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INSIDE

VOL XI Issue I | JUNE / JULY 2016

27 noto maven 35 outdoor concerts 40 for those who like to rock outside

DOWNTOWN FEATURE

downtown redevelopment through seveneightfive's eyes guide to downtown local flavor + shopping kansas ave. pocket parks concert downtown the band kansas and more

8 vote damnit 8 10 year review 12 covers over the years

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menu proc beer notes where we're eating food ninja specials

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Contributors PUBLISHER/OWNER Kerrice Mapes

seveneightfive@gmail.com CONTRIBUTORS Jay Bachman Jarrod Boyer Greg Garcia Ali Hanlon Michael Howe Michelle Leivan Noah Neff Travis Owens Tricia Peterson

Gary Piland Amanda Reynolds Ashley Reynolds Ni’Cole Revell Brandon Rison Martie Rison James Robinson Tom Wah

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2016 Mr. Psychic Chicken, Okay, I’m not saying I believe in any of this stuff, but my girlfriend thinks yer the bomb so here goes... I think we should get married right away but she says we should finish school first. We graduate next spring. (Also, she says we have to wait until we’re married to have sex.) - Impatient Dear Imp, She’s right about school, Bucko, but I do have one question for you: Is she making all her other boyfriends wait? - RR ____________________________ A R I E S True love is when ya don’t have to say yer sorry—for sleeping with his best friend. Wait, that’s not true love that’s being slutty. I get them confused sometimes. T A U R U S Breakups can tend to hang with ya more if yer the one being tossed out in the street like a piece of worthless garbage. G E M I N I Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard that one before. Look, it’s not “time to find herself” she wants, Bucko, it’s “time to find herself a new guy” with (how to say this without hurting yer feelings?) more to share. And yes, “Ouch!”, is the correct response. C A N C E R I’ve got some good, some bad, some pretty bad and some really, really, REALLY bad news for ya. The good? Yer not pregnant! The bad? Yet... The pretty bad? With twins! The really, really, REALLY bad? DANG! Looks like we’re out of space this issue, Bucko! But for now, I’d keep yer experimental sexcapades to a minimum.

L E O I was recently dismayed to hear about one of yer freaky late night exploits when it suddenly dawned on me—it’s Leo! What could possibly go wrong? Besides, “freaky” is so judgemental.

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Okay, I’m not saying I believe in L I B R A We absolutely do NOT want those any of this stuff, but my girlfriend Walmart people to stop wearing thinks yer the bomb so here giant baggy shorts and flipflops in goes... I think we should get public. They’re making the rest of married right away but she says we should finish school first. We us look so good! graduate next spring. (Also, she S C O R P I O DM says we A have to wait we’re ISSuntil ION In the yet-to-be-written Galacticus married to have sex.) - Impatient Encyclopedia Finalis, there is an Dear Imp, entry for Scorpio that goes Cate Brothers roughly like this: “Scorpios rule.” She’s right about school, Bucko, but I do have one question for Yup, that’s all there is. you: Is she making all her other S A G I T T A R I U S boyfriends wait? - RR Chartreuse is not the new black. ____________________________ There is no new black. Black is A R I E S the new, old and current black. True love is when ya don’t have to Stop saying otherwise. It’s isn’t say yer sorry—for sleeping with his cosmo, it’s annoying. Divas on Fire Honey Island Swamp Band best friend. Wait, that’s not true C A P R I C O R N love that’s being slutty. I get them There ya were all alone and looking confused sometimes. for a bit of innocent fun, still, the flaming glitter thong and exploding T A U R U S personal lubricant incident should Breakups can tend to hang with ya more if yer the one being probably remain our little secret. tossed out in the street like a And, Twitter’s. BTW, yer trending! pieceGhost of worthless garbage. Town Blues Band Cru A Q U A RTas I U S G E M I N I Ya did yer best. That’s all anyone Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard that can really hope for, Bucko. Well, that and not getting arrested. Or one before. Look, it’s not “time to find herself” she wants, Bucko, it’s cavity searched. Or both. “time to find herself a new guy” P I S C E S with (how to say this without When we’re sick of rain, we chant, hurting yer feelings?) more to “Rain, rain, go away! Come again share. “Ouch!”, is the Kalo TheAnd Pinayes, Brothers some other day.” Why not try, correct response. “Brownback, Brownback, go away!” And leave off the second C A N C E R Sponsored By: half. Can I get an amen to that? I’ve got some good, some bad, some pretty bad and some really, ___________________________ really, REALLY bad news for ya. Question for the Blue Guru? The good? Yer not pregnant! Something on yer mind? Need an The bad? Yet... answer to a burning (and itching) The pretty bad? With twins! personal question? Find out TM TM The really, really, REALLY bad? before it’s too late. Email me! DANG! Looks like we’re out of Ruprecht@PsychicChicken.com ___________________________ space this issue, Bucko! But for For more information visit our site: * Astrological predictions are to reality now, I’d keep yer experimental what Brownback is to economic sexcapades to a minimum.

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"Welcome to your new downtown."

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DOWN TOWN

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the DOWNTOWN TOP-CITY BLUES by Matt Porubsky Except from "the downtown top-city blues" published in seveneightfive, issue V photo by Matt Porubsky

Downtown begins to creep on you. your harmonica is hung and dust-ridden. your horoscope is days passed. the simple catalyst of history and the phalanx of future blend. you have no steps to follow, no standing to live up to. reprint from seveneightfive photo by Matt Porubsky

A REVITALIZED DOWNTOWN a look at the downtown revitalization, through the pages of seveneightfive by Kerrice Mapes + past seveneightfive contributors / archives

the downtown top-city blues cont.

“For me, these words conjure images of Kansas Ave. historic storefronts resplendent with sidewalk shopper eye-candy, medians bursting with trees and vividly colored flowers, restaurants full to the brim and overflowing onto sidewalk cafes in the daytime and clubs and bars spilling music and people into the urban night. It is a vision that has yet to be realized."

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t has always been this magazine’s belief that downtown is the heartbeat of our community. And if there has been any constant message behind seveneightfive beyond “proving Topeka nightlife is more than a vicious rumor,” it is that downtown is worth our time, energy, effort and money. Perhaps it is our love story with downtown or perhaps we were oracles in knowing the successes we’d witness in our young life thus far, but it’s without surprise that we’ve written dozens of articles on downtown redevelopment in our time.

“It would be tremendously easy for me to portray the parties involved in this story in a neat dichotomy: The advocates of preservation vs. the purveyors of ‘out with the old, in with the new.’ But nothing is ever so cut and dry [when it comes to downtown Topeka], and to be honest, that portrayal would be grossly inaccurate.” The downtown redevelopment story begins in the pages of seveneightfive with Sewell’s account of the damage to The Jayhawk Theatre with the rise of The Crosby Garage. Albeit the garage answered the desperate need for additional parking, but the structural damage caused was alarming and raised questions as to the sensitivity that would be bestowed to cultural landmarks within the corridor. “A lot of the people that come downtown do so because they believe in it,” said Susan Mahoney, then director of Downtown Topeka, Inc. “These old buildings aren’t for the faint of heart. It really is a labor of love.”


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labor of love was correct and the harsh reality was that before a bustling downtown vision could be entertained, there were less visible obstacles to contend with. Things like infrastructural improvements: the restoration or renovations of ancient, dilapidated buildings; the re-haul of an aging electrical grid; the improvement of an aged water system; a sober look at the parking situation downtown.

“Rebuilding our center cities for the new century isn't just nice, it's critical for our economy and our soul," -Neal Peirce, Washington Post Writers Group, 1999.

Feeding the soul were early adopters and purveyors of culture and progress, many who ten years ago were in their twenties, making small dents of change. These young professional (YP) pioneers included members of Chords and Oil and Critical Mass, both with progressive agendas. The community at large, however, first felt tremors of progressive change when artist Justin Marable asked us to ReThink Topeka, an initiative started in 2008 that took a deeper look at the beauty of the city and the potential that exists through art. That year, seveneightfive featured a photo essay by Matt Porubsky of downtown Topeka which revealed the ornate beauty of alleys and rooftops of buildings almost 100 years old.

"The visioning process is a 20-year process. Several communities around the country have taken part in these visioning plans and seen success. We're going to be the next one." -John Hunter

a community voice “There was a point when Topeka had a busy, thriving downtown. Any Topekan who’s lived here more than 40 years can talk about the days before White Lakes moved in on South Topeka Boulevard and drained the business from downtown like a bullet through a metal pail. And there’s proof of that thriving downtown: plenty of husks - empty storefronts, crumbling facades and deteriorating signs - dotting downtown like discarded cicada skins... Anyone who has been paying attention has heard of riverfront redevelopment, renovating historic north Topeka, building up Kansas Ave. and doing something with the water tower district. At times, the rumors and hearsay can range from myopic to haphazard to overcomplicated to nonexistent. So what exactly is on the table when it comes to revitalizing Topeka's downtown?” Lyle Vaughn, "Downtown Rumors" October 2009 Enter Heartland Visioning, who in 2008 put forth a cohesive community vision for the future of Topeka from the outcome of the largest public focus groups I’ve ever witnessed. And while some redevelopment across the city was seeing progress, like

North Topeka (revitalization plans began in 1999), many complained about the lack of progress being made elsewhere, notably downtown. “Kansas Ave. is packed with cars and pedestrians during the workday, but on evenings and weekends you almost expect to see tumbleweeds drifting down the sidewalks. A new ice rink at the corner of 8th and Madison has been “Coming Soon” for almost five years. To these observers, progress is coming along at a snail’s pace.” Answering the questioning of timing was John Hunter, then chair of the Quality of Life foundation with Heartland Visioning. “The visioning process is a 20-year process. Until we get over a couple of hurdles, it’s all a pipe dream,” said Hunter. “Several communities around the country have taken part in these visioning plans and seen success. We’re going to be the next one.’” continued on next page >>>

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dream met ink, on the back of a napkin

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he initial plan for the Kansas Avenue redesign was drawn on the back of a napkin in October 2009 at the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce / GO Topeka joint board retreat. That napkin, which showed a rudimentary ink drawing of a two-lane, pedestrian-friendly possibility for downtown Topeka, came from the table occupied by Mike Morse, Scott Gales and Neil Dobler, among several others. These three would take hold of the idea and expand it into a full-fledged project by the end of the following year, working closely with Heartland Visioning. “All the ideas do the same thing - slow traffic down and provide outdoor spaces. It needs to be unique and pedestrian-oriented,” said Gales. A strong public-private partnership was critical to the success and movement of the project and leading the charge was the Chamber of Commerce / Go Topeka, who in April and May of 2010 raised $125,000 towards the design and charrette phase of the project, in hopes that Topeka City Council would invest the remaining $150,000 to make the entire design budget. At that time, it was the hope that work on the Kansas Avenue redesign would take place spring/summer 2011. Then on December 21, 2012 the Topeka City Council earmarked $5 million to be spent over the next few years for downtown revitalizations. This money could be used for engineering, parking and traffic flow studies as well as actual work to improve our downtown. This decision was instrumental as the infrastructure of downtown needed a complete overhaul. At that time, electrical conduits were crashed to a point where there was no accessible electricity, limiting the function of downtown as a place for decorative holiday lighting or outdoor performances. Due to plumbing issues, water to maintain landscaping was being brought in by truck. The overall community temperature to this decision, at that time, was indicative of Kansas weather; 75 degrees and sunny one day sleet and snow the next. “With development continuing westward and elsewhere, bringing business downtown may look more like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic - simply shifting the city’s economics from one area to another, leaving those developments to look like downtown does now,” wrote Vaughn, October 2009.

reprint from seveneightfive phtoo by Colin MacMillan [Nathan Ham Photography]

early influencers

A year later “The G Spot” was a seveneightfive feature article (June 2010) with Ready and Carson moving into the Thatcher Building on 110 E 8th Ave. “The inertia of the “It’s about damn time something was momentum that’s going on right now has encouraged us enough to sink our whole done with all those empty buildings.” futures into downtown,” said Ready. “I don’t get it, really. This five- or sixblock area is our gem, and we treat it And while community efforts were moving like it’s a lost cause,” said Greg Ready, forward through city council, change co-owner of Gizmo Pictures. He and his was occurring, spearheaded by driven business partner Jeff Carson had begun individuals who believed in taking initiative looking at several locations downtown to create and restore beauty in downtown to relocate Gizmo from Westboro Plaza structures. It could be seen at 9th and Kansas in 2009. “If we move downtown, and one (Karlan Building) and The Dibble Building, or two other individuals or companies among others that year. Concurrent decide to do the same, that sends a big successes also included the birth of NOTO, message to our clients and the people in just outside the downtown corridor. our city,” said Ready. “A lot of people are But despite these successes, many buildings waiting in the wings to see what’s going on the Avenue remained in the hands of down, but that’s not what’s going to make owners who lived out of town and didn’t see it happen. It’ll take people themselves the eyesore on the daily and/or wanted an going down there and doing stuff.” exorbitant amount of money from potential buyers. continued on next page >>>


THE STEAM BEHIND THE PROJECT IMAGINE DOWNTOWN CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP Rick Wienckowski, Campaign Chair Ann Adams, Paul Properties Steve Briman, Consultant Neil Dobler, Bartlett & West Vince Frye, Downtown Topeka, Inc. Scott Gales, Architect One Jim Parrish, Parrish Hotels Jerry Hinson, Project Director Coleen Jennison, Cox Communications Jim Klausman, Midwest Health Management Pat Michaelis, Midwest Housing Group Mike Morse, KS Commercial Wendy Wells, US Bank Gary Yager, Vision Bank Doug Kinsinger, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce

photo by Zach Snethen


a new attitude and confidence about our city - #NewTopeka “It's a mentality - a community that is built from all over creates a diverse, proud and vibrant Topeka...#NewTopeka is different for everyone, but it's a collective mindset as why one has chosen to put down roots and not just call Topeka home, but make it home." -Zach Snethen "#NewTopeka" June 2011

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he #NewTopeka movement began June 2011. That same year Think Big Topeka made an enormous splash in downtown and across the country when the mayor officially renamed Topeka Google for a day, in a community-wide marketing campaign to bring "Google’s Fiber Optic" to the Capital City. The concept of #NewTopeka was not new, but the term itself was and carries a nuance of revolutionary sentiment. “It’s a phrase with a purpose. And it’s becoming an oft-used part of the lexicon of our city,” wrote Sewell. “To me, ‘New Topeka’ means several things, but above all, it means visionary leadership. Leadership that is focused on accountability and transparency in city government. We want leaders that serve as role models who reinforce ethics, values and results,” said Bob Archer, then-District 7 city councilperson. “To me, it means the new approach many Topekans are taking about their city. They are no longer looking at what Topeka has been in the past, but appreciating what it is today and what it can become,” said Larry Wolgast, then-District 5 city councilperson. “There is a new attitude and confidence about our city. We have pride in what Topeka is today and will become tomorrow.”

photo provided by Topeka Cycle Project

WHO IS DTI?

Downtown Topeka, Inc.

DTI is a member organization with the primary purposes of promoting growth and expansion of downtown Topeka for business and residential, promoting downtown as the central location for state governmental offices, improvement and maintenance of downtown infrastructure, to serve as a liaison between diverse groups with interest in downtown and promote events and activities to achieve these goals so that downtown Topeka becomes a destination of cultural activity and economic development. 21


it starts with a dream A 74-page Downtown Topeka Redevelopment Plan prepared by TopekaShawnee County Metropolitan Planning Department in 2000 showed a hypothetical narrative of a downtown restored in 2015. “Shops along Quincy and Kansas Avenues were filled with specialty items, and the restaurants inbetween offer shoppers a variety of eatables and potables… Downtown Topeka has certainly seen a sea-change in its prospects between 1999 and 2015, but it was hardly as easy as it seems in retrospect. There were times when the doomsayers seemed to be prophets instead, but their only accurate predictions are now seen as self-fulfilling prophesies. But those who ignored the negativity, and those who simply didn’t know any better, dove in and make it happen anyway.” Ignoring the negativity was ad man Vince Frye, who closed the successful firm Frye Allen Advertising in 2012 to become the new president and CEO of Downtown Topeka, Inc. Under his leadership, the downtown redevelopment vision got a huge jolt of energy. Frye worked to define and make SMART, tangible goals for the project. He increased community transparency of the project. He created and nurtured strong partnerships, both private and public, and as if Don Draper himself were spearheading the project, Frye did it with finesse that resurged the vision for downtown and redevelopment leaders. The newly focused two-year redevelopment program began and by the end of 2015, every building in Downtown Topeka had been purchased by local investors. That was just one in a string of positive things that happened in 2015, as outlined by Vince Frye, president/ CEO of Downtown Topeka, Inc. Other infrastructure changes along Kansas Avenue included new arches, clocks, pocket parks and statues. By summer 2016, all these types of improvements will be complete and "Downtown is going to be a place that they're going to be very proud of," Frye said. In 2015, it was also announced that four historic buildings on Kansas Avenue will be made into a boutique hotel and restaurant, to be called the Cyrus Hotel and Holliday Public House. Under Frye’s leadership, the downtown revitalization project raised $3.8 million through the private sector, $2 million more than the initial goal. 22


“Thousands of people will gather for events that will bring the community together to celebrate and be entertained. It's ultimately what we all wanted." -Vince Frye Frye said with the support of the City of Topeka and the private sector, downtown is going to be special, but the key will be in having the right types of businesses to bring people downtown. The local investors who have purchased empty buildings on the Avenue all have exciting plans for them. One of those investors is president/CEO of Midwest Health, Inc., Jim Klausman. Klausman's vision is to bring Downtown back to what he remembers growing up: a vibrant place people wanted to be. In an interview with WIBW, Klausman said "When I was growing up in Valley Falls, Kan., I would come to Downtown Topeka and that'd be the place to be. Over the years the businesses moved out, but we feel that the heart of the city still remained in Downtown and we're looking forward to helping it regain that energy." Klausman said with the infrastructure changes that are happening now, this is the opportune time to bring new businesses to Kansas Avenue, and to make Downtown the place to live and play again. "Several of the buildings downtown are being remodeled and renovated right now. Several new businesses are moving Downtown," said. Klausman. "The infrastructure change has been phenomenal. It took a tired-looking Downtown into one that looks really great. Really opening the doors for improved areas for new businesses."

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a look into the future

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o what’s in store for Downtown over the next two years, or ten? We won’t pretend to be an oracle and tell you that an entertainment district will pop up next month that rivals P&L in KC or that a grocery store will anchor a corner fulfilling the needs of the growing residential population or that the success of downtown will impact Wanamaker so that’ll become the next White Lakes Mall. But we will promise that our love for downtown will not falter and we’ll be there step-by-step, brick-by-brick to make sure you are in the know. In the meantime, take a sip of bubbly and cheers! You are part of history and a part of #NewTopeka and that’s something to celebrate. aseveneightfive

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TO DOWNTOWN Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant [LD*] 105 SE 10th 233.9000 M-Sat

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Breakfast Lunch Dinner Events Liquor

The BreakRoom Metro Eatery [BLE*] Kansas Avenue Café [BL] 325 S Kansas 354.8485 7 days Dinnter Theatre 911 S Kansas 215.6633 M-F Luis’ Place [LD* Friday only] 435 S Kansas, Lower Level The Celtic Fox [LDE*] Lupita's Mexican Restaurant [LD*] 118 SW 8th 235.2138 M-Sat 732 S Kansas Center for Better Nutrition [BL] Madison Street Diner in Ramada 929 S Kansas 350.2117 M-F [BLD] Classic Bean [BL] 420 SE 6th 234.5400 7 days 722 S Kansas 232.1001 M-Sat Panda Garden [LD] Cousin’s Tavern [*] 600 SW 10th 233.1878 7 days 1211 S Kansas 296.9471 M-Sat Pepe and Chela’s [LD*] El Mezcal Restaurant [LD*] 1001 SW Tyler 357.8332 M-Sat 511 SW Topeka 357.0956 7 days RowHouse Restaurant [D*] Field of Greens Garden Bistro [L] 515 SW VanBuren 235.1700 909 S Kansas 290.4733 M-F (Reservation Only Wed.-Sat) Globe Indian Cuisine [LD*] 117 SE 10th 354.1500 M-Sat

Terry’s Bar & Grill [LD*] 522 SW 6th 233.0326 7 days

Golden Dragon [LD] 1101 S Kansas 235.6101 7 days

Top of the Tower [LD*] 534 S Kansas, 16th Floor 354.7746 (Private Fine Dining Club. Non-members welcome F + S nights)

Hanover Pancake House [BL] 1034 S Kansas 232.1111 7 days HHB BBQ [LD*] 906 S Kansas 249.3359 M-S* * HHB Sat hours begin July 1

Jayhawk Corner Café [BL] 700 SW Jackson 357.4410 M-F

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Juli’s Coffee & Bistro (BL) 110 SE 10th 785-228-2001 M-Sat

Townsite Café [BL] 534 S Kansas 233.5883 M-F Uncle Bo’s [DE*] Blues, We Got’em 420 SE 6th 234-5400

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NATIONAL CHAINS: Daylight Donuts [BL] 1001 SE Quincy 783.3927 M-Sat Dominoe’s Pizza [LD] 735 S Topeka 232.2300 7 days Jersey Mike’s Subs [L] 718 S Kansas 357.SUBS M-F McDonalds [BLD] 1100 S Kansas 232.4434 7 days Pizza Hut [LD] 500 SW 10th 267.2000 7 days Quizno’s Classic Subs [BLD] 809 S Kansas 233.5200 M-Sat Schlotzky’s [L] 607 S Kansas 234.3256 M-Sat Subway [BLD] 7th + Kansas M-F / 10th + Kansas 7 days 235.2782 / 354.8782 Wendy’s [LD] 728 S Topeka 232.8118 7 days *It's not really a challenge [because there are so many great places to eat]. And Edie [Smith from DTI] doesn't know we created this made-up challenge in her honor. However, she was our inspiration and the person whom made this information known to us. So Cheers to you, Edie!


SHOP 3 Flowers Metaphysical Treasures [Readings + Metaphysical Gifts] 733 S Kansas Absolute Design by Brenda [Florals, Jewelry, Décor + Gifts] 629 S Kansas Boho Mojo / Reliant Apparel [Fair Trade Clothing + Screen Printing] 631 S Kansas Briman’s Leading Jewelers [Fine Jewelry + Repair] 734 S Kansas Cashmere Popcorn [Gourmet Popcorn] 728 S Kansas David’s Jewelers [Jewelry, Timepieces, Statues + Repair] 623 S Kansas Downtown Antiques + Collectibles [Antique Mall] 500 SW Harrison

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Moburts Spices + More [Fresh spices, handmade blends, sugars, salts, olive oils and balsamic vinegars] 820 S Kansas

N V Me Fashions [Women’s + Children’s Fashions] 729 S Kansas Oddfellow’s Fine Books + Collectables [Rare Books, Comics, Coins + other Collectibles] 117 SW 6th Prairie Glass Studio [Fused Glass Art, Classes + Parties]110 SE 8th Shana Cakes [Gluten + Allergy Free Bakery] 435 S Kansas The Sewing Workshop [Patterns, Fabrics + Accessories] 301 S Kansas Supersonic Music [Musical Instruments, Tree House Drums + Lessons] 117 SE 6th Swims + Sweeps [Pools, Spas, Fireplaces, Grills + Accessories] 422 SW 6th Tammi’s Antiques + Florals [Antiques, Collectibles + Gifts] 811 S Kansas Top City Shoes [Men’s High Fashion, Unique Shoes + Shoe Detailing and Minor Repair]106 SE 8th TrailsMarket + Gallery [Art Gallery, Variety Market + Antiques] 109 N Kansas Warehouse 414 [High Style Home Furnishings, Art + Gifts] 414 SE 2nd Wolfe’s Camera [Electronics, Cameras, etc.] 635 S Kansas 25


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ten years and over 60 feature articles first feature september 2006 - Alissa Sheley

785 ART Carol Bradbury Judith Wade (White) Carrie Jo Wilson Gros Bruce Snell Phil Stevens Barbara Waterman-Peters Traci Osborn Margaret Ramberg Warehouse 414 Jancy Pettit Justin Marable Daniel Kettle Lauren Greenfield John Holcomb Rachel Lock Daniel Billen

Cynthia Stotler Mary Robinson Cassandra Cohen Ashley Laird Dave Loewenstein The Craftivists Jaroslav (Jarda) Kopa Corey Wallace Joel Edison Renee Johnson Nique Prokop Jennifer Rivera Dustin Dean EJ Drake Gene James Jason Soden

Gary Krohe Louis Copt Shelley Bedsual Amber O’Dell Jodine Romano Ye Wang Cally Krallman Jason Keller Ian Young Buck Reist Michelle Leivan Jamie Colon Dave Parrett Byron Goodspeed Joshua Markley Kimberly Daugherty Becky Drager Jordan E. Brooks Staci Dawn Beverly Dodge Radefeld Inspirapics Poca Kim Doug Frye

"Hispanic Heritage" by Darlene Regner Safe Streets Utility Box Art located at Seward + Freeman Ave. Photo by Gary Krohe

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[top left] Two Pandoras Smile [above] Animalia Homage [right] Orchids

W CELEBRATING NOTO'S ART MAVEN artist barbara waterman-peters studio 831 by Michelle Leivan, the Artist’s Artist ArtPrint Express.com

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hen I think about Topeka being a Great Arts Town, I am forced to consider the fact that for a community to be considered great it must have inspiring leadership. So when I take the time to enumerate the hundreds of artists that I personally know, the very first name on that list is always Barbara Waterman-Peters. As a personal mentor of mine I might be biased, but it would appear that Washburn University agrees with me, having presented her with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts for her extraordinary performances. More than worthy of this distinction, Barbara has spent a lifetime creating her own career while also guiding artists to dig deep and discover their own voice. So, I am not alone in believing she is a true maven of the Topeka art community worth celebrating and knowing. Although her subject matter varies from figurative to florals and landscape, she is best known for her surrealistic canvasses of her “Women" series. These are not your safe, typical Flint Hills landscapes that are found in abundance in the area. This is art that will change how you think about art itself. Filled with images of women in unanticipated settings, her work explores women’s roles in

society and encourages the viewer to explore their own world theories and preconceptions. The subjects are offered not only as a bold statement of ideas Barbara holds but also invites you to bring your own story to each piece. This is a subtle and often not-talkedabout trait that ties together all great works. Just as the Mona Lisa summons questions, so do the works of Barbara Waterman-Peters. Each canvas offers realistic but deceptively straightforward imagery that can be read simply as what is presented. But if you spend more than a moment to consider the piece, it forces you stop and think. This storytelling magic becomes a conversation between the artist and the viewer, which is one criteria that I believe has been lost in most acclaimed modern art. So often artists have taken cues from the media and attempt to spoon-feed the viewer rather than engage and encourage them to pose questions, about the work and of themselves. This is the exact role great art fills. If a piece fails to make you think, it is just pretty décor. Which does fulfill a role, but doesn’t come close to changing the world of the viewer. It takes a brave artist relying on viewer engagement to present a truly great piece of art. It is an experience you should seek and it is right here for you to find. aseveneightfive


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pocket parks, mid-block pavilions, sculptures of notable topekans, kansas state symbols, art installations and decorative corner medallions give kansas avenue serious curb appeal

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POCKET PARKS located down kansas ave provide THIRD SPACES for people to mingle, recharge, listen to music, art and more

ENJOY

by Kerrice Mapes intro photo by Zach Snethen photo above by Jay Hurst, Grunfoxx Studio photos on right by Architect One

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POCKET PARKS

a series of privately funded

photo by Jay Hurst, Grunfoxx Studio

ight pocket parks plus decorative corner medallions, art installations, sculptures and mid-block pavilions surround Kansas Ave in a four block core (6th to 10th). Each block will include two pocket parks funded by private sector contributions. The Westar Energy Pocket Park, 8th + Kansas, was the first completed on February 25, 2016.

WESTAR ENERGY

Features 40 solar panels that provide enough power to charge two electric vehicles. The charging station park will be home to many Brown Bag lunch concerts and is a WiFi hotspot. [8th + Kansas]

SECURITY BENEFIT

Has a Kansas theme with a life-sized limestone sculpture of a Bison and a kinetic art piece entitled "Chief 2." [9th + Kansas]

FIDELITY STATE BANK

Two canopied performing venues make this a pocket park built for entertainment. An 8' diameter replica of a 1883 $20 Gold Coin commemorates the year the first Chandler family bank was chartered, eventually becoming Fidelity State Bank. [6th + Kansas]

BNSF

Reflecting the railroad heritage that Topeka was built around, the park will feature a life-size sculpture of BNSF and Topeka Founding Father, Cyrus K. Holliday, as a young entrepreneur. He will be surrounded by seating built from old locomotive wheels. A mini-station and locomotive will provide additional entertainment for children. [10th + Kansas]


5 6 7 8 POCKET PARKS

CAPITOL FEDERAL

Features a fountain with a bronze capitol dome as the focal point. A large medallion coin from 1893 represents the year Capitol Federal was founded. [7th + Kansas]

BARTLETT + WEST

Two art installations reflect the characteristics of Kansas: an abstract stainless steel sun created with a unique mathematical algorithm tying the design to the engineering and technology services of Bartlett + West. The second, a larger than life pencil etched with "And the skies are not cloudy all day." At night you can press a button on the tip of the pencil and activate a trail of lights. [8th + Kansas]

MARS

Features include a unique seating sculpture, children's area with rubberized base for play, all in the color palette of M&M candies. [6th + Kansas]

CHIEF 2

HILL'S

Art installation located in the Security Benefit Pocket Park has 18 linked elements which rotate randomly with varying amounts of oscillations. Artist Anthony Howe (Orcas Island, WA) was commissioned to create the main sculptures for the 2016 Olympics.

Features an elevated sculpture of a boy and girl playing with a dog and cat, and no surprise the park will be built pet-friendly. [7th + Kansas]

photo courtesy of Architect One

....and that's not all... Statues pay homage to Arthur Capper, McKinley Burnett, Charles Curtis, Ichabod Washburn and more. A ninth pocket park is being developed behind Constitution Hall. It appears the only thing speeding down the avenue now is our community's collective creativity. photo courtesy of Architect One

COLMERY PARK

Commemorating Topekan Harry Colmery, the author of the GI Bill, this park is entirely paid for by private donations, including many Veterans and their families. The park will include seating and electricity for performances. Partnership of American Legion, Department of KS and the Family of Harry Colmery. [900 block]

The Kansas Avenue Revitalization design was lead by Architect One. Enhancements included infrastructure + utility upgrades, winding sidewalks, street improvements + lighting, multiple pocket parks + midblock crossings and landscaping.

BRONZE SYMBOLS CLAYTON FINANCIAL MID-BLOCK PAVILION

16 bronze medallions featuring designs that represent Topeka and Kansas' heritage will adorn every corner from 6th to 10th. Additionally, 11 State Symbol medallions will be scattered throughout downtown, ensuring that all of the state symbols are represented in full.

The mid-block pavilion features oversized chess and checkerboard games and seating covered by sail-like canopies. [700 block]

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ten years and over 70 feature articles first feature October 2006 - Trampled Underfoot 5Q articles began june 2009

Pipers of the Plains Andy McKee Son Venezuela Harry “Mojo” Muldrow Jah Roots Kansas Bluegrass Jason Ricci Patrice Pike Mike Zito Ladies Love Jones Rich Stevenson Sedlec Ossuary The Catz Josh Vowell + The Rumble Patty King + the Back Seat Boys Sam Billen Cowboy Indian Bear Define Beautiful High Falutin’ String Band The Blue Devils Stik Figa Catch Amy

DJ S. Ranx Soul Rebel and the Beast Urban Safari Sixteen Penny Interior sea Dream Killer University The Rising Tide My Fathers Gun Chris Aytes + the Good Ambition Paradize Big Daddy Loud Beans & Cornbread Two Blue Slow Ya Roll Jarrod Guth Greg Fox Rick Bruner Joey Desch Jacob Hodge Nate Dingman David Schaffer

Jeff Toda Ashley Reynolds Faces for Radio Joe Bonamassa Artifact Midnight Ghost Train The Artificial Red Bridges Mother Kali Monk’s Wine Top City Ramblers Brothawood Rock Veterans Wyndi Synogals Maria the Mexican Eleven After Cody Wayne Hawg Stomper Vandon Rias Ross Williams Revolver Ebony Tusks Smith & Liston Seuss Lyric Reddick Bodye KNowBe

additional artists have been featured in collaborative stories and may not be mentioned here.

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Resistance at The Boobie Trap Photo by Colin MacMillan Nathan Ham Photography


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Gage Amphitheater WED | 7-9p ZAC SHANER HARPER AND THE MIDWEST KIND 6.15 MORGAN AND THE FREEMEN THE RICK BARRON BAND 7.20 RACHEL TAYLOR SANTIAGO BROTHERS 8.17

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GREG FOX 6.8 HARPER 6.15 BIG HARRY AND THE BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND 6.22 KID JAM W/KYLER CARPENTER 6.29 KNOWBE 7.6 ELLIE SMITH 7.13 RYAN WILLS 7.27 AMERICAN SLIM 8.3

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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME topeka's most famous "garage band" performs a free concert downtown to celebrate redevelopment 36

KANSAS

has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. The band’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70s, what seemed to be “different," was actually ahead of its time. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. In 1998, KANSAS released an orchestral album: "Always Never the Same," recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. They followed with an orchestral tour accompanied by top-caliber symphony orchestras.


KANSAS ON KS AVE. A Celebration of Downtown Redevelopment In 2000 KANSAS went back into the studio with original band member and songwriter Kerry Livgren to produce "Somewhere to Elsewhere," the first album featuring all six of the original players in 20 years. The ten new songs were written by Kerry Livgren and recorded in his studio in Topeka. Players included: Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh and Richard Williams. KANSAS in 2002, they released a state-of-the-art DVD using the latest technology in film, audio and visual design, entitled “Device-VoiceDrum.” The DVD was the driving force behind the 2002/2003 tour. Sony Music released a boxed set in 2004 titled "Sail On" which featured unique KANSAS cuts as well as vintage video footage on the included DVD disc. In 2006, KANSAS released the two-disc (one CD/one DVD) anthology “Works In Progress.” Material was taken from a decade's worth of studio and live albums and home videos -- 1992's 'Live At The Whisky,' 1995's 'Freaks Of Nature,' 1998's 'Always Never The Same' and 2002's 'Device Voice Drum.' In 2009, in their hometown of Topeka, KANSAS celebrated their 35th Anniversary with a symphonic concert, accompanied by the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Larry Baird. The DVD release “There's Know Place Like Home” captured this unique live performance and featured special guests Kerry Livgren and Steve Morse with spectacular lighting and high-resolution clarity. Inspired by their 35th Anniversary DVD “There’s Know Place Like Home,” KANSAS conducted their ‘Collegiate Symphony Tour’ from 2010-2012 performing their hits accompanied by various college and university symphonies throughout the United States to help raise funds and awareness for collegiate music programs. In 2011, this tour lead to a special collaboration with the US Army Orchestra culminating in the ‘Carry On Concert’ honoring America’s veterans on Veteran’s Day 11/11/11 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Coinciding with the celebration of their 40th anniversary, the band KANSAS was inducted into both the Kansas Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame as recognition for their achievements from both their native state and adopted home state. KANSAS signed a new recording contract with InsideOut Music in late 2015. The band’s 15th studio album is scheduled to be released Fall 2016. The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/ keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world. Along with touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural’ and ‘South Park’ and with films ‘Old School, and ‘Anchorman.’ aseveneightfive

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DOORS OPEN

FOOD TRUCKS OPEN

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MUSIC ON THE AVENUE BEGINS

10th + Kansas / 8th + Jackson / 8th + Quincy Over 20 food trucks LIBATIONS: The Break Room, The Celtic Fox HHB BBQ, beer tents by Boss Hawgs Catering

Located between 9th + 10th FEATURING: Jarrod Guth, New Blues Band, The Donkey Show and Smith and Liston

5:55p: DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION CONCERT BEGINS Located on the Mainstage, 8th + Kansas

5:55p: Maria the Mexican 7:15p: Zac Harmon Band 8:30p: Announcements + Welcome by DTI 9:00p: KANSAS

DOS + DON'TS * Allowed one personal bag (purse, diaper bag, fanny pack) * Everyone is subject to search * No pets, weapons, illegal items or ice chests * No professional cameras or video allowed * Allowed to bring a lawn chair (see chalk lines for placement) HANDICAP: Dropoff/pickup at 8th + Quincy. Seating area just west of entrance, north side of Westar. VOLUNTEER: If you'd like to volunteer, call DTI at 234.9336. Volunteer check-in is at 8th+ Kansas (Briman's)

THANK YOU EVENT SPONSORS Capitol Federal Foundation Westar Energy Foundation Bartlett + West Chamber of Commerce Foundation Security Benefit Visit Topeka, Inc. Capital Business Improvement District


OPENING FOR KANSAS Live on Kansas Ave, July 2 On the Mainstage at 5:55p Maria The Mexican is Americana Soul and Mexicana Groove delivered in English and Spanish with a host of emotion.

ZAC HARMON Live on Kansas Ave, July 2 | On the Mainstage at 7:15p Sponsored by Topeka Blues Society

Harmon's distinctive style combines the best of oldschool soul-blues with modern lyrics and themes. Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose contemporary music proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today. Blues Revue called Harmon “aImasterful musician and performer of the blues.” Blues journalist Don Wilcock referred to his “Bobby Blue Bland uptown sophistication with a touch of Freddie King guitar.” Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon is a true embodiment of the music that emanated from the city’s historic Farish Street district, home of blues legend Elmore James. Zac started his professional career at age sixteen, playing guitar with Sam Myers, a friend of his father’s. Two years later he was playing with Dorothy Moore, Z.Z. Hill and other well-known blues artists who were passing through on regional tours. 38

In the early eighties, at age 21, he moved to LA and worked as a studio musician and eventually established a very successful career as a songwriter and producer. He worked on major films, tv shows, and well-known national commercials, even being hired at one point by Michael Jackson as a staff writer for his publishing company. Harmon wrote songs for the likes of Evelyn "Champagne" King, Freddie Jackson, the Whispers, K-Ci & Jo Jo, and the O'Jays. He also produced songs for reggae band Black Uhuru's Mystical Truth album, which received a Grammy nomination in 1994. In 2003 Harmon felt compelled to pursue his longtime dream of returning to his roots and recording his first blues project, Live at Babe & Ricky's Inn. The LP is an electrifying testimony to Mississippi blues and introduced Harmon as a true torchbearer for the “next generation of the Blues.” In 2004, Harmon and his band, the Mid South Blues Revue won the Blues Foundation’s prestigious International Blues Challenge title of “Best Unsigned Band." aseveneightfive

Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, Maria The Mexican is a hybrid of Mexican folklore and rock. For ten years, Teresa and Maria Elena Cuevas performed with Topeka's Mariachi Estrella, founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. As one of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the Hispanic musical community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when four of the seven members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grandchildren Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa and Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. Today the fusion of Maria The Mexican is mixed with a touch of blues, soul, funk, and rock n’ roll enhanced by the musical knowledge and sounds of Garrett Nordstrom. With a southwestern flare and melancholy motifs, Maria The Mexican rocks it out in Spanish and English with a host of emotion. aseveneightfive

Maria Cuevas - vocal / guitar, Tess Cuevas – vocals/violin, D. Garrett Nordstrom – guitar/songwriter, Jason Riley – guitar


MUSIC ON THE AVENUE SMITH + LISTON It's a family affair. Smith + Liston is comprised of musicians who have grown up around music their entire lives. Ellie Smith has been singing since the age of three and David Liston has been behind the drum-kit since five. Today, together, they create soulful, dynamic and emotionally driven music throughout the midwest, inviting the most heartfelt and organic subject matter to fuel their passion of writing and performing. Their sound varies from assertive electric-driven blues to powerful and profound soul ballads, to stripped down R+B grooves. aseveneightfive

THE NEW BLUES

Enjoy food trucks and libations while listening to music on the avenue | July 2 | Various 3-6p

JARROD GUTH DONKEY SHOW

The finest alternative The new kids in town. Finger-style guitarist. bluegrass your foot will The New Blues is a rock/modern Jarrod Guth is an acoustic blues band from Topeka, guitar player and songwriter stomp to. collectively from Washburn Rural High School. Jake Cook (guitar/vocals) and Bennett Smith (percussion/vocals) started the band in 2015 with Bennett’s lifelong friend Ethan Stanley (keyboards) and soon added David Lowry (bass). A few awkward jams later, they now bring a bright and fresh sound to the Topeka music scene. aseveneightfive

who will captivate you as his fingers move intricately and swiftly over the strings of his guitar. Guth plays mostly originals but will entertain the street heckler on occasion with musical surprises and request. Guth has worked with numerous acclaimed musicians and was part of popular Monk's Wine, among many local bands. aseveneightfive

For locations and more event details, go to DowntownTopekaInc.com or seveneightfive on Facebook.

Donkey Show is a down-home, foot-stomping good time. The band and its members don't take themselves too seriously and that whimsical vibe is felt through their music. Making up this harmonized hodgepodge is Adam on bass, Chris on fiddle, Ket-tle on guitar, Knas-T on the mando and Stuart on banjo. This is a "Whiskey Before Breakfast" kind of band that is sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy. aseveneightfive

DUDE! There’s nowhere to park!

Topeka Metro Bikes has 2,000 members, but our city has less than 100 bike parking racks. Open your business to a new audience by adding bike parking! Contact Topeka Metro today: (785) 730-8615 • info@topekametrobikes.org

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO ROCK...OUTSIDE WE SALUTE YOU topeka's premier outdoor concert venue - b+b by Kerrice Mapes | photo by The Banner Ninja

Three things that Topeka music fans knew we needed: a music venue designed for a capacity of 500 plus, a venue that catered to all ages and a venue where you could listen and dance under the stars. 40

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hile these three reasons were not necessarily the impetus for B+B Backyard, the venue provides relief on all fronts. According to owners Bill Brading and Lee Browning, it was the casual suggestion from a friend, “that open area out back of Bill’s Diner sure would be a great place for a concert,” that struck a chord with their hearts. Mark and the Sharks took the stage (then portable) in the summer of 2011 for B+B’s first concert. After the show success, B+B Backyard was officially born. In 2014 the venue hosted 16 shows and last year 50 events - and shows no signs of slowing down. B+B Backyard is an outdoor music venue located at 2134 N. Kansas Ave behind Bill’s Diner. The 35,000 square foot venue boasts a rich and beautiful hand-made wood stage, complementary dance floor, ample grass areas and seating, a fully-stocked bar and picnic tables / eating area. Now in its third full season, which runs May though October, B+B is bringing a variety of music genres to the stage, including country, classic rock, 80s pop, bluegrass and heavy metal. The artists range from local giants to Midwest and mid-level touring favorites. It’s the largest dedicated outdoor music space in Topeka and answers the need for artists looking to play for a crowd between 500 and 1,000 fans.

The ambiance mimics the vibe of Bill's Diner; family friendly, carefree good times and great food. And speaking of food, for those who enjoyed BBQ from Browning’s secret recipes (those cheesy potatoes with brisket were on point), you’ll find B+B cuisine offerings slightly different this season. The duo has opted to not serve their own BBQ, allowing them more time to focus on elevating the overall patron experience. Instead they will feature a local food truck / restaurant each weekend. "We're all about local businesses looking for ways to help each other," said Brading. "So it made sense to partner on food. The caterer gets the exposure of our crowd and their crowd gets the exposure of our venue and music." This co-op. abundance mentality continues to the perimeter of B+B, where local businesses can purchase banner placement for the season, at a reasonable rate. "It's a win all around," said Brading. "Plus, you never know who might support your business just because they now know you support a cause (live music) that's also important to them." As a music community, we've asked for a venue like this and we couldn't have dreamed of a better team to deliver. If you have not already marked your summer calender with at least a dozen shows at B+B, what are you waiting for? Consider this your official invitation to rock. aseveneightfive


ten years and 46 menu proclamations later premiered june '07 - Money Bags at Tuptim Thai only seven menu proc. businesses have closed

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LOCAL FLAVOR THE MENU PROC A short article proclaiming the merits of a single menu item from a locally-owned restaurant. "If you're going to X restaurant, you must try X thing."

Moneybags

Speck's Burger

Massaman Curry

The best appetizer comes served in a pouch cinched together with an edible ribbon.

A bite with your pint.

Redefining comfort food.

TUPTIM THAI

Pozole

CAFE HOLIDAY

Only on Sunday.

Mango Ice Cream

THE GLOBE INDIAN REST.

It has a soothing effect.

Chili

C.W. PORUBSKY'S DELI

Don't call it a comeback.

SPECK'S BAR + GRILL

Cherry Pie

Hot Dogs Gone Wild

Not your momma's pie.

Deep fried hot dog with chili and cheese.

BRADLEY'S CORNER CAFE

Hot + Sour Soup

SAIGON RESTAURANT

Hot and sour adrenaline.

Getting Glazed

Falafel Love

Vintage Vanilla

Vichyssoise

Prairie Town + a milk shake.

Soup for all year.

Apple Cider Slush

VIAS PIZZA + MORE

CHEZ YASU

Devour immediately.

Lemon Baby Cake

Summer Custard

DADDY CAKES

Gateau Chocolate

BLUE MOOSE BAR + GRILL

CHEZ YASU

BOBO'S DRIVE-IN

L'Opera

Mexican Pizza

G'S FROZEN CUSTARD

Root Beer Float BBQ Sauce

HAROLD'S PRIZE PACKAGE

THE BURGER STAND

TEQUILA'S

HENRY T'S BAR + GRILL

Fried Okra

The East Side Flauta TACOS EL SOL

TUPTIM THAI

Artichoke Bisque

The side that goes with everything.

UNCLE SUNNY'S BAKER'S DOZEN POTWIN DRUGSTORE

REES FRUIT FARM

Burger

THE SHACK BAR + GRILL

Double cheeseburger add jalapeños.

Guac Mexicana MARGARITA'S JALISCO

Deconstructed and served with fried jalapeños.

Everything Omelet

BRADLEY'S CORNER CAFE

Burger

THE SHACK BAR + GRILL

Double cheeseburger add jalapeños.

Guacamole

CAFE HOLIDAY

Served with homemade chips.

Green River

WARD MEADE PARK

Potwin Drug Store

Monster Roll

CRYSTER ASIAN DINER

...and many more. Share your food porn with us - #785Flavor

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OATSMOBILE ALE

bell's brewing co. hits topeka streets june 20

RING MY BELL

by Rio Cervantes-Reed | photos provided

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ith humble beginnings as a homebrewery supply shop, the Kalamazoo Brewing Co. began brewing for the market in 1985, changing its name to Bell’s Brewery Co. It has since offered consistent, quality brews for any drink aficionado. Here’s a selection of a few of their offerings to look for at our local bars, restaurant and retail outlets. aseveneightfive

FOR BEER EVENTS, FOLLOW @TopekaBeer on Twitter + Facebook and Strathman Sales

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When you hear the word “oats,” what comes to mind? Grains. Quaker Oatmeal. The stuff mom mixes into meatloaf to fill your family’s bellies. All that. But this hop-forward (and cleverly named) ale will have you thinking of the overnight-oatmeal-in-a-jar recipes you see so much of on Pinterest. The blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops make for a pungent blend of peach, mango and tropical aromas with a full body. Breakfast beer anyone?

OBERON ALE

If you like your ales on the light side, something nice to drink on a hot summer day, this is it. Oberon Ale has a spicy hop and a fruity finish. (But don’t we all?) Find this seasonal offering on the shelves through Labor Day.

TWO HEARTED ALE

My motto when it comes to beer is, “The hoppier the better.” Due to this predilection, I love checking out any brewery’s India Pale Ale, or IPA. The Two Hearted Ale is definitely near the top of my list of favorites. The beautiful orangy pour finishes with a frothy, foamy top. The mouthfeel is full bodied, and you will not get the bitterness that can plague lesser IPAs. This is definitely an ale you’ll enjoy slowly and thoughtfully.

KALAMAZOO STOUT

To a non-Michigandar, Kalamazoo has always been a funny name for a city. Perhaps they might feel the same about Topeka? But this Kalamazoo Stout is no laughing matter. I was a bit worried about the brewer’s licorice in this stout. My idea of licorice is Twizzlers. But no worries here; the chocolate and coffee flavors stand out here, with just a hint of the brewer’s licorice. And take note, vegetarians: Bell’s Brewery uses non-gelatin licorice, so enjoy!

AMBER ALE

This Amber Ale was one I just couldn’t get enough of. Okay, two is my limit, but I could have easily enjoyed a third bottle of this easy to drink ale had I not had to adult the next morning. (Yes, “adult” is now a verb.) The toasted grains with caramel notes, and a nice citrus and herbal finish pairs well with a light dinner. If you’re bored with your regular ale, give this one a try. You will not be disappointed.


Kimchi + Rice ORIENTAL EXPRESS Ryan Burge Carne Asada TACOS EL MEXICANO Andrea Leon

LOCAL FLAVOR

where we're eating Share your food favorites + photos: #785Flavor

A NACHO THROWDOWN?

Pulled Pork Nachos Pulled Pork Nachos

HHB BBQ Tricia Peterson BOSS HAWGS Tish Colon

DINE ALFRESCO

Monte Cristo

THE WHEEL BARREL Tricia Peterson

BOSS HAWG'S

CELTIC FOX

PIZAGEL'S

THE WHEEL BARREL

Must: half smoked chicken.

Musts: Shephard's pie or black bean chicken salad w/spicy ranch.

Musts: Herby sandwich (cream cheese on both sides of bagel). Philly pizza.

Musts: Monte cristo with a pint.

PAISANO’S RISTORANTE

MARGARITAS JALISCO

Traditional Italian cuisine. Known for their sauces and chicken spiedini. Great weekday specials.

Must: Ivan’s tacos. guacamole mexicana (deconstructed). New location out north on Topeka Blvd. across from KFC (or the Sasnak).

29TH + OAKLEY

BLIND TIGER

37TH + KANSAS

Musts: buffalo burger, stuffed mushrooms.

BLUE MOOSE

32ND + WANAMAKER

Rosemary chicken, curry chicken salad and great flat breads. Must: Sunday brunch. Add on eggs benedict for no additional charge.

8TH + JACKSON

10TH + GAGE

PEPE + CHELA'S

10TH + TYLER

Musts: Pan fried tacos, their new tequila cocktails, sopa fideo.

29TH + FAIRLAWN

17TH + COLLEGE

ROWHOUSE RESTAURANT 4TH + VANBUREN

Known for use of fresh ingredients that make each plate simple but elegant.

NOTO

OTHER GREAT PATIO OPTIONS Blackbird Pizza Pub Lazy Toad The Dutch Goose The Burger Stand PT's College Hill Henry T's Dutch Goose

El Mezcal Lupita's Goose Again The Landing Quinton's The Bar 'N Grill The Lazy Toad Bullfrogs

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downtown battle

FOOD NINJA

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o celebrate seveneightfive turning 10, a most important battle has begun for this ninja and his palette, a battle of the senses with three different establishments, a battle to the end…of hunger. This journey of strength will showcase eateries operating ninja strong in Downtown for 10 years as well. The Break Room for lunch, Arturo’s for dinner and Hazel Hill for dessert.

The Breakroom Metro Eatery

THE BREAKROOM 911 S Kansas Ave M-F 10a-3p

Featuring Cabaret Theatre Comedy Shows + Workshops WU Jazz Jam [Sept-May]

I

stealthily enter the BreakRoom and take my place in the queue as an inconspicuous customer...

FRIENDLINESS

FOOD

I am greeted with a grin and a jovial hello. The staff is friendly and joking with the regulars. This impresses me, but I do not falter.

Delightful. I feel a zenlike warmth wash over me while I enjoy my Chicago Dog (they made me one with everything). Appropriate amount of accouterments for the dish and the proportion was perfect.

ATMOSPHERE Bright and elegant, intriguing yet simple. A clean establishment, I am ready for this battle. MENU

NINJA’S RECOMMENDATION Chicago Dog + Kettle Chips with Cayenne Ranch 44

Plenty to choose from on the deli style selection, staples and crafted items. I opt for the Chicago Dog. Not a disappointment. Yet I am unwavering in my resolve to thwart my foe.

FUNDS A frugally filling lunch. Less than $10 for my main dish and a well proportioned side item. aseveneightfive

3.8 Fists


NINJA’S RECOMMENDATION Salted Caramel

Arturo's Mexican Restaurant

Hazel Hill

3.9 Fists

4 Fists

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continue my trek down 10th street to Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant after a brief afternoon rest in the shade of the peach tree. My senses are telling me it’s time to eat and this ninja never ignores his senses…

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ow I must treat myself to the sweets I crave. Traditionally ninja do not partake in sweets, as they dull the senses and slow your reflexes, but Hazel Hill cannot be passed…

FRIENDLINESS

FOOD

FRIENDLINESS

MENU

I am greeted by two people with grand smiles and welcoming voices. I am momentarily taken off my guard, but I recover. The battle must continue.

My skepticism melts away as quickly as the steak melts in my mouth. Utterly fantastic. Well seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Always an enthusiastic greeting at Hazel Hill.

Feast your eyes, and your taste buds, on the myriad options in the cases before you. Something for every taste, and none of them disappoint (I’ve tried them all).

ATMOSPHERE

I procure three filling steak tacos, sides of rice and beans and sopapillas for under $13. aseveneightfive

Quaint, inviting, charming. One of my favorites so far. Very clean and bright. MENU Traditional Mexican cuisine on the menu so I expect the same fare as usual. I am skeptical. I choose the steak tacos.

FUNDS

ARTURO'S

ATMOSPHERE The smell of chocolate is hypnotizing and I am all but defeated upon entry. No ninja stands a chance in this establishment.

HAZEL HILL CHOCOLATE 724 S Kansas Ave M-F 10-7p | SAT 10a-6p

Opened in 2006 by Nick and Terry Xidis. Nick is a third generation chocolatier.

FOOD Sublime. Even Oroku Saki himself couldn’t resist. FUNDS More than enough sweets can be purchased for very little funds. I would pay my weight in gold for one truffle. aseveneightfive

105 SE 10th Ave M-S 11a-8p Opened in 2006 Authentic Mexican food, friendly, casual atmosphere.

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Featuring Live Music every FRI + SAT 600 NW Paramore 232.5511

$3 Dom Headaches $2 Dom Pints or Btls 75c Tacos

$4 Bloodys $1.5 Cheap Cans $3 Sangrias

$3.5 Big Cans KARAOKE 7p - 12a FREE POOL 12 - 5p

$2.5 Wells $5 Cheeseburger + Fries

SUN MON TUES HUMP THURS

THE LAZY TOAD

LOUIE'S LOUNGE +

TAILGATORS

VIAS PIZZA + MORE

$3.25 Dom Btls $3.25 Dom Drafts $3.25 Bloddy Marys $3.25 Otis*

Featuring 51 beers on tap 5331 SW 22nd Pl 272.8623

LAUNDROMAT

SUNDAY FUNDAY $3.5 Captain Morgan $4 Jack Daniels $4 House Wines $4 Hurricanes $3.25 22oz Dom Draft

$5.5 Dom Pitchers $4 Bloody Mary

$1.5 12oz oz Cans $3 Bloody Marys $6.5 Wings

$1 Off Dom Btls $2.5 Dom Btls $1 Off Craft Btls $4 Frozen Drinks $2 PBR Pints $5 DBL Vodka Redbull

TACO MONDAY $3 22 Dom Drafts $2.75 Wells $4 House Wines $4 Long Island $4 Grateful Deads

$3 Malibu Drinks 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$2.5 Coors Light Drafts $3 ALL Drafts $2.5 Miller Lite Drafts $3 Aluminum Btls $4 Naked Jay Vodka $6.5 Pulled Pork Sand

$2.5 Dom Btls $4.5 Red Bull Bombs $4.5 Goose Sandwich + Fries

$1 Off Micro Brew draws from the tap $1 off Jim, Jack and Jameson $5 Bomb Shots

$1.5 16oz Dom Draft KARAOKE 7p-12a

TASTY TUESDAY $3 22oz Dom Drafts $2.75 Wells $4 House Wines $4 Bahama Mamas $4 Alabama Slammers

$3 Jim Beam $3 Lord Calvert 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$3 Juarez Margs $2.5 Dom Btls $5 Taco Burger $6 Taco Salad $.75 Tacos

$3 Dom Btls

$4.5 Dom Pitchers $2.75 Import Btls $3.5 Wellers + Coke $2 Fireball $5 Chburger + Fries

25% off Wine (Glass + Btls) $5 Call Martinis $5 Manhattans $3 Blvd Wheat $3 Blue Moon SIN 10p-1a

$3 Headaches $3.75 German Bierocks

WHISKEY WED $4 Jack Daniels $3 22 Dom Drafts $2.75 Wells $4 House Wines $4 Hurricanes

$3 Captain Morgan $3 Bacardi Drinks 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$2.5 Dom Pints $3 Wells $6 Cheeseburger

$3 Wine

$3 Dom Headaches $2 Dom Pints $5.5 Chicken Strip Meal

$1 Off Kansas Beers $4 Long Islands $4 Long Beach $3 Fireball Shots SIN 10p-1a

$3.25 Big Btls $4 Frozen Drinks

OPEN JAM SESSION CRAFT BEER THURSDAY $4.25 Import 22oz $4.25 Micro 22 oz $3.5 Mexican Beers

$3 Skyy Drinks $3 Seagrams Drinks 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$3 Import Btls $3 Import Pints $6.5 Philly Sand

$2.75 Dom Btls $2.75 Dom Drafts $2.75 Otis*

$2.5 Aluminum Btls $4.5 Red Bull Bombs

$2 Dom Btls $3 Free State Pints $4 Tito’s Screwdriver $4 Tito’s Bay Breeze

$3.75 German Bierocks LIVE MUSIC 9p $5 Cover Classic Rock Classic Rock

FIREBALL FRIDAY $4 Absolute Drinks $4 House Wines $4 Fireball Shots $3.25 Dom Drafts

$2.5 Wells $2 Fireball $3 Bombs + Barrels 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$3 Aluminum Btls $3.5 Skol Vodka + Energy drink $6.5 Chicken Fried Steak

$3 Otis*

$2.5 Dom Btls $5 Jumbo Wing’s Basket (8) $2 Fireball Shots

$3 Fruit Ales $3 Cider Beers $3 Oskar Blue’s Can $3 Rumchata and Fireball Shots

$3.75 German Bierocks LIVE MUSIC 9p $5 Cover Classic Rock

SEXY SATURDAY $3.5 UV Vodka (7 different flavors) $4 Sex on the Beach $4 Blue Hawaiians $3.25 Dom Drafts $4 House Wines

$2 Dom Btls $3 Craft Btls $2.5 Wells $2 Fireball $3 Bombs $3 Barrels

$2.5 Dom Btls $4 Jack Daniels $6.5 Brisket Sand

$3.5 Dom Btls

Reverse HH 10p-12a SIN WED/THURS $5 Late night Burger $1 Off Pints $2 Dom Btls $3 Fireball Shots

HAPPY HOUR M-F 4-6p

HOPPY HOUR Daily 3-6p EVERYDAY: $5 Bombs with Full Throttle

DROP OFF LAUNDRY SERVICE $1 lb (15lb min) includes soap, softener and folding

EVERYDAY: $4 Jager Bombs $2.5 Apple Pie Shots

*OTIS: Via’s Adult lemonade (Think summer brew, but better.)

FRI SAT

JOLETTA’S

Featuring Ping Pong Final Friday Patio Concerts 1601 SW Lane 785.8900

Established 1935 3203 10th St. 357.8474 @thedutchgoose

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BURGER STAND

food | drink

Whiskey while you wash, is the only way. 21st + Washburn 408.5091

Featuring screened patio and great food. 21st & Urish 272.1432 TailgatorsTopeka

Unique appetizers and beers 738 SW Gage Blvd. 215.8421 Find us on Yelp


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