The Restaurant at Buffett Cancer Center

Elevating Hospital Cuisine

August 26, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

Hospital cafeteria food can bring to mind sad combinations of mushy vegetables, mystery meat, limp salads, and green Jell-O. At the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center’s restaurant, those bland and boring foods are replaced […]

Mercury Lounge

Raising the Bar

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Reviews

For many event-goers heading to a concert, play, or other performance downtown, Mercury is a popular pick. The cocktail lounge at the corner of 16th and Harney streets draws pre- and post-show crowds, and it […]

Hot stone bibimbap

Seoul Food

May 28, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

I would be perfectly happy eating just a bowl of plain rice and kimchi at Korea Garden, but I wouldn’t want to miss out on all the wonderful dishes that make the restaurant one of […]

Hot Pot at China Garden

Hot Pursuit

April 17, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

A big metal pot of fiery broth bubbled away on our table at China Garden as my dining partner and I dropped sliced meat, vegetables, and tofu into the steaming stock, spiked with enough chiles […]

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Momos on My Mind

March 6, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Think of Nepal, and the first thing that springs to mind may be mountains. The South Asian country in the Himalayas is home to eight of the world’s tallest peaks, including the mighty Mount Everest. […]

Let’s Do Brunch

December 20, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Love weekend brunch? A better question is: who doesn’t? For many, it’s the most important, and most fun, meal of the week—a sweet, salty, savory, often boozy feast where it’s equally appropriate to enjoy eggs […]

Staying Current with Au Courant

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Reviews

If beets are on the menu, I’m ordering them. A beet dish I tried during an August dinner at Au Courant Regional Kitchen was the best I’ve had in a long time. The plate of […]

Midwest Meets Northwest

October 1, 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 […]

A Way With Words

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Curiosity and wit, a knack for communicating visually, and a keen ability to capture disillusions and desires. Those are just a few qualities displayed in the work of Ed Ruscha, a California-based painter regarded as […]