I don't know what it is about Yiayias bartenders but it seems to be a requirement to be lazy, uninformed and annoying, and look like you sleep under a bridge. Like the other reviewer said, they have exactly no knowledge of the beer selection.The response to my asking for a certain beer is "Do you see it anywhere man?". I'm not there for a hunting expedition! I'm there to have a drink and have someone other than myself fetch it. What part of that is complicated? They need a alphabetized list so they can find a beer fast. Since the owner is a very nice guy who cares about his business I don't know why he lets this go on unless these people just intimidate him, or he's had so much worse that he's settled on devils he knows instead of devils he doesn't know. As for table service, forget it. If you sit at a table you can count on getting your own beer. That said, the pizza there is pretty good. The vegetarian selections are great and very tasty, especially since I'm not a vegetarian, I just got stuck eating there with one! The one thing I do not understand though is the piece of crusty bread with the pizza. What the heck is that all about? Lincoln is the only place I've ever seen this done. Put more topping on the pizza's and scrap the unnecessary bread. If you're old you will feel very old and out of place here. This is the hangout of the tatted up and pierced crowd and to be over 25 in here will make you feel your age. Go anyway, drink some of their great imported (but overpriced) beers, and make them uneasy. It's your life too!
Isles Pizza is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the Lincoln metro. Their pizza is fabulous regardless of which type you get; however I'm partial to their "Leaning Tower of Pizza," the name for their own super combination. Their pizza crust is very much like Valentino's USED to be; that is before they got so large and automated. Their biggest drawbacks are: 1) they don't deliver (unless you have it delivered by Metro Dining Delivery), and 2) they have limited hours. Remember too that the Isles is for the most part a pub and not primarily a pizza restaurant, so the atmosphere definitely reflects that. If you get a pizza from the Isles, you definitely won't be disappointed!
A St. Market has a surprisingly wide selection of good, fresh produce, quality meat and many specialty items tucked onto their shelves. They have some good sale prices and those can be comparable to or better than other, bigger, groceries. The staff is both young, courteous and vibrant as well as delightfully experienced and faultlessly customer- focused. I feel like I matter to them and that my dollar is supporting a lot of local people. This is a small store but they have a lot to offer both high and low on the shelves and items both more or less expensive. I have never been disappointed at A St. Market.