Best Fitness Center 2012: Crossfit Omaha

Ricky Frausto, founder of CrossFit Omaha, was inspired by the intensity and style of the CrossFit work out. A former strength-conditioning coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Frausto knew of many work outs but nothing like CrossFit.

“The work outs are multidisciplinary. It’s not about moving or even getting sweaty,” said Frausto, “it’s about teaching concepts and utilizing them, like gymnastics, Olympic...

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Best Personal Injury Lawyer 2012: Inserra and Kelley, Attorneys at Law

One thing that makes Inserra and Kelley stand out from other personal injury law firms is the way they handle injury claims. Clients deal with a legal specialist on every step of their claim process, from start to finish.

“We’re able to focus a lot more on the clients here,” said Craig Kelley, a partner in Inserra and Kelley.

When Kelley was a senior in law school at Creighton University, he decided he wanted...

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Best New Restaurant 2012: Lot 2

Attention Lot 2 diners – your voice was heard. The restaurant that has received glowing reviews and accolades for its innovative dining experience is the Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O for Best New Restaurant of 2012. After collectively being in the restaurant business for over 21 years, Brad and Johanna Marr decided to venture out of their own and start, as they call it, “a neighborhood restaurant with...

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Best Dentist 2012: The Tooth Doc, Marty Matz, DDS

At 4-years-old, Marty Matz was intrigued by dentistry. He walked into his first dental visit and was awed. Years of practice and a dental degree later, he is now best known as “The Tooth Doc.”

People who are afraid to go to the dentist meet Matz and the nervous jitters disappear.

“Dr. Matz has a way of making his patients very comfortable,” says Kelly Thunn, marketing director and Matz’s coworker for over 2...

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Best Living and Home 2012

Best Apartments - Downtown
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Old Market Lofts
Readers’ Choice: Tip Top Apartments

Best Apartments - Midtown
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midtown Crossing
Readers’ Choice: Urban Village Development
Readers’ Recommend: Aksarben Village, Broadmoor Apartments

Best Apartments - West
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Appletree Apartments, Breckenridge Apartments,...

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Best Nightlife and Play 2012

Best Bar for an Internet Date
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jake’s Cigars & Spirits, Upstream Brewing Company

Best Bar for Conversation
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Krug Park
Readers’ Choice: Brothers Lounger, SkyBox Grill & Bar
Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar Casino, Green Onion Lounge, The Blue Jay Bar & Grill

Best Bar for Hiding Out
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Homy Inn

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Governor’s Arts Award Honor Theatre Excellence

- This past Tuesday, the Nebraska Arts Council gave out its biannual honors, The Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing...

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A Different Kind of Phantom

Creighton University department of Theatre professor Alam Klem considers himself to be a big fan playwright Arthur Kopit’s...

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The Rose’s “Broken Mirror” Reflects the Issues of Young Teen Women.

- While finishing up the run of Jackie and Me this week, The Rose Theater will present the latest offering from its Teens...

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