TBH WITH SBH

I’ll be speaking virtually this week about Omaha food

Can we talk about the Nice Rollz pop-up for a minute?

The Boiler Room’s patio is simply sublime

The dishes you make from beans will not be pretty

For chef Dario Schicke, necessity is the mother of invention (and patios)

Matthew Hansen: On the joys of dining outside in a pandemic summer

It’s the summer of fermentation: Next up, kimchi

Six patios I love, plus a recommendation on taking takeout outside

At Best Burger, the goal is simple: tasty burgers at the right price

FOOD NEWS

Matthew Hansen: On the joys of dining outside in a pandemic summer — Sarah and I haven’t wined and dined inside a restaurant or bar since COVID rudely interrupted life’s regularly scheduled programming in March. Five months feels like five decades.…

The Dundee Dell is the tip of the iceberg

At Best Burger, the goal is simple: tasty burgers at the right price

The new Blackstone food hall will open with precautions June 22

What’s your favorite Omaha patio?

Our list of restaurants offering delivery, but not opening their dining rooms just yet

The Takeout Chronicles

Takeout Chronicles: Dripped + Draped

Takeout Chronicles: Lola’s

At Best Burger, the goal is simple: tasty burgers at the right price

Corona cocktail club with Matthew: Mercury’s Booze Cruiser is teaching us how to survive a pandemic

Takeout chronicles: M’s Pub

Takeout chronicles: J. Coco

@SARAHBAKERHANSEN ON INSTAGRAM »

This week I have a half review/half appreciation of the beautiful patio dining experience we had recently @boilerroomrestaurant. Just spectacular, from top to bottom. Read it at the link in my profile, and make your reservation. You won’t regret it.

My PSL is a Manhattan. Also, it’s fall now.

I was lucky enough to be the guest editor of the most recent issue of Nebraska Quarterly, the beautiful publication sent to University of Nebraska-Lincoln alums. My stories include an update from @sehnertsbakery in McCook, a profile of @goldenrodpastries owner Angela Garbacz and a story about the future of the dining hall, which has changed immensely since 2000, when I was a student. Plus, I’m sharing a bonus outtake from a photo shoot @quenluen did in our living room for the issue. I’m sure I’m waxing poetic about Runzas or something.The link to all the stories is live in my profile now!

I know I’m usually here with food reviews, but we’re living in new times, and today I have a mask review. I have tried lots and lots of homemade masks since the beginning of the pandemic and this one, designed and handmade in Omaha by my friend @rdqlus is hands down my favorite one. ️ Here’s why: The origami mask fits perfectly. No gaps. It looks fashionable, with its simple, beautiful design. It has a pocket for a filter, which I use with mine. It’s soft, breathable and comfortable, with a pop of color thanks to the cord. Plus, it has an ingenious slider mechanism that allows for both the custom fit and for the mask to be worn around the neck when it’s not in use. (See the second picture.)️ This isn’t sponsored — I proudly bought my mask from Steve, and I ordered a second one so I always have a clean one to wear. Support local creators, and get one for yourself. There’s a link to buy your own in my profile.