Category Archives: Omaha

Happy Hour at M’s Pub

One of my Omaha standbys for late night downtown dinners and people watching is — has always been — M’s Pub. The restaurant recently introduced a happy hour, and I checked it out. We tried three of the new menu items … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice

Three Little Birds Punch from Le Bouillon Yesterday, the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild had its first public event, Breaking the Ice, at the Joslyn Castle. If our experience is any indication, it was a rousing success. The guild is a … Continue reading

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Blatt + Lagunitas Beer Dinner

Last week, I went to my first beer dinner. I’d been to plenty of wine dinners — I wrote a story about the ones I visited — but never one focused on beer. I like the menu at Blatt Beer … Continue reading

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On Midwestern Food

The first Jell-O salad I have ever wanted to eat, courtesy of Amy Thielen’s new book “The New Midwestern Table.” It’s pretty exciting to see the food I’ve grown up with — the food many of us have — in … Continue reading

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Review: Avoli Osteria

Avoli Osteria, just a hop, skip and a jump from our house in Dundee, is one of my favorites of the year, hands down. Beautiful, hand-crafted Northern Italian food meets the kind of cozy, welcoming atmosphere that owner/chef Dario Schicke already … Continue reading

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Will Forte’s Omaha picks

Will Forte, one of the stars in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” dishes with the New York Times on where he ate and what he liked while he was in Omaha: Did you take any detours while shooting? “I had an extravagant … Continue reading

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Omaha’s first Eater.com Heatmap

When I got an email from one of my favorite daily reads, eater.com, asking me to contribute, I had to blink twice. Today is a big day for me — it’s the first time I’ve appeared on eater.com and it’s … 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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Review: Two Birds Bakery

I love the sweet Two Birds Bakery in Elkhorn, which I reviewed last week. There’s nothing quite like it around the city, with its mix of gluten free, vegan and traditional baked goods all happily coexisting. I’d drive out to … Continue reading

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Review: Benson Brewery

Things are in flux over at Benson Brewery, which I reviewed recently. The menu at the brewery looked good on paper but wasn’t executed to the level I was after; and for a brewery, I expected more beers. We’ll see … Continue reading

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