Tag Archives: Restaurant Review

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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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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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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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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Review: Plank

I liked all the oysters I tried at Plank, a new seafood restaurant in the Old Market. But I didn’t love the restaurant’s entrees, which to me seemed dated. I also ran into some problems with quality. When this review … Continue reading

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Review: Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table’s simple approach to locally grown food made delicious at the right price is one of my favorite things I’ve written about this year. I’ve returned many times since I wrote this one to eat their delicious specials of … Continue reading

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Review: Salt

Salt, the latest effort in the “88″ group — which includes Pana 88, Hiro, and Hiro 88 — opened this spring in West Omaha. It’s worth checking out for the great patio space alone. Read the review here.

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