Specializing in edible emporiums of excess, Sips & Subs assembles its gravity-defying bread skyscrapers with support structures of flavorful meats, ambrosial cheeses, and an abundance of tongue-tantalizing condiments. The party-worthy platter is piled high with sliced bread, hoagie buns, and tomato-basil wraps filled with your choice of savory combinations. Considered by some as the supreme Super Bowl snack, the tray feeds 20 to 30 people—or one offensive lineman's backup stomach.
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.
Since opening its doors in 1997, the charming java joint has helped countless customers do the same for their eyeballs. Shuffle your favorite pair of slippers into Sunrise at sunrise to get caffeinated with a handcrafted hot or cold barista-concocted beverage. Or stop by the storefront after work to pick up a bag of regular, flavored, or decaf beans to brew at home. Percolation purists can get their fix with classic sippables such as coffee ($1.50 for 12 oz.), cappuccino ($2.75 for 12 oz.), and iced lattés ($3.25 for 16 oz.), while thrill seekers can go reverse scuba diving by sending glorious waves of mocha breve ($4 for 12 oz.), fruit smoothie ($4 for 16 oz.), or vanilla coffee cooler ($4 for 16 oz.) into the deep caverns of their stomach's sea. Sunrise's tea list is equally comprehensive, ranging from non-flavored black varieties to delightfully fruity options such as vanilla coconut white tea, decaf wildberry plum, and blackberry sage.
PieZano's combines handmade dough and fresh ingredients to fill its menu with pizzas, subs, and other Italian dishes available for comfortable consumption in the eatery or at home. The potato pizza layers sliced tubers with cream cheese, bacon, and ham to create a more elegant deconstruction of a baked potato than blowing up a plate of cheese fries ($9.17–$17.99). Single-topping pies balance meats and veggies on your choice of Neapolitan-style thin, standard medium, or Sicilian-style thick crusts ($6.99–$14.99). The pizzeria's signature pasta dish, Caesar's Pie, bakes a nest of spaghetti noodles mixed with Italian cheeses, hamburger, sausage, peppers, and onions under a bed of marinara sauce and mozzarella carved to resemble Emperor Augustus ($7.35/single, $14.70/family). For hands-on hunger control, flex digits around a hearty meatball sub coated with melted cheese ($6.85) or slice through a calzone customized with cheese and three of your favorite fillings baked inside a homemade garlic crust ($7.35).
The aromas of spices, freshly ground herbs, and simmered meats fill African Food's dining room, giving guests a sensory glimpse into the kitchen’s richly seasoned selection. There, chef and owner Mulugeta "Roy" Ruei stands, faithfully recreating the spice-marinated beef and lamb entrees that he grew up with in Ethiopia. According to the Lincoln Star Journal, Ruei immigrated to the United States as a 12-year-old boy who didn't speak English, but never forgot his deep love for African cuisine. Through food, he evokes the flavors and aromas of Ethiopian home cooking, temporarily closing the gap that the Atlantic and the land between imposes to bring a piece of his native land to Lincoln and completely confuse cartographers. To that end, entire platters emerge from the kitchen with hearty stews and sautéed vegetables sitting atop spongy injera flatbread that diners use in place of utensils, scooping small bites directly from the tray before enjoying their flavors.
J&K Wings & Things coats golden-brown chicken wings in a dozen mouth-watering sauces. The restaurant’s Meals & More menu brims with homestyle staples more comforting than an apple-pie-scented electric blanket, from a tender-crispy chicken-fried steak to a cheeseburger adorned with bacon. An entourage of 10 wings bathes in sauces ranging from lemon pepper to Thai chili, with tons of eye-poppingly spicy options in between to awaken the senses. The Wings Party Meal satisfies a whole sideline’s worth of gridiron junkies, with 75 wings providing low-maintenance fan fuel and a shareable order of Family fries spreading around the snackage. Patrons can either sup at J&K Wings & Things, which is open until 11 p.m. or later most nights, or they can take their food to go and dine in their own homes, cars, or bathtubs.