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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1993)
Good food, environment found
at country-western restaurant
The country-western craze has moved from
the dance floor to the dining room in Lincoln.
The Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon ai
70th and O streets features country-western
music-in a relaxed, casual, old-west setting.
The restaurant is part of a 34-restauram
national chain that moved into the capital city
eight weeks ago. The friendly staff and down
home environment made a Saturday lunch visit
The luncheon menu features mesquite-grilled
burgers, grilled chicken, ribs and tasty Texas
Teaser appetizers. The entrees ranged in price
from $3.65 for a Lone Star Burger to $6.95 for
lunch ribs or a steak sandwich.
This was my first visit to the restaurant and
I had a few questions about the menu. Our
waitress, Jody, did an excellent job answering
them, and provided superb service.
My friend Mike and I ordered Amarillo
Cheese Fries for $4.95 from the Tcxas-Tcaser
list. The thick-cut french fries were smothered
in Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, bacon
and served with a side of ranch dressing.
They were delicious, a good start to our
meal, and the serving was more than generous.
It could have easily served four people.
For lunch, I chose the baby back ribs for
$6.95. The ribs, soaked in barbecue sauce, were
served up in about 10 minutes. The ribs had a
good flavor, but were a bit fatty. I would liave
liked the barbecue sauce a bit tangicr, but it was
The ribs were served with a choice of rice,
Lone Star french fries, baked potato or baked
sweet potato. My baked potato was quite large,
and served with sour cream and butter.
Mike ordered a Willie Burger. The half
pound burger was topped with Jack cheese and
bacon, with lettuce, tomato, onion and a pickle
on the side. He ordered his burger medium rare,
and said it was done to perfection. The serving
was more than generous.
He ordered Lone Star french fries for an
additional 95 cents. Although the burger was
worth the price, french fries, or another choice
of potato could have been included.
Jody attempted to convince us to try home
made apple cobbler with ice cream, but we
were full from our lunch. She did, however,
assure us the cobbler was excellent and made us
promise to try it on our next visit.
The restaurant also features eight different
mesquitc-grillcd steaks on its dinner menu.
They range in price from $8.95 for a 12-ounce
chop steak to $19.95 for a 24-ounce T-bone
The Lone Star is ideal for college students
looking for a change from the downtown bars.
They have great food at reasonable prices and
a full-service bar open until 11 p.m. on week- -
days and midnight on weekends. For the sum
mer months, the Lone Star features an outside
patio with more country music.
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Tonight — Skinny & the Wing
Tips, Duggan’s Pub; Girls Toys,
Royal Grove; Not All There, Zoo;
Overkill and No Fiction, Ranch
Bowl in Omaha.
Tuesday — Girls Toys, Royal
Grove; Percussion and Flute En
sembles Concert, O’Donnell;
Randall Snyder, Kimball Hall;
Rosebud/Green Machine, Duffy’s;
William Clark, Zoo.
Wednesday — Nebraska Pro
fessional Firefighters benefit con
cert with Andy Childs, Lou Christie
and Lesley Gore, Pershing;
Carolinar/Bomb, Duffy’s; Girls
Toys, Royal Grove; The Return,
Zoo; ja/z musician Richard Elliott,
Thursday — Too Smooth,
Ninth Street Blues; Girls Toys,
Royal Grove; Dog Tooth Violet/
Blah Budda, The Edge; S idc Show/
Roosevelt Franklin/Hour Slave/
Water/The Geckos, Red & Black
Cafe; Chicago blues guitarist
Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins,
Zoo; Top Secret, Ranch Bowl.
Friday — Distractions, Ches
terfields; Tuna Fish Jones, Ninth
Street; Rumbles, Pla Mor Ballroom;
Urban Roots, Duggan * s Pub; R ilual
Uretha Frank I uVFron tier Trust, Red
Sc Black Cafe; Grateful Dudes,
Mountains; Girls Toys, Royal
Grove; Rockin' Fossils, Sweep Left;
Charlie Burton/Evan Johns, Zoo;
Top Secret, Ranch Bowl.
terfields; Urban Roots, Duggan's
Pub; benefit for the Red & Black
Cafe; Rockin’ Fossils, Sweep Left;
Keely Zoo/Straw Dog, The Edge;
Grateful Dudes; Mountains; Tuna
Fish Jones, Ninth Street; Girls Toys,
Royal Grove; Charlie Burton/Evan
Johns, Zoo; Top Sfecrct, Ranch
Sunday — Children’s Choir
Festival, rirst-Plymoulh Congre
gational Church; Weslyan Jazz Fest
VI, KnightField House; Red Sc
Black Cafe special folk and acous
tic concert benefit; Sandy Creek/
Blue Denim, Pla Mor Ballroom;
James Harmon Band, Zoo.
Thursday — Alternative-grunge
group Alice in Chains, louring in
support of its “Dirt” album, plays
Peony Park in Omaha. Appearing
with Alice, hcavicr-metal males
Circus of Power and hard-to-pi
geon-holc Masters of Reality, fea
turing cx-Cream drummer, Ginger
Baker. Tickets arc S 16.50 in ad
vance, $18.50 on the day pf the
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Friday —- The Sawyer Brown band
on its way to Farm Aid, Wifi b<f
stopping at the Pershing to first sow
some wild country-fried notes,
along with guests, the newly-known
Confederate Railroad and the well
known Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The
Dirt Band, on the tour circuit for 26
years, guarantees a foot-stomping
show which blends bluegrass, rock
and country music. Show begins at
7 p.m. Sorry...tickets are sold out!
Saturday—Farm Aid VI kicks off
in Ames, Iowa at noon with a long
list of acts. Performers include
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp,
Neil Young, Paul Simon, Alice in
Chains, Arlo Guthrie, Charlie
Daniels Band, Don Was with Ringo
Starr, Bryan Adams, Dwignt
Yoakam, Way Ion Jennings, Johnny
Cash, Tammy Wyncue, Ridcy Van
Shelton, Sawyer Brown, Bruce
Hornsby, Roger Clinton, Dri vin’ &
Cryin’ and others. You can usually
count on one or two big wig acts
who delight in showing up
unannounced. Tickets arc $27.50
for reserved scaling.
KFRX presents rapper Positive K
and Lighter Shade of Brown, ap
pearing with Rob Base at the
Pershing, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are
$12.50 in advance, $13.50 day of
the show, $5 student discount.
Coming to the Omaha Civic Audi
torium, the Red Man Country Con
cert, starring a country trio of fa
vorites: long-time CW veteran
George Jones, blues-tinged honky
tonk singer John Anderson and 25
year-old hunk, Tracy Lawrence.
Lawrence, fairly new to the coun
try scene, is currently promoting
his second album, “Alibis.” Show
starts at 8 p.m. Tickets arc $18.50.
Sunday—Rock4n’roll with Cap- *
ricom recording artists. Widespread
Panic, promoung its recently-re
leased “Everyday” album. Free
outdoor concert starts at 4:30 p.m.
at Broyhill Plaza, Nebraska Union.
In case of rain, the concert will be
moved to the Nebraska Union Ball
room. Sponsored by the University
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