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#17722 - 01/02/07 07:39 PM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Morgansraider]
discohawk Offline
US Marshal, Kansas Territory

Registered: 09/07/06
Loc: OKC
JHWKNY, if you don't make it to Freestate, you gotta try my favorite beer: the Boulavard Pale Ale. God I love that beer! Anyway, try checking out lawrence.com before you leave and it'll have a list of all the events going on. There are some pretty cool museaums on campus. I heard there's a new hookah lounge downtown that's worth checking out. Depending on if your wife will be with you or not, I strongly believe Lawrence's best kept secret are it's strip clubs. They are friggin awesome. At any rate, if the weather is nice, you'll have a great time in L-town.
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#17723 - 01/02/07 10:07 PM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: discohawk]
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Big Dipper

Registered: 05/11/06
my sister works at the dirty bird. she is nice

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#17724 - 01/02/07 10:08 PM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: N00b]
tubby Offline
Nooshie!!!

Registered: 11/28/06
Loc: outside the box
that is just wrong. on 2 levels.

but if we say "hey your brother is one of our internet message board buddies", does that come with any benefits?

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#17725 - 01/02/07 10:18 PM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: tubby]
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Big Dipper

Registered: 05/11/06
I will give her too you 1/2 price

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#17726 - 01/03/07 07:06 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: N00b]
JHWKNY Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 12/28/06
Thanks to the many that replied with great suggestions.
I'll be sure to hit Free State, stroll around town and campus, and try and take in all your suggestions. I can't tell you how excited I am about the trip.

I really appreciate everyone responding so quickly!
Thanks again.

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#17727 - 01/03/07 09:45 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Morgansraider]
jayhawk96 Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 08/13/06
Loc: Denver
Quote:

apparently you can only be a fan of those things that you own or have experienced personally now? what does it really mean to be a "Jayhawk", you two? I wouldn't think being born in Kansas or even in Lawrence bequeaths that distinction? I mean, it doesn't say "Jayhawk" on my birth certificate. Attending school on the Hill? Well, I guess you could make that argument, but are you really a "Jayhawk" by grace of a tuition bill? Not so sure.







I'm going to have to agree here. I'd say you're a 'fan' if you're willing to travel to Kansas, for your first time no less, during the winter. That shows dedication.
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#17728 - 01/04/07 07:26 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: jayhawk96]
hawkfan9111 Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 03/01/05
Loc: The Home Of The HAWKS!!!
Take the family to the Outhouse it's just off highway 10 and there's load's of entertainment.
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#17729 - 01/04/07 08:01 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: hawkfan9111]
jkjhawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Geez, don't listen to half these people, man.

Mich and KUKing have the best suggestion... visit campus. Definitely get a Johnny's burger. They're worth writing home about. The Natural History Museum on campus is really cool if you can stand being in a building enscribed with the words of Darwin... I know some who can't.

Eat at the Free State if you like beer. That is the place that everyone talks about, so if you want to learn about Lawrence, you kinda have to eat there. This place is not "Lawrence culture in a bottle" though.

If your wife likes to shop, she'll like downtown.

If you're here on a Sunday, Maceli's is a great place for breakfast. Any other day, downtown is not the best place to try to find breakfast. Your choice is Milton's, and that's everyone's choice.

Don't waste your meals on bbq. We don't have the greatest. Try India Palace or Zen Zero if you like eastern foods (both downtown). Mongolian BBQ is great, but not as experience-worthy as these others. Aladdin Cafe is my choice for middle eastern food. It's one of my favorite spots.

It's a pretty small town, after all.

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#17730 - 01/04/07 09:32 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: jkjhawk]
Morgansraider Offline
Why...So...Serious????

Registered: 02/24/05
I've never been particularly blown away by the fabled Johnny's burger. Jefferson's is better, and even they aren't anything to write home about. Really, Johnny's is theplace in Lawrence whose appeal utterly escapes me. To go over the river, it had better be for nude girls or superior food. Every time I've been there it's been wall-to-wall with frat boy types...I can definitely take a pass. I didn't really care for this bar as an undergrad, and I like it even less now.


Edited by Morgansraider (01/04/07 09:36 AM)

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#17731 - 01/04/07 10:38 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Morgansraider]
8conesandadisc Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 10/27/06
Loc: Denver, CO
Stroll Mass Street for sure. Take in a coffee and a beer. Sure, Free State is okay, but it can get crowded. Eat at Zen Zero, Vermont Street BBQ (which ironically has moved to Mass street), or Molly McGees to take is some local flavor. Be sure and get to the game 90 minutes early so you can fully take in Allen Fieldhouse. It is like a museum of college basketball greatness. Also can you mail me a chocolate shake from Bucky's while you are there?
Thanks.

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#17732 - 01/04/07 10:47 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Morgansraider]
blondie Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Enemy Territory
This thread has been a great read! North Lawrence Mexicana, Natural History Museum, local cemeteries, and Hooker Bars!

Just proves that "recommending" places to a stranger is pretty difficult!

Seriously, the campus, the campanile, and the sports "museum" in the fieldhouse are musts, with something on Massachusetts Street a close second.

And just in case the Natural History Museum sounds interesting (Is Custer's horse still there?) try the Pioneer Cemetery on the West Campus: Victims of Quantrill's raid, a whole company of Civil War soldiers from Wisconsin.

As for those Hooker Bars, you're on your own!
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#17733 - 01/04/07 10:55 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: JHWKNY]
Kirk Offline
Phog Fanatic

Registered: 09/25/05
Loc: Austin
http://www.lawrence.com/places/el_matador_cafe/

Go here; it's extremely good and friendly, and NOT generic.

The Freestate is good for a beer or two -- the standard microbrewery experience. Johnny's is good for a fight if you're into that.

I used to love The Crossing, which was a woody, hippie/alternative bar on the north end of campus -- but it probably went generic long ago.

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#17734 - 01/04/07 10:57 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Kirk]
tubby Offline
Nooshie!!!

Registered: 11/28/06
Loc: outside the box
i am thrilled that there are a few that are a bit more objective when it comes to Free State. the place is insanely overrated, as Kirk says...the standard microbrewey experience.
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#17735 - 01/04/07 10:57 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Kirk]
kuking123 Offline
Multiple Gutter

Registered: 11/13/06
Loc: 41 N 87 W
I forgot to mention, go to the Towers and stalk athletes. You might even get a chance to share a doobie with one or two.
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#17736 - 01/04/07 10:58 AM Re: 1st trip to lawrence, need some advice [Re: Kirk]
Morgansraider Offline
Why...So...Serious????

Registered: 02/24/05
.....it didn't go generic, but the forces of mediocrity are striking back....there are plans to tear it down for some condos.

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