Food + Flicks Stories

Sonic to replace Grover's

January 13, 2016
A new Sonic Drive-In, complete with an outdoor volleyball court and playground enclosure, will be built in place of the closed Grover’s Smokehouse and Jo...

Capitol's cafe changing ownership

January 3, 2016
Kathy Dawson patiently punched buttons on the cash register in the Docking State Office Building as the lunch crowd moved through the basement cafeteria. I...

Mad Eliza's closing storefront

December 28, 2015
A local Topeka bakery is making a format change, but people can still get their sweet treats through the business’ catering service. The owners of Mad El...

E. coli outbreak reaches Kansas

December 21, 2015
NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it d...

Topeka "Star Wars" fans arrive two hours early

December 18, 2015
Lloyd Herrera and Ed Garcia got their tickets to a Friday morning showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” three weeks ago, but still decided to show...

Lupita's closed indefinitely

July 20, 2015
Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant is closed for an unknown length of time, according to a sign in the window. The restaurant, 732 S. Kansas, had been closed fr...

Famous Dave's closes

July 13, 2015
The scent of barbecue still wafted through the air Monday afternoon at the Famous Dave’s on Wanamaker, but no food was being cooked there anymore. The lo...

Doc explores town water issues

July 12, 2015
LAWRENCE — A few years ago, Lawrence psychologist and documentary filmmaker Steve Lerner became fascinated with Florence, a town of about 460 people in M...

Festival leaves Topekans hungry

June 16, 2015
Last weekend’s food truck festival in Gage Park left patrons hungry for more. As many as 4,000 gathered on Friday and Saturday for the first Visit Topeka...

HHB BBQ to open soon

June 16, 2015
HHB BBQ will open soon, but co-owner Kim Moege can’t give a specific date yet. The barbecue restaurant, which was destroyed in a fire along with Top City...