Encounter is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to Downtown Omaha (the Old Market, NoDo, and SoDo) and Midtown. Unique entertainment, exciting cuisine, and the latest activities from the movers and shakers of this ambitious, artistic community are all showcased with fun copy and beautiful photography. Step into the nearest downtown coffeeshop or neighborhood bistro to pick up the latest issue.

For questions about editorial, contact Encounter editor Daisy Hutzell-Rodman.

Groovy Gravy

January 12, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

UPDATE (Jan. 12, 2017) : After the publication of the January/February issue of Encounter Magazine, Cask Republic announced that it would no longer sell poutine. “We realize that the food aspect, especially the poutine, was […]

Don’t Be Bored, Get Board

January 6, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Recreation, Uncategorized

Every Friday night, Mickey Williams hosts a weekly ritual—board game night. The 32-year-old Williams is a board game enthusiast. He resides just south of Omaha’s Little Italy neighborhood. Downtown buildings and lights are visible from […]

Immature Art for Mature Audiences

December 30, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Since time immemorial, bored teen boys have been drawing a certain part of the male anatomy on anything they can set pen to. Identification of such “artists” usually leads to their detention. However, for Mike […]

Frank Carter

December 28, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

The story of Frank Carter—Omaha’s phantom sniper—is a histrionic tale of fear and madness gripping the city in the wake of a mysterious shooting spree. For several weeks in February of 1926, the whole of […]

Rachel Jacobson

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

Before former Dundee Theater owner Denny Moran decided to sell the iconic Dodge Street structure, before the Sherwood Foundation purchased it, and before Film Streams was chosen to keep it alive, Rachel Jacobson had thought […]

Alisha Davis

December 23, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Alisha Davis, like so many of her digital generation, is a self-taught photographer. She didn’t study the subject in school, had no mentors, and her teachers at Central High never knew she was interested in […]

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 […]

JAGAJA

October 15, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

We’re literally like clones,” says Gabriel Burkum, describing what it is like to be in a band with his twin brother, Graham. The 29-year-old, Council Bluffs-born twins are the musical duo behind JAGAJA (pronounced jag-uhh-jaw). […]

Greg Eklund

October 14, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, People, Publications

Omaha’s appeal is simple for Eklund: “There’s a lot of artists and musicians, but it’s still affordable.” He says Omaha is like Portland 30 years ago: “It wasn’t a big town, but it was super […]

Roni Shelley Perez

October 13, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

“I never told my parents about having a fake sex scene. I just let them watch the show.” -Roni Shelley Perez Roni Shelley Perez wonders whether she should have warned her Catholic parents about a […]


 
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