Hiro 88: A Formula for Success

With all the new restaurants popping up in Omaha, it’s important to remember the amazing ones that have sustained the test of time. Hiro 88 in West Omaha was the first Asian restaurant I ate at when I moved to Omaha over five years ago and the excitement it ignited then has not dampened today. I am a regular here and have my favorites. However, for this visit, I decided to pretend as if I was a newly landed resident to Omaha and order dishes that I have never tried before. I wanted to experience it all for the first time…again.

I always tell people who don’t eat sushi to try Hiro. You will be amazed at the creations they make – some with even cooked seafood and meats for those hesitant...

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Crumbs

Dante Pizzeria is holding their first wine dinner of 2013 on Monday January 28th at 7:00 p.m. The dinner will consist of five course and five wines and runs for $90 per person not including tax or grat. The wines of choice will be Big Italian Reds. There was also mention of wild boar, locally raised duck and monkfish to be on the menu. 

Please call 402.732.3078 to make a reservation. Seating is limited. Dante is located at 169th and Wright Plaza in the Shops of Legacy, 168th & West Center.  

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Chat with Corner Creperie

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 roasters A Hill of Beans – I spoke with Head Chef Chase Grove and owners Didi and Derek Olsen for the scoop.

Tell us a bit about your culinary background. How did you get started in the restaurant industry? 

Chase: I went to the Institute for Culinary Arts at Metro Community College, straight out of high school. I was able to travel a lot doing what we call stagiaire, which is going around to different places, in the city or regionally, and spending some...

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Crumbs

There are still many food related activities to get you through these winter months. In fact on Thursday January 17th, you can take a class on community gardening, to learn how to start up a community garden or how to make your community garden work better. Community Gardening 101 is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is located at Douglas County Extension office at 8015 West Center Rd. All it takes is a piece of land and you could bring a community together. The cost of the class is free.  For more information, please call Patty Falcone at 402.444.7146.

The 8th Annual Murder Mystery at the Castle is being held this year on Friday February 15th and Saturday February 16th at the Joslyn...

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Two Old Market fixtures celebrate milestones

Signature Old Market spot M's Pub celebrates 40 years in business this year. It's a milestone for any independently owned restaurant. But reaching four decades takes on added meaning because when M's opened in 1973 (a planned 1972 opening was delayed), the fledgling Market's survival looked unsure.

The Market though went from counter culture social experiment to mixed use success story. M's owners Ann Mellen and Ron Samuelson doubly appreciate a thriving Market as their highly reviewed eatery is a fixture along with a second respected restaurant they own there, Vivace, which marks its 20th anniversary this fall. The establishments are emblems of the district's sustainability and growth....

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Cook It In 2013

I’m going to break the myth that cooking from scratch, at home is faster or less expensive than snagging some takeout. In some cases, it absolutely is, in others it probably isn’t.

Cooking, like any new skill, takes time to learn. As you do more, you know more, once you know more you can do “it” faster – cut it, find it, prepare it and put it together in a snap. Once you build a foundation of basic knife skills and reserve a little space in your mind for making dinner at home sans the box or bag or plastic container you will make dinner faster. Once you know three ways to cook chicken breasts, then you may remember that bird came with a set of thighs, you will cook those a time or two...

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