Headed to Lincoln? Tempt your palate with these 8 local delicacies


Nebraska is more than cornfields and sprawling prairies. The state’s capital, Lincoln, offers vibrant art and nightlife scenes, partially thanks to the large downtown campus of the University of Nebraska. The Haymarket District near downtown’s western edge was an open-air cattle and hay market in the late 1800s. Today, it’s a hub for funky galleries, specialty shops, and trendy cafes. Friday art walks and the Saturday farmers market are popular activities among locals.For outdoor enthusiasts, Lincoln also boasts more than 130 miles of trails. The MoPac—a converted, 27-mile rail track—winds from the university to Omaha.Lincoln is also home to the 25,000 students that attend the University of Nebraska. The main campus is in the middle of town, and the school’s Memorial Stadium attracts large crowds of football fans adorned in red Cornhuskers gear during the fall.

In Lincoln, you will find some delectable dishes that you just cannot miss! There are some mouth-watering dishes and tasty dishes like Apple Pie, Bacon, and Chicken Fricassee and many more. Continue reading to know more.

1. Apple Pie

Apple pie is often served with whipped cream, ice cream, or even cheddar cheese. The bottom crust may be baked separately (“blind”) to prevent it from getting soggy. Deep-dish apple pie often has a top crust only and tarte Tatin is baked with the crust on top, but served with it on the bottom. Apple pie can be made with many different sorts of apples. The more popular cooking apples include Braeburn, Gala, Cortland, Bramley, Empire, Northern Spy, Granny Smith, and McIntosh. The fruit for the pie can be fresh, canned, or reconstituted from dried apples. Dried or preserved apples were originally substituted only at times when fresh fruit was unavailable. The filling generally includes sugar, butter, and cinnamon, sometimes also lemon juice or nutmeg; many older recipes call for honey in place of the then-expensive sugar.

The most popular places to try out Apple Pie is Butterfly Bakery..

2. Bacon

Bacon is a perfect meal or side dish, depending on how you are feeling. Bacon is made by cooking salt-cured pork on a stovetop. The pork meat comes from the belly or the back, which has less fat. Bacon is cooked in a pan with butter to bring out the greasiness in the meat. Bacon can be cooked to be well done and crispy or more chewy.

The most popular places to try out Bacon are Best Beer and Beigel Shop.

3. Chicken Fricassee

A Fricassee is basically a tie between a sauté and a stew. It consists of a dish that has pieces of meat (like chicken) and the vegetables are stewed in their stock and served in white sauce. It is the original French comfort food. It contains slow cooked chicken with hearty vegetables in a rich silky sauce.

The most popular places to try out Chicken Fricassee are BATALOGIANNI, Best Beer and Browns Pie Shop.

4. Gingerbread Men Cookies

These are specially made cookies that generally look like human figures, except usually they include stubby limbs that don’t contain hands or feet. The primary ingredients used in creating gingerbread men cookies include brown sugar, butter, flour as well as baking soda. In addition to these elements, these cookies are generally prepared with flavoring such as ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

The most popular places to try out Gingerbread Men Cookies are Best Beer, Cooplands and visiting.

5. Blackberry Pie

Blackberry pie is the ultimate summer dessert, with a sweet/tart, juicy filling and a flaky crust. It’s made with blackberries, blackberry jam or a combination of both. Fresh blackberries are stewed or soaked in water before they are put into the pie. The pie can be tart, so it usually requires more sugar than its blueberry pie cousin.

The most popular places to try out Blackberry Pie are Croissants and Beigel Shop.

6. Corned Beef And Cabbage

Mention Saint Patrick’s Day in the United States, and corned beef and cabbage immediately comes to mind. But it’s not an Irish national dish, and the connection with the holiday seems to be more a part of North American culture. Corned beef and cabbage is a variant of the Irish dish known as bacon and cabbage. It was brought to the United States by Irish immigrants in the 19th century, who substituted corned beef for the bacon.

The most popular places to try out Corned Beef And Cabbage are Mckinney’s Irish Pub. and visiting.

7. Almond Cake

The batter for an almond cake can be made with four basic ingredients. Eggs yolks, almond flour, sugar, and lemon zest are mixed thoroughly. Egg whites are whipped to a stiff peak in a separate bowl, then added to the mixture. Vanilla or other flavorings can be added as well. It is transferred into a pan, and almond slices are put on top before baking. Almond cakes are valued for their ease of making and luxurious flavor. More recently, it has also been appreciated for being gluten free.

The most popular places to try out Almond Cake are Christopher’s and eatpicks.

8. Corn Cakes

This meal is somewhat similar to a pancake except instead of flour it uses cornmeal. Sometimes referred to as ‘hoecakes’ because they used to be cooked over a fire on the end of a hoe, this hearty dish is quite filling and delicious. It includes buttermilk in the recipe which gives it a tangy flavor. Corn cakes often are served with butter on top or a covering of maple syrup to give it sweetness.

The most popular places to try out Corn Cakes are Best Beer, Vine’s Bakery and Christopher’s.

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