There’s western-world sushi, and then there’s Sushi Japan.

Jaclyn’s Pick: Sushi Japan 14134 W Center Rd Fare: Fresh-made sushi and Yakiniku (Japanese barbeque) Cost: $80 for drinks, two appetizers and five sushi rolls Reservations: Not needed The decision for this month’s pick was an easy one: I was craving sushi. Having only been to Blue and Hiro 88, I wanted to see if I could add a new favorite to…

Blackstone Meatball: Their [Meat]Balls Will Make You Want to Come Again

Martha’s Pick: The Blackstone Meatball 3910 Harney Street Fare: Italian/American restaurant and bar specializing in meatballs Cost: $50 for drinks, shared appetizer, dinner and shared dessert Reservations: Not needed, seat yourself SPOILER ALERT: Ball jokes ahead. I did it again. Monday DAY is when Jaclyn texted and emailed “Where are we going?” for our impending Tuesday-night version…

Omaha Tap House: At Least the Beer Isn’t Flat

Jaclyn’s Pick: Omaha Tap House 579 N 155th Plaza Fare: Burgers and beer Cost: $45 for shared appetizer, dinner and shared dessert Reservations: Not needed Brown sugar burger. Peanut butter, jelly and bacon – on a burger. Cheesy hashbrowns – wait for it — on a burger. Salt and pepper onion rings. Fair style cheese curds….

Wave Bistro: Delightful and Unassuming

Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month’s pick was: Wave Bistro 4002 N 144th St Fare: Upscale Asian fusion with artsy flare Cost: We both spent $40 on drinks, shared appetizer, dinner and shared dessert. Reservations: Recommended Let’s be honest: if we could get away with dining in comfy pants and hoodies – and bring our cats…

B&G Tasty Foods: A Trip Back in Time

B&G Tasty Foods 7900 West Dodge Fare: Diner Americana Cost: A-la-cart menu ranging from $0.99 – $9.99. Our total was $25. Reservations: Not needed Hey there readers, Martha here! Quick disclaimer: I picked this month, so I’ll be the main writer — with ample input from Jaclyn. She’ll do the same for her picks. *** Sometimes our…

Little España: Grande Adventuras

Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month’s pick was: Little España – Tapas Bar, Paella & Sangria 11036 Elm St Fare: Authentic Spanish, specializing in tapas, paella and house-made sangria Cost: $50 for shared drink, tapas and desserts Reservations: Strongly recommended ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Continuing on our unintentional European tour, Jaclyn chose Little España in Rockbrook Village,…

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana: How do you say “so-so” in Italian?

Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month’s pick was: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana 17151 Davenport St Fare: Upscale Italian chain – a.k.a fancy version of Olive Garden Cost: $40 for drinks, shared appetizers, dinner and shared dessert. Reservations: Recommended if dining on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Drinks Having beat her to the table by a few minutes, Jaclyn let Martha…

Saints Pub + Patio: All Treat, No Tricks

Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month’s pick was: Saints Pub + Patio 4915 N 120th St Fare: American pub with something for everyone Cost: $40 for drinks, two appetizers, dinner and shared dessert. Reservations: Not needed, the place is huge. Saints Pub + Patio was on both of our lists of places to try because…

Big Red: In a Pinch (Hitter)

Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month’s pick was: Big Red 8100 Cass St Fare: Bar and grill Cost: $50 for drinks, shared appetizer, dinner and shared dessert. Reservations: Not needed This week’s NFF was heavy on the convenience factor and light on the adventurous. En route to the theatre with a curtain call of 7:30 p.m.,…

Finicky Franks: A Diamond in the Hills

Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month’s New Food Friday (NFF) pick was: Finicky Franks 9520 Calhoun Road Fare: American with a focus on authentic, locally sourced ingredients Cost: We both spent $30 on drinks, shared appetizers, dinner and shared dessert. A few things were discovered during this month’s NFF — our first since the blog launch:…

Tell Us What You Want, What You Really Really Want

Before we dazzle you with tasteful words about ye olde local eateries, we want to know what YOU want to know. Whether it’s how we settled upon the restaurant, tales of the service and atmosphere, or our rendition of Siskel and Ebert (you know, those guys who gave movies a thumbs up or thumbs down…

Our Humble (Pie) Beginnings … Did Someone Say Pie?

Well Hello There, Legions of New Food Friday Readers! (And by that, we mean: “HI MOM AND DAD!”) We should be clear: we have little to no reason or experience with which we can defend our newly found (self-bequeathed) titles of Food Bloggers. We are not classically trained. In anything. We do not have ‘refined’ palates….