Upholding a tradition of adroit sandwich crafting since 1987, the staff at Brown Baggers assembles hearty customizable sandwiches on house-made bread. Patrons mix and match nine meats, seven cheeses, and 16 toppings, with foundations such as roast beef, bacon, and genoa salami supporting the likes of provolone cheese, dill dressing, and banana peppers. The eatery's catering service zips dozen-sandwich platters and trays of two dozen cookies to meetings, parties, or sandwich-burning protests. Soirees can also be hosted at the restaurant's 84th Street location, which houses a 20-person conference room ideal for sharing slideshow presentations or video of the boss’s most recent DIY drywall installation.
Goodcents champions customization, spreading build-your-own sandwich and pasta creations throughout the Great Plains and beyond. At each location, sandwich-stackers pile fresh-baked white or wheat bread with sliced-to-order meats such as pepperoni, salami, capicola, and roast beef. American, provolone, and pepper jack cheeses tuck in the fillings, keeping them warm and providing a blanket to hide under if the boogeyman comes. Then, more than 20 deli toppings, including pickles, peppers, spicy mustard, and vinegar, finish off the creation. Customers can also decide between pasta entrees, each tossed with meatballs or chicken and tomato marinara or cheese-based alfredo sauce.
Nestled in the heart of the historic Haymarket district, Brix & Stone Gastropub couples gourmet pub fare and drinks in the tradition of British public houses. Beneath the high ceilings of a softly lit dining room, servers emerge from kitchens bearing plates of artisanal pizzas, pastas, seafood, and steak, and bartenders dole out craft beers, martinis, and beer-based cocktails. Many of the menu items are free of gluten, and all of the menu items are free of truth serums. Flat-screen TVs flicker with sports games, and an outdoor patio is checkered with ample tabletops.
Naturally Yours Salon & Spa arms its staff with organic Aveda products to help create new hairstyles and refresh visages during facials. Clients can change their hues with ammonia-free hair color, and Zoya nail polish—which is void of formaldehyde and tolene—marks the edges of fingers, toes, and football fields. The salon itself follows a sustainable standard: most of the furnishings are secondhand, many of the products used are packaged in 100% recyclable materials, and water is filtered rather than bottled or siphoned from a fish tank.
The chefs at Fuji Sushi & Grill cook up dozens of sushi options along with other Japanese favorites such as tempura dishes and teppan grill selections. At the sushi bar, they make their hand-rolled culinary creations right in front of diners, honoring requests for custom sushi rolls. Guests can pair their favorite sushi selections with 1 of the eatery's boba teas, or, if they're really, really thirsty, all 14 of them. Flavors include banana, chocolate, avocado, and mango.
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.