FireWorks. My previous visits to FireWorks had been quite successful, so I was very comfortable with the choice. I had eaten there a few times when they were located in the Haymarket and once at there current location just southeast of 84th and Old Cheney.
FireWorks current location is very nice and well kept. Although it doesn't have the old-school charm of the Haymarket, they have done a nice job replicating some of that charm while establishing a state-of-the-art look and feel. Also, the building is very eco-friendly according their website. The wood fire aroma that permeates the air when you walk into the restaurant is extremely pleasing and is almost hypnotic (they must be utilizing the powerful effect that the sense of smell has on people's minds to their advantage). As far as the service went; it was outstanding. Our server was pleasant, made us feel welcome, and helped us out when assistance was needed.
Now, don't get me wrong. I have enjoyed a lot of their other dishes too. They make a pretty good crab cake salad (even though I thought it was a little too expensive), and I have enjoyed some of their barbeque type dishes in the past. For instance, whenever someone mentions FireWorks, I always think of their spicy coleslaw right away. My daughter's chicken strips were extremely tasty. They were not the usual microwaved frozen chicken fingers we have come to expect from most restaurants. She was also served an above average ice cream dessert that our whole table devoured. One person of our clan ordered The Cuban sandwich and really liked it.
FireWorks efficiently serves quality food (especially their pizza) in a modern and inviting location in southeast Lincoln. I recommend it for lunch and dinner when you are looking for a little added punch of flavor to one of your favorite American dishes.
MY RATING (out of 10):