Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Bank

First National Bank has been in the Omaha area for more than 150 years supporting local causes and events, helping large and small businesses succeed in an ever-changing financial climate, providing everyday banking services to families and individuals and being a major employer in the metro area. Founded in 1857, FNB originally served Omahaand surrounding communities. The bank has grown to be the largest privately...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Car Wash

The waving, grinning, yellow-clad, yellow-haired lanky man in front of the four Omaha locations of Russell Speeder’s Car Wash may be fictional, but nevertheless make passersby smile in real life. And, according to Kris Moore, Site Manager of the 11212 Wright Circle location, this is their main goal — to make the customers happy. “We have a 150 percent guarantee to our customers,” says Moore, “if we...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Sweets Shop

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 the Day. They announce their choice on Facebook and Twitter, then give away those special cupcakes for to the shop’s social media followers. “We usually make 96, because...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best New Restaurant

A vegan restaurant that sources locally grown food opened last spring on the lonely corner of 20th and Pierce. Daily Grub was voted Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O New Restaurant, and also got a “Reader Refer” for Best Local-Food-Serving Restaurant, because it offers hearty meals for the socially conscious. But vegan or no, it’s the good food that draws people. Owner and chef Elle Lien offers a menu that...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Coffeeshop

After a dozen years of growth based on premium product and service, Scooter’s Coffeehouse is branding itself as the java fix with “amazing people, serving amazing coffee, amazingly fast.” The formula’s earned the franchise several Best Of honors, including the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year award, and now Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O designation. What started as a single...

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Koterba, OPL and Waging Nonviolence

*Take a break from all your holiday shopping to stop by The Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific, Saturday, Nov. 27, to meet World-Herald editorial cartoonist and Prairie Cat Jeffrey Koterba. He’ll be signing copies of his new book, Inklings, now in paperback. The book recounts Koterba’s evolution as a cartoonist, a hobby he began as a way to detach himself from the pandemonium surrounding him....

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Results: Best Nightlife & Play Winners

Best Bar with Live Music Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Slowdown Readers’ Choice: Waiting Room Readers’ Choice: Ozone Readers’ Recommend: Two Fine Irishmen Best Bar to Study for the Bar Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn Readers’ Recommend: Old Chicago Readers’ Recommend: Prestige (now Del Mare) Readers’ Recommend: Urban Wine Company Best Beer Selection Readers’ Choice Best of the...

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