Taste of Italy

Walking into Nicola’s in the Old Market you feel as if you have stumbled upon a little café on the streets of Venice, Italy. With only about ten tables, and a backroom hidden by a black curtain, you are taken to a different land where you instantly feel the warmth of a European dining experience. Opened since 2003, Nicola’s in the Old Market is becoming a staple in the Italian food world of Omaha. It’s a place for a romantic dinner, or a casual business meal. It has the versatility to be both, yet still comfortable and inviting.

For my husband and I’s date night, we sat at a table towards the back and looked out onto the beautiful snow covered patio. We talked about how we’re looking...

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Although it is not quite Cinco De Mayo, one can celebrate National Margarita Day this Friday, February 22, 2013. With bitter cold weather and snow in abundance, it’s a perfect time to celebrate the Margarita that with its name reminds you of friends, good times and warmer weather. Cantina Laredo in Midtown Crossing is running $4 margaritas all day on Friday, February 22. While you are there, Cantina Laredo has a new drink menu worth checking out. Another Margarita hot spot is Rivera’s Mexican Food, located at 12047 Blondo Street. Heck, if you find a good Margarita, Facebook DishOmaha and tell me about it.  

Mixed Go Green! is coming to Omaha. Franchised from a start-up out of Sioux...

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<p>  Dr. Terry Huang</p> Doctor Lunch

It’s not your fault.

That’s what Dr. Terry Huang wants you to know if you’re obese. “It’s not your fault because obesity is a result of so many different factors: genetic factors, environmental factors, the way our society is constructed by policy, and all of those things contribute to all of us, by default, eating more and exercising less.” Dr. Huang is the chairman and professor of health promotion, social and behavioral health for UNMC’s College of Public Health, so he knows what he’s talking about.

Dr. Huang wants you to know something else. “It’s not your fault, first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do about it.”

He’s a man who is poised to...

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Its time again for you to get your tickets to one of Omaha’s most fun and artsy events. The Visiting Nurses Association’s 16th Annual Art and Soup event will be held on Sunday February 24, 2013. In addition to the always abundant display of local art for purchase, there will be a wide collection of soups from your most admired restaurants for you to sample. Then you will be the judge as to which soup wins the popular vote. There are also great silent auction items to bid on as well as a cash bar. So let the fun begin for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Visiting Nurse’s Association and the many community services they provide. Art and Soup begins with a patron party from 1:00 p.m....

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Think Like a Chef

Unless you’re in the mood for a mean grilled cheese, I’m not much of a cook. But working in restaurants has, fortunately, allowed me to meet some very talented ones. Recently, I experienced a six-course, dim sum-inspired feast in the home kitchen of Lot 2’s Scott Zrust. It was over this sensational dinner that I started compiling a list of guidelines to create restaurant-caliber meals at home. As it turns out, a little know-how, planning, and creativity will get you far. I asked three area professionals, who specialize in a range of cuisines, for ideas.

Be inspired.

Zrust insists he’s “never been a huge fan of cookbooks.” While they can be useful for reference, the most rewarding...

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Brix at Midtown Crossing is now open.

Much like the original Brix at Village Pointe, Brix at Midtown Crossing creatively brings together a full-menu Bistro, a wine and spirits retail shop and event space. Designed by owner Dan Matuszek, he states that, “the Midtown Crossing location really is more of a ‘Bistro first, retail store second concept.’ There is a lot more emphasis on the food and highlighting the talents of who we think is one of the great young chefs in Omaha, our executive chef Erik Rickard.” He continues, “the Bistro at the Midtown Crossing location also features a larger bar area for drinks and cocktails, plus 27 different premium craft beers and Sprecher Root Beer on...

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