Eat By Numbers: Lincoln

Words and photo by Nevin Martell

When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.

This week we take a stately walk over to the seasonal small plates eatery Lincoln. In between doing our best presidential impressions, we find out the number of eggs they crack open every week, just how many house-made rolls they bake, and the shocking number of copper cups have been pilfered by patrons.



Seats in restaurant: 180

Small plates offered on the dinner menu: 35

Copper cups that have been stolen since opening: Roughly 500

Copper cups remaining that now sit on display: One

House-made rolls baked every week: 1,020

Build-a-biscuits sold every Sunday brunch: Approximately 48

Eggs used every week: 1,500

Deviled eggs sold every week: 650

Duck burgers sold every week: 70

Varieties of seasonal crisp that have been offered since the opening: At least eight, including strawberry-rhubarb, persimmon, pomegranate, and the ever-popular apple

Pennies tiling the floor: 756,790

Lincoln portraits adorning on the walls: Three

Famous patrons: Numerous, including Piers Morgan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Al Gore, and Antonin Scalia

Presidents who have dined here: One, Barack Obama on June 15, 2011