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 […]

A Cathedral for Cooking

June 20, 2018 · 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 […]

The Spice Of Guatemala on South 24th Street

May 5, 2018 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

The proprietor of the city’s only Guatemalan restaurant says things have gone so well at Chiltepes that—barely a year after opening in South Omaha at 4833 S. 24th St.—she is already considering opening a second location […]

Chase Thomsen

April 14, 2018 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

A former Dundee-area eyesore is now one of the hottest places in Omaha to scarf down eggs and waffles. For years, a decaying, vacant service station sat near the roundabout that connects Seward, Happy Hollow, […]

Jose Dionicio’s Year of Change

November 4, 2017 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

The chef responsible for some of Benson’s hippest eateries had a tumultuous year in 2017. Taita closed (February); Ika Ramen and Izakaya relocated to the former site of Taita a few blocks east on Maple […]

Viva la Gusto!

October 12, 2017 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Restaurants

Roberto W. Meireles left Cuba when he was 14 years old. After years working as an engineer in Florida, he eventually found himself in charge of Omaha’s only Cuban restaurant, Gusto Cuban Café. Meireles’ journey […]

Mary Joseph’s Series of Fortunate Events

June 27, 2017 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Ask Mary Joseph, owner of Tasty Pizza (formerly Tasty Pastry), how she wound up running a restaurant in Omaha, and be prepared for a story of fortunate coincidences. She has a knack for being in […]

Tim Nicholson

June 22, 2017 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

The career of Boiler Room executive chef Tim Nicholson took off like a Drake song: “Started from the bottom, now we’re here.” It was 2008, and Nicholson had just graduated from Metropolitan Community College’s Institute […]

In Bloom

April 13, 2017 · Posted In: Chefs, Nutrition, Omaha Magazine

Just as bright yellow dandelions emerge throughout the city in spring, Dandelion Pop-Up will re-emerge in the Greater Omaha Chamber Courtyard, adding a dash more culinary color to Omaha (at 13th and Harney streets). Dandelion […]

René Orduña


 
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