Do people take Sunday drives anymore? Perhaps not for the sake of driving but with a town like Lawrence as your destination, it’s worth investing one of your valuable Sundays this month. Even if you’ve never heard of the University of Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team, there are plenty of reasons to visit. How’s this for an itinerary on Sunday, April 19? Drive over and enjoy lunch at any of the listed establishments. Then visit the Crescent Moon Winery north of town for a tour and a tasting. Take in the nationally recognized Natural History Museum on the University of Kansas campus. Linger into the evening for dinner, then enjoy Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling at the Lied Center as he interprets Frank Sinatra with his own brand of phrasing: “Elling Swings Sinatra.” It’s a full day, but shouldn’t they all be?
WHERE TO DINE
Noted for its mixologists and the gourmet farm-to-market food. A great place to relax for an early happy hour that starts at 3 p.m.
715 Massachusetts, 785-856-7150
Free State Brewery
A mainstay of downtown Lawrence, this microbrewery’s output is always high quality. A good place to meet friends before and after a game.
636 Massachusetts St., 785-843-4555
Looking for the best pizza
in Lawrence? You just found it. Baked in wood-fired ovens, this tiny establishment is gaining a big reputation for quality.
814 Massachusetts St., 785-856-2825
WheatFields Bakery Café
Yes, they bake all the breads in the wood-fired Spanish oven. It’s a great place for a quick sandwich and then take a loaf home with you. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh!
904 Vermont St., 785-841-5553
Creative Thai and Pan Asian selections with plenty of vegetarian options.
811 Massachusetts St., 785-832-0001
Crescent Moon Winery
Enjoy the countryside from the patio, tasting room or by wandering through the vineyards. Owners Kieth and Cheryl Hand cultivate eight grape varieties to appeal to many tastes.
15930 246th St., 785-550-5353
KU Natural History Museum | 14th Street & Jayhawk Boulevard | 785-864-4450