Category Archives: Restaurants

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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Chicago, part one

I hadn’t been to Chicago in a long time — years, literally — before December. And now I’ve been to the city twice in the past eight weeks. Chicago is as cool as ever (albeit freezing cold this time of … 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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Review: Flatiron Cafe

For my last review each year, I like to focus on someplace special. Last year, it was V. Mertz. This year, I chose another Omaha classic, the Flatiron Cafe. The two places couldn’t be more different. The Flatiron is fulfilling … Continue reading

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Kansas City

Matthew and I ended up with a couple of extra vacation days this fall so we took a jaunt down to Kansas City for an extended weekend. I’ve been going to KC since I was a little kid. This trip … 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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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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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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