Miller Time Pub & Grill | Lincoln, NE
Where Every Server is a Certified Cicerone
The Nebraska outpost for Miller Time Pub & Grill, located in the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, is one of only two in the country. The original gastropub, of course, is in Milwaukee, also home to Miller Brewing Co.
It’s a cool concept actually, updating standard pub grub that expertly matches beer selections. To put customers at ease, whether they’re beer novices or connoisseurs, every server has passed the first level of the cicerone certification program. That means they’re quite comfortable discussing beer, including styles, brewing, ingredients, the history of beer, glassware and draught systems.
The décor is also outfitted to make guests feel like they’ve stepped back in time. There is a lot of iconic Miller/Coors memorabilia from over the years found throughout the space and at the top of every hour, classic Miller/Coors commercials hit the main screens.
“It has a comfortable, neighborhood feel to it,” says Andy Cordes, who serves as director of food and beverage at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. “It’s done well with locals because it’s located downtown near office and government buildings. We see a lot of repeat guests week in and week out.”
It’s a great place for hotel guests as well, adds Cordes, because of its warm, inviting space.
“The concept allows hotel guests to come into a comfortable, well-appointed restaurant to unwind from whatever they had going on during the day.”
Cordes says there are several highlights on the menu, which are all paired with ales, IPAs and lagers. Such is the case for the classic Juicy Lucy burger that’s made with double beef patties stuffed with cheese and butter, and topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, onion, a slice of American cheese, ketchup and mayo. It’s paired with Smithwick’s Irish Ale.
Then there’s the infamous cheeseburger salad. The extremely popular dish arrives in a generous bowl topped with garden fresh lettuce, an all-beef patty, shredded, aged Wisconsin cheddar, diced tomatoes, red onions, house-made chopped pickles, cheese curds and Thousand Island dressing. It’s recommended to pair with Miller Lite.
- Author: Audarshia Townsend
- Posted: September 29, 2016
- Categories: In Our Communities, VOL 4 - ISSUE 4 • FALL 2016