The Chipotle Orange Shrimp Xperience

March 24, 2006 at 1:28am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I just got back from a trip to Doughboyz Bistro with The Missus and The Mother-in-Law. (Read my Doughboyz Bistro review.) It was my third visit to Doughboyz, and for the first time it was packed, noisy, and definitely happening. For one thing the pre-teen-girl-to-everybody-else ratio was extremely high. (A Girl Scout outing, perhaps?) The staff were harried, but they did a good job trying to keep up.

We started with a garlic loaf ($3.85) and marinara sauce ($.89) for an appetizer. The bread was buttery (but not soggy), cheesey, and very flavorful. I really enjoyed the marinara sauce, which had just a bit of a zing and was pleasantly different from the usual. The Missus and The Mother-in-Law ordered side salads ($2.49). They expected boring, but instead they each received a nicely presented plate of mixed greens (no iceberg here!).

For our appetizer we went with a medium Chipotle Orange Shrimp Xperience pizza ($20.25). It was topped with—are you ready for all of this?—orange chipotle sauce, shallots, mandarin oranges, basic, oregano chiffonade, garlic, pepper, buffalo mozzarella, goat cheese, and parmesan. Whew! Both The Mother-in-Law and I summed up our first impressions thusly: it was…different. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a tasty pizza. I would definitely add a slice to my plate if it were an option on a buffet. But for a whole meal it just wasn’t for me. I can certainly see some folks falling madly in love with this incredibly original pie, though, so I encourage you to give it a try. (For the rest of you, I recommend the DBQ Chicken pizza. Mmm.)

If you haven’t already picked up on the theme, Doughboyz Bistro is unlike any other restaurant in Lincoln. “Original” is a word that gets thrown around too often, but I think Doughboyz has earned the title. Stop by and let me know if you agree.

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