I must really be behind the times, a bit of a recluse or just set in my ways when it comes to eating out. Jeff Korbelik of the Lincoln Journal Star, just wrote an article recapping the 50 restaurants he previewed for "Ground Zero" this year past. Ground Zero is a Friday insert that puts in one place all of the happenings in Lincoln for the weekend and coming week.
In Looking over Jeffs article I can truthfully say that we have only eaten at a grand total of two restaurants he has listed.
Ci Ci's Pizza - Fresh Taste at a Great Price
CiCi's pizza, located at 5100 N. 27th Street, is owned by Bret Tibbets. CiCi's features a complete salad bar, macaroni & cheese bar, a dozen or more different topped pizzas and a desert bar. For one price you can have as much or as little of what ever they have.
For this all-you-can-eat extravaganza it is only about four bucks per person. If you wish to drink more than water you can add an unlimited refill drink for a bit over a dollar more. In essence two people can dine at Ci Ci's and eat all they want to for under twelve bucks.
CiCi's has been around for quite awhile in other venues, but as of this past spring new to Lincoln. We have been eating there at least two or three times a month since they opened and have gotten to know Bret and some of the staff. With the success of the 27th Street store Bret, in the next few years, will be adding a location in south Lincoln and one on O street.
Certainly to those on a really tight budget Ci Ci's is appealing, but with the quality of the food and the service it is a must try for anyone that likes pizza. Addittionally if you don't see a pizza you would like on the counter, or you have some insane craving for an unusual combination of ingrediants, tell them what you want and they will make it for you.
If you like pizza I highly reccomend Ci Ci's. There is also an arcade room with games for all ages including an Air Hockey table.
Having been to King Kongs only once and that was right before they closed one night last week I can say it is worth a trip back. We had been out running around and as it was getting into the evening we decided to grab a bite rather than go home and cook.
King Kong is also located on 27th Street, but is north of town near the I - 80 & 27th St. interchange.
King Kong has an extensive menu, but we confined our self to the burger meals. These meals are available with anything from a quarter pound hamburger all the way up to a two pound burger sandwich. (4- 8 ounce patties stacked)
It is definately a place we will eat at again.
Maybe we should get out more, or expand our horizens, there are several places on Jeff's list that people we know have eaten at and reccomend.