John Horvatinovich

Just what you need, even more choices at The Cheesecake Factory With an already extensive menu of more than 200 dishes and 30 cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Factory is adding more than a dozen new menu items. After reading this sentence alo... more

Mar 27, 2012 2:27 PM Crumbs

Industry Night and Weekday Reverse Happy Hour As more and more people are shedding the 9-5 work week, Hiro Sushi is offering its popular Reverse Happy Hour on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Beginning March 28, the restaurant will offer ... more

Mar 19, 2012 10:41 PM Eat

The Cost of Dining Out: Meal Taxes in Major U.S. Cities Ranked at the 42nd largest city, Omaha climbed the tax charts to land at the number six spot for highest meal tax. As any tourists and business travelers have learned, taxes on meal... more

Mar 13, 2012 11:18 AM Eat

Local Pizza Shop Featured in National Trade Magazine Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana, and chef / owner Nick Strawhecker are featured in the February edition of Pizza Today, a monthly trade magazine catering to the independent pizza operators... more

Mar 5, 2012 3:34 AM Crumbs

Local Chefs Nominated for Prestigious Awards On a national food stage, Omaha gets little credit for our vast culinary scene and impact on the food world. However, times they are a changing and the last two years have been an amazing jou... more

Feb 27, 2012 2:06 PM Crumbs

Over the years, pizza shops have pushed the limits of what a pizza can hold; from savory to sweet, the imagination for pizza toppings is seemingly endless.  There are those of us who are traditionalists and require few items on a pizza to... more

Feb 21, 2012 3:31 AM Eat

Hell’s Kitchen Contestant Stops in Omaha Season 5 and 6 chef-testant Robert Hesse will join local chef Glenn Wheeler at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops on March 2, at 7 p.m. The two chefs will team up for a 5-course meal including cockta... more

Feb 19, 2012 3:27 AM Crumbs

Shucks Downtown now Open Shucks is now open located at 1911 Leavenworth, the former Dixie Quicks spot. Shucks downtown offers happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. on drink specials and appetizers. For more information, give them a call at 402.614.... more

Feb 13, 2012 5:28 AM Crumbs


John Horvatinovich

The year was 1995, and quite possibly the quintessential culinary phrase of the ‘90s, came from actor Larry Thomas, who played the infamous Soup Nazi on “Seinfeld.”  “No soup for you!”  If you saw the episode, you have probably uttered ... more

Feb 13, 2012 3:40 AM Eat

Flowers will die, cards are tossed in a shoe box, or worse casually tossed into the trash.  However, the joyous account people have when food is the vehicle for love, is long lasting and hopefully delicious. The economy is struggling and... more

Feb 7, 2012 1:13 PM Eat

Valentine’s Day and You As a long time restaurateur, I coined all major holidays as “amateur night” in my restaurants. The reason is -- for the most part -- guests who dine out on these “hallmark-driven” holidays are stumbling their way... more

Feb 6, 2012 4:59 AM Crumbs

Hy-Vee Food & Wine Experience Enjoy a day of sampling wine, specialty foods and cheeses from over 75 booths and food specialists presenting live cooking demonstrations. You can buy your tickets at your Hy-Vee Customer Service for $3... more

Jan 29, 2012 3:35 AM Crumbs

Dunkin' Donuts Announces New Restaurants in Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa Dunkin' Donuts, announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees, Savoureux Corporation, for 12 new restaurants ... more

Jan 23, 2012 7:17 AM Crumbs

NYCG is Now Block 16 In our article covering the 5th Annual Comfort Food Classic, co-owners Jessica Joyce and Paul Urban announced an upcoming name change to their restaurant. Here at Dish Omaha we call it delicious, but officially, New... more

Jan 8, 2012 2:14 AM Crumbs

Omaha, Corporate Sellouts? Congratulations Omaha, we are almost the biggest restaurant sellouts in the nation.  We hold 9 of the 10 consumer picks for top restaurant chains in our area. The National Restaurant News Consumer Picks special... more

Dec 29, 2011 4:07 PM Crumbs

Restaurant Neighbor Award Deadline Extended Each year, the National Restaurant Association and American Express awards $5,000 each to four restaurants -- one small business, one mid-size business, one large business/national chain and on... more

Dec 22, 2011 3:06 AM Crumbs

New Food Show on Lincoln’s KZUM 89.3 FM "The Kitchen" will airs on Saturdays, noon – 1 p.m. on KZUM, 89.3 FM in Lincoln and can be streamed online at According to host, Ted Pool the show looks to share the passion of coo... more

Dec 19, 2011 3:28 AM Crumbs

Television networks still have a long way to go when it comes to developing great food programming in my mind, but I applaud them with a light 2-finger golf clap. If your favorite food shows include phrases like “y’all” or “E.V.O.O.” then... more

Dec 12, 2011 1:01 PM Eat

Pana 88 Coming to Midtown Crossing A fast-casual Pan-Asian eatery, is set to join Midtown Crossing's restaurants in spring 2012 called Pana 88. Located at 3201 Farnam St., Pana 88 will offer a wide variety of hot Chinese, Japanese, and o... more

Dec 9, 2011 2:19 PM Crumbs

Lucky Bucket Diaper Dandy   Bring those diapers to us. We are trying to fill up our beer truck to deliver diapers for Lydia's House. We'll take collections through the 17th of December. Dropping off a package of diapers at the brewery wi... more

Dec 6, 2011 5:25 AM Crumbs