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A Dream on Fire Having seen the scarred remains of 11th and Howard first hand, I thought for a long time about what I would say to Market House owner Nick Bartholomew when I met him for lunch at his West Omaha eatery, Over Easy. I had deci... more

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My husband’s boss loves Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, and not only because she lives right next to it in a fabulous loft, but because they have such an impressive, extensive wine inventory and really good food. So even though I’m not the... more

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As you read this, you are sitting (or standing, or unicycling; I don’t judge) approximately 5,761 miles from the nearest ocean. That’s right, I did the math. Yet somehow, Omaha manages to have a thriving sushi scene. We’ve got everyone from... more

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Any proper crisp fall afternoon should include a leisurely stroll, crunching through the leaves on the streets of Dundee. That said, any dewy spring day or hot summer night should include a similar scenario. Where else can you find a quiet... more

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I searched high and low for the best tacos in the area. After running around all over town, I now present to you my two new favorite places for tacos. Mula – Trendy Tacos I went to Mula with my husband and a couple of friends, each of us ... more

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Wisconsin is cold. Just the name of the state conjures images of snow, ice fishing and other cold stuff. And perhaps due to this extreme temperature, the people of Wisconsin know how to be warm. Their homes are cozy and you will instantly b... more

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The first thing I noticed when I started talking to Tony Thomas about Farnam House Brewing Company is that he had a look on his face that I recognize. It’s the same face artists make when they create something they’re insanely proud of. It’... more

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Keystone Tavern & Grill looks a bit like a dive bar on the outside. Truth be told, it looks a little like a dive bar on the inside too when you first walk through the door with the flashing beer signs and pool tables. But before you dec... more

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“The main thing is we are not trying to make a profit, we are trying to make an impact,” said Debra McKnight, Executive Director for Urban Abbey. Urban Abbey opened in November of 2011. McKnight explained First United Methodist Church was ... more

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When you walk into B&B Classic Dogs in Bellevue you’re going to have to make a decision as to where you will allow your attention to be pulled. Will you want to stop and savor the smell of the food? Will you want to allow your gaze to w... more

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First things first: Star Deli in Benson is not the same Star Deli that was in the Jewish Community Center in Omaha. I figured this out quickly when I first walked into Benson’s Star Deli and didn’t see matzo ball soup on the menu. I guess I... more

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If you know me well, you know me as clever, charismatic, and not even a little bit awkward. I’ll pause for the collective eye rolls from my dearest friends, co-workers, and boyfriend. But every now and then, even I feel the need to turn of... more

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When I try out a new place that I don’t know much about I usually go into what I call Vague Mode. This is where I don’t go into it anticipating any particular experience and I don’t decide beforehand what I’m going to eat. I just waltz in a... more

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Living on the southern coast of Turkey for a couple years made me a bit of a snob when it comes to Mediterranean food back here in the States. I often find myself making smarmy comments along the lines of, “Oh, you think this is hummus? T... more

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Years ago, before movie theaters began to realize that people like to eat real food while they watch movies, I was the world champion of smuggling food into a theater. While it’s difficult for me to admit my illicit past, I can’t help but... more

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Everyone can be a critic. From food bloggers to Yelp-ers, people everywhere have taken it upon themselves to publicly judge a new restaurant. Too upscale? Then too snobby. Too casual? Then too dirty. To open a place where class groups c... more

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I knew exactly what I was getting myself into when I visited Sinful Burger. I had heard rumors from my friends that this place wasn’t joking when it comes to delivering burgers that aren’t typical. Folks don’t go to Sinful Burger when the... more

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One of Omaha's oldest brands, Storz beer, is back after nearly a half-century absence and locals are lapping up the suds with gusto. Two Storz family relatives, cousins Tom and John Markel, are reviving the brand as a beer and as the ... more

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