Food + Flicks Stories

Grover's to close in July

June 16, 2015
Grover’s Smokehouse, a Topeka culinary tradition for more than 40 years, is closing its doors at the end of the business day on July 3 -- and this time,...

Food truck festival arrives

June 13, 2015
From the Topeka Zoo parking lot to the Gage Park Outdoor Amphitheater, aromas of a dozen types of food wafted through Gage around 11 a.m. Saturday, drawing...

Food truck festival to debut

June 9, 2015
This is the stuff food lovers dream about: Thirteen food trucks (maybe more!) lined up in one spot serving a range of delicious dishes. Well, the dream com...

Brickyard Barn Inn closes

May 31, 2015
After nearly 17 years of operating the Brickyard Barn Inn, Scott and Truanna Nickel are closing its doors. The Nickels have been operating the bed and brea...

Pizagels to open Monday

May 3, 2015
Pizagel’s Pizza and Bagel Shop, 2830 S.W. Fairlawn, will officially reopen Monday at 6 a.m., nearly nine months following a fire that caused an estimated...

Hog Wild BBQ coming to town

March 31, 2015
A barbecue restaurant is moving into the former Arby’s space on S.W. 21st in less than two weeks. Hog Wild Pit Bar B Q, 5330 S.W. 21st, will open on Apri...

Topekan appears in Will Smith film

March 29, 2015
The lights of Hollywood briefly shined on Topeka native and Hayden High School graduate Chris Dieker last year, when he played a role in Focus, which was r...

Ferrell, Hart prep for prison

March 26, 2015
Here is a brief look at the new films opening in Topeka on Friday, March 27: Get Hard Rating: Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content and language,...

Tech students help food business

March 22, 2015
With some help from Washburn Institute of Technology, a piece of Topeka’s Oakland neighborhood’s culinary history will live on. “Washburn Tech has be...

Lupita's changing hands

March 16, 2015
Twenty years after Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant opened its doors on March 13, 1995, the operation at the downtown restaurant is changing, but not by much...