Swine Dining

Swine Dining This swine is mighty fine. By Tamsen Butler I really like BBQ, but only when it’s done right. If you hand me a slab of substandard meat and smother it with some sickly sweet sauce designed for nothing more than to mask the fact that you’re handing me a slab of substandard meat, then I will scowl at you. Ask my husband and he will likely tell you that my scowl is to be avoided at all costs. So when I visited Swine Dining in Bellevue I was prepared for one of two outcomes: either I would leave scowling, or I would instead be eager to tell you about how great this place is and urge you to try it out. Luckily, there was no scowling whatsoever with Swine Dining. I was told...

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Food Focus: Bagels

Food Focus: Bagels Better Bagels at the Bin By Tamsen Butler My grandfather was always very particular about bagels. If you handed him a bagel that he didn’t consider authentic, he would grumble something in Yiddish and start talking about what bagels were like in New York, where he was originally from. Heaven help you if you asked for “just a little cream cheese, please,” because when it was time for bagels with my Papa, you had a thick shmear of cream cheese. So you’ll have to forgive me if I’m a bit of a bagel snob because as you can see, I come by it honestly. I’m guilty of more than once turning my nose up at generic bagels and trying to explain the difference between a...

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Sunday Funday Shucks Downtown, 1911 Leavenworth, wants you to know that they now have Sunday FunDay all day every Sunday with 5 different versions of Bloody Mary's specials and $5-6 appetizers. Isn't It Romantic If you are looking for a romantic Valentine's day dinner, try Bailey's “Dinner After Dark” with a menu created by Chef Claude. Reservations are required by calling 402.932.5577. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $60 per person plus tax and tip with the first glass of wine included. FirstWatch Is What's For Breakfast Just opening in Omaha in the Shoppes at Aksarben is First Watch, a Daytime Cafe, that is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch from...

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Its A Mean Catfish

Ms. Ella Wills of the Neighborhood Action and Facts, 3802 N. 24th Street, will be serving a Catfish Dinner on Martin Luther King Day, January 20 from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. The Catfish Dinner includes two sides (spaghetti, coleslaw or green beans) & dessert for donations of $9. Local delivery is available for orders of two or more dinners at 402.714.7614. Please mark your calendars. You will not be disappointed.


One Man's Favorite Bar

Blogger Steve Gates of hitthatdive.com has hailed The Village Bar of Ralston, 77th and Park Dr., as the best bar of the year for 2013. hitthatdive.com eyes genuine drinking establishments in the Omaha metro area that are...

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Food Find

The recently launched Omaha Culinary Tours looks to capture foodies and urban explorers alike.

Owners Jim Trebbien, Jen Valandra and Suzanne Allen are banking this town's rich culinary scene is destination worthy enough to support their business. For a fee OCT offers guided tours of locally owned restaurants and food stores and the historic districts they reside in.

Satisfied with test tours conducted in December, OCT is now taking reservations for walking tours that are also urban adventures. Its Midtown tour is the lone active trek right now but new ones are in the works for the Old Market, Dundee, Benson and downtown. A craft beer and pizza tour is likely to be a staple along...

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Baby Its Cold Outside

So warm yourself up by celebrating National Hot Toddy Day on Saturday, Jan. 11.  Known for warming the spirit, the Hot Toddy is easy to make for the at-home bartender because it  consists of only four ingredients: whiskey, hot water, sugar and bitters. Cheers.

Spend your Sundays at Fleming’s Steakhouse

Running through Feb. 2, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 140 Regency Parkway, is offering a Sunday night three-course Prime Rib special for $29.95. Start with a choice of salad followed by Prime Rib au jus with creamy horseradish sauce and your choice of side.

Geeks on Hold

The much-anticipated Android Factory, 2408 S. 120th St, has fallen upon some bad news....

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