Serious Sandwiches—and Scrambles—at Worker’s Take-out

Omaha’s downtown dining culture is marked by plenty of fancy joints. That’s all fine and good when you’re out on the town, but where to turn when you just want … lunch? A desk covered in paperwork only has room for one to-go container, so it’d better be good. Luckily, the folks at Worker’s Take-out take the business of feeding hungry businesspeople seriously. As I found on two recent visits, this straightforward sandwich shop may be worth the trip, even if your workplace is out of the way.

The restaurant is tucked away in an unassuming location across from a hair salon, sharing counter space with a coffee shop. During lunch, the aroma of melting cheese eclipsed that of cappuccino. Like...

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How to Use Celeriac

In case you haven’t noticed grocery stores are working diligently to be beautiful. I, for one, can hardly enter the whirring doors of a supermarket without being mesmerized by the glistening stacks of blushing pink ladies and rounded columns of orange carrots with green fronds flowing. And somewhere, usually tucked between green and white ribbed fennel and red orbs of radish sits Celeriac, the ugly stepchild of root vegetables, gnarled, rough, brown and easily passed over. Visually it’s a wart on the unblemished skin of the produce isle. But vegetables are like people and beauty is only skin deep, a little work with this humble tuber can yield great rewards.

Celeriac, also known as...

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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.

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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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