Situated beside Lincoln’s Wilderness Park on the 18-hole golf course at Wilderness Ridge, The Lodge serves up gourmet cuisine with extensive pairings of wine, beer, and cocktails. The Lodge cultivates a woodsy vibe with log walls, ceiling beams accented with cut stone, chandeliers made from antlers, and waiters dressed up as grizzly bears. Diners can sup on entrees of duck or salmon while sipping on wines hailing from around the globe after enjoying a round of golf on a nine-hole executive course or 18-hole championship fairway.
Live music and a lively atmosphere regularly accompany each bite from Cappy's Hotspot Bar & Grill's extensive menu of tasty pub eats. Appetizers such as the golden-brown mini corn dogs ($5.50) and cheese sticks ($4.25) drum up anticipation for a procession of savory sandwiches such as the turkey- and bacon-infused baked club hoagie ($6.50) or the bath of homemade barbecue sauce slathering each barbecue pulled pork sandwich ($6.75). Top any of Cappy’s burgers, such as the half-pound, char-grilled chef's choice ($7.25), with coleslaw to make it Memphis-style ($0.79 extra), or expunge a memory of boring sack lunches with the peanut butter bacon cheeseburger ($7.50).
At a table in Road House Bar and Grille, breaded mushrooms, cauliflower, and corn nuggets snuggle up in a basket, and slices of ham and provolone cheese drape over a juicy, half-pound burger. Nearby, a patron smiles at the thwack of his cue ball connecting with its target as his friends tackle a massive pizza layered with hamburger, pepperoni, sausage, and veggies. Later the group shares a pitcher of beer and busts out tunes during one of the eatery’s twice-weekly karaoke nights that, in addition to live music on Fridays, helps provide them with all the vitamin B-flat recommended by the USDA.
Angie Lewis never considered herself an artist. When she first began dabbling with paint, she found herself overwhelmed by choices. After fretting over what paintbrush to use and what brand of paint to buy, she eventually gave up and stuffed her art supplies—and her creativity—in the back of her closet.
They remained there until one day, while visiting friends in Denver, Angie attended an "entertainment-style" art class. It had music, wine, and a casual "it's OK to mess up" vibe, and Angie knew she just had to bring the concept home with her to Nebraska. And thus The Corky Canvas was born, a place where friends and artists of all skill levels gather with paintbrushes in one hand, and wine glasses in the other. At two Corky Canvas locations, Angie and her team of instructors lead groups through nightly featured painting, private parties, team buildings, and more. Painters are always welcome to change the colors of their class's suggested design, or to even paint something new entirely, following the whims of their creative spirits.
While the convivial atmosphere and comfortable furnishings at The Underground Bar are steadfast, its expansive space hosts a variety of activities throughout the week. Monday may play host to texas hold ’em tournaments, while Tuesday belongs to karaoke, and Wednesday can see beer-pong or pool tournaments. On Fridays and Saturdays, bands take the stage and set a musical backdrop for guests, who perch atop cushioned stools, chairs, and booths as they enjoy beer and pizza.
The cuisine artists behind Henry’s On South whip up a seasonally updated menu that features modern European and American cuisine that makes use of the freshest produce and meats. They grab handfuls of the fresh herbs that hang in the kitchen while crafting white truffle macaroni and cheese, New Orleans–style Cajun shrimp, or flat iron steaks.