2012: A Year in Review

When I moved to Omaha five years ago, there were only a handful of restaurants that I felt hit it out of the park with their dining experiences. However, in just this past year, so many new restaurants have opened that now bring the Omaha dining scene to an entirely new level.
Restaurants like J. Coco and Lot 2 elevate culinary expectations by delivering fresh, unique and innovative dishes. J.Coco gives us delicious classics like lamb and duck, and then also more innovative dishes like kurobuto pork chops and Korean style short rib tacos. All with their own flavor palates and wonderful tastes. Additionally, Lot 2 is changing the face of Benson with its upscale neighborhood dining...

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Looking for a great new sandwich spot, Firehouse Subs is announcing their first location in Omaha at 721 S. 72nd St. They are open Sunday through Thursday 10:30a.m. - 9:00p.m. and Friday and Saturday  from 10:30a.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Firehouse Sub chain is 566 stores big and was founded by firefighters yet this is the first in our area. The restaurant has a mural on the wall depicting the fire that occurred at Omaha’s Grand Central Hotel in 1878. According to their press release, In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety...

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My Secret is Out: Mai Thai in Arksarben Village

I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit disappointed in Mai Tai. No, it’s not because of the quality of food or the service provided, but because they took my secret favorite spot and let the rest of Omaha know about it. I used to love going to the Mai Tai location out west – it has less than 10 tables and was my hole in the wall place for true authentic Thai food. However, now, it seems that I have to share my love of Mai Tai with the rest of Omaha because they have opened a larger, second location in Aksarben Village and people are talking and loving it the same way I do. Luckily, the larger location allows for short or no wait times and the food is just as enjoyable at their original location....

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With the Holidays around the corner, a person’s to do list can get pretty long. I have a couple of gift ideas that any foodie would love, something to add to your holiday buffet and information on a great night out to celebrate with friends and family. Just helping to make the list smaller…

The Nebraska Food Cooperative, which is an online year round farmer’s market and local food distribution service, is selling memberships from Dec 9th through Dec 15th. By gifting a membership to the NFC, you give someone a sustainable present that lasts all year. Visit www.nebraskafood.org for more information on the Nebraska Food Cooperative.

Shucks, Absolutely Fresh Seafood Markets and Bailey’s...

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In Search of Holiday Desserts

If your holidays are anything like mine, you’re scrambling around too much to worry about lovingly crafting the perfect baked goods in your own kitchen. Not that I’m knocking those people who have the ability to fashion fondant into festive shapes – quite to the contrary, I am really glad those people are around. I’m just not one of them. This is why I am glad that there are so many great places around town selling tasty holiday desserts.

I set out to find the best places to buy holiday desserts with these three caveats:

* The desserts have to be delicious. Really, without this factor, what else matters?

* The desserts have to be quick to purchase – I don’t want to go on a waiting...

entered on 12/10/12 at 11:22 PM | read more »


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How about a Whisky Tasting to warm your spirit this holiday season?
Dundee Cycles and The Boiler Room are hosting a Whisky Tasting on
Monday, December 10th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Dundee Cycles and Provisions.
This event is marketed as “featuring 20 different American Whiskeys. Some whiskeys at the tasting include: Rittenhouse, Death's Door, Bulleit, Koval, Old Weller, Buffalo Trace and many more. The tasting will be led by Clark Ross. Ross has been running bar programs in Baltimore and Omaha for 6 years and is also in charge of creating the rotating list of craft cocktails at The Boiler Room Restaurant.” Included in the cost of the event is a limited edition silk-screened...

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