A Culinary Master in the Making

July 4, 2018 · Posted In: Chefs, Omaha Magazine, People

The metal crank wouldn’t work. Witney Stanley had to think of a solution fast. The pressure heated up the kitchen at the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center in Grand Island. The clock ticked tauntingly. Thirty minutes […]

The Pick of the Zip

June 29, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Omaha has been named one of America’s “Best Cities for Foodies,” yet we often find ourselves in a self-imposed rut by heading to the same diners for breakfast, the same cafes for lunch, and the […]

Choo-Choo-Choosey Sushi

June 25, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

Who needs a menu with pictures when the actual dishes are floating past your table on a carousel conveyor belt? Yamato Sushi Train & Grill leaves little to the imagination with Omaha’s only sushi train. […]

Entryway

June 20, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome, Recipes

July is always a busy time of year—full of activities, family reunions, picnics, baseball games, etc. And don’t forget barbecues!  This issue, I’m passing the DIY baton to another do-it-yourself guru. Gary Dunteman is a competitive […]

A Cathedral for Cooking

Posted In: Chefs, Home, OmahaHome

Most first-time attendees at Crème de la Crème instructional cooking events enter chef Paula Dreesen’s home as if they are crossing the threshold of a church. Perhaps overly aware of their guest status, they edge […]

60Plus Opener

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People, Recipes

Since this is our food issue, I wanted to share a recipe that has been passed down through generations of my family. I remember Grandmother Johnson (my mother’s mother) coming for long summer and Christmastime […]

The Evolution of Omaha Farmers Market

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

It’s 8:30 a.m. and shoppers are standing by the Ed Welchert Produce stall in Aksarben Village on any given Sunday in the summer. The Omaha Farmers Market won’t open for another 30 minutes, giving Donna […]

Pinot and Pumps

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Reviews

While customers filled up their cars with gas, I filled up on a five-course meal and knocked back glasses of fine California wines. A gas station is the last place most people would go for […]

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places, Restaurants

Growing up in the second half of an earlier millennia, the lilting jingle-jangle chimes of an ice cream truck was my soundtrack to summer. The common Fudgsicle had the power to induce a Pavlovian response […]

Michael Sanchez’s Inspiration

Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Why would a young, healthy finance graduate of California State University-San Marcos leave a prestigious and lucrative job in the world of Southern California banking to run a restaurant in Ralston? For Michael Sanchez, a […]


 
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