Friday Five

By: Mr. Wilson on September 22, 2006
For something a little different, here are five Lincoln businesses I couldn't live without:
  1. Hy-Vee. I know Hy-Vee isn't locally owned, but I have always preferred their stores to other options available in town. And when I travel out of town and need to visit a grocery store -- such as when The Missus and I were in Boston for nearly two weeks this summer -- I always feel lucky to have such a good store here at home.
  2. Avant Card. I purchase almost all of my greeting cards at Avant Card, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Why buy Hallmark when you can choose from Avant Card's eclectic collection? Plus, their people are very helpful. Case in point: I was the first to know that we were getting Robbie, so I went down to Avan Card and asked if they had any Mother's Day cards. Except, it was a couple weeks after Mother's Day. But they came through and gave me a huge box of cards to browse through. I found the perfect one, and it made telling The Missus about Robbie so much more fun.
  3. Lincoln Running Company. Ann Ringlein's store on P Street is the place to buy running shoes if you're a local runner. But it isn't just the shoes. The people are always helpful and knowledgeable, and Ann is, well, she's Ann, and who doesn't love Ann?
  4. The Mill. Well, actually I could go thorugh life just fine without The Mill, because I don't drink coffee. But the thought of putting up with The Missus in a world without her coffee fix from The Mill is downright frightening. (Just kidding! Please don't change the locks!)
  5. Ivanna Cone. I brag about Ivanna Cone all the time, but seriously folks, can you imagine if we had to go through summer without Ivanna Cone? I shudder at the thought.
What Lincoln business(es) could you not live without?


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September 22, 2006 at 1:56PM

OSO Buritto without chum tacos I would be lost and hungry.

monkey wrench cycles

Gourmet grill (saved my life a few late nights)

Ideal grocery vast selection and uber meat.

Geno’s intoxicants.  Small but so close to home.

topper popper best cheese corn ever.

September 22, 2006 at 5:19PM

Open Harvest - best cheese selection in a town without an actual cheeseshop; good organic produce (usually).

El Rancho - pupusas and great guacamole, enough said.

Monkey Wrench

September 23, 2006 at 12:56AM

I love the Oriental Market behind my house- best potstickers I’ve ever had (50 for $5!).

Also I love Golden Wok- their sizzling rice soup and spring rolls are so yummy.

Mr. T
September 23, 2006 at 2:22AM

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September 23, 2006 at 3:41AM

gotta give it up for ghetto russ’s as well

September 26, 2006 at 7:55PM

Sorry, I missed your question, Mr T. The store is the one attached to the Thai House. It’s cash and check only, but they’re got some great deals. Just last night we went there to get the makings for Pad Thai- only spent $3 for the sauce, noodles, and some veggies, I just added chicken and eggs.

I’d never had Pad Thai. It was mighty good.

September 28, 2006 at 9:59PM

Karin - Thai House is only a few blocks from my house! Are we neighbors?

September 29, 2006 at 3:38PM

1. Hi-way Diner and the “freedom bus”
2. CashAdvance
3. Any “scrapbooking” shop
4. Tobacco Hut, Cheapest !$%! Cigarettes, etc.
5. Misty’s (If I could travel back in time to Crane River for an whooping wheat and a garbanzo burger with chips on a Friday night after work, I would.)

What? Businesses I could not live without?

Oh, that’s very different…

September 29, 2006 at 3:42PM

he he whooping wheat.

I know you are a veg but deep frying the garbonzo burger and topping it with bacon and cheese was the absolute best.

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