Maker of Chefs, Feeder of Children

October 13, 2016 · 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 […]

Primo Without Prima Donna

March 18, 2016 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Cedric Fichepain is the head chef at Le Voltaire, a French restaurant he has owned and operated since 2001. The upscale West Omaha hotspot is routinely one of the best-reviewed restaurants in the metro area […]

Joy of Cooking

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

Joyeon “Joy” Wang is an artist. Her medium? Computers and fish.  Wang, a trained graphic designer and sushi chef, operates Maru Sushi & Korean Grill with her mother, Boksoon Park. Formerly Han Kuk Kwan Korean […]

Sitting Down, Slowing Down

October 15, 2015 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

The vibe of Market House restaurant hits customers in the face upon walking in the door—almost literally. The dark interior doors of former tenant Vivace have become a lime hue that projects the type of […]

Thunder-bird’s Eye View

July 17, 2015 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 Omaha Magazine. It’s lunchtime in the Omaha Press Club’s spectacular Spiro Agnew Oak Room and Steve Villamonte is humbly puzzled as to why anyone wants to interview him. “Christine’s […]

The Scratch & Sniff Method

May 8, 2015 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Article originally published in May/June 2015 Omaha Magazine. I meet Chad Lebo at Whole Foods early on a Wednesday evening. He’s made his way to the café section by way of the store’s cured meats area, […]

Chef Jason Hughes

March 24, 2015 · Posted In: Central Omaha, Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Since assuming the executive chef position at Happy Hollow Country Club in 2013 Jason Hughes has emerged as one of the city’s new culinary stars, introducing a strong farm-to-table regimen there. Not only has his […]