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Switching Things Up (Again)

Yokocho Behind IkaSan Ramen in the Old Market you’ll find Omaha’s newest speakeasy. Yokocho is open Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 2am, and features cocktails, sake, and Japanese whiskeys. The name Yokocho is Japanese for ‘alleyway’ and serves as a clue to the location of this hideaway lounge. Follow on Instagram for pictures, updates, […]

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An Anniversary and a Hands-On Experience

Javi’s One Year Anniversary Javi’s Tacos is celebrating their one year anniversary this Wednesday, and you’re invited! Stop by tomorrow at 17676 Welch (180th and Q) or 2559 S 171ct (Lakeside) for buy one get one burritos and half price margaritas. The establishment couldn’t go all out for a grand opening last year, but is […]

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Not Like Anybody Else

If the triumph of pop stardom is universal name recognition, then those who only need a first name, whether given or invented, are the royalty amongst royalty. Beyoncé, Elvis, Madonna, Prince. Perhaps even Adele, Kanye, Rihanna, Bono and Björk. Each of these singular names generates a face so burned into our collective consciousness that it […]

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Finding Healing and Joy

To get some context on creative life and challenges during the pandemic, I reached out to a few local and national folks. I started with Scott Scholz, who is the librarian at the Polley Music Library in Lincoln. Polley is a public music library on the second floor of the Bennett Martin Public Library in […]

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A String of Stinging Closures

Culprit Cafe Beignet and Lox fans were met with chained doors at Culprit Cafe this week, and the realization that the coffee and sweets shop had suddenly and permanently closed all three locations.1603 Farnam3201 Farnam1911 S 67th (Inner Rail)Owner Luke Mabie has made no public comment on the closure, and both the owner’s the establishment’s […]

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The Shakeup

Tired Texan A kitchen fire has put Tired Texan to bed for the next few weeks, but the owners aren’t taking the hit lying down. Chef, Grill-master, and co-owner turned temporary fire fighter Chip Holland managed to extinguish the fire, which gripped his kitchen shortly after he left for the evening last Tuesday, has the […]