Food And Flicks

Food and Flicks | RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK

With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, Topekans have an incredibly diverse choice of culinary options. From burgers and barbecue to chili and chicken, there is a little something for everyone. Each week we will profile a different local eating place.

Pizagel's

May 17, 2015

Following a months-long closing after a fire ripped apart the inside, Pizagel's is back and ready for hungry customers.

DECOR: A mix of cafe and a more sit-down style restaurant

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: Pizagel's offers great bagels and pizza at great prices.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/pizagels

Margaritas Jalisco

April 25, 2015

Margaritas Jalisco offers a wide variety of homemade Mexican food, great drinks and are conveniently located right across the street from Washburn University.

DECOR: Well-lit with Latin-inspired decor all over the restaurant

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: Margaritas Jalisco provides great Mexican food, especially for those close to the Washburn campus.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/margaritas-jalisco

Annie's Place

April 12, 2015

Annie's Place has been a favorite mealtime destination for casual dining for since the late 1980s.

DECOR: Plenty of room for hungry customers

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: Annie's Place prides itself on its freshness, whether it is pies and bread or salads.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/annies-place

LaRocca's Pizza

March 16, 2015

Less than two years after opening the wildly popular LaRocca's Pizza at S.W. 21st and Urish, Vince and Irene LaRocca opened a new pizza joint in the former Spanky's bar location at 3100 S.W. Gage Blvd.

DECOR: With room for a hundred hungry customers, the new LaRocca's location turned a tired and well-worn neighborhood bar spot into a sleek and pristine pizza place that features all of the items that keeps the standing room only place on Urish hopping.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: LaRocca's delectable pizza, pasta, subs and salads are now served alongside a full-service bar that features more than a dozen beers, wine and cocktails.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/laroccas-pizza

Boss Hawg's

March 2, 2015

Boss Hawg's has been "horrifying vegetarians since 1995" with their fantastic cuts of meat.

DECOR: Low-lighting, with plenty of space (and tables!) and information about the 20-year running restaurant.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: Boss Hawg's is Brookwood's best stop. Surrounded by other cozy shops, what else could you want?

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/boss-hawgs-barbeque

Bradley's Corner Cafe

February 22, 2015

Bradley's, which opened in North Topeka in February 2006, features popular, made-from-scratch rolls, buns, fries and 25 different kinds of pies.

DECOR: The booths and tables are close enough to make it comfy and cozy, not cluttered.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: Bradley's is the hidden gem in North Topeka that everyone should know about.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/bradleys-corner-cafe

Jimmy John's

February 16, 2015

Known for its "freaky fast" delivery service and gourmet, fresh sandwiches, Jimmy John's has grown into a popular chain restaurant. With three locations in Topeka, on Wanamaker, Gage and N.W. Topeka, Jimmy John's is here for free smells and great tastes.

DECOR: 1950s-style diner with memorabilia as far as the eye can see.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual

AT A GLANCE: Jimmy John's is great for someone who needs to curb their hunger and wants their food immediately.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/jimmy-johns

Cheeburger Cheeburger

February 7, 2015

The Wanamaker Cheeburger Cheeburger is the first Kansas franchise for the Fort Myers, Fla., chain. The restaurant features beef fresh from a plant in Dodge City, topped with one of nine cheeses and then any combination of 26 toppings for no extra charge.

DECOR: 1950s-style diner with memorabilia as far as the eye can see.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual, clean and spacious

AT A GLANCE: Cheeburger Cheeburger is the best place for someone who wants as much they can possibly put on a burger or fries. Be aware if indecisive, though.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/cheeburger-cheeburger

University Chinese Buffet

January 28, 2015

In the summer of 2014, a new Chinese buffet took over. University Chinese Buffet is a great choice for students and those passing through.

DECOR: Normal Chinese buffet layout, with plenty of tables for everyone.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual, with plenty of variety.

AT A GLANCE: University Chinese Buffet has great food and prices. If you're in the mood for variety, check it out.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/university-chinese-buffet

Celtic Fox

December 18, 2014

Driving down S.W. 8th Street, you might notice a flash of green out of the corner of your eye.

Feel yourself drawn in to The Celtic Fox.

Celtic Fox, 118 S.W. 8th, has excellent American and Irish food – and especially the reubens. They offer various dishes, such as fish and chips, burgers and smoked brisket sandwiches.

DECOR: A little dimly lit, with a full bar to right of you when you walk in and plenty of seating.

ATMOSPHERE: Casual, with delicious food and plenty of drinks.

AT A GLANCE: The Celtic Fox has great food, prices and staff. Definitely a must-try for anyone in town. It's a downtown special no one will forget.

MORE INFO: http://food.topeka.net/food/celtic-fox