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

Maker of Chefs, Feeder of Children

Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

In a culture where top chefs enjoy celebrity status, Omaha Salvation Army Kroc Center executive chef Kevin Newlin manages to stay humble and grounded. In fact, Newlin was confused as to why anyone would want […]

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 […]

Nebraska Love

June 10, 2016 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

It’s not hard to track down the origins of Chef Kyle Lamb’s love of cooking. “In my family, if you cooked you didn’t have to do dishes,” Lamb explains. When you couple this with two […]

Farmer to Table

April 15, 2016 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Sarah Farmer wakes each day to a stack of cookbooks teetering at her bedside. The colorful tower of culinary tomes includes works by Farmer’s favorite chefs—Susan Feniger, Sean Brock, April Bloomfield—alongside classics such as an […]


 
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