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Danielle Herzog

Walking into Nicola’s in the Old Market you feel as if you have stumbled upon a little café on the streets of Venice, Italy. With only about ten tables, and a backroom hidden by a black curtain, you are taken to a different land where you... more

Feb 26, 2013 12:00 AM Eat

With all the new restaurants popping up in Omaha, it’s important to remember the amazing ones that have sustained the test of time. Hiro 88 in West Omaha was the first Asian restaurant I ate at when I moved to Omaha over five years ago an... more

Jan 28, 2013 11:45 PM Eat

I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit disappointed in Mai Tai. No, it’s not because of the quality of food or the service provided, but because they took my secret favorite spot and let the rest of Omaha know about it. I used to love going to t... more

Dec 17, 2012 11:35 PM Eat

Walk into Harvest Café in Lakeside Hills and you feel it. You feel that this restaurant is a bit different from others. This one has emotion to it. I didn’t know the story behind Harvest Café before I walked in, yet I could feel that ther... more

Nov 16, 2012 4:24 AM Eat

Attention Lot 2 diners – your voice was heard. The restaurant that has received glowing reviews and accolades for its innovative dining experience is the Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O for Best New Restaurant of 2012. After collectivel... more

Oct 24, 2012 3:30 AM Best Of

It’s all quiet in my house on a Monday night and my husband is nowhere to be found. I look in the kitchen, the bedroom and then wait. It hits me. Just when I realize he is downstairs in his man cave, I hear, “Get the ball – hustle!!!” Ah ... more

Oct 23, 2012 9:12 AM Eat

I am a New York Italian girl. I grew up with my grandmother living in my house and Sunday afternoon pasta dinners. At 1 pm, every Sunday, we gathered together to eat baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, or eggplant parmigiana. Some Sunday... more

Aug 21, 2012 9:51 AM Eat

While dining at Dolce Cafe, my husband and I got into an interesting conversation. When you open a menu at a restaurant and the prices of the dishes are more expensive than average, are your expectations higher for the meal? Such was the ... more

Aug 14, 2012 8:45 AM Eat

When I moved to Omaha five years ago, I have to admit, Benson scared me a little bit. Lots of hole-in-the wall bars, and that crazy maternity shop with the world’s largest bra in the window. However, recently, Benson is buzzing. You can a... more

Jul 17, 2012 7:54 PM Eat

I was conflicted with the news that Jennifer Coco would be leaving the The Flat Iron Cafe to start her own restaurant, J. Coco. At first I was excited to try the new dining experience and enjoy her cuisine, however then I became nervous –... more

Jun 13, 2012 7:38 PM Eat

Chef: Jennifer Coco Restaurant: J.Coco Tell us about your culinary background? Where did you study? How did you start in this industry? I started bussing tables at the age of 15 for The Baking Company. Someone got sick one day and t... more

Apr 25, 2012 1:01 AM Eat

It is a great time to be a foodie in Omaha. Whether you are looking for contemporary Americana cuisine or southern soul food - the newest restaurants here in Omaha have something for everyone. Oysters, pasta, sushi, fusion, wine pairings ... more

Apr 18, 2012 2:22 AM Eat

Being an Italian New Yorker, I’m not only extremely loud and outspoken, but I have a tendency to be over-critical of Italian restaurants who claim to be “authentic” and say that their dishes taste like my grandmother’s Sunday dinners.  So... more

Feb 24, 2012 2:54 AM Eat

There is nothing better in the winter than cozying up to a fire and making hot cocoa.  If you are like most, you simply take out one of those powder packets with marshmallows and dump it into hot water or milk.  Whether you are having a w... more

Feb 7, 2012 10:09 AM Eat

The necessity of trying their famous “mac-n-cheese” first brought me to Marks Bistro almost six years ago. After trying their steak variation, I was hooked.  It was like a cheesesteak (without the bread) in your mouth – flavorful meat and... more

Jan 20, 2012 1:45 AM Eat

When I was pregnant, I was amazed and frightened by how many people told me that I should go out as much as possible now because once the baby was born, there wouldn’t be any time to eat out or try new restaurants.  So when my daughter wa... more

Dec 21, 2011 2:01 AM Eat

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