Since the Stand opened, its fans have been asking themselves the same question: Could Krause possibly take a different everyday food and make it really weird?
Readers, it seems that the answer is a resounding "yes!" Krause's taco restaurant, Esquina, is now open in the former home of Round Corner Drugstore and, according to one local food blog (Jayhawk Girl's Kitchen), these tacos are indeed unusual (and absolutely delicious).
Let's take a look at the blog's commentary:
"There really are no words to explain my feelings about the pork tacos. Seriously, pork, pineapple and pumpkin seeds were made for each other!"
Chip: "Pineapple belongs on a taco in about the same way it belongs on a pizza, which is to say that it doesn't."
"Josh said that his favorite was the fish taco and I agree that it was pretty amazing with the fried plantains in there."
Chip: "Isn't a plantain like a banana? I don't want a banana taco."
Richard: "I've been hoping Krause would offer some sort of banana-burger at Dempsey's, perhaps with fried bananas and peanut butter as a tribute to the King, but no such luck yet."
Jayhawk Girl helpfully provides a photo of the menu (can't you offer us at least one good old-fashioned ground beef taco, Krause?), which we'll include below for you to peruse (click to enlarge). And check out Jayhawk Girl's food blog here: