Hunting Fall Oyster Mushrooms

October 7, 2016 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Home, Publications, Recipes, Uncategorized

Fall is the season when local woodland wanderers stock cellars with oyster mushrooms. These fungi are no secret to Nebraska mushroom hunters. The white-to-tan fan-shaped, or oyster-shell shaped, mushrooms sprout from the sides of trees […]

Reducing Food Waste

October 4, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Neighborhoods, Publications, Restaurants

The night of the Jimmy Buffett concert could not have been more perfect, weather-wise: a calm, near-cloudless 70-degree evening. Packs of Hawaiian-shirted Parrotheads meandered the Old Market’s cobblestone streets in search of 5-o’clock somewhere, food, […]

Reinventing the Classic

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Time travel back to childhood. Sink your teeth into two slices of white bread slathered with creamy peanut butter and purplish jam, the sandwich staple of sack lunches and after-school snacks. Can you taste the […]

Obviously Omaha

Ken Stoysich

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

Ken Stoysich can tell a lot about a person based on what type of meat they request while standing at his counter. “When someone asks for a tri-tip steak, I ask them what part of […]

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Posted In: Family Guide, Food & Drink, Publications, Recipes

Fall treats can be healthy. Try these delicious apple crisps for a sweet after-school snack made of fresh fruit. The kids will keep coming back for more. Find more great recipes at The Healthy […]

Keep Calm and Never Mind the Ghost

Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Opened on September 30, 1996, Upstream Brewing Co. celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Ask owner and founder Brian Magee to explain how Upstream has thrived for so many years, and he talks mostly about […]

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 […]

OJs Enchilada

August 2, 2016 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Reviews

Ground beef and cottage cheese on an enchilada. The combination sounds strange, but it tastes amazing. Creamy, melted cottage cheese oozes over hearty meat and shredded lettuce, tucked into a flour tortilla. Douse the whole […]

Matthew Hansen and Sarah Baker Hansen

August 1, 2016 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications, Reviews

All memorable stories, written or otherwise, are filled with turning points. Moments when the next step becomes unmistakably clear. Moments when life’s twists and turns, wins and losses, hopes and heartbreaks, serve up the next […]