Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache

Our  menu Sep 17 - 20, 2014...   

  • Salad:  Greens, Basil, Pine nuts, Parmesan, Pesto Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Cauliflower with Spicy Chorizo Garnish
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Zucchini, Pepper, and Corn Fritters with Vegan Sour Cream
  • Entree 2:  Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi, Mango Salsa, Calico Beans
  • Entree 3:  Slow Braised Beef Spare Ribs, Sauteed Greens, Cheesy Grits
  • Dessert:  Beet Brownies
  • Dessert:  Apple Creme Brulee
  • Dessert:  Raspberry Cobbler

Our  menu Sep 24 - 27, 2014

  • Salad:  Greens, Plums, Pecans, Asiago Cheese, Minty Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Curried Pumpkin Soup with Pepito and Herbs
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Pan Fried Butternut Squash Taco with Fennel and Feta Salsa
  • Entree 2:  Stone Ground Mustard Crusted Sea Scallop, Brussels Sprouts, Almond, and Bacon
  • Entree 3:  Beef Tenderloin, Tomato and Zucchini Ratatouille, Chive Vinaigrette 
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Creme Brulee
  • Dessert:  Stone Fruit Crumble
  • Dessert:  White Chocolate and Apricot Scones with Whipped Cream

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.
  • New City Cafe: Hip, uptown food.
  • 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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