Monthly Archives: February 2012

On The French Cafe

My husband and I went on our first date at the French Cafe. I suppose I chose that spot for all the usual reasons that Omahans chose it for more than 40 years: It seemed romantic. Impressive. Fancy. Cultured. And … Continue reading

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Moonlighting as a fashion reporter

Last night, I live tweeted the Oscar red carpet with my sister and it was so much fun. I love writing about food. But Omavore readers probably know by now that I also love fashion. So when my editor started … Continue reading

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A recap of Pho Friday

I meant to write this post last Friday, but the day became crazy and my computer at work went down. So I’m posting it today instead. My second Food Prowl story ran in the World-Herald on Friday. It’s about pho, … Continue reading

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Ethiopian in Omaha

A few of my friends have been talking about a little Ethiopian place in Midtown. We decided at the last minute last night to give Lalibela Ethiopian a try. Not only was it a really fun experience with incredibly friendly … Continue reading

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Omaha’s Beard Semifinalists

Clayton Chapman and Paul Kulik We’re getting there, Omaha. Two of our own — Clayton Champan, of The Grey Plume, and Paul Kulik, of The Boiler Room — are semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards. Read more here.

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Vintage Cookbooks: The Sheldon Gallery Cookbook

Before I returned to journalism and started this blog, I worked at the Sheldon Museum of Art. I’ve always loved the graceful Philip Johnson-designed building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend checking … Continue reading

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Vintage Style Icon: Natalie Joos

I cooked a huge tray of lasagna and a roasted chicken last night, but I forgot to take photos. So instead, on this dreary Monday, enjoy a helping of style, courtesy of Natalie Joos, one of my favorite vintage-loving fashionistas … Continue reading

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Meat loaf

Meat loaf is sort of pedestrian. It’s sort of old-school and maybe a touch boring. But I love it. When I was growing up, meat loaf was one of my mom’s standard dinners, and also one of my favorites. In … Continue reading

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{Happy Valentine’s Day}

Matthew and I enjoyed a cocktail at the Boiler Room last night followed by a delicious dinner at La Buvette. Tres romantic. (It’s also very dark in Buvette, so pardon the photos. But enjoy them anyway.) I hope you had … Continue reading

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Thrift Finds: some favorites

Valentine’s Day is the day when I trot out my vintage YSL blouse that’s covered with hearts and has a giant tie in the front. It just seems right. Escada snake print silk blouse + Crazy Escada sweater coat (thanks … Continue reading

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