Four of Lincoln’s Best Kept Secrets

April 26, 2010 at 1:05pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Last night I saw a sign that said that Satinni Leather is Lincoln’s best kept secret. Hmm, perhaps. But that got me thinking about the things in Lincoln that I would add to a list of “best kept secrets”. It’s not an easy list to compile, that’s for sure. Here’s a starter list:

  1. Stransky Park - Located at 17th and Perkins (just south of South Street), Stransky Park is a great little neighborhood park. Check it out in the summer when the park hosts concerts.
  2. Tuesdays at the ice cream shack at Coddington and West Van Dorn - I apologize for not remembering the name of the business. Many of you have been there after a meal at Lee’s or a trip to Pioneers Park. But did you know on Tuesdays they serve up lemon ice cream? My mother is a huge fan; you’ll see her there most every week.
  3. The trails at the Pioneers Park Nature Center - Sure you may have been to the Pioneers Park Nature Center. But have you really taken the time to explore all its nooks and crannies? Most people seem to not realize the diversity of habitats you can explore out there.
  4. Smokehouse Deli - There are a bunch of small businesses around town that most of us don’t know about. Smokehouse Deli, between Highway 2 and Old Cheney on 48th Street, is one of them. This tiny joint makes some impressive meats, but so far they’ve managed to fly under the radar.

I’m sure you can add to this list. Lincoln has lots of “secrets”. What are some of yours?

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Fletch April 26, 2010 at 1:56pm

I would say this blog is one of Lincoln’s best-kept secrets!

Mr. Wilson April 26, 2010 at 2:27pm

Flattery will get you everywhere.

Karin Dalziel April 26, 2010 at 3:25pm

Nooooo! Don’t mention the lemon ice cream! The lines are long enough as is:

foxspit April 26, 2010 at 3:45pm

C&L;Dairy Sweet. Mmmm, ice cream.

Randy’s Donuts on West O.

holy hannah April 26, 2010 at 5:56pm

Tina’s Cafe at S. 7th Street and South. I have a weakness for mom and pop type diners, especially for breakfast.

Moses April 26, 2010 at 5:59pm

They don’t even have a sign on the corner anymore.

Chris April 26, 2010 at 6:43pm

C & L Dairy Sweet! Small lemon sundae with raspberry topping! NOM NOM!

foxspit April 26, 2010 at 9:42pm

The treadmill is still for sale in the front entry, too.

Karin Dalziel April 27, 2010 at 2:47am

A truck ran into the sign and they took it down. :/

Nikkidemas April 27, 2010 at 3:50pm

Everyone raves about UNL’s Dairy Store, but the best-kept secret is the Corner Deli in UNL’s East Campus Union.  They have the best sandwiches!

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