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  • Evan Epperson: Associate General Manager and Bar Manager, J. Wilson's

    Evan Epperson

    Instagram @evan.epperson

    J. Wilson’s is a classy yet casual establishment on the West side of Lawrence, Kansas.  More than a restaurant, J. Wilson’s is a thriving community with many regulars that lovingly refer to it as "their own Cheers."

    We serve Modern American cuisine and strive to offer fresh, local, and seasonal fare, always made from scratch.  Featuring a full bar, we focus on local and sustainable liquors and beers wherever possible.  The wine list is chosen by our own sommelier and features many estate-grown, family-owned, and sustainable (or organic, or biodynamic) wines. 

    That’s all the press-worthy stuff, but most of all, it’s a fun place to work, where people care about each other and work hard to do good things.  It doesn’t get much better than that. 

  • Vanessa Waters: Curator, Afterword Tavern & Shelves

    Vanessa Waters

    "A bookstore bar in The Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, Afterword Tavern & Shelves is the best combination of books and booze with a badass all-girl staff of bartenders."

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