Around RowHouse this week...

Okay everybody, tis the season for a yearly favorite....Pan Fried Butternut Squash Tacos!!   Squash and Zucchini are the stars this week.  I'm excited for a first taste of Pumpkin, and I think the curry will give it some zip.  I'm always excited for the Tacos, and I'm manning the frying pan this week.  The ratatouille with beef should be yummy.  Scallops with mustard, Bacon, and Brussel's Sprouts is also something I'm anxious to get a bite of.  

We are having an art reception featuring Edward Balda, Beverly Dodge Radefeld, and Cabin Antiques the first Friday in October 10/3/14 in our studio space at 519 SW Van Buren Street and out back in the garden.  (2 doors down in the RowHouses) .  We are trying these spaces out and definitely listening to input and ideas about what to do with them.  There will be antiques, art, food, drink, and lots of merriment.  4pm-9pm.   Some complimentary cocktail and snacks.  A cash bar will be available with beer and wine.  This is the last one for this year so we hope you can stop by.  

Thanks for being here.  Enjoy Dinner!

The menu for next week I call the, "RowHouse Classics."  As I teach a new set of cooks the tricks and recipes of RowHouse, these dishes are the backbone of how we work.  The Salad...Fruit, Cheese, Crunch, and Zip.  The Soup...Our "House" soup if we were to name one, my go to soup.  Latke...a customer favorite and this recipe is able to be used in so many variations.  Simple Fish...add some crust, herb, cream, and a base.  The Beef...classic old school preperation, hearty sauce, add starchish base and some greens.  Desserts... Creamy, Fruity, and of course some chocolate.  It's fun re-working these dishes with fresh faces.  I am humbled by the challenge of continuously refining how I teach, and more so how differently individuals AND teams learn.  

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

Our  menu Oct 1 - 4, 2014...   

  • Salad:  Greens, Pears, Feta, Spicy Cashews, Apricot Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Creamy Tomato Dill (The Original)
  • Vegetarian Entree:  New Potato Latke with Apple Butter and Sour Cream
  • Entree 2:  Panko Crusted Mahi Mahi, Sage Cream, Carrot Puree
  • Entree 3:  Beef Au Poirve, Red Wine Mushrooms, Cauliflower and Kale Succotash
  • Dessert:  Sour Cream Pie with Coconut and Graham Granola
  • Dessert:  Berry and Stone Fruit Cobbler
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Mocha Brownies

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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