American Food and Drinks at Joysticks Arcade Bar (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lincoln

55 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Classic arcade games, pinball, and skee-ball combined with beer, cocktails, and spirits; kitchen serves up food open til close

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per group. Not valid on 10/24/15, 11/7/15, or 11/27/15. Valid only towards drinks chosen from Merchant’s cocktail menu or draft beer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $18 for two menu items and two drinks (up to $36 value)
  • $36 for four menu items and four drinks (up to $72 value)

Four Things to Know About The Five Tastes

The five recognized tastes are sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and umami (savory). But, that’s not all there is to the story. Read on to learn more about taste, and how ideas about it are still evolving.

1. Your tongue isn’t divided into sections by taste. This was long thought to be the case, but in truth different taste receptors intermingle all over the tongue. It’s not hard to see why scientists previously thought this, though. Some areas are more sensitive to certain tastes than others: the sides of the tongue are the most attuned areas to all tastes, while the back of the tongue is most sensitive to bitter tastes.

2. Umami was accepted as the fifth taste in 2002, more than 100 years after it was identified by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda. Meaning roughly “delicious” in Japanese, umami became fully accepted as one of the foundational tastes after it was proven that our tongues have taste receptors for L-glutamate, an amino acid responsible for the umami effect. Umami is often described as savory or meaty, and is most present in high-flavor foods such as ripe tomatoes, cheese, and anchovies. It’s also why MSG—monosodium glutamate—is so potent in ramping up flavor.

3. There might be more than five tastes. Scientists are still looking into whether the mouth has specific taste receptors for other substances, such as fat, calcium, and metals. Spiciness, however, definitely isn’t a taste: it’s processed in the brain not by taste buds, but by pain receptors.

4. Your sense of taste keeps you safe. Taste buds in the mouth come to the rescue by sending the brain a cue when a food is poisonous or rotten, preventing you from swallowing it or storing it in your cheek pouches.

Customer Reviews

55 Ratings

Had a ball playing retro video games and eathing fantastic food. The service was great! a wonderful time had by all!
Jenna C. · October 28, 2016
Awesome deal! We're in rush to an event, but will def come back to play another day! Good food, very nice bartender :)
Claire E. · May 20, 2016
The bacon ranch wrap was good. Great fries! The chicken kabob was a little overdone, but still pretty good. It does take a while to get your food, so don't go if you're wanting a quick lunch, otherwise good.
Peggy C. · May 15, 2016
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    Suite 230, 350 Canopy Street

    Lincoln, NE 68508

    +14029048950

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