Sweet Dreams

January 17, 2013 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I dreamt last night that Paul’s BBQ had reopened. I could smell it and almost taste it. It was wonderful.

Then I woke up.

Once I got over the massive disappointment I started thinking about some of my other favorite restaurants that have gone by the wayside over the past several years. There was Bob’s Gridiron Grill, for example. Located in Bishop Heights at 27th and Highway 2, it was perfect for The Missus and me at the time since our apartment was just a couple blocks away. I loved their meat loaf and several other dishes. Until the portion sizes shrank. And quality slipped. And gradually ... poof. It was gone.

And don’t get me started on Crawdaddy’s. I really miss that place. It was a dive in the greatest sense of the word. The building was falling apart, the floors were crooked, the heating and air conditioning only worked occasionally. But oh my the food was excellent, and the service walked that fine line between surly and superb that you can only truly appreciate once you become a regular. The Missus and I were devastated when it closed.

It’s not all bad, of course. Lincoln is blessed with oodles of fine restaurants and there’s always a fresh crop to grow fond of. But boy, I sure could go for some Paul’s ribs for lunch today.

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Boomer January 18, 2013 at 1:10am

Have you had Phat Jacks yet? It could cure your rib cravings. I too miss Bobs Gridiron!

George January 18, 2013 at 3:09am

We love Phat Jacks.  Unfortunately, it’s now on the other side of town.  If you go, order the burnt ends.  We like to get there right at opening to get them as they are the yummiest!

Mr. Wilson January 18, 2013 at 2:36pm

I had Phat Jack’s at a festival or something once—Celebrate Lincoln, perhaps? I’ve never been to their restaurant. I should give it a try. The advantage of Paul’s was that it was just up the street. Alas.

Christi January 22, 2013 at 3:54pm

We miss Bob’s too - I actually think I still have a gift card somewhere =(
When my husband and I were first dating we used to like to go to Knickers at 84th and O - they had free snacks on Friday night, chip shots (thick cut potato chips fried on site and served with sandwiches) and every meal came with a Mulligan - a mini cup of soft serve vanilla ice cream with hot fudge.  The waitresses were funny and the food was always good.  I also miss Bun Bo from the Vietnamese restaurant on 13th - across from The Cornhusker.
  We started eating Paul’s delicious BBQ off the truck at 40th and A and they catered our rehearsal dinner when they were at 48th and Pioneers.

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