Fancy Food in Historic Buildings

December 17, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

When Jennifer Coco and business partner Tom Simmons started thinking about opening a new restaurant somewhere in town, they considered a historic building in Dundee. After all, the local celebrity chef’s namesake, J. Coco (at […]

Skeet’s Barbecue

December 5, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

I was convinced that they were out of business. Skeet’s Barbecue’s small internet footprint consisted of several online reviews and an unofficial Facebook page for “Skeet’s Ribs and Chicken.” The listed phone number was disconnected, […]

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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 […]

A Taste of the Great Gatsby

November 3, 2017 · Posted In: Restaurants, Reviews, Web Exclusive

The Monarch Prime & Bar resembles a scene from The Great Gatsby. Bartenders whip up whimsical cocktails; servers dance around with trays of food and drinks; meanwhile, poshly clad guests enjoy a whirlwind of happenings. […]

Italian Harvest in West Omaha

October 26, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Restaurants, Web Exclusive

Dante Ristorante Pizzeria may be known best for its wood-fired Italian pizza, but when chef Nick Strawhecker teams up with sommelier Adam Weber on a harvest tasting menu, foodies in town should take note. On […]


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 […]

October 20-22 Weekend Entertainment Picks

Posted In: Entertainment, Events, Food & Drink, Weekend Picks

Subscribe to this weekly newsletter here PICK OF THE WEEK: Friday, Oct. 20, to Saturday, Oct. 21: No matter what you think of Russia, the country has brought us some incredibly talented composers. Catch Rachmaninoff […]

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 […]

David & Diane Hayes

September 28, 2017 · Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Over the past 30 years, “Hayes” has become a big name in the local restaurant and bar scene. With wife Diane now behind him as his partner and “most avid supporter,” Hayes has owned some […]