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  • Post #61 - March 11th, 2011, 7:12 pm
    Post #61 - March 11th, 2011, 7:12 pm Post #61 - March 11th, 2011, 7:12 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:will request FB to support the cause.

    Jen,

    I think this place needs a soft touch. A Facebook call to action might not be useful.

    I think a steady flow of polite requests from people they know will help. There are people on this board who are practically neighbors to Lincoln's O. Who knows what influenced them to change bread, though it is probably related to cost.

    Regards,

    That's funny, I was thinking FB=french bread!
    What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
  • Post #62 - March 11th, 2011, 7:29 pm
    Post #62 - March 11th, 2011, 7:29 pm Post #62 - March 11th, 2011, 7:29 pm
    HI,

    What's really funny, I think you are right.

    Yes, to the soft touch!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #63 - March 11th, 2011, 7:44 pm
    Post #63 - March 11th, 2011, 7:44 pm Post #63 - March 11th, 2011, 7:44 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:will request FB to support the cause.

    Jen,

    I think this place needs a soft touch. A Facebook call to action might not be useful.


    I think in this case, FB means French Bread.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #64 - March 11th, 2011, 7:56 pm
    Post #64 - March 11th, 2011, 7:56 pm Post #64 - March 11th, 2011, 7:56 pm
    I wish FB meant French Bread more often...
  • Post #65 - March 11th, 2011, 11:38 pm
    Post #65 - March 11th, 2011, 11:38 pm Post #65 - March 11th, 2011, 11:38 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:will request FB to support the cause.

    Jen,

    I think this place needs a soft touch. A Facebook call to action might not be useful.

    I think a steady flow of polite requests from people they know will help. There are people on this board who are practically neighbors to Lincoln's O. Who knows what influenced them to change bread, though it is probably related to cost.

    Regards,


    FB = French Bread. I would be shocked to find that Facebook was on Lincoln's radar :D
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #66 - March 12th, 2011, 1:08 am
    Post #66 - March 12th, 2011, 1:08 am Post #66 - March 12th, 2011, 1:08 am
    Are there any long-time Lincoln's fans out there that remember how the steak sub used to be? George used put chunks of grilled ribeye steak on french bread with grilled onions and steak sauce and some shredded lettuce on top. It was a fantastic creation that seems to have gone by the wayside. Their steak sub now is nothing like that; more a Philly steak sandwich or something? They also used to have a great pepperoni sub with melted cheese and some toppings that was a killer. It also is extinct. If you liked these beasts, lobby for their return when you shop there. I would love to be able to get ahold of them again.
    What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
  • Post #67 - April 9th, 2011, 6:43 pm
    Post #67 - April 9th, 2011, 6:43 pm Post #67 - April 9th, 2011, 6:43 pm
    stevez wrote:Sadly, I have to close this post with some bad news. Catherine, or Mom as she is known by nearly everyone, passed away last Saturday Night/Early Sunday Morning.


    There was an article about her in yesterday's NWI Times.

    Lincoln's matriarch always had smile
  • Post #68 - May 9th, 2011, 12:49 pm
    Post #68 - May 9th, 2011, 12:49 pm Post #68 - May 9th, 2011, 12:49 pm
    Popped by Lincoln's for a sandwich to go (Cal City Special, of course) after a long morning of errands. I am thrilled to report that the food is better than ever, and the GNR plaque is prominently displayed. Now this is food for the soul.
  • Post #69 - May 9th, 2011, 12:58 pm
    Post #69 - May 9th, 2011, 12:58 pm Post #69 - May 9th, 2011, 12:58 pm
    I've been several times since the GNR award, the most recent visit was last weekend with one of my BF's sons who lives 5 blocks away and has never been (!!) He pronounced the grilled cheese excellent, the apple pie fantastic and the interior "interesting". I had my usual--the Cal Sag special (turkey, egg, bacon, lettuce, add mustard/no mayo)--delicious! And, yes, the GNR is in a place of honor between the cash register and the coffee urns :P
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #70 - May 9th, 2011, 3:11 pm
    Post #70 - May 9th, 2011, 3:11 pm Post #70 - May 9th, 2011, 3:11 pm
    Your mention of the coffee urns reminded me - I popped in a few weeks ago with my mom (I locked myself out of the apartment and walked there while waiting for her to bring me a set of keys).

    I forget what I ordered & ate, but my mom had a cup of coffee which she declared to be "the worst she's ever had". Oh well, they can't do everything perfectly.
  • Post #71 - March 26th, 2013, 9:53 am
    Post #71 - March 26th, 2013, 9:53 am Post #71 - March 26th, 2013, 9:53 am
    After realizing that Marilyn's Bakery in Hobart was not serving lunch, Mr. Pie and I headed here for vittles and pie. We were both amused by how odd the place looked, but we really dug it. I had the Bunny girl, a toasty ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato on a torpedo roll, followed by blueberry pie. I asked to make sure the berries were fresh (they were frozen, which is also fine with me) and not from a can. Unfortunately, I realized that I could take or leave blueberry pie on the whole, but despite that, it was a nice, homey, like-mom's sort of pie.

    Next time I go gamblin', I know how to make a day of it: Lunch at Lincoln's O and some fish to go at Calumet Fisheries.
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  • Post #72 - January 8th, 2018, 6:22 pm
    Post #72 - January 8th, 2018, 6:22 pm Post #72 - January 8th, 2018, 6:22 pm
    Lincoln's O in downtown Highland closes after a half century
    One of the Region's oldest and most beloved sandwich shops, Lincoln's O in downtown Highland, has served its final U.S. Steel Special after 55 years.

    Lincoln's O posted signs on its storefront at 2813 Highway Ave. saying "closed up, thank you for 55 years in NWI 1963-2018" and "we will redeem gift cards send to 2813 Highway Ave., Highland, IN 46322."

    The O stood for original. There are also Lincoln Carry Outs sandwich shops in Crown Point and Hobart with similar menus that are under different ownership and remain open.
  • Post #73 - January 8th, 2018, 7:58 pm
    Post #73 - January 8th, 2018, 7:58 pm Post #73 - January 8th, 2018, 7:58 pm
    I've heard rumors about an employee trying to buy it, and there are other rumors about a longtime customer buying it. Hopefully one of these will come true.

    Helen is a wonderful person, and I wish to thank her for all the wonderful meals I had there. :)

    Here's a Facebook post about it...
    I heard some sad news
  • Post #74 - January 8th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    Post #74 - January 8th, 2018, 9:54 pm Post #74 - January 8th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    DKriv wrote:I've heard rumors about an employee trying to buy it, and there are other rumors about a longtime customer buying it. Hopefully one of these will come true.

    I hope the rumors are true. It's definitely a viable business.
  • Post #75 - January 9th, 2018, 1:09 pm
    Post #75 - January 9th, 2018, 1:09 pm Post #75 - January 9th, 2018, 1:09 pm
    I am glad it was in our regular rotation as we visited about a month or so ago. There was also a period when I worked in the area and would visit around twice a month.

    The soups were also very good.

    US Steel was my most common choice but several of the others (can I get a hurray for The Bunny Girl :) ?) made their way into my choices.

    With many area pies going for $20 or more it was refreshing to get one of their mighty fine pies for under $10.

    They will be sorely missed but time does pass.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #76 - January 9th, 2018, 9:00 pm
    Post #76 - January 9th, 2018, 9:00 pm Post #76 - January 9th, 2018, 9:00 pm
    Artie wrote:It's definitely a viable business.


    The place was always packed at lunch time.

    Panther in the Den wrote:With many area pies going for $20 or more it was refreshing to get one of their mighty fine pies for under $10.


    I loved their coconut cream pie. The pumpkin pie was different than most. I liked it.
  • Post #77 - January 27th, 2018, 9:40 pm
    Post #77 - January 27th, 2018, 9:40 pm Post #77 - January 27th, 2018, 9:40 pm
    There is a FOR SALE sign on the building.
  • Post #78 - March 22nd, 2018, 8:35 am
    Post #78 - March 22nd, 2018, 8:35 am Post #78 - March 22nd, 2018, 8:35 am
    Article I came across explains why Helen Stasinos decided to close Lincoln's. To summarize she said she was "Tired of being tired" and wanted to be able to do things with the rest of her life. The restaurant is for sale for $350,000 including all the fixtures and the parking lot in back.

    Read the whole thing @ https://issuu.com/myshopper/docs/int022818 Go to page 19 and it's in the "Neighbor 2 Neighbor" column.
  • Post #79 - Yesterday, 7:29 pm
    Post #79 - Yesterday, 7:29 pm Post #79 - Yesterday, 7:29 pm
    From what I've been told, the FOR SALE sign is off the front of the building, and there is a SOLD sign on the back.

    No idea who or what.
  • Post #80 - Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    Post #80 - Yesterday, 11:02 pm Post #80 - Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    DKriv wrote:From what I've been told, the FOR SALE sign is off the front of the building, and there is a SOLD sign on the back.

    No idea who or what.

    Doesn’t really matter anymore.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #81 - Today, 4:35 pm
    Post #81 - Today, 4:35 pm Post #81 - Today, 4:35 pm
    DKriv wrote:From what I've been told, the FOR SALE sign is off the front of the building, and there is a SOLD sign on the back.

    No idea who or what.

    Please let us know the outcome, because who knows maybe someone might revive it. I realize that idea is fleeting, though I am glad I went when it was its idiosyncratic self.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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