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Last Thursday, the Friends in Pie Places descended on Lincoln’s Bread & Cup for pizza, pints, and picky eating. Bread & Cup usually falls outside the purview of the Friends in Pie Places, as they’re more of a bistro/fine dining place. However, on Thursday nights, they turn up their ovens and dust off their pizza pans, and become fair game. Here are our reviews, the reviews of the Friends in Pie Places.
Nick’s Review
Bread and Cup was an interesting place.  I’m told that pizza is not a daily occurrence here, which makes it a rather elusive occasion.  This is further exemplified being a resident of Omaha, as I don’t get a chance to make it down to Lincoln during the work week often.
None the less, I was quite blown away by the pizza.  I will definitely come here again.  The prices were a little on the steep end ($12 for a 12” pie), but I’m willing to look past that because the pizza was absolutely amazing.  We tried each type of pizza served which included the Bacon Goat, Mac and Cheese Pizza, Potato Rosemary, Pepperoni, and Three Cheese.  Unfortunately they not able to make us the Season Wild Card, which I believe was a type of Barbecue Steak pizza.  This did not deter me from enjoying every last bite of the pizza I tried, however.
I think my favorite of the night was a toss up between the Bacon Goat and the Pepperoni.  The garlic white sauce as a base coupled with the bacon was amazing.  I really enjoyed the addition of cream cheese on the pepperoni pizza as well.  As far as the crust, I felt they were all cooked nearly to perfection.  The only pizza I needed to use a fork for was the pepperoni (but I won’t hold it against it).
It was a very fun night, I rather enjoyed my time in Lincoln.  Games were played (I’m pretty sure I lost the name game), stories were told, and good times were had by all.

Last Thursday, the Friends in Pie Places descended on Lincoln’s Bread & Cup for pizza, pints, and picky eating. Bread & Cup usually falls outside the purview of the Friends in Pie Places, as they’re more of a bistro/fine dining place. However, on Thursday nights, they turn up their ovens and dust off their pizza pans, and become fair game. Here are our reviews, the reviews of the Friends in Pie Places.

Nick’s Review

Bread and Cup was an interesting place.  I’m told that pizza is not a daily occurrence here, which makes it a rather elusive occasion.  This is further exemplified being a resident of Omaha, as I don’t get a chance to make it down to Lincoln during the work week often.

None the less, I was quite blown away by the pizza.  I will definitely come here again.  The prices were a little on the steep end ($12 for a 12” pie), but I’m willing to look past that because the pizza was absolutely amazing.  We tried each type of pizza served which included the Bacon Goat, Mac and Cheese Pizza, Potato Rosemary, Pepperoni, and Three Cheese.  Unfortunately they not able to make us the Season Wild Card, which I believe was a type of Barbecue Steak pizza.  This did not deter me from enjoying every last bite of the pizza I tried, however.

I think my favorite of the night was a toss up between the Bacon Goat and the Pepperoni.  The garlic white sauce as a base coupled with the bacon was amazing.  I really enjoyed the addition of cream cheese on the pepperoni pizza as well.  As far as the crust, I felt they were all cooked nearly to perfection.  The only pizza I needed to use a fork for was the pepperoni (but I won’t hold it against it).

It was a very fun night, I rather enjoyed my time in Lincoln.  Games were played (I’m pretty sure I lost the name game), stories were told, and good times were had by all.


As we, the Friends in Pie Places, continue in our noble mission to eat at every single pizza place in Lincoln, Omaha, and the surrounding areas, it occurs to us that we’ll need some sort of trademark - a way to make our presence known. To that end, we recruited a buddy of ours who does amazing screen printing and set about designing a shirt. And by “designing a shirt,” we mean “INTRODUCING THE GREAT DESIGN THE FRIENDS IN PIE PLACES T-SHIRT CONTEST!” 
It’s simple as this. Submit your design for The Friends in Pie Places t-shirt right here by November 1 along with your contact info so we know how to get in touch with you. We’ll then go through all the submissions and pick our favorite! And if you win, you get blogosphere wide recognition and your own free t-shirt with your design, perfect for eating pizza in and also wearing. And those are the best prizes of all! 
So what are you waiting for? Use this template, if you must and get going! Winners will be chosen on November 10!

As we, the Friends in Pie Places, continue in our noble mission to eat at every single pizza place in Lincoln, Omaha, and the surrounding areas, it occurs to us that we’ll need some sort of trademark - a way to make our presence known. To that end, we recruited a buddy of ours who does amazing screen printing and set about designing a shirt. And by “designing a shirt,” we mean “INTRODUCING THE GREAT DESIGN THE FRIENDS IN PIE PLACES T-SHIRT CONTEST!” 

It’s simple as this. Submit your design for The Friends in Pie Places t-shirt right here by November 1 along with your contact info so we know how to get in touch with you. We’ll then go through all the submissions and pick our favorite! And if you win, you get blogosphere wide recognition and your own free t-shirt with your design, perfect for eating pizza in and also wearing. And those are the best prizes of all! 

So what are you waiting for? Use this template, if you must and get going! Winners will be chosen on November 10!


 
Tyler’s Review:
“Scrappy” is the word that comes to mind here. There’s a sort of swagger to what comes out of the kitchen: a devil-may-care, DIY, tooth-and-nail toughness that dares you to not like it and so what if you don’t? The fiery color scheme. The old-timey photos. The way you order everything at the counter from a tousle-headed high school punk with a scratchy beard and a sneer. The birthday parties and arcade didn’t fool me for a second - if you want pizza here, you’d better be prepared to take it like an adult. 
The pizzas are as fully loaded as Rambo on a camping trip. You order a meat pizza, you get a whole barnyard slathered in cheese. You order a vegetarian pizza, you get the Garden of Eden slathered in cheese. You order a Mama’s Combo, and it seems tarnation itself piled itself ontop of your pizza, slathered in cheese. Of the pizzas we ordered, only the Margherita showed any reserve, but it was a grudging reserve. You could tell the pizza was grumpy about not having more to do. 
Yes, it was a little much for me, and I’m man enough to admit it. Not that there weren’t high points. The sausage, for one, muscled through the several pounds of hamburger to star in the meat pizza. And those onions, holy moly. It’s pretty rare that an onion is the most memorable part of a pizza, but it was one of the most memorable parts of this week. Sure, the crust was chewy and a little dry. And the cheese seemed lack something in the way of “cheesiness.” I don’t know what I mean by that anymore than you do, but it seemed sort of…gluey, maybe? There more as something to hold the toppings on than as an actual flavor? Not sure. 
But what am I going to do about it? BLOG? Blog, when the guys at Mama’s are probably busy experimenting with radical new ways of shoveling more hamburger on a pizza? I’m outclassed here, and it’s a wise man who knows when he’s beat. Mama’s Pizza puts a lot of food on their pizzas, and some of it is higher quality than others, but this is pizza, not Pinot Noir. If you’re looking to buy what Mama’s is selling, then you couldn’t do much better. 

Tyler’s Review:

“Scrappy” is the word that comes to mind here. There’s a sort of swagger to what comes out of the kitchen: a devil-may-care, DIY, tooth-and-nail toughness that dares you to not like it and so what if you don’t? The fiery color scheme. The old-timey photos. The way you order everything at the counter from a tousle-headed high school punk with a scratchy beard and a sneer. The birthday parties and arcade didn’t fool me for a second - if you want pizza here, you’d better be prepared to take it like an adult. 


The pizzas are as fully loaded as Rambo on a camping trip. You order a meat pizza, you get a whole barnyard slathered in cheese. You order a vegetarian pizza, you get the Garden of Eden slathered in cheese. You order a Mama’s Combo, and it seems tarnation itself piled itself ontop of your pizza, slathered in cheese. Of the pizzas we ordered, only the Margherita showed any reserve, but it was a grudging reserve. You could tell the pizza was grumpy about not having more to do. 

Yes, it was a little much for me, and I’m man enough to admit it. Not that there weren’t high points. The sausage, for one, muscled through the several pounds of hamburger to star in the meat pizza. And those onions, holy moly. It’s pretty rare that an onion is the most memorable part of a pizza, but it was one of the most memorable parts of this week. Sure, the crust was chewy and a little dry. And the cheese seemed lack something in the way of “cheesiness.” I don’t know what I mean by that anymore than you do, but it seemed sort of…gluey, maybe? There more as something to hold the toppings on than as an actual flavor? Not sure. 

But what am I going to do about it? BLOG? Blog, when the guys at Mama’s are probably busy experimenting with radical new ways of shoveling more hamburger on a pizza? I’m outclassed here, and it’s a wise man who knows when he’s beat. Mama’s Pizza puts a lot of food on their pizzas, and some of it is higher quality than others, but this is pizza, not Pinot Noir. If you’re looking to buy what Mama’s is selling, then you couldn’t do much better. 


Laura’s Review:
In short, delightful. The atmosphere was designed for big parties and big families to share some tasty pizza. Tasty pizza but not the absolute best for me. Although my mouth waters as I think if the thin crust Margherita pizza. The cheese, tomato, basil, and garlic blend of flavors created a beautiful combination of toppings. As some raved about the combo pizza I didn’t enjoy the amount of ground beef pilled on the pizza. For all you meat lovers: try it and the sausage trio and I’m sure you will be pleased. 
The delightful evening was due to the old friends and new friends surrounding the table. We all learned who was too good at lying and who we can always trust to tell the truth. New stories came to light about others as we played two truths and a lie. 
If you a free night this week and feel like trying some pizza, give Mama’s a shot. 

Laura’s Review:

In short, delightful. The atmosphere was designed for big parties and big families to share some tasty pizza. Tasty pizza but not the absolute best for me. Although my mouth waters as I think if the thin crust Margherita pizza. The cheese, tomato, basil, and garlic blend of flavors created a beautiful combination of toppings. As some raved about the combo pizza I didn’t enjoy the amount of ground beef pilled on the pizza. For all you meat lovers: try it and the sausage trio and I’m sure you will be pleased. 

The delightful evening was due to the old friends and new friends surrounding the table. We all learned who was too good at lying and who we can always trust to tell the truth. New stories came to light about others as we played two truths and a lie. 

If you a free night this week and feel like trying some pizza, give Mama’s a shot. 


Rachel S’s Review:
The pizza at Mama’s Pizza - Midtown was good, but the friends were great.  Thankfully, Mama’s is perfect for large groups, which might be the very thing that gets us back.  Games were played, stories were shared, opinions were lightheartedly challenged, and my heart was warmed. 
 The margherita pizza was my favorite: thin flavorful crust, with plenty of garlic and fresh toppings.  The onions on the Mama’s combo were also a favorite.  We had a moment, those onions and I.  They were barely cooked, which added a delightful texture along with their mouth watering flavor.  Unfortunately, despite the divine onions, I was not a fan of the combo pie.  It must have had close to a pound of ground beef in addition to the generous amount of veggies and cheese, which might be ideal for some, but not this girl.  The crust was a little too chewy and undercooked, most likely caused by the amount of toppings.  
The mushrooms were unfortunately canned, while the rest of the toppings were fresh and delicious.  The sausage trio was quite good with the sausage having the perfect amount of heat and a lot of fennel, which I prefer, but like the combo, had chewy crust.  
Apart from the canned mushrooms, the veggie pizza was perfect.  The crust was flavorful and cooked to perfection and had a very reasonable amount of toppings.  I took a slice of the sausage trio home for the next day.  Pizza for breakfast is so ideal.  I ate half the slice cold and the other half reheated via non-stick pan on the stove top.  I preferred the cold version.  Overall: good, but not great as the crust is a really big deal for me.  Regardless, I’m looking forward to visiting their other location, Mama’s Pizza - West.  

Rachel S’s Review:


The pizza at Mama’s Pizza - Midtown was good, but the friends were great.  Thankfully, Mama’s is perfect for large groups, which might be the very thing that gets us back.  Games were played, stories were shared, opinions were lightheartedly challenged, and my heart was warmed. 

 The margherita pizza was my favorite: thin flavorful crust, with plenty of garlic and fresh toppings.  The onions on the Mama’s combo were also a favorite.  
We had a moment, those onions and I.  They were barely cooked, which added a delightful texture along with their mouth watering flavor.  Unfortunately, despite the divine onions, I was not a fan of the combo pie.  It must have had close to a pound of ground beef in addition to the generous amount of veggies and cheese, which might be ideal for some, but not this girl.  The crust was a little too chewy and undercooked, most likely caused by the amount of toppings.  

The mushrooms were unfortunately canned, while the rest of the toppings were fresh and delicious.  The sausage trio was quite good with the sausage having the perfect amount of heat and a lot of fennel, which I prefer, but like the combo, had chewy crust.  

Apart from the canned mushrooms, the veggie pizza was perfect.  The crust was flavorful and cooked to perfection and had a very reasonable amount of toppings.  I took a slice of the sausage trio home for the next day.  Pizza for breakfast is so ideal.  I ate half the slice cold and the other half reheated via non-stick pan on the stove top.  I preferred the cold version.  Overall: good, but not great as the crust is a really big deal for me.  Regardless, I’m looking forward to visiting their other location, Mama’s Pizza - West.