Entries Tagged as 'Life on the Hill'

Larry Town’s Newest Brews: Lawrence Beer Co.

12.08.2017

Words and photos by Rebekah Swank

        Microbreweries and craft beer production is trending all over the country, and Lawrence is no exception. Lawrence Beer Co. opened in late August this year, and it is quickly becoming a new favorite in the community.

        Matt Williams, co-founder, had dreamt of opening a brewery in Lawrence for about a decade before Lawrence Beer Co. popped up. He drove by the building at 8th Street and Pennsylvania every day, and thought about how the space would perfectly facilitate the kind of brewery he wanted to give the people of Lawrence.

        “I wanted the community to be involved,” Williams said. He had a vision of building a space where people could sit outside in the sun, talk to each other and enjoy sipping on a locally brewed beer.

        Williams had experience doing marketing work for several different beer companies before he decided to pursue his own project. He knew the ins and outs of the industry, and he wanted to set up shop here in Lawrence. Originally, Williams had no intention of serving food at the brewery – he had no restaurant training – but he recruited a Lawrence chef and together they created a menu.

        With the “I’m with Larry” campaign, the company began to pique interest in Lawrence residents. Two years after the creation of the business, Lawrence Beer Co. opened its doors.

        The brewery and restaurant offers a selection of seasonal beers and dishes, which change every few months. Having been there for drinks and dinner many times since the opening (some would probably say too many times), I can confidently say that everything they offer is truly delicious.

        The two Saison beers on the menu are my favorite, closely followed by the Two Hands Anyhow English Ale. Of course, it’s nearly impossible to sit at the bar without ordering something from the food menu. I get a plate of Rice Fried “Chick-arrones” every time I return to Lawrence Beer Co., and it has become one of my favorite dishes in all of Lawrence.

        I can’t write enough good things about Lawrence Beer Co. and the people who work there. The establishment embodies everything that most residents love about Lawrence. I am happy to see it thriving, and I can’t wait for warmer weather to return so that I can sit on the deck, and sip a Saison Liaison in good company.

 

Heard on the Hill

11.20.2017

HOTH crop

  • “I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I’m not a lady, I’m a fucking jackass.”
  • “I can’t believe you fucked 3 people last night, I fucked 7 in the last hour!”
  • “Well we’re not autistic so…”
  • “If you need any help with that erection, you can go fuck yourself.”
  • “It’s gay to have a loving father”
  • “Hold on, let me look up my ex’s SoundCloud page”
  • “Yeah we have the same insurance, so like, we’re perfect for each other. Matching credit cards and everything.”
  • “At least I️ got my family and Post Malone.”
  • “On a scale of 1-10 how bad is it that this is my first time going to this class all year..?”
  • “Yeah I came out yellow and cone-headed.”

 

VIDEO: Lawrence’s Local Food vs. Corporate Food

11.11.2017

Words by Logan Gossett

Video Directed and Edited by Karsan Turner

Lawrence is an incredible town. It boasts the nation’s premiere college basketball team. It fosters curiously accommodating ID laws. It hoards 80% of Kansas’ hills, and it nurtures thousands of young people who walk down those hills upon graduating from Kansas’ top university. But most importantly, Lawrence has food.

Here at Style on the Hill, we love eating food, and we especially love eating local food. As the novelty of Lawrence’s many local eateries begins to fade however, it can become easy to opt for mega-corporate eateries like Burger King instead of local options like the Burger Stand. That’s why we conducted an experiment that compares Lawrence’s local eateries to their corporate counterparts. We recorded our results, finally answering the question, “Should I dine with corporate America or support local eateries?”

Watch the results below!

Heard on the Hill

11.09.2017

HOTH crop

  • “Punch me in the fucking face, I’ll enjoy it.”
  • “And then I thought, ‘Do I really want someone with adult braces to cut my bangs?’”
  • Person 1: “I’m gonna do something really crazy tonight”
    Person 2: “Like fall asleep?”
  • “Was he saying he was gonna fuck his own dog or gonna fuck max’s dog?”
  • “My dad is a dog.”
  • “…yeah the Bill of Rights is canon.”
  • “I played with my family, so I guess I’m a slut too.”
  • “I just walked in and there was my mom’s boyfriend wearing my Uggs.”
  • “All of his friends hate the same people and FUCK the same people.”
  • “He’s in a Smash Bros league and I was like, that’s hot.”

 

Heard on the Hill

10.16.2017

HOTH crop

  • “I don’t have any money so I straight up ate a napkin yesterday.”
  • “Dude I legit thought I had poop on my face.”
  • “I really really don’t wanna kill myself but what’s new.”
  • “I already know what my kids are going to look like because of Pinterest.”
  • “I just can’t commit to being lesbian.”
  • “On a scale of 1-Vermont street how fucked up are you?”
  • “If Lil Yachty goes out anywhere in Lawrence, he’s going to Tonic for sure.”
  • “All the costumes I want to be for Halloween require me to have no hair.”
  • “Don’t kill that bee, haven’t you seen Charolette’s Web?”
  • “But now that I know I’m not pregnant I’m a little sad.”

 

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