Rachel Grace

Oh, the dark, mysterious stout. Some identify it as the base of a notoriously unwise cocktail known as the Irish car bomb. As if that’s not a bad enough impression, stouts — in particular dryer, Irish stouts like Guinness — picked up the ... more

Mar 8, 2014 9:43 AM Eat

I am a beer geek. It's a title to wear proudly, though I might wince occasionally when saying it. Still, there’s no shame in appreciating the subtleties between different beer styles, or even drooling a bit at the thought of an open-air f... more

Oct 4, 2013 1:24 PM Eat

Haven’t yet had your fill of ice cream this summer? Good news: Blue Bunny is launching a three-week long series of free sampling events throughout the Omaha metro area, starting on July 17th. The featured product is 2nd St. Creamery, Blue... more

Jul 13, 2013 6:36 AM Crumbs

In the final installment of The Reader craft cocktail series, we take a look at the future of craft cocktails in Omaha. We can’t predict the future, but we can see how the image of the bartender – slinging mixed drinks with both hands –... more

Jul 12, 2013 8:17 AM Eat

The second of three installments on cocktails in Omaha examines our favorite part of the day, happy hour. Note: It’s always a good idea to call ahead if you have your heart set on a particular item.   13. Krug Park When to go: Su... more

Jun 13, 2013 10:26 PM Eat

The dynamic restaurateurs known as Flagship Restaurant Group first opened Blue Sushi, who revolutionized the Sunday happy hour while also expanding as far as Denver, CO and Fort Worth, TX. Last year, they brought us Blatt Beer & Table... more

May 25, 2013 1:33 AM Eat

The first of three installments on cocktails in Omaha calls for one part experience, one part skill, and one part passion as we chat with some of the Old Market’s best craft bartenders. The New Kids on the Block Brock Miller was gener... more

May 17, 2013 11:08 AM Eat

I heard mixed reviews from friends who tried Baxter’s shortly after their December 2012 opening. As Benson’s newest pizza place, I had hoped not to hear such things as: “The wait is long,” “It’s expensive,“ and, perhaps the most forebodin... more

Apr 26, 2013 12:50 AM Eat

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 tha... more

Apr 4, 2013 3:27 PM Eat

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 tha... more

Apr 3, 2013 11:27 PM Eat

Unless you’re in the mood for a mean grilled cheese, I’m not much of a cook. But working in restaurants has, fortunately, allowed me to meet some very talented ones. Recently, I experienced a six-course, dim sum-inspired feast in the home... more

Feb 7, 2013 8:19 PM Eat

There are a few places in town to order crepes, but none as dedicated to the French-style stuffed pancake as this brand new space near the Creighton campus. Over my caramel latte – crafted with house-made syrup and beans from Omaha roaste... more

Jan 16, 2013 11:05 AM Eat

It’s all about the neighborhood. When Jimi D’s Food & Spirits opened four years ago, owner Jimi DiPrima didn’t have big culinary dreams or a snooty design scheme. He just wanted to make it thee neighborhood spot. Four years and a ... more

Aug 24, 2012 2:32 AM Eat

Is it kar-uh-BEE-uhn or kuh-RIB-ee-an? Let’s not worry about the pronunciation. Caribbean Delight is a smaller eatery and novelty shop, tucked away in a strip mall just north of 72nd and Blondo. The hip Benson strip, pulsing with art, b... more

Jul 12, 2012 12:46 PM Eat

The last time I saw a menu with more than 75 items must have been at a chain diner. As I read the menu at Curri, I realized there is much more to it than simply cramming every dish under the sun into one place. Co-owner Varma Dhanalakoti ... more

Jun 21, 2012 12:17 AM Eat


Rachel Grace

It was last summer that I started sensing the aroma of beef brisket after leaving the gym (or was it the movie theater?) at the ever-developing Aksarben Village. I followed my nose, and I found Mojo Smokehouse. It's been over a full ye... more

May 24, 2012 10:53 AM Eat

The bartender: You respect her because she stands between you and your drink, whether it be that first sip of cold beer at Friday Happy Hour or a nightcap at the watering hole down the street. If she’s busy, you wait. When she’s ready, yo... more

May 11, 2012 9:44 AM Eat

It’s 2007, and my mother has just entered the local pizza shop for the first time in a while. Her doctors have just told her she must avoid gluten, and her inquiries about gluten-free options on the menu are met with confusion. “What do y... more

Mar 15, 2012 2:06 AM Eat


Rachel Grace

Many Omahans can claim some form of German ancestry, and it really shows, not just in the number of hard-to-pronounce surnames, but also with the popularity of German restaurants. In a quest to find a few German gems in Omaha, I recently ... more

Mar 7, 2012 1:05 PM Eat

The first bite of flourless chocolate cake and you’re wondering just what flour ever did for cake anyway. If it’s done right, the fudgy goodness will coat your fork, and possibly your teeth a little as well. Just don’t smile at your date.... more

Feb 8, 2012 11:46 AM Eat