Our Food

Sushi City

Blue entices beginners and experts alike Like many Omahans, Megan Simpson viewed her first sushi experience with trepidation. A sushi novice, she knew she had her work cut out for her when she began serving tables a decade ago at Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 144th and Maple streets. “I was […]

Perennial Favorite

Charleston’s offers crowd-pleasing menu, atmosphere   Fifteen years after opening, Charleston’s at 137th and West Dodge Road still gets lines out the door over the lunch hour. A suburban favorite, the casual dining restaurant offers crowd-pleasing dishes, a versatile menu and prices that fit any budget. “I can go out […]

A Class Act

Steakhouse offers Sinatra-style swank  From the décor to the menu, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse at Village Pointe pays homage to classy supper clubs of the 1940s and 1950s and the celebrity of the Rat Pack. Dark colors, chandeliers and the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. evoke a certain […]

French Charm in West Omaha

Restaurant and bakery offer authentic French delights Bite into a croissant from Le Petit Paris, the latest venture from the team behind Le Voltaire, and you’ll find yourself transported. The crusty outer layer crackles with a delightful crunch, revealing layer after soft, flaky layer. It’s a treat that begs you […]

Creative kitchen teases the palate

7M Grill mixes a variety of styles into  what it calls ‘comfort fusion’ Chef Aron Mackevicius of 7M Grill delights in creating playful dishes from unlikely culinary bedfellows. He’ll take a spicy ghost chili and marry it with sweet coconut. In another dish, he’ll mingle ginger with yellow squash.   Since 2010, Mackevicius […]

How to run a stellar Steakhouse

Mahogany Prime’s five steps toward making it perfect   David Osborn, general manager for Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, has served up tender, flavorful, premium steaks to Omahans for years. Crafting a beautiful, melt-in-your-mouth steak from cut to table is an art, and Osborn has it down. Here’s how he makes it […]

Inimitable Italian

On a fall Saturday, Biaggi’s chef-partner Aaron King is preparing for an onslaught of homecoming activity. The evening’s crowd includes 20-person tables with teenagers in towering heels and dutiful dates. “Lots of chicken parm,” he predicts. Biaggi’s, an Italian restaurant now in its 13th year in Omaha, is known for […]

Seasoned to Perfection

John Horvatinovich’s first restaurant logo involved a guy riding a taco. Horvatinovich, executive chef of the hip and modern Salt in Eagle Run, was a taco-obsessed Michigan kid when he first imagined owning a restaurant (he dubbed it Ándale Tacos). Opened in May, Salt is a far cry from the […]

Today’s Tom Sawyer

West Omaha offers some of the area’s finest dining choices, but perhaps none has a story quite as sentimental as that of Omaha natives Tom and Tricia Sawyer’s Harvest Café & Wine Bar.   For years, Sawyer operated the family owned construction business, as his wife managed the clerical side of […]