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Celebrate culture through cuisine at the 7th Annual Ethnic Food Festival on October 8th.  The festival features delicious dinners and desserts from culinary traditions of Greece and Lebanon. 7th Annual Ethnic Food Festival Saturday, October 8 11 am – 3 pm Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church 2615 SW Huntoon View the menu Dishes include:[…]

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[…]

bud light behind the bar party at Speck’s

Last issue featured our first female bartender Johna who rocks Terry’s Bar.  However, just across the street is another bartender who keeps seveneightfivers’ rocks glasses filled. Tommy Lewis, Speck’s Bar & Grill, serves up extra-large burgers with an extra-large personality. Tell me a little bit about Speck’s? We pride ourselves on being  a local tradition[…]

It’s time to devour downtown

Ready, Set, Eat! It’s time to, “Devour Downtown!” For one delicious week, August 14-20, 2011, you can, “Devour Downtown.”  Sponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and Capitol Federal Savings, this week-long event has participating downtown restaurants offering great lunch and dinner specials in an effort to bring Topekans out to enjoy their downtown. With so many[…]

The Office Expands

The Office 124 W 8th St (785) 354-9380 The only office where overtime is welcomed, The Office, 8th and Jackson, has been a watering hole for downtown workers since March, 2009.  However, it was in September 2010 when The Office expanded the bar, brought in weekend dueling pianos, created a great patio area and showcased[…]

tapas downtown

[ story and photos by Lyle Vaughn | republished from Jan. – Feb. 2010 print issue seveneightfive ] The Break Room 911 South Kansas Avenue Map It (785) 215-6633Open Weekdays 8am-4:30pm We’ve all heard it, thought it, said it—If only downtown had stuff going on evenings and weekends. It’s gotten to the point where it’s[…]