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Celebratory Dinner in Omaha?

Would reccomend Boiler Room over Grey Plume for a celebratory dinner. Foodwise they are very comparable but I've always been more "wowed" buy the overall Boiler Room experience. The GP staff seems a little indifferent and less likely to go out of their way to make for a special night out.

Apr 24, 2012
smarsh in Great Plains

Vegetarian Food in the Midwest

Also curious about the vegetarian options at a BBQ place in Austin if you don't mind sharing...

Jan 13, 2012
smarsh in Food Media & News

Vegetarian Food in the Midwest

Let me get this straight--the author went to a steakhouse, a bbq joint and a fried chicken shack and was surprised that there weren't a ton of vegetarian options? That these types of restaurants are meat heavy can't be an exclusively midwest phenomenon, right?

As has been mentioned by others in this thread, there are plenty of vegetarian options in the midwest/plains states, as long as you don't try to find it at restaurants with meat in the name.

Jan 13, 2012
smarsh in Food Media & News

New " Make Ahead" BBQ Side Dishes needed

Love this idea! Would you share the details?

Jun 28, 2011
smarsh in Home Cooking

Concessions at Ameritrade?

It might be too late, but I just came across this article: http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in...

Jun 19, 2011
smarsh in Great Plains

Suggestions for Best Meat (Omaha)

Do you want a butcher shop or a restaurant?

Apr 12, 2011
smarsh in Great Plains

Omaha's Best 1 night

Fellow sufferer here: I haven't eaten there by myself but I did sit at the bar by myself for about an hour waiting for a group and I was completely comfortable.

Mar 30, 2011
smarsh in Great Plains

What's a good cheese to put on a French Dip Beef Sandwich?

If no cheese isn't an option, then I concur with a good swiss. I'm also quite a fan of pepper jack and green chiles on a hot beef sandwich but I don't "dip" those.

Jan 22, 2011
smarsh in Home Cooking

Christmas dinner menu

It seems very light on...well..everything. Could you post your menu?

Dec 07, 2010
smarsh in Home Cooking

recipe for hot 'Italian' chicken sausage?

You'd probably get more responses if you posted this on the Home Cooking Board

Nov 07, 2010
smarsh in Home Cooking

Snow cones in Omaha?

Rosenblatt, Also several traveling snow cone places along S. 24th. I also see one sometimes at approx 17th and Vinton.

Aug 16, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Appetizers in Omaha?

what part of town? what do you like to eat? do you want cocktails with that?

Jun 09, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Where do foodies eat in Omaha? No steak houses allowed. Any great ethnic food?

I've heard great things about the Boiler Room from everyone that has been. Vivace is fine though I prefer Nicola's for Italian in the Market. Lo Sole Mio is great old school Italian.

For Breakfast check out Dixie Quicks or Wheatfields. I prefer the original Wheatfields at 103rd and Pacfiic but the one in the Market is, of course, much more convenient for you.

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Wheatfields
1224 S 103rd St, Omaha, NE 68124

Boiler Room
1110 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102

Jun 03, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Where do foodies eat in Omaha? No steak houses allowed. Any great ethnic food?

Great list sladeums! See Howard, there's much more to Omaha than pizza.
I can confirm that Ellada is closed but would recommend Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob which opened in its place.
http://www.eatafk.com/main.html
Then head around the corner to eCreamery for ice cream
Another place to for a lighter meal is La Buvette in the Old Market-- wine and small plate type dining.
http://labuvetteomaha.com/about.html

OP, depending on the point of your visit, just wanted to note that like many ethnic restaurants, most of these are small 'hole in the wall' type places that wouldn't be appropriate for a business dinner or other more formal gathering.

Jun 03, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

What is the best, modest price steak restaurant in downtown Omaha?

I second the Drover.

Also consider Johnny's (the local one on 27th, not the chain in Village Pointe) or Piccolo Pete's for that old school Omaha Steakhouse experience (steak with a side of pasta anyone?).

May 26, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

What is the best, modest price steak restaurant in downtown Omaha?

Could you give us some specifics on what you'd consider "modest price"?

May 22, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Which Chains disallow GMOs (gentically modified organisms)?

What would be the reason for avoiding corn products like corn tortillas and cornbread?

May 21, 2010
smarsh in Chains

Lincoln, Nebraska

+1 for D'Leon's and also not sure Skeeter Barnes and King Kong are really the best of what Lincoln has to offer.

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Skeeter Barnes
5800 S 58th St Ste A, Lincoln, NE 68516

King Kong Restaurant
6800 Wildcat Dr, Lincoln, NE 68504

May 13, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Omaha - 2010 CWS

Is this your first trip to the CWS?

Dinker's or Stella's for a burger--both are relatively close to the stadium.
Jam's for a good but not too formal dinner--menu is varied enough for chain loving family members and chowhounds.
Tons of good options in the Old Market--though, other than Stokes, I would avoid the Mexican type places down there. None are horrible, but there's much better Mexican food to be had on S. 24th street.
Wheatfield's or FarmHouse for good solid midwestern breakfast.

Also, in Dundee, not far from where you're staying--Dundee Dell, and Dario's

In Benson, Heartland BBQ is good solid BBQ, as is Amarillo in Bellevue.

There's tons more where that came from-if you can give more details--what you're into, what you get plenty of at home, that sort of thing -- that would be great.

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Wheatfields
1224 S 103rd St, Omaha, NE 68124

Dinker's Bar
2368 S 29th St, Omaha, NE 68105

May 12, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Steak and Tomato Beer in the Sioux Falls SD area

Despite having eating many meals in Sioux Falls, I don't believe I've ever eaten a steak there. That being said, if you chose any surrounding small town steakhouse, I'm sure you will be pleased.

As for the tomato beer, honestly, any bar in town will be able to make you one. Add olives for a salty bonus.

May 12, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

List of commemorative days for foods?

3/28 is "something on a stick day". So many ways to celebrate!

Mar 27, 2010
smarsh in General Topics

Absinthe In Omaha

I second the reccomendation for Spirit World. In addition, Costco had an Absinthe at Christmas that wasn't Lucid (can't remember the brand). Not sure if it was seasonal...I haven't looked since. Also, if all else fails there is a little tiny liquor store/c-store on the corner of 20th-ish and Leavenworth. Don't mind the bars on the windows--the really sweet lady running it will order anything you want. She was ordering us Pisco long before you could find it anywhere else.

Feb 26, 2010
smarsh in Great Plains

Wedding Menu Ideas

Thanks all for the replies thus far. I will definitely dive into those links.

I'm not exactly sure how to describe the formality but I think a gourmet hot dog would be more appropriate than a 5 course plated meal. I will be wearing a short dress and the groom may be wearing a tux but likely a suit. No one else will be in tuxes/formal wear.

The caterers come with the stadium and like I said, are willing to do anything but most of their experience is of the hamburger/hotdog/grilled chicken nature so they're really looking to us to tell them exactly what we want.

Feb 22, 2010
smarsh in General Topics

Wedding Menu Ideas

Ok Chowhound, I need some guidance and inspiration...We're meeting with our wedding caterers next week to go over the menu and I'm feeling a little stuck.

Background: The wedding and reception will be at a baseball stadium. The caterers seem willing to do just about anything we want but most of the events held at the stadium are more of the birthday party/ corporate outing type so they don't have a lot of ideas to offer in terms of wedding menus.

Because of the setting and overall informality of the wedding, I don't think that "typical" wedding food--choice of beef chicken or fish--really makes sense in this case, but also don't want hotdogs and yellow nacho cheese.

One thing we had talked about was taking typical ballpark food to the next level--beef tenderloin and crabcake "sliders", a french fry station with various dipping sauces. Maybe a fajita station? Gourmet pizza?

Any other ideas for upscale ballpark food? Or would you do something entirely different? I'm open to any and all suggestions here.

Thanks!

Feb 22, 2010
smarsh in General Topics

National Cheese Lover's Day

My office is celebrating National Cheese Lover's Day (Wednesday 1/20) with a cheese related potluck. I'm sure there will be tons of mac and cheese, cheesecake, cheese dip. I'm looking for a great, over the top recipe featuring cheese. I'm not necessarily opposed to one of the above mentioned categories but am also looking for more unique ideas. I have a full kitchen with stove and oven available so no limitations on serving temp/last minute prep etc.

Thanks!

Jan 18, 2010
smarsh in Home Cooking

BBQ KC (that we could bring a vegetarian to, and bring excellent leftovers home from)?

I'll let the KC locals hammer out the specifics for you but here' s a suggestion--Get your BBQ fix from Jack Stack (definitely NOT gritty but more vegetarian friendly) and then take your husband to a hole in the wall featuring some food other than BBQ. I can't reccomend any specifics but there have to be some hole in the wall Mexican or other ethnic restaurants that you could visit to get the experience.

Nov 17, 2009
smarsh in Great Plains

Fake wedding cake trend?

YES! YES! YES!

I'm currently in the throes of planning a wedding and the wedding industry goes out of their way to remind brides that 'its THEIR pretty princess day and they should do what THEY want". What brides, and people on this board apparently, forget is that the reception is a way to thank the guests for coming to the wedding and should reflect that notion.

Oct 30, 2009
smarsh in Not About Food

Ultimate Bread Pudding Medium..

I cut them into chunks just like I do any other bread for bread pudding, but I guess leaving them whole would work too.

Sep 19, 2009
smarsh in Home Cooking

Chislic?

Doesn't everyone deep fry their meat? :) A few more chislic tidbits:

Lamb/Mutton is also popular chislic meat
I have NEVER had grilled chislic, it must be fried to really be chislic in my opinion
Chislic "feeds" are a popular fundraiser for volunteer fire departments and other civic groups. Basically the whole town gathers at the fire station, VFW, Eagles club etc and drinks beer and eats fried meat.
In addition to the hot sauce (usually Tabasco) chislic is served with saltine crackers.

Sep 13, 2009
smarsh in Home Cooking

Ultimate Bread Pudding Medium..

Cinnamon rolls are my favorite "bread" for bread pudding. Day old and un-frosted work best.

Sep 12, 2009
smarsh in Home Cooking