guacamole mexicana

margaritas jalisoc The appetizer guacamole mexicana is typically a bowl of mashed avocados folded in with tomatoes, cilantro, and onions and is a much more enhanced side that will make you dream in green. Margaritas Jalisco’s guacamole mexicana, however, is what food porn is made of. The dip is deconstructed, served on a large serving[…]


UPDATE: a walking distance to Kim’s

UPDATE: When this article was written (July 2011), Kim’s Vietnamese Restaurant was only a short walk from the writer’s home. Sadly, it closed, but rumors swirled that it would re-open, the owners were just looking for the right location. They have found one, at 115 SW 29th, just east of Kansas Avenue. (Our writer, Cale, may want[…]

Ling’s Cafe always a fresh choice

Ling’s Cafe Japanese and Chinese Food. Dine In or Carry Out are Available 2011 North Topeka Boulevard | 785-233-5888 Hours: Open daily, 11:00am-9:30pm Accepting Visa, Master Card and Discover I first noticed Ling’s Cafe in Sutton Plaza while seeking out Maj-R-Thrift, a thrift shop recommended by seveneightfive staffer Erin Wynkoop.  For all the lunching and[…]

new city opening in the heart of the city

One of our favorite local restaurants is opening a second location in downtown Topeka. New City Cafe, known for their addictive blend of eclectic Caribbean and Latin cuisine, beautifully prepared with fresh, high quality ingredients, has been pleasing diners in their chic restaurant located in Gage Center since 2003 under owner Luis Guillén. Since the[…]

RowHouse always a wonderful adventure

RowHouse Restaurant | New Website! Warmth. Artistry. Flavour. 515 SW Van Buren | 785-235-1700 Hours: Thursday through Saturday, seating 5:30p-8:30p RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Okay, first I’m starting off with a lie. The blog is titled, “Lunch with Loretta.” RowHouse doesn’t have lunch hours, but I was still talking about it during lunch the next day,[…]

don’t tell mom

Sweet Pea’s Home of the Good Eats 1306 S. Kansas / 785.354.9115 Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11 am – 8 pm / Fri & Sat: 11 am – 9 pm / Sun: 11 am – 4 pm Forgive me, mother, for I have sinned. I devoured Sweet Pea’s pork tender sandwich, emitted a muffled “Fabulous!” with[…]