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Life is a celebration. Enjoy it well.
— Uruj Shahid

Culinaria is a cozy restaurant in East Lawrence with a (sometimes) lively atmosphere. Located in one of Lawrence’s most historic buildings, Culinaria opened in 2009 as a customized catering company and private event space. After 8 years in the event’s industry, husband-and-wife owners, Aaron and Regan Pillar, decided to open a weekend restaurant, featuring foods they love, inspired by the spices and culinary aesthetic of the Mediterranean. Now open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, Culinaria serves Mediterranean-inspired dinner selections, homemade sweets and fresh fruit cocktails along with wine pairings and craft beer. With flavorful, innovative food and a warm, friendly environment, the folks at Culinaria invite you to come in, relax and celebrate one of life’s greatest joys … the simple pleasure of eating and drinking. 


Thursday | Friday | Saturday                 3:30p-9p


512 East 9th Street

Lawrence, Kansas 66044







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Our Building

Located on the northwest corner of 9th and New Jersey, the building housing Culinaria was originally constructed for the Kansas Cavalry after Quantrill’s raid (The Lawrence Massacre) in the fall of 1863. As a barn and carriage house, the dining room was used as a horse stable with a hay loft overhead. The space was also a butcher’s shop and slaughter house in the 1950’s as well as a Volkswagen mechanic in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Plus, special features each weekend!


Bubbles & White Wine

Catalonia, Spain | Torre Oria Brut Cava $8 | $32

Minho, Portugal | Mapreco Vhino Verde $7 | $28

Rioja, Spain | Cune Monopole Blanco $36

Veneto, Italy | Tre Fili Pinot Grigio $9 | $32

Bordeaux, France | Clos des Lunes Bordeaux Blanc $50

New Zealand | Koha Sauvignon Blanc $9 | $32

Mendocino, California | Brutocao Chardonnay $11 | $40


Red Wine

Oregon | Cooper Hill Pinot Noir $11 | $44

Central Coast, California | Wonderwall Pinot Noir $55

Côtes du Rhône, France | Barville Côtes du Rhône $40

Portugal | Cabriz Red Blend $8 | $32

Rioja, Spain | Raiza Tempranillo $10 | $40

Rioja, Spain | Viña Alberdi Reserva Tempranillo $50

Chile | Casas del Bosque Cabernet $12 | $44 Gran Reserva



Goodwood Louisville Lager (Kentucky) $4.50

Life Coach Lager (Washington, KS) $3.50

New Belgium DayBlazer Easy Going Ale (CO) $4.00

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale (DE) $5.00

O’dell Drumroll APA (CO) $4.00

Yankee Tank Red Dirt Country Ale $4.00 (Lawrence, KS)

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale $4.00 (Lawrence, KS)

Tropic Plunder (CA) $4.75

Deschute’s Fresh-squeezed IPA (OR) $4.50

Left Hand Brewing Co Milk Stout (CO) $4.50



Vodka: Titos (Austin, TX) $5.50 | Reyka (Iceland) $6.00

Gin: Sloan's Dry (Netherlands) $6.00 | Principle de los Apostoles Yerba Matte (Argentina) $6.50

Whiskey (Rye | Bourbon): Old Overholt Rye $5.50 | Bulleit $6.50

Tequila: Espolon (Mexico) $5.00 | Demetrio Reposado (Mexico) $5.50

Scotch: Glenlivet $10.00

Classic Cocktails: Martinis | Manhattans | Margaritas | Highballs


Culinaria Cocktails $8.50

— $6 during Happy Hour & All Night on Thursdays! —

Vodka Orange Buck (Fresh-squeezed Orange, Bitters, Ginger, Press)

Grapefruit-Ginger Gin Fizz

Prickly Pear Tequila Rickey

Raspberry Mojito


Sangria (Red Wine, Citrus, Berries, Seasonal Fruit) $6.50 | $5.50 Happy Hour/Thursdays!


Fancy Drinks

Berry-Berry Gimlet (Absolut Grapefruit, Fresh Lime, Housemade Berry Sorbet) $10.00

Park Slope Cosmopolitan (Tito’s, Grapefruit-Ginger, Lime, Up) $10.50

Martini (Reyka Vodka or Sloane’s Gin, Vermouth, splash of Olive Juice, Olive, Up … or your way!) $10.50

Coconut-Lime Vodka Mojito (Reyka, Coconut Milk, Mint-Limeade, Coconut Flakes) $9.50

Happy Drink (Tito’s, Lambic Framboise, Fresh-squeezed Lemonade) $10.00

Blood Orange Sling (Apostoles Yerbe Matte Gin, Bitters, Blood Orange, Ginger Beer) $10.00

Manhattan (Bulleit, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Cherry, Up) $10.50

Spicy Strawberry Margarita (Demetrio Silver, Fresh Strawberry & Habanero, Strawberry Simple Syrup, Fresh-squeezed Sour) $10.00

Fancy Tequila (Demetrio Reposado, Fresh Lime, Orange, Cherry) $9.50

Raspberry Mojito (Bacardi Silver, Raspberry Sorbet, Mint-Limeade) $8.50

Orange Colada (Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, Fresh squeezed Orange-Cardamom, Coconut Milk) $9.50

Horsefeather (Benchmark, Bitters, Gingerale, Orange) $8.50

Old Fashioned (Larceny Bourbon, Orange, Cherry, Bitters, Rocks) $10.00


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