Scottsbluff’s culinary landscape runs the gamut. From cabbage burgers to fine wine, you can find it all in Scottsbluff.
An offshoot of the popular Gering Bakery just a few miles away from Scottsbluff, Bluffs Bakery serves a Nebraska speciality – cabbage burgers. A pocket of white bread dough is stuffed with ground beef, spices and, you guessed it, cabbage and baked to a golden brown.
The cabbage burger is the homemade answer to the state’s love affair with Runza, a fast-food chain that serves baked and stuffed loose-meat sandwiches, and locals can’t get enough of the burgers.
Emporium Coffeehouse and Cafe
Emporium Coffeehouse and Cafe combines great java with upscale food. If you think coffee and tea are the only beverages to try at Emporium, think again; the restaurant won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and offers more than 125 selections of wine.
Pair a recommended grappa with one of the stellar dishes on the menu; the crab basil linguine and buttermilk fried chicken with gouda macaroni and cheese are raved about by diners. Be sure to save room for dessert because the seasonal special cheesecake may entice you.
Freshness is guaranteed at Rosita’s Mexican restaurant. In fact, the menu warns diners that a hour or more wait for food is common. But patrons don’t mind because the dishes at Rosita’s are prepared fresh upon ordering. Even the tortilla chips are fried when the customer first sits down. The chips are a menu favorite and serve as the foundation for the popular panchos, which are Rosita’s take on nachos. These crispy corn triangles are topped with beans, cheese, guacamole and jalapenos. Gourmet loves Rosita’s, and so do Scottsbluff locals.
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