1. Sportscasters, 3048 N. 70th St. -- Its tiered seating makes it easy to watch games from either the main dining floor or the bar area. Plus, Sporty’s is one of the few restaurants in town with a dedicated gluten-free menu.
Since I returned to Lincoln in 1996, I’ve probably spent more time at Sportscasters than any other restaurant in Lincoln. My softball team goes there after games, as does my golf league, and I’ve watched my fair share of New York Jets wins and losses there.
So, more than anything, my vote is about loyalty. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the bar serves some tasty food. I’m partial to the patty melt (with a side of Thousand Island for dipping), the jalapeno burger and dinosaur-sized chicken strips, which go well with a nice cold brew from Sporty’s taps.