Birrieria El Chalan

Flour Road Paved with Dough

October 16, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, Publications, Restaurants

When Paul Kulik was a 20-year-old line cook, he knew restaurants would play an integral part of his life; little did he know that he would become a renowned part of Omaha’s culinary history, and […]

A Taste of Old Times and Reuben Tacos in Old Dundee

October 15, 2016 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Restaurants, Reviews

When I first started coming into the cavernous Old Dundee Bar & Grill, the eatery and I were both much smaller. The eastern portion—the part accessible from the back entrance off of Capital Avenue—was called […]

René Orduña

The Matriarch Behind the Scenes

Midwestern Umami

October 9, 2016 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Restaurants

If you have heard anything about Suji’s Korean Grill, it is probably that the restaurant is “Chipotle for Korean food,” an analogy trumpeted from many a Yelp review and word-of-mouth recommendation. It’s an accurate assessment […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Dogs of the Future

July 28, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

There’s a slight cognitive disconnect when one first encounters Mick Ridgway’s vegan hot dog cart. It’s not his plant-based frankfurters, which reject those sacrosanct animal ingredients—including snouts, lips, and buttholes of pigs—that are encased in […]


 
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