Around the BLOCK

BRGR in the Power and Light District

BRGR, one of the Bread & Butter Concept restaurants, just opened a second location downtown. Their first, in Corinth, has been successful since the day it opened. The new one, in the Cordish-owned Power and Light District, is one of the few independently owned retail establishments in the mix. The new space is gorgeous, and […]

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Gott’s Roadside Stand–Napa Valley

Ever heard of Taylor’s Automatic Refresher? It was the model for Rob Dalzell’s now shuttered Chef Burger, but it has drawn crowds in St. Helena and Napa for years. It recently changed hands and is now called Gott’s Roadside, but nothing else has changed. This is no ordinary burger drive-in, though that’s exactly what it […]

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B.R.G.R. Kitchen + Bar

My friends keep asking what I think of  B.R.G.R. Kitchen + Bar. Well, after my visit earlier this week, I can finally tell them. I enjoyed the experience.  The place has a very cool industrial-chic thing going on, with wood tables and floors that are offset by metal chairs and fixtures. The dining room has […]

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Smashburger

Smashburger has come to town. The chain started in Denver just three years ago, and there are now close to 60 locations around the country. I went to a sneak peek prior to its opening and sampled a substantial amount of food. The menu is all about burgers of course, although a chicken breast can […]

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Ray’s Hell Burger

Kansas Citians don’t have to travel to Washington, DC to find a good burger, but  if you find yourself  in our nation’s capital, hop on the metro and take it to the Courthouse stop and walk the few blocks to Ray’s Hell Burger. Ray’s Hell Burger is an offshoot of the wildly successful Ray’s the […]

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The Burger Stand

Looking for a mouth-watering, juicy burger in downtown Lawrence? This is the spot. It is here that  the humble burger rises to new heights, with upscale options like bison, kobe beef and falfel burgers, and duckfat and truffle fries.  The Burger Stand is in the back of Dempsey’s Irish Pub, an unusual arrangement that works […]

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Swagger Fine Spirits and Food

I have been reading about Swagger for several months and was very interested to check it out. The fact that chefs frequent it when away from their own kitchens was intriguing to me, and now I know why. I went for lunch the other day and had a great burger. It’s most definitely a bar, […]

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