Thursday Doors

FreeStateSign CollageI’m beginning to wonder if I drink too much craft beer. Okay, I thought about it, and the answer is ‘no.’ ๐Ÿ™‚

So, when planning the trip to Kansas, our SIL said we had to stop at Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, Kansas. Since Lawrenceย was one of our favorite places when we lived there, a stop there was definitely an easy decision.

This simple wooden door flanked by native limestone leads to a hopping (pun intended)ย brewery and restaurant. They open at 11 a.m., we arrived at 11:30 a.m., and it was packed by noon.

We could certainly see why after we ordered our beer, Wheat State Golden and Dirty Kanza Kolsch, along with our pulled pork with peach preservesย on a biscuit with the biggest and best onion rings ever. The photo of the food is larger than the beer photo because the beer was great but the food was unbelievably good. Add to the great beer and the delicious food the absolute best server ever, Shannon, and you have a door and a lunchย to remember.

FreeState Food Collage

If passing near Lawrence, Kansas, check out the history andย be sure to look for this wooden door at 636 Massachusetts Avenue leading to both a brewing and a culinary delight. ๐Ÿ™‚

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, April 28, 2016.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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35 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Murphy's Law says:

    The door, the trim, the door handle, and the reflection in door window……what a terrific photo you captured!! Great door. You just know by the way it looks outside it’s going to be a great experience inside. And apparently it was!!

    I never developed a taste for beer, but that sandwich and onion rings look outstanding. I was eating my Cheerios with blueberries and a banana wishing I were eating your lunch instead!! ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Continue to have a wonderful time. Hope you’re enjoying great weather. Wishing you a safe journey home.

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  2. Joyce says:

    Lovely door! And I’m also attracted to that colorful signage! Looks like a great lunch – just part of what appears to be a nice get away for revisiting some great places from the past!

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  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Yes, the sign is wonderful. And, oh, the food!

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  4. joey says:

    Nice door, but whoa, I want those onion rings! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. A beautiful door, and beautiful craft beers? What could be better! Great blog! Thanks for writing it! Check out mine if you have a chance! Cheers!

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    What Joey said. Glad you had a great time; welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Yummm. Your post made me hungry and thirsty. Food looks great.

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  8. All good in every way, although I’d prefer to see one dark beer for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Delicious post, Judy. Hope you’re having fun or, if you’re back, that you had fun. I know you enjoyed what you remember of this day. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  9. reocochran says:

    The limestone looks so old, rustic and hand laid. Is this an older building, Judy? I liked the curlicued handle on this burnished looking wooden door. This place does seem to take back seat to the delicious and savory food presentation. I would try a hard cider or a mixed drink with my meal. My brother paints Fat Heads logos so he gets the underfilled bottles from the Cleveland brewery, as extra compensation. Last summer, Randy shared a summer shanty which was right up my alley. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I went on line to see if I could learn anything about the age of the building but was unsuccessful. Good question, and I wish I had the answer. Sounds like your brother has some drawing skills. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • reocochran says:

        The hardest thing to find is history on random buildings, Judy! It is rather frustrating; but I appreciate your trying. Sometimes, you may run into someone who fills in a piece of the puzzle. I have an upcoming Thursday’s Doors post where a friend was having a small shower in the building I took a photo of. Darned if when I looked up plain old history of the location, it didn’t give info. but when I typed the place plus wedding, the “planner” had added the year/date of the construction! Don’t know how she got it, but I am using her date. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. pbmgarden says:

    I love the handle on this door. Always enjoy reading where you’ve been and what you’ve seen.

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  11. YUM! It’s a good thing I already had dinner! I love the door and reflection in it.

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  12. Lorrie says:

    I’m not a fan of beer, but those onion rings have me drooling!

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  13. germac4 says:

    Loved the photo, and the story. We have a few craft beer fans in this family…Paul usually find a good one where ever we go. Hope you are enjoying being back home again after your holiday.

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  14. KerryCan says:

    Wow–I’ve never serious considered going to Kansas before but that food looks so darn good . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  15. I could eat that pile of onion rings with my scrambled egg breakfast right now ! OMG they look amazing!!! Beer batter, no doubt ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Brenda says:

    Okay, those onion rings look pretty good. But my husband makes the best onion rings ever. We don’t have those great signs outside the house, though!

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  17. I’m not into the beer, but man, those onion rings look SO good.

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  18. A person can never drink too much craft beer Judy – so glad you didn’t think about that one for too long – and there you go again you see – great door and the foodie thing too – you definitely need to introduce a food ‘offshoot’
    here somewhere, those onion rings look amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  19. Dan Antion says:

    What a beautiful door, Judy. I missed this as I was trying to juggle my burgeoning inbox during a week-long business conference. I saw you other post and I was all “wait, I didn’t see Judy’s door” so off to Norm’s page for the linky thing. Glad I came. The food looks amazing. The event I was attending did include a craft beer sampler at the end of one day. Always a great way to finish-up.

    I Love the door hardware and the reflections. Nicely done!

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  20. Like the beer pic, food pic n door pics in that order but the door is nice especially if it leads to beer n food. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  21. Grandma Kc says:

    Too much beer? I laughed out loud! As long as that good beer is washing down wonderful onion rings like those there could never be too much!

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  22. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful photos for this week. Thanks so much for playing.

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