Author: Anna Hartman

Escape to Italy

Capri is an island resort town in the Campania region of Italy known for gorgeous views, seafood, pasta, and limoncello. If you soften your gaze, dining at Capri in west Omaha evokes the breezy feel of the idyllic resort town. Intimate yet bright, the relaxed space is bedecked in pale […]

A Beautiful Balance

Amid constant change and upheaval, work-life balance has taken a back seat to hustle, drive, and commitment as those in the culinary industry keep their heads down to stay afloat in challenging times. Slowly, many have made a conscious decision to step off the roller coaster and home in on […]

Indian Cuisine Reinvented

Sometimes life takes you in a direction you never thought possible, and that is exactly what happened to Executive Chef Diwesh Bhattarai, who recently realized a long-time dream—Saffron Urban Indian Kitchen—when it recently opened in the Aksarben Village neighborhood. Bhattarai arrived in the United States from Butwal, Nepal in 2007 […]

Feeling Saucy?

Michelle Alfaro, owner and executive chef of Sauced by Alfaro, wants to bring love and light to all through her fresh, scratch made foods, rooted in her Mexican/Italian history. This wasn’t the original plan for her life, however. Halfway through a doctoral program in human capital management, she felt the […]

Fun Dining at Gather

Delicious always wins at Gather, one of the most unique eateries to grace the Old Market in a while. The concept is the brainchild of Graeme Swain, an Omaha native with a passion for tasty food and sustainable practices. Along with his partner Christine Mara Hrupek Swain, he first tested […]

Distinct Dining Tactics

The food offerings at 88 Tactical have come a long way since the day it opened for business—according to Executive Chef Matt Davenport, “There were days we had zero customers and not a penny in the till.” Quite a contrast to today, where eastward expansion is coming very soon in […]

Exceptional Cuisine and a Commitment to Community

Whether you are out to impress a date, a client, or are in search of a beautiful space for a private family occasion, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse beckons with intoxicating aromas in an intimate and elevated atmosphere. Simple, consistent, and perfect are the ideals to which the team aspires daily in […]

Food Fit for a Celebration

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano is at once comfortable and homey, beckoning diners with warm woods, earth tones, and delicious aromas even in midday. The ambiance is upscale, yet relaxed—white tablecloths without a hint of pretension. The eatery has found a unique niche here, serving regulars from all over Omaha whose lives […]

Classic Cuts

The Committee Chophouse, located in the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel (a reinvention of the landmark Blackstone Hotel) owes its name to a group of card-playing gentlemen, hosted on Sunday evenings by Blackstone owner Charles Schimmel, who affectionately dubbed themselves “The Committee.”  Sly nods to the poker-playing group are found sprinkled around […]

Meatball Madness

At first glance, The Blackstone Meatball – West looks much like any hip west Omaha establishment: intriguing wallpaper, contemporary furnishings, dark, jewel-toned paint, and a cozy wood bar lined with copper mule mugs. The vibe is playful and a bit nostalgic—from the kitschy aeronautical theme (a nod to the founder’s […]