Steve Brewer

The renewable fuels industry changes constantly. Because the field is affected by politics, commodity prices, and high-tech research, it’s difficult to make long-term predictions about ethanol and other “renewable fuels,” but Omaha seem... more

Apr 14, 2012 4:04 AM News

Regenerative medicine is a new way of treating injuries and diseases, using specially-grown tissues and cells, along with artificial organs. The goal is helping the body to regenerate itself. It’s an emerging field with great potential, ac... more

Feb 16, 2012 12:51 AM News

Innovation is not limited to the for-profit sector.  Omaha’s colleges are both reacting to social changes and trying to lead those changes, through a variety of new initiatives. Researching Human Capital at Bellevue University The Hum... more

Jan 7, 2012 3:18 AM News

Spezia is easy to overlook, because it’s so consistently good. I work down the street from Spezia, and it’s the popular choice for our holiday parties and going-away luncheons. Its back rooms are often filled with professional groups,... more

Dec 5, 2011 5:51 AM Eat

What’s possible for our city? Speakers at the 2011 TEDx Omaha event offered many answers to that pressing question. TEDx Omaha is an independently organized event affiliated with the well-known TED conferences in California and Scotland... more

Oct 18, 2011 6:15 PM News

Walking into the Jackson Street Tavern, what guesses would you make about the establishment? It’s in the Old Market, and has an outdoor dining area decorated with beer signs. The word “tavern” is featured in the name. You’d probably guess... more

Jun 16, 2011 2:59 AM Eat

El Basha Mediterranean Grill is an inconspicuous place, but those who find it will likely enjoy it. The small restaurant at 75th and Pacific serves expertly prepared Mediterranean food at reasonable prices in humble surroundings. I visite... more

May 4, 2011 10:34 PM Eat



Urban Wine Company still has plenty of wine, but it’s getting into creative cocktails in a big way. According to manager Angela Reding, changes have been happening at the Old Market wine bar for the last year, but have been accelerated by ... more

Apr 22, 2011 3:29 AM Eat



7 Monkeys has become the 7M Grill, but much has changed beyond this minor name adjustment. 7M Grill is now more of a restaurant than a bar, thanks to a new menu and a different business approach. 7 Monkeys opened at 158th & Maple in 2... more

Mar 31, 2011 1:31 AM Eat



This is a good time to eat lunch in midtown Omaha. Midtown Crossing brought several restaurants to the area, and now Tommy Colina’s Kitchen has created a new midday choice just up the street. Tommy Colina’s Kitchen opened in October in th... more

Mar 10, 2011 1:50 AM Eat

Everyone talks about the location of restaurants, but the space can be just as critical. Del Mare features a new menu from its days as Prestige World Class, but the largest change is the walls that have altered the size of the dining room.... more

Jan 27, 2011 1:45 AM Eat

While Dan Matuszek traveled the country working for E & J Gallo, he was contemplating the wine business he wanted to create at home in Omaha. “I started thinking about it 15 years ago,” Matuszek says. “I never found the format that I w... more

Nov 19, 2010 6:12 AM Art

Every morning, Bill Jones makes about 100 people very happy. Jones is co-owner of Jones Brothers Cupcakes, winner of Best Sweets Shop in the Readers’ Choice awards. He and his bakers select one cupcake flavor, and name it the Cupcake of ... more

Nov 18, 2010 4:23 AM Art

When the world knows you for one thing, it takes a while to change your image. That’s the goal for Crane Coffee Café & Bar, the new concept from the people who brought you seven Crane Coffee locations around Omaha. It offers the fami... more

Nov 18, 2010 2:58 AM Eat

Imagine an old friend had plastic surgery and moved to a new neighborhood. She would still be the same person, but things would be different. Would your friendship survive? That’s the question for fans of Délice European Bakery and Café. T... more

Nov 11, 2010 12:03 AM Eat

Billions of dollars go into medical research, and billions can eventually be made from the resulting products. Unfortunately, there is often a large gap between an idea and its profits. This is called the “valley of death” in the health ca... more

Nov 5, 2010 11:53 PM News

With the fast paced, ever changing and increased technology of today, do you ever wonder where all of that data and information is stored? You may be surprised to know that much of it lives in our backyard at Scott Data Center. Scott Data ... more

Nov 5, 2010 11:43 PM News

Merchants offer customers many ways to pay, including checks, credit cards and online transactions. This creates customer convenience, according to Kurt Matis, but it also leads to back-office complexity for merchants and higher costs for... more

Nov 5, 2010 11:38 PM News

IT Futures Forum: Change Anything AIM Institute will host an IT Futures Forum Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites LaVista. The keynote speaker will be Joseph Grenny, author of Influencer: The Power to Change Anything . The institute... more

Nov 5, 2010 11:16 PM News