Photos: Eric Francis, Kent Sievers, Sarah Hoffman, Rebecca S. Gratz, Megan Farmer and Chris Machian
Excerpt from the “Omaha: We Don’t Coast” magazine: omaha.com/chamber
The same old night out? That’s just not our taste. From international fare to down-home cooking, we are a foodie’s delight. Without reservation, our dynamic restaurant scene covers the gastronomic gamut.
The Food Network released its own “eating tour of Omaha” – eight essential spots (beyond steakhouses):
- Kitchen Table (left)
- The Grey Plume
- Block 16
- Twisted Cork Bistro
- Modern Love (right)
- Dario’s Brasserie
Chart your own course of courses.
Burrito Envy and Tequila Bar (top left) – Go global, burrito-style, with selections ranging from Mediterranean to Caribbean. Their take on PB&J? A pork, bacon and jalapeno burrito, of course.
Noli’s (bottom left) – Operated by Omaha locals so dedicated to serving an authentic New York slice that they bring in New York water to use in their crust.
Blue & Fly Asian Kitchen – Diverse menu features a mix of familiar and unfamiliar Chinese dishes.
Donut Shop – Renowned among late-night concertgoers, cramming college students and early-morning risers as a place for cheap hot coffee and fresh doughnuts.
Avoli Osteria – Sourcing the finest ingredients to create authentic, northern Italian cuisine; the second Dundee concept launched by Chef Dario Schicke of Dario’s Brasserie.
LeadBelly (top right) – Casual-comfortable and contemporary, specializing in made-from-scratch, high-quality pub food with a large selection of handcrafted beer, whiskey and wine.
Fat BBQ Shack – A food truck that has been turned into a brick-and-mortar BBQ joint. Home of the Shack Attack, a foundation of hand-cut fries supporting meat, barbecue sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, ranch, jalapenos and chives.
Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare (bottom right) – Irresistible lasagna for dinner, Italian lemon cream cake for dessert.
El Dorado – Known for its seafood, including some truly impressive platters, served with margaritas and live mariachi music.
Twisted Cork Bistro – Founded by Seattle transplants Darrell and Laura Auld, this bistro blends the best of the Pacific Northwest with local meats, cheeses, produce and breads.
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