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 […]

Legendary Legacy

February 11, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places, Restaurants

Despite his retirement from a long, fruitful career in the restaurant business, Chuck Caniglia can still be found doing what he loves best. “You caught me with my hands full. I’m making homemade Venice Inn […]

Retro Glamour

January 12, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Restaurants

The new Monarch Prime & Bar lends itself to bold and polished looks. Sleek silhouettes, tailored fits, a little bit of romance and everything that sparkles and shines make for a lush escape from the […]

Venezuelan Street Food

December 28, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Restaurants

The most common misunderstanding new customers have when approaching El Arepón is that they’re going to walk away with a platter of tacos or some other Mexican fare. “South American food is not the same […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Famine to the Good Life

August 10, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Aisha Al Ramadan first noticed the subtle shift of the checkpoint guard’s face. She knew whatever happened next would change the lives of her family—possibly forever. “What? You don’t want to be Syrian?” The guard […]