May the Swartz Be With You

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Reviews

After being offered a third helping of matzo ball soup, Marilyn Monroe once famously quipped, “Isn’t there any other part of the matzo you can eat?” While the classic Jewish soup may not be everyone’s […]

Frankly Delicious

January 20, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Reviews

Its offbeat location next to a gas station may make some first-time visitors to Finicky Frank’s a little apprehensive, but diners shouldn’t be dissuaded. The small, locally owned cafe in Omaha’s Florence neighborhood has a […]


October 18, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Reviews

My first thought when I saw the crowd of customers waiting to be seated at Umami: Good thing I made a reservation. Diners occupied every table, booth, and bar stool at the city’s latest and […]

Obviously Omaha

July 9, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

For many food lovers, there’s nothing like a good steak. A steak with plentiful marbling and a ton of flavor. A steak perfectly cooked with a seared crust and tender, juicy center. While local gourmets […]

Little Espana

April 9, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

Taking advantage of an unseasonably warm, 70-degree day in late February, I settled into an outdoor table at Little España to enjoy the sunshine, sip sangria, and savor the flavors of Spain. The Rockbrook Village […]

The Big Easy in the Big O

March 17, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

One of America’s great food cities, New Orleans, is steeped in history, culture, and fantastic flavors. From beignets to étouffée, the Southern city’s distinctive cuisine attracts food lovers worldwide. Perhaps the best way to satisfy […]

Birrieria El Chalan

Czech, Please

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Places, Publications

Omahans received a shock in early May when they learned yet another longtime local restaurant would shutter its doors. Soon after Terry Kapoun and his family announced they were closing Bohemian Cafe, old and new […]

That’s Amore

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Leo Fascianella was a poor Italian teenager from Sicily when he left home in 1972. He arrived in the United States with no English skills, $50 in his pockets, and a love for cooking. He […]