Around RowHouse this week...

Welcome Spring!  We have lots of plans for this year as RowHouse rounds the corner of 9.  It's hard to believe.  It still captivates my imagination and I continue marvel at the way this house evolves and grows.  We have some backyard events planned that I'll keep you informed of and several other special events to look out for.  The tulips are near blooming and our thousands of daffodils are starting to pop.  Make sure you take a peak out back when you visit, because this a marvelous time in a garden.  

It's been a while since I've showcased new talent on a menu.  Well this week I am featuring our lovely Abigail Squires.  Abby is someone I recruited and challenged to try a new direction she may not have considered on her career path.  She surprises me at every turn and I believe her talent is budding beautifully.  I've known Abby since before she was born (I'm friends with her parents) and I think this business suits her well.  Her flavors are bright, healthful, and clever.  Her roots are strong and one of her best assets is her ability to think quick and adapt to change easily.   Her Mom is an awesome cook too, and I know that helps  in many hidden ways.  Having lived for several years in Argentina, Abby decided to give her menu a Latin flare.  I'll be right there to help her in every way I can.  You'll be seeing lots of her this year.  

Highlights from Las Vegas March 2014.  The food scene was exceptional.  Our stay downtown brought us close to lots of local hang outs.  You can click on these links.  Three standouts...Park on Fremont - really cool looking and really delicious snacks, La Comida - downtown chic.  Awesome interior and again, the bites we tried were outstanding.  My new favorite place, delivering perfect 10's on service, and food, is a place on Carson Street also downtown - eat.   They are only open for breakfast and lunch and it reminded me of a way hipper version of a brunch spot I used to work at a million years ago in New York City.  Pancakes, Cornbeef Hash, Truffled egg sandwiches, home fried potatoes, were all outstanding.  The thing that really impressed all over Vegas with the attentiveness of the staff.  I was blown away.  I hope we exceed your expectations each time we serve you here.  It is our goal.

-Greg Fox

Our  menu Mar 25 - 28, 2015...  From Chef Abby Squires

  • Salad:  Baby Greens, Mango, Toasted Pine nuts, Feta, Kiwi Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Pickled Cucumber and Radish Gazpacho
  • Vegetarian Entree:   Sweet Corn and Pepperjack Cheese Pancakes with Chili Aioli and Poblano Peppers
  • Entree 2:  Spice Rubbed Mahi Mahi, Cabbage and Romaine Slaw, Crispy Tortilla, Lime Rice
  • Entree 3:  Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Spicy Black Beans, Tomato and Pepper Salsa
  • Dessert:  Margarita Sorbet with Shortbread Cookie
  • Dessert:  Tres Leche Cake
  • Dessert:  Chocolate and Coconut Empanada

Our  menu Mar 18 - 21, 2015...

  • Salad:  Baby Greens, Oranges, Roasted Beet, Goat's Cheese, Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Potato, Corn, and Chives
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Pan Fried Edamame and Garbanzo Bean Taco with Pickled Slaw
  • Entree 2:  Seared Salmon, Lemon and Caper Butter Sauce, Asparagus
  • Entree 3:  Pepper and Parsley Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Herb Vinaigrette, Maple Glazed Carrots
  • Dessert:  Peach and Champagne Sorbet with Shortbread Cookies 
  • Dessert:  Cappuccino Creme Brulee with Phyllo Crust
  • Dessert:  Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Our  menu Mar 11 - 14, 2015...

  • Salad:  Baby Greens, Parmesan Crisps, Craisins, Sherry Vinegar and Roasted Shallot Dressing
  • Soup:  Creamy Cauliflower and Celery Root with Kale Pesto and Granny Smith Apples
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Edamame and Garbanzo Bean Slider.  Avocado Aioli, Horseradish Mustard, Apricot Ketchup
  • Entree 2:  Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp with Tomato, Pepper, and Pineapple Stir Fry
  • Entree 3:  Boneless Beef Spareribs "Tangine" (Slow Braised with Moroccan Spices and Dried Fruits), Cornmeal and Parmesan Waffle, Sauteed Spinach
  • Dessert:  Raspberry Grand Marnier Sorbet with Shortbread Cookies 
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Mint Brownies
  • Dessert:  Banana Cream Pie with Nut Crust

Our  menu Mar 4 - 7, 2015...

  • Salad:  Red and White Cabbage, Romaine, Cilantro, Sesame Seeds, Green Onion Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Vegetable and Noodle
  • Vegetarian Entree:   Frittata with Zucchini, Feta, and Capers
  • Entree 2:  Seared Sea Scallops, Citrus and Fennel Salsa, Almond Basmati Rice
  • Entree 3:  Beef Tenderloin, Honey and Stone Ground Mustard Glaze, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Dessert:  Lemonade Sorbet with Shortbread  
  • Dessert:  Vegan Cookie of the Day
  • Dessert:  Gluten Free Cookie of the Day

Our  menu Feb 25 - 28, 2015...

  • Salad:  Baby Greens, Pecans, Candied Bacon, Asiago Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Chickpea and Rosemary Minestrone
  • Vegetarian Entree:   Ginger and Wild Mushroom Risotto with Cream and Parmesan
  • Entree 2:  Seared Salmon, Roasted Beets, Caper Vinaigrette
  • Entree 3:  Beef Tenderloin, Shallot and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Cauliflower Puree
  • Dessert:  Grapefruit Sorbet with Shortbread Cookies 
  • Dessert:  Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel and Raisins
  • Dessert:  Cherry and Chocolate Cobbler with Whipped Cream

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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