This last year and a half has been a bit dizzying – a summer in Europe, the death of a cherished family member, the closing of Krause Dining, the opening of Esquina, my mom’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, the opening of The Burger Stand at the Casbah, writing and publishing our cookbook, a residential kitchen remodel (well, kind of), and now The Burger Stand expands its borders…
I do not have to worry about boredom or stagnation, but I do have to stop and take some deep breaths occasionally. But I’ll tell you that I am truly excited about this next step, because I am at heart a Topekan. We have signed a lease to open a Burger Stand in College Hill – close to the middle school I attended, the same area of town where I have, in my past, had a few too many, and in the heart of a town where I spent the first 18 years of my life. Topeka holds many family members, friends, and customers whom I feel incredibly fond of.
I also have had a an almost startling realization about myself recently – I like to work. Crazy isn’t it? I don’t know why exactly this fact surprised me, but it did. This fact comes with good timing – we’ve got a lot of work ahead to get the Topeka Burger Stand opened!
And while I thought I could get through a post without shamelessly promoting our book, “The Cook’s Book of Intense Flavors”, alas, I cannot. We have a few book events coming up…
LAWRENCE – Saturday NOVEMBER 27th Book Signing at Esquina from 2-4.
TOPEKA – Friday DECEMBER 3rd Book Signing at Warehouse 414 during First Friday.
KANSAS CITY – Saturday DECEMBER 4th Book Signing at Function Juction in Crown Center from 1-4.
Robert and I will available to sign and personalize books at all of these events and hope to see you there!
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I just wanted to say what an asset you both are to Topeka. I have never been to the Burger Stand in Lawrence, but I am looking forward to trying it when it comes to town. I have long looked forward to the new Colleg Hill development coming into it’s own. Your effort to move into the area with a host of new businesses will be just the spark to encourage Topekan’s to take a look at what’s new around Washburn. I would encourage you to set up a facebook page for the Topeka location where you can give updates on the development. That way we can help you spread the word!
Great idea, Bob!
Just wanted to let you know about an event yesterday that just thrilled my heart. We use to live in Kansas City and our true love of restaurants was Krause Dining. So you can understand my excitement when walking through the Borders here, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and what did i find on a CENTER display in the store your COOKBOOK. You’ve made it all the way across the world. I just wanted to share and let you know your beautiful gifts and talents are being spread world wide. Play and Pray hard, Rhonda and Valentino Alvarez
WOW! Thanks so much for sharing your experience – we had no idea our book is so widely available. Thanks for your kind words and hope to serve you again in the future 🙂