At La Paz Mexican Fare & Cantina, your palate will be greeted by complimentary chips and fresh, homemade salsa while your hands are introduced to the menu of traditional Mexican favorites. Rev stomach engines with jalapeño poppers (5.95) or black-bean soup topped with cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions ($2.95 for a cup). Then, fuel up on sizzling steak-and-chicken fajitas ($11.50), shredded-beef flautas ($9.75), a chimichanga ($9.25), a beef-and-pork burrito royal ($9.25), or nearly any other specialty invented south of the border. La Paz also offers more than 10 vegetarian entree choices, including the guacamole taco and cheese enchilada ($7.95), and creative plates such as cream-cheese chicken enchiladas, which are smothered in spicy green-chili and pork sauce ($9.75).
The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the "International House of Pancakes." Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001. Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.
Burgers and sandwiches are the crux of Randy’s Grill & Chill, where patrons can grab a flame-grilled handheld and relax amid the cozy spot’s comfortable atmosphere. The concise menu is made up of 11 kinds of 8-ounce burgers, 10 types of sandwiches, and 5 of Randy’s original Grillers. Customers can stick with what they know and order a classic burger—left completely naked—or enjoy several fully dressed options, such as the Western burger blanketed in applewood bacon, pepper-jack cheese, and barbecue sauce. As far as sandwiches go, Randy’s prepares french dips, clubs, and prime-melt toasters, and plates Grillers, such as the ultimate grilled chicken, which carries a load of bacon, onion rings, and housemade mustard sauce. As they dine, patrons can kick back with a chilled Rolling Rock beer and catch a Huskers game. Karaoke is available Wednesday through Saturday nights until 2 a.m., and Randy's Grill & Chill is also home to the Lincoln Comedy Tour, bringing in comedians from all around the country to perform.