Best Eatin’ in Lincoln

April 27, 2006 at 5:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Swoof over at Eatin’ in Lincoln is hosting a Best Eatin’ in Lincoln poll. My responses:

  • Mexican
    I’ll give this to La Mexicana, but my favorite is actually Santiago’s in Crete.
  • Pizza
    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.
  • Sandwich
    Bison Witches.
  • 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?
  • Indian
    The Oven.
  • Steak
    Y’know, I thought about this one, and the only place in Lincoln I’ve never had a bad steak is Outback.
  • Burger
    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.
  • Sushi
    I plead ignorance.
  • Fish
    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.
  • Chain
    I have a soft spot for Panera Bread.
  • Other/Mish-mash
    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.
  • Character
    Crawdaddy’s oozes character. Just don’t eat off the floor.
  • Dessert
    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.
  • Italian
    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!

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D.M.B. April 27, 2006 at 5:54pm

First of all, Chinese I’d probably have to go with Windchimes.

And will you people get off your high horse about Valentino’s?  Please?  It’s the one food related thing that irritates the hell out of me about Lincoln.

Mr. Wilson April 27, 2006 at 6:38pm

Anybody care to explain my vote to D.M.B.?

Swoof April 27, 2006 at 8:46pm

Hahahahaha.

Crawdaddy’s was exactly the kind of place I had in mind when I created the mishmash category.

I thought about Italian but I couldn’t put up an Italian category in good conscience with using quotes around the word.

I’ll take you out to lunch when school’s done for a big bowl of pho at Pho Nguyen, Mr. Wilson.

D.M.B. don’t forget to nominate your favorites.

Mr. Wilson April 27, 2006 at 9:00pm

Crawdaddy’s was exactly the kind of place I had in mind when I created the mishmash category.

Heh, sweet. Do I get bonus points for reading your mind?

I’ll take you out to lunch when school’s done for a big bowl of pho at Pho Nguyen, Mr. Wilson.

It’s a date. Err, well, not that kind of a date. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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