A Smartypants’ Guide to Omaha Pub Quizzes

October 7, 2018 · Posted In: Entertainment, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Whether it’s the Game Show Network, Trivial Pursuit, or a simple spat among friends trying to decide who won the House Cup in Harry Potter, know-it-alls pervade our popular culture—and local bars know how to […]

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 […]

Gladys Harrison: Captain of Big Mama’s Kitchen

September 17, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Restaurants

It takes a family to fill Big Mama’s shoes. Daughter No. 4, Gladys Harrison (general manager of Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering), knows this all too well. She even keeps a pair of her mother’s […]

Goodbye, Mother India

September 14, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Web Exclusive

Mother India Restaurant is permanently closing this weekend. Saturday, Sept. 15, will be the restaurant’s last day of business, says Preethi D’Souza. The restaurant is open noon-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m on its final day. […]

The Last Breakfast

September 3, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

It’s the weekend before the Fourth of July, and The Diner is doing its final breakfast service at the corner of 12th and Harney streets.  Business is brisk, but not frenzied. There’s still a seat […]

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 […]

Michael Sanchez’s Inspiration

August 5, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Why would a young, healthy finance graduate of California State University-San Marcos leave a prestigious and lucrative job in the world of Southern California banking to run a restaurant in Ralston? For Michael Sanchez, a […]

Local Farm-to-Table

August 3, 2018 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Nick Strawhecker reaches down and opens the oven. There are two whole, cooked chickens resting on the platter within the large industrial appliance. One chicken looks well proportioned, intact, and almost seems to sit rigid […]

The Evolution of Omaha Farmers Market

August 1, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

It’s 8:30 a.m. and shoppers are standing by the Ed Welchert Produce stall in Aksarben Village on any given Sunday in the summer. The Omaha Farmers Market won’t open for another 30 minutes, giving Donna […]

Omaha Offers a Travel-Worthy Food Experience

July 26, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Food & Drink

There are numerous reasons why visitors travel to Omaha. Some are in the city for business or a convention, while others come for an extended weekend getaway to see attractions like the zoo and museums. […]