An Omaha Classic Stands the Test of Time

I am a New York Italian girl. I grew up with my grandmother living in my house and Sunday afternoon pasta dinners. At 1 pm, every Sunday, we gathered together to eat baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, or eggplant parmigiana. Some Sundays, my grandmother would even cook all three. So when I moved to Omaha five years ago and looked for a solid authentic Italian restaurant, I was thrilled to find Lo Sole Mio. I remember my first experience there – the large bottles of olive oil on the table, and the random statues of half-naked people scattered among the rooms. I felt at home. That’s the beauty of Lo Sole Mio, you feel as if you have stepped into a little old Italian woman’s house. All it...

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Italian Gardens now has a liquor license. Located at 1228 South 6th Street in the old Café De Paris building, Italian Gardens is happy to be able to offer an affordable wine list with a focus on Italian and California wines. Patrons are still able to bring in their own wine with a corkage fee of $7 per bottle. Italian Gardens has extended their hours to include Tuesday nights from 5:00p.m to 9:00p.m. Reservations are not required but suggested so there will be a table waiting for you. For a full list of hours or to make a reservation, call 402.715.4291

Omaha opens a new gastropub at 14th and Farnam inside the Paxton Hotel called the Omaha Tap House. Having opened just this week, Omaha...

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Dining at Dolce

While dining at Dolce Cafe, my husband and I got into an interesting conversation. When you open a menu at a restaurant and the prices of the dishes are more expensive than average, are your expectations higher for the meal? Such was the case with Dolce Café. Entering the restaurant, you are a bit confused. The tables and chairs look like they should be at a casual lunch café, the middle of the restaurant has an open prep area with tea boxes and pastry glass containers that looks like a counter at a coffee shop, and the front of the restaurant is a closed off area with an exposed sink and utility cart of canned food. Unsure about the motif of the restaurant and the ambience it was...

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Save the date for this Friday August 10th for Omaha's first Food Truck Festival. The event is hosted by the Old Mattress Factory and Bomb Digs Gourmet Food Truck. There will be drinks, food and entertainment all held in the Old Mattress Factory parking lot  at 501 North 13th Street.  From 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Omaha's Food Truck Festival will include Bomb Digs Gourmet Food Truck, LocalMotive, New Orleans Sneaux, Brotato's, island season's mobile kitchen and Ty's Amazing Southern Cuisine. See you there.

Do not miss the next installation of wine dinners at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, Omaha. On Saturday night, August 25th, Spencer's for Steaks and Chops will collaborate with Caymus...

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In Search of Breakfast

Mere words cannot describe the warm affection I feel toward the breakfast meal. I consider myself quite the breakfast aficionado, so it only makes sense that I would venture out to various breakfast spots in town in search of the best place I could find where the food is delicious and the menu delightfully varied.

Vidlak’s Brookside Café, 15668 West Center Road, Mon-Sun 7:00AM – 1:00PM

Vidlak’s Brookside Café has a no-nonsense ambiance. You seat yourself and the efficient wait staff suddenly appears out of nowhere. There is not much by way of décor, but what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in great food and low prices.

The menu features the standard breakfast fare, but the...

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Outstanding in The Field comes to Nebraska

Local food connoisseurs are looking forward to the Outstanding in The Field Dinner this Saturday, August 4th at Branched Oak Farm in Raymond Nebraska, owners Doug and Krista Dittman. The event is part of the Outstanding in the Field 2012 North American Tour. 

The mission for Outstanding in the Field is to reconnect diners to the food they eat, while honoring the farm and farmers that provide the food, creating a celebratory dining experience. Outstanding in the Field began back in 1999 and have been setting long tables for people to eat ever since. The Outstanding in the Field events have been held in every type of possible setting from farms, gardens, ranches, mountains, seaside and...

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