Category Archives: OWH Extras

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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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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Review: Culprit Cafe

The coffee is what drew me into Culprit Cafe, but the food was good enough to make me stick around for lunch. I love what’s happening in the 16th Street corridor. What once was a neighborhood devoid of dining options … Continue reading

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Isa’s Top Omaha Vegan Bites

So this is the amazing Tofu Stroganoff of dreams that I made with Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She was gracious enough to let me and a World-Herald photographer hang out with her in her Omaha kitchen and cook recipes from her … Continue reading

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Review: Wilson & Washburn

I liked the succinct menu at Wilson and Washburn, a new old-timey place near the Old Market. Its most important feature is its modernity in the face of all the other historic touches in the restaurant, named after the city’s … Continue reading

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Review: Localmotive Food Truck

I’d been eating at Localmotive Food Truck for a long time before I finally decided to review the mobile restaurant, which parks all over town but is always in the Old Market starting at 10 p.m. It’s just as good … Continue reading

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