Chow Town

August 20, 2014

Lawrence’s first Restaurant Week is coming up Sept. 14-20

Several downtown Lawrence restaurants have signed on to participate in the city’s first Restaurant Week next month. The restaurants, which include 715, Free State Brewing Company and Limestone Pizza, will sell discounted lunches and dinners Sept. 14-20.

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Every January during Kansas City Restaurant Week, local restaurants offer customers discounted meals in an effort to promote Kansas City’s culinary scene and raise money for a good cause.

The popular event, which raised more than $240,000 this year, has inspired Lawrence to plan a Restaurant Week of its own.

During the first Lawrence Restaurant Week, set for Sept. 14-20, several downtown restaurants will offer diners special two-course lunches and three-course dinners. There’s no set price for the meals, but none of them will cost more than $35, says Sally Zogry, executive director of Downtown Lawrence, Inc., the organization behind the event.

Zogry says that part of Lawrence Restaurant Week’s proceeds will benefit local food-related charities in Lawrence, but that the charities haven’t been announced yet.

So far, 16 downtown Lawrence restaurants have signed on for the event (see the list below). Check out the Lawrence Restaurant Week’s website for updates on participating restaurants and their special Restaurant Week menus.

Hungry for more on Lawrence’s restaurant and bar scene? Pick up a copy of this week’s Ink, which features a Lawrence bar guide and a story about the college town’s best bar food.

Restaurants participating in Lawrence Restaurant Week

Merchants Pub & Plate



Ladybird Diner

Limestone Pizza + Kitchen + Bar

Free State Brewing Company


Global Café


La Parrilla


Mad Greek Restaurant

Ten Restaurant

The Jayhawker

Ramen Bowls

Minsky’s Cafe & Bar

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes bar and dining guides for Ink magazine. Contact her via email at or tweet @sarah_gish.

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