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The Heroes of the Gyro

The ‘80s saw the establishment of several authentic Greek restaurants in Omaha that are still flourishing today.

Not a whole lot of other things from the '80s have that kind of longevity. So what is it about the cuisine and the gyro that we love so much? 

Bill Sgourakis says that when he and brother George opened Greek Islands in 1983, you could count the number of restaurants on Center Street on one hand....


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Dishcrawl, a San Jose-based start-up that is rapidly gaining national recognition for its unique culinary events, will enter the Omaha market this month. The events, called Dishcrawls, typically take participants to four different restaurants in the same neighborhood over the course of one evening. The company was founded on the premise that communities can be brought together through good food and good company....


The Scooter’s Guy

There’s a good chance that you don’t think you know Bill Kipper. He’s a fairly low-key guy and doesn’t really spend any time seeking out the limelight, so it’s a fair assumption. On the other hand, there’s an excellent chance that he’s affected you in one way or another – at least, he’s affected you if you’ve ever had a coffee from any Scooter’s anywhere.

Bill’s “the guy.” More specifically, he’s the one and...


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The Nebraska Restaurant Association has set the date for the 2013 Taste of Nebraska to April 29th at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland. This year’s theme will be “Up, Up, and Away!” Tim Miles, UNL Men’s Head Basketball Coach, will be the featured speaker. This year the event will offer a Nebraska Beer Tasting from over twelve different Nebraska Breweries during the cocktail hour. Guests will also be...


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