Around RowHouse this week...

These past couple of years have been especially exciting for me at RowHouse, and personally.  These kids come to work here, green and fresh and begin their time at "RowHouse University".  It's always thrilling to see them "get it".  To watch them become pleased with their successes and learn from their failures.  And trust me there are nights we don't live up to our own expectations.  Just like everything, restaurants have a life cycle.  Birth, growth, and rebirth, have to keep happening or the wheels gunk up and things become lifeless.  My girls are moving around the globe who have been at my side everyday for, forever it feels,  And a new crew of young recruits, hand selected by me, are set to begin learning how they will make a mark on RowHouse like so many have done in the past.  I'm excited to watch it happen again, and very happy and excited to see my ladies take flight.  They will be back again, I have no fear of that, but they will be missed terribly and my heart will be pretty sore for a while.  It should make for some pretty passionate cooking. 

This menu is from Anna and Amanda whose style has changed the way we do things here.  There tastes and their lives will always be adventurous.  I gave them ample space to grow as cooks and before they go, they wanted a menu that would remind us of them.  A re-interpretation of the first menu they did together here.  It's going to be delicious, and the trick is that the new crew and I are the ones who have to execute these dishes without Anna and Amanda's help.  Hold on, it's going to be a crazy ride for a while.  I'm up for it.

Thanks for being here.   Have a great week!

Our  menu Aug 13 - 16, 2014...   

  • Salad:  Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Fresh Mozzarella, Mint, Arugula, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Zucchini and Chickpea
  • Vegetarian Entree:  New Potato, Beet, and Kale Latke with Apricot Jam and Sour Cream
  • Entree 2:  Seared Sea Scallops, Shallot Bur Blanc, Sauteed Romaine and Cucumber
  • Entree 3:  Red Wine Braised Boneless Beef Spareribs, Sauteed Carrots, Jalapeno and Cheddar Waffle
  • Dessert:  Sour Cream Pudding Parfait with Granola
  • Dessert:  Berry Cobbler with Whipped Cream
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Biscotti

Our  menu Aug 27 - 30, 2014...    By Chef's Amanda Huse and Anna Springer

  • Salad:  Frisee, Baby Greens, Plums, Red Onion, Sweet Chili Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Mushroom and Edamame with Wonton Crisps
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Beet Pasta, Baby Bok Choy, and Ginger
  • Entree 2:  Curry Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Root Vegetables, Parsley Yogurt Sauce
  • Entree 3:  Cashew Crusted Shrimp, Mango, Radish, and Cilantro Slaw
  • Dessert:  Banana Cream Pie with Whipped Cream
  • Dessert:  Sesame Brittle
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Cake Granola with Caramel

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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