Category Archives: Food Prowl

50 States, 50 Tacos

A few months back the Food Network Magazine contacted me to ask me if I wanted to contribute to a story about Nebraska’s best taco. I said sure, especially because I’d already devoted a lot of time to finding Omaha’s … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Nebraska Brewed Beer

Meeting very cool people at bars and breweries all over town to sip on beers and opine on their flavor, like I did for the first Food Prowl of 2014, is an enviable job. It’s a ton of fun. But … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Chicken Fried Steak

I love it when there’s an unexpected winner in a Food Prowl. None of the team members in the October prowl for Chicken Fried Steak expected Gorat’s — the old-schooliest of the old school steakhouses — to bring home the … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Sweet and Sour Pork

The Food Prowl for sweet and sour pork surprised me. I didn’t expect this one to be controversial in the least, and after all was said and done I still can’t really believe the outcome of this one, which ended … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary prowl proved one thing, if anything: There’s no one way to make this hair-of-the-dog classic. A new bar in town also took the win — I love it when the outcome is unexpected in a prowl. Read … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: The Gourmet Burger

An inside look into what happens on Food Prowls — especially with the burger team — is captured in the above photo, of expert taster and friend An Vu snapping the same photo I’m snapping of our burger before we … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: French Toast

The French Toast Food Prowl was a great adventure that included lingering in diners, drinking hot coffee out of mismatched mugs and half bickering, half talking about which French Toast we liked the best from all the places we visited, … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Crab Cakes

The team that looked for Crab cakes, the subject of the April Food Prowl, was dubious we’d find much good in our landlocked Midwestern city. Thankfully, they were surprised. The winner was the most reliable and one of the most … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Buffalo Wings

Confession time: Before the March Buffalo wings Food Prowl, I had only eaten wings one time (for the curious, at Lincoln’s Watering Hole.) I called in the big guns. And after more than 100 wings, eight restaurants and a mountain … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Mac and Cheese

The macaroni and cheese food prowl was really fun. I had a blast hanging out with my tasters this month, Jeff and Kim. Their knowledge of the dish and endless opinions — just what I want when we’re prowling — … Continue reading

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