Around RowHouse this week...

Summer winding down is hard to fathom.  It's been a favorite Summer of my life.  Lots of laughter, lots of company, lots of meals.  As school starts and all of us have to re-invent our life "post summer" it's a good time of year to reflect.  Now I realize I am rushing, it's not over yet, but I know a new evolution of the RowHouse is about to begin.  Excitedly I welcome change, but it's definitely laced with bits of melancholy and some panic.  A new crew will be manning our kitchen in these next few months.  Papa bird here has to start teaching some newbies the ways of our little world.  Chances are I'll be in the dining room less, but don't doubt that I'll be working less.  Make sure you poke your head in the kitchen if I miss you and check out the new grey, "wink wink".  

This menu is flavorful and totally fresh Summer time fun.  Enjoy.

Thanks for being here.   Have a great week!

Our  menu Aug 20 - 23, 2014...   

  • Salad:  Pears, Bleu Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Greens, Apricot Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Roasted Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Carrot "Noodles", Garden Pesto Cream, Pistachios
  • Entree 2:  Panko Crusted Chicken Breast, Goat's Cheese, Parsley Vinaigrette, Peach and Beet Succotash
  • Entree 3:  Mediterranean Spice Rubbed Beef, White Beans with Sundried Tomatoes, Orange and Bell Pepper Salsa
  • Dessert:  Sweet Corn Creme Brulee
  • Dessert:  French Chocolate Cake with Berries
  • Dessert:  Fig and Apricot Scones with Buttermilk Whipped Cream

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

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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