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801 Grill: New Kid on the O.P.P. Block

Martha’s Pick: 801 Grill 10387 Pacific St Fare: Steakhouse & burgers Cost: $30 for drinks, shared appetizer and dinner Reservations: Not needed on a Tuesday, but recommended on Fridays and Saturdays Greetings Eaters and Readers! With time running out in May and my turn to pick, I had a new Asian restaurant in my crosshairs the day we…

B&B Classic Dogs: Big and Beefy in Bellevue

Jaclyn’s Pick: B&B Classic Dogs 1020 Lincoln Rd, Bellevue Fare: Gourmet hot dogs Cost: Average of $5.50 per hot dog Reservations: Not needed Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month I wanted to try something in Martha’s neck of the woods. Just 5 minutes down the road from her place is a wholesome family restaurant, B&B…

1912: Once Upon a Beer

Martha’s Pick: 1912 6201 Maple St Fare: Upscale American Bar Cost: $50 total for 2 drinks, 2 apps and 2 meals. Reservations: Not taken. Seat yourself. Ample seating options if you arrive early, but fills up fast. Greetings Eaters and Readers! Back in our comfort zone of good ole Omaha after our KC, MO escapades, it…

KC: MO Than We Expected.

Greetings Eaters and Readers! Fun fact: Martha and I share very close birthdays (one day apart). We always celebrate together. This year, we dedicated a whole weekend to birthday festivities in Kansas City. Besides food and drink adventures, we thoroughly loved KC’s offerings: The Nelson Atkins Museum (FREE!), West Bottoms antique shops (UNIQUE!), and ambling…

Baela Rose: Stop and Smell the Mimosas

Martha’s Pick: Baela Rose 4919 Underwood Ave Fare: Eclectic fine dining Cost: $40 each for coffee, bottomless mimosas and two meals Reservations: We made them, but ended up having the whole place to ourselves. Greetings Eaters and Readers! Fun fact: I am a big fan of breakfast. Every day. All day. Multiple times a day. …

Gorat’s: If It’s Good Enough for Warren …

Jaclyn’s Pick: Gorat’s 4917 Center Street Fare: Steakhouse Cost: $60 for two drinks, appetizer, two meals and shared dessert Reservations: Not needed for our Tuesday visit. but call ahead on busy days. Greetings Eaters and Readers! This month marks our 3rd-year anniversary of New Food Friday. And what better way to celebrate than dine where Omaha’s beloved Billionaire…

Over Easy: A Charming Twist to Your Cup of Coffee

Jaclyn’s Pick: Over Easy 16859 Q Street Fare: Breakfast | Brunch Cost: $35 for 2 coffees, 2 items a la carte and 2 breakfast entrees Reservations: Not accepted Greetings Eaters and Readers! Roughly two years ago, Martha and I made an attempt to try Over Easy. But we showed up around 10:30. Rookie mistake. It…

Hy-Vee Market Grille Express Exceeds Expectations and Hits “Hy” Notes

Martha’s Pick: Hy-Vee Market Grille Express 8809 W Center Rd Fare: American Cost: $45 for drinks, appetizer, dinner and breakfast Reservations: Not needed To be honest – this pick was more of an opportunity than a long-standing desire. At least, at first, it felt that way. I had bamboozled Jaclyn into volunteering with me one…

Lighthouse Pizza: A Beacon for Omaha Pizza Lovers.

Jaclyn’s Pick: Lighthouse Pizza 1004 S 74th St. Fare: Pizza | Specialty Fries Cost: $32 for 4 slices of pizza and super fries Reservations: Not needed Greetings Eaters and Readers! Picking this month’s NFF went something like this: Browse the must-try list. Scroll past Lighthouse. Go back to Lighthouse. Question when and where you heard of…

Tavern 180: Contemporary, Casual, Creative. 

Martha’s Pick: Tavern 180 203 N 180th St Fare: Steak | Seafood | American Cost: $45 each for 2 drinks, 2 appetizers, one meal and shared dessert Reservations: We made one, but didn’t need it. Greetings Eaters and Readers! For this week’s food-adventure, we headed west! Having driven by Tavern 180 multiple times, I used my…

Maru: Don’t Be Afraid to Eat What You Can’t Pronounce

Jaclyn’s Pick: Maru Sushi Korean Grill 5036 S 108th St Fare: Sushi Bar and Korean Grill Cost: $80 for 2 drinks, 2 appetizers, two meals and shared dessert Reservations: Not needed When I was a kid, my parents had a family friend from Korea. She used to cook us authentic Korean food: glass noodle stir fry (Japchae), spicy dried squid…

Lombardo’s: A Wing-Piphany and the Best Meal We’ve Had in 2017

Martha’s Pick: Lombardo’s 13110 Birch Drive Fare: Italian bistro and bar Cost: $60 for 4 drinks, one appetizer and two meals Reservations: Not needed You guys. I’ve been eating chicken wings wrong … for 33 years. Until recently (and by that I mean: up until last Tuesday), I thought it acceptable, maybe even preferable, to enjoy wings of the…

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…