Smellthy Living, TLDRsdays

Lancaster County Restaurant Inspections, 8/2/2018

Smell Nebraska's interns have issued unenforceable food enforcement warnings to: Andy's Express Convenience Store, 2500 Wildcat Drive. Cashier found chatting loudly on flip phone to someone about Stranger Things season 1 as if it hasn't been out for two years, slot to insert "chip" card reader taped over with note saying "no chip" in three year… Continue reading Lancaster County Restaurant Inspections, 8/2/2018

grocery stores, sadness

Ideal Grocery Still Burned Down

Lincoln NE (SN) - One of the difficult responsibilities that accompany being the most reliable source of news in Nebraska is delivering the stories that hurt. We'll just come out with it. We visited the location where Ideal Grocery burned down on May 19th, 2016, and it is still burned down. The former local grocery… Continue reading Ideal Grocery Still Burned Down

food & dining, Slow Nuesday

Food Review: O’Rourke’s Popcorn Dish

After severe disappointment from both Marcus Theatre and the Colby Ridge Gourmet Popcorn Store, this week my quest for the ultimate popcorn meal led me to O'Rourke's Tavern on 1329 O Street. The establishment had off street parking, which can be a chore in downtown Lincoln, but is also usually a sign that you are… Continue reading Food Review: O’Rourke’s Popcorn Dish

american pickers, food & dining

163 Applebee’s Locations in Jeopardy as Large Franchise Files for Bankruptcy

Atlanta GA (SN) - Like a heavy set sixty-eight year old man arriving home from a night full of jalapeno poppers, a pint of spinach artichoke dip, and seventeen 20 oz Coor's Banquet beers from Applebee's, the very franchise in play may be finding themselves "belly up." It turns out that piling shrimp scampi on… Continue reading 163 Applebee’s Locations in Jeopardy as Large Franchise Files for Bankruptcy

food & dining, sandwich week

Lincoln Brings in Brand New Sandwich Restaurant That Sells Sandwiches

Lincoln NE (SN) - In a city riddled with Asian soups, authentic Mexican cuisine, and weird Indian foods that are difficult to pronounce, local cook Brent Norhall has a simpler idea for dinner: Sandwiches, comprised of meat, cheese, vegetables, and bread. "Not everyone wants to look at a long menu with foreign words all over… Continue reading Lincoln Brings in Brand New Sandwich Restaurant That Sells Sandwiches

food & dining, sandwich week, the paranormal

Ghost of M&N Sandwich Owner Haunts Goodcents Location

Lincoln NE (SN) - Paranormal experts and skeptics alike have been maintaining steady traffic to the Goodcent's sandwich location on 27th and Randolph in hopes to catch a glimpse of what has been reported as "a very pissed off ghost." Franchise owner Jon Hodgeson claims to have seen the spirit of Norm Kusinski, the late… Continue reading Ghost of M&N Sandwich Owner Haunts Goodcents Location

From the editor, sandwich week

Smell Nebraska Introduces Sandwich Week!

You read it. Welcome to Smell Nebraska's first annual Sandwich Week! Wikipedia describes a sandwich as "a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for another food type."… Continue reading Smell Nebraska Introduces Sandwich Week!