Midwest Meets Northwest

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

When Seattle-area transplants Darrell and Laura Auld opened Twisted Cork Bistro in 2008, the cozy restaurant near 107th and Pacific streets accommodated just a couple of dozen guests and was open only at lunch. The […]

Pinot and Pumps

August 12, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Reviews

While customers filled up their cars with gas, I filled up on a five-course meal and knocked back glasses of fine California wines. A gas station is the last place most people would go for […]

Choo-Choo-Choosey Sushi

June 25, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

Who needs a menu with pictures when the actual dishes are floating past your table on a carousel conveyor belt? Yamato Sushi Train & Grill leaves little to the imagination with Omaha’s only sushi train. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frankly Delicious

January 20, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Reviews

Its offbeat location next to a gas station may make some first-time visitors to Finicky Frank’s a little apprehensive, but diners shouldn’t be dissuaded. The small, locally owned cafe in Omaha’s Florence neighborhood has a […]

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. […]

Umami

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 […]

A Tale of Two Tacos

August 21, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Reviews

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of America, it was the age of Mexico. It was the epoch of fast food, it was the epoch […]


 
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