Monday, August 15, 2011

When in Nebraska, eat as the Nebraskans do

A Nebraskan epicurean delight (and it really is good) is the Runza sandwich.  Runza is a Nebraska restaurant chain featuring a Russian-inspired sandwich of the same name made of ground beef, cabbage, onions, spices, stuffed in dough and then baked. Runza also serves Polish dogs, chili, burgers and other fast food. A story  appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star  the day after our Runza visit; it said there are 82 Runza stores with 76 in Nebraska.  A new store recently opened in Mission, Kansas near Kansas City (the second biggest Cornhusker enclave outside of Nebraska other than the Denver metro area, said the article). The restaurant was so busy the police had to cut off the drive through line because it interfered with neighborhood traffic.   

Jim, my sister-in-law, Trudy, and brother Don right before we dove into our Runza sandwiches.


  1. Ooh - I'm all-for any kind of doughy sandwiches filled with eastern-European-oriented food! The best we've been able to get in Maryland is frozen Cornish Pasties, though. I'd like to meet a Runza one of these days.

    Also, Cooper looks like a pretty great adventure-dog. We have a cattle dog mix too, so we're big fans.

  2. Hey Logan! Thanks for the comment. Cooper has been a good traveler. When we get to Ohio we'll find some cows for him so he can go back to his roots. Good to hear from you.

  3. Hello B&J, Regional food is one of most enjoyable benifits of travel. I am so glad that you are getting to partake. I can't wait to do a Runza myself someday.

  4. Carl! Thanks for reading and writing. Maybe you can trade Don some Runza for some White Castle. Might be a no go with him though.