Best Eatin’ in Lincoln
I’ll give this to La Mexicana, but my favorite is actually Santiago’s in Crete.
Yia Yia’s gets the nod by virtue of the combination of its food, atmosphere, and location. I’m also giving an Honorable Mention to Doughboyz for their creative pies.
- Bar Food
I plead ignorance on this one.
- East Asian (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese)
I’m going with Blue Orchid here, but I’m pretty ignorant of the other options available in this category. Anybody care to take me out and educate me?
Y’know, I thought about this one, and the only place in Lincoln I’ve never had a bad steak is Outback.
Grandmother’s makes burgers just the way I like them.
- Fine Dining
There aren’t many options to choose from, and of those I have visited, I don’t have a favorite.
- Casual Dining - there’s a line between Fine and Casual, help me draw it.
Darned if I know where the line is, but I’ll put in a vote for Lazlo’s Downtown.
I plead ignorance.
Ho boy, this is tough. There isn’t much seafood action going on in Lincoln. I’ll say Beacon Hills.
- Fast Food
Oso Burrito, hands down.
I have a soft spot for Panera Bread.
Crawdaddy’s. I don’t know what “Other/Mish-mash” means, but I haven’t said Crawdaddy’s yet, so here it is.
- Best in Show
By virtue of the consistency of its excellence over the years, The Oven retains its crown.
Now for some categories Swoof missed:
- Ice Cream
Ivanna Cone, no doubt about it.
Crawdaddy’s oozes character. Just don’t eat off the floor.
I don’t actually have a nominee here because I don’t eat dessert at restaurants very often. But I bet The Missus has a nominee (or twelve).
- In Memoriam
Garden Cafe. The original Garden Cafe, back before they started dinking with the menu and screwing everything up, eventually killing one of Lincoln’s best restaurants.
Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet. It’s just like the old country. But with more sugar. And chicken nuggets.
Go cast your vote for the Best Eatin’ in Lincoln!