On Dottie's last evening in Kansas (before heading back to sunny Albuquerque) we went our for dinner in downtown Lawrence. The lights are still up on Massachusetts street and it was a lovely night to be out.
We went to Merchants Pub and Plate. Should you decide to follow in our footsteps, we have taken all the guesswork out of the ordering process for you. If you select exactly what we did you will NOT go wrong. Start with a glass of wine (they have lots to choose from by the glass). As a starter we had Sweet Potato & Quinoa Pan Fritters, followed by the Pumpkin Agnolotti for me and the Kale and White Bean Griddle cakes for Dottie.
The pan fritters were topped with smoked pistacho chutney. The pumpkin agnolotti was lovingly dressed with a maple brandy butter, and the griddle cakes were served with a tomatillo chow-chow that knocked my socks off it was so delicious. Whoever is cooking in the kitchen there knows what flavors and textures go together and is a wizard with the sauces/toppings.
Ask for a window seat if possible and while you are enjoying your coffee at the end of the meal you can look out and see the arrival of the extraterrestrial space ships that may or may not be coming to take you to their leader.