A gorging we shall go

The annual Renaissance Madrigal Christmas Feast at the Omaha Marriott is equal parts Tony and Tina's Wedding, Shakespeare, Knights of the Round Table and Food Network theme show. That is if the theme is a Saxon bacchanal. A food orgy all wrapped up in a fancy dinner theater bow.

For four nights in December the ballroom is transformed into an old English castle hosting a seasonal holiday celebration, circa 1600. Royals, attendants, escorts, a court jester, a kitchen wench and carolers are among the costumed characters greeting guests December 6-9 at the Marriott, 10220 Regency Circle.

More than 20 years in the running, this recreation of Christmas past is one of the metro’s...

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This Holiday Season Make a Reservation and Bring Lots of Patience

This Holiday Season Make a Reservation and Bring Lots of Patience
According to The National Restaurant Association, an estimated 14 million Americans will visit a restaurant for a Thanksgiving meal this year, and an additional 16 million will use restaurant takeout to supplement a meal at their own or someone else’s home. In addition, 32 million Americans are expected to dine out while shopping on Black Friday, according to new research by the Association. The new research also shows that convenience is the primary reason for making restaurants part of Thanksgiving celebrations. So bring your Visa and channel some patience, because you are not the only family dining out.

Dickey's...

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Get Comfy This Winter

The term “comfort food” was first coined in the 70s, but the genre it describes has been around even longer. We all know dishes like fried chicken and apple pie have a special place in the heart of the American psyche. We think of tradition, of nostalgia, of sentimental appeal. And of course, of good eats. But the idea of comfort food extends across cultures too. Shake things up this winter by sampling a variety of cuisines, and take advantage of the many ways to enjoy a meal in good company, even as the days get shorter and the mercury drops.

We first look to soup to warm us up. Instead of drab old chicken noodle, try a bowl of phở. Often eaten as a street food, this traditional...

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Falling Crumbs

Mimi’s Café offers Seasonal Menus
Mimi’s Cafe invites guests to “Come Enjoy a Taste of France” with the arrival of its latest seasonal menus—Tour de Paris. As the second stop on Mimi’s culinary journey, the new food and drink choices are inspired by the culinary capital of the world and are available for a limited time at an incredible value.
Guests can try for a chance to experience Paris firsthand by participating in the Mimi’s Chance for France Giveaway from Nov. 3 through Dec. 31. The grand prize is a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris, including round-trip air transportation and accommodations. Participants will also have a chance to win more than 100 prizes, including $100...

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Move over energy drinks, here comes relaxation drinks

Veterans Day Freebies for Active duty and Veteran military personnel
Hooters will honor all Veterans and active duty military personnel with 10 of Hooters nearly world famous Chicken Wings. All day on Veteran’s Day, personnel with proof of service or a Military ID will receive 10 free wings. The offer is for boneless, naked or traditional breaded wings and is only available for dine in orders.
Outback Steakhouse is aiming to honor veterans who have served in all branches of the military this year and will be hosting a 5 day long Veterans Day special. Beginning on November 7th, any active duty or honorably discharged military member is entitled to a free Bloomin’ Onion and their choice...

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Steakhouse Tradition Going Strong at Brother Sebastian’s

Eating at Brother Sebastian’s is like taking a trip back in time to Omaha’s past. I mean that in the nicest possible way.

 

If you are of a certain age, you might recall the restaurants that once dominated the local dining scene. Lengthy menus offered numerous versions of steak. Entrees came with multiple side dishes, and the dining rooms were dark and woody.

 

Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery proudly upholds that heritage. It opened in 1977, and has been following a successful formula ever since.

 

I first visited Brother Sebastian’s for my high school senior prom in the ‘80s, and was interested to return and see how the place was holding up in a changing world.

 

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