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Yesterday, Mary and I ended up having dinner at Pho Factory on N 27th here in Lincoln. We’ll definitely be going back.
As an appetizer we had the Shrimp Sweet Potato cakes. Despite whatever Mary says, the shirmp heads were fun to eat.
Then as main dishes Mary had the Grilled Noodle Bowl with shrimp, pork, and egg roll. Finally she’s found a local replacement for our favorite dish back in Aurora, CO.
I had the Carmalize [sic] Shrimp and Bacon in a clay pot. IT wasn’t bacon as us americans would expect, more of a fatty pork but totally yummy.
Unfortunately, I forgot to ask how spicy my dish was and let’s just say I’m glad for the hearty portion of steamed rice that came with my dinner. And that’s after I removed all these chilies!
With tip, the dinner ran about $40. It was more than we had planned on spending but it was totally worth it.
Lincoln has been named the 2013 “eCity of Nebraska” by Google. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. “These businesses are embracing the Web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies,” the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce said in a news release.
Read the full article @ The Lincoln Journal Star.
The main library at 136 S. 14th St. will open 30 minutes early for the event at 9:30 a.m. The library received 21 new computers through the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities project. The computers are installed and ready for immediate use by the public free of charge.
The new computers and furnishings at Bennett Martin Public Library are valued at more than $40,000.
Read the full article @ The Lincoln Journal-Star.
Sunken Gardens You are romantic and thoughtful. Walk slowly and stop at least once to sit on a bench or planter edge. There will be bugs; react to them with patience or indifference, unless your date likes the vulnerable, weenie type. Find an opportunity to surreptitiously snip off a flower that you can slide behind your date’s ear. Playfully pretending to push your date into the water says you are fun; actually pushing your date into the water says you take things too far.
It gets better from there. Check them all out on Lincolnite.com.
I received this e-mail this morning and I figured it’s wasn’t a problem to share. Please only respond if you’re a resident of Lincoln, NE.
The Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization needs your help! We’re working to improve your transportations options in the Lincoln region. The purpose of this project is to develop strategies and programs to support individual travel choices, and encourage sustainable transportation – such as biking, walking, taking transit, and sharing rides. As a first step in this process, we’d like to better understand current interests, issues, and barriers to using sustainable modes of transportation.
Please take a minute to complete the “community travel preference survey” by February 1st. Contact Mike Brienzo if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org (402) 441-6369.
Your participation is greatly appreciated!
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This past Thursday evening Mary and I went to Ignite Lincoln a series of five-minute presentations from Lincoln locals. The quality varied but they were all interesting. I’ve posted photos on Flickr and below are the two presentations that I took video of.
Last week I blogged about a sign I saw on O Street for a new coffee shop named Kinetic Brew. Seems that on Friday’s they’re doing a "name your own price" sale. After Fluxus left some comments encouraging me to stop by (especially today) I gathered up my coffee cohorts and headed down the street.
We chatted withe Jeremy the owner a little bit and he said that this was just the third week he’d tried it and so far it had been going quite well. Most people, he said, were confused by the concept and insisted on paying the list price for their drinks. I’ll admit that the three of us all paid below list price but as a result he’s definitely earned three new customers.
Since today is also Halloween, he was in costume. And what a costume it was! This thing was totally tricked out with both lights and sound. I think next time I’ll bring more cash and pay double for my drink just because of the costume.
Thanks Jeremy! We’ll be back.
Taking a cue from some recent attempts of bands trying the "set your own price" model of selling (I’m assuming) a local bar/coffee house had this sign out at lunch time today. I’m thinking of going back to talk to them after work but I’m still exhausted from conference so I might not get to it ’till next week. (Yes, a very long post about IL2008 is on the way.)