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 […]

60Plus Opener

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People, Recipes

Since this is our food issue, I wanted to share a recipe that has been passed down through generations of my family. I remember Grandmother Johnson (my mother’s mother) coming for long summer and Christmastime […]

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 […]

Get Yer Hot Dogs Here!

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

The distinctive “ping” of a baseball meeting a metal bat signals the start of a two-and-a-half-week lovefest in June known as the College World Series. Omahans will once again enjoy a front-row seat to this […]

The Oracle of Omaha’s Edible Investments

April 29, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Every spring, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders from around the globe convene in Omaha to hear the financial wisdom of legendary investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Shareholders also partake of some good grub. The annual Berkshire […]

Book Review: This River Beneath the Sky

April 27, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Reviews

This River Beneath the Sky reads like an ode to sandhill cranes in the style of Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac. How fitting. Leopold was born in Iowa but produced his seminal work of ecological […]

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, […]

Local Speak-Easies Harken to Olden Days

April 5, 2018 · Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine

As hard as it is to believe now, a small group of extremists once managed to take over the United States government. Their goal was simple: make everyone stop drinking liquor. Prohibition lasted from 1920 […]

May the Swartz Be With You

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Reviews

After being offered a third helping of matzo ball soup, Marilyn Monroe once famously quipped, “Isn’t there any other part of the matzo you can eat?” While the classic Jewish soup may not be everyone’s […]

West African in West Omaha

March 1, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Chaima Dan-merogo Maradi often gets asked for the story of why she left Africa for the United States 15 years ago, but her answer is usually just three words. “I followed love,” she says, referring […]