Colin and Jessica Duggan outside Kitchen Table

Colin and Jessica Duggan

November 11, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, People, Restaurants

The next time you sit down for dinner at Kitchen Table, one of the newest restaurants in Downtown Omaha, you might want to take a closer look at the diners next to you—your salad might […]

Old Buildings, New Art

November 3, 2013 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, In the Office, Places

Since Omaha was founded nearly 160 years ago, many of its older buildings have seen their demise. But in at least two of Downtown Omaha’s historical structures, creative artists and imaginative entrepreneurs have replaced staid […]

Game On

September 20, 2013 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, People

When was the last time you put down your blinking, beeping electronic gadget (think iPhone, iPad, iPod, iAnything) and picked up a traditional board game? If you can’t recall the month (or even year) you […]

Welcome to William’s Nightmare

September 3, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Places, Recreation

The entryway of the 19th-century home is cramped, musty-smelling, and dark. A thunderstorm rolls appropriately in the background. Bloodstains spatter the wallpaper, and the portrait of a resigned-looking woman hangs on the wall. “This—” Wayne […]

Sarah Joslyn

August 30, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Galleries & Museums, Omaha Magazine, People

Sarah and George Joslyn came to Omaha for the same reasons people do today—job opportunities. Originally from Vermont, they arrived here in 1880. George earned $18 per week as manager of the Western Newspaper Union […]

The Church of Tomorrow

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Nightlife, People

Nicholas Wasserberger and Mark Steffan are almost, well, In Real Life meme generators. “We really feel that immersing people in an artificial environment, in a bubble, in a world, is amazing,” Wasserberger says. “We want […]

Mafiosi and Madams

August 29, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, People

An insignificant river town doesn’t grow up to be a thriving metropolis without producing its share of unsavory types. Villainous characters and shady stories abound in Omaha, especially in its early days, where men are […]

Farmers Market in the Fall

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Places

In 1994, Gene Sivard had an oversized garden with veggies to spare. The Old Market was having its first Farmers Market and was “begging for vendors.” Now, Sivard’s Gene’s Green Thumb has 14 acres, and […]

The Perfect Cuisine for El Día de los Muertos

Cozily Chic

August 28, 2013 · Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Encounter, Home, People

From the corner of her sunroom in the historic Mercer Hotel on 11th and Howard streets, Bonnie Leonhardt can see another of the six places she’s lived in downtown since 1985. “Houses scare me,” she […]