Neighborhood: Dundee

Happy Hollow Boulevard to 46th Street; Leavenworth Street to Hamilton Street

  • Review: Lyle’s Pizzeria, new in Midtown, stands out with sourdough crust and comfortable atmosphere

    Review: Lyle’s Pizzeria, new in Midtown, stands out with sourdough crust and comfortable atmosphere

    Lyle’s is one of those neighborhood spots that dot the city of Omaha: No matter how long it’s been open, it feels like it’s always been there.  The locally owned New York-style joint, which opened off 52nd and Leavenworth streets in April, has all the trappings of a comfortable, worn-in pizza joint, including a long…

  • Review: The Dundee Dell is back for a new generation of locals

    Review: The Dundee Dell is back for a new generation of locals

    One of the toughest things a restaurant owner can take on is the reinvention of a classic. The Dundee Dell, which is nearing a century of history in midtown Omaha, is certainly that kind of an icon. So I was excited to see a successful revamp of this neighborhood spot, at 5007 Underwood Ave., when…

  • Berkshire Hathaway is back. Here’s where to eat.

    Berkshire Hathaway is back. Here’s where to eat.

    It’s been a minute since the Berkshire Hathaway crowd made its way to Omaha, but thousands of shareholders are coming back this week. (I’ve already seen a few strolling around downtown, in fact.) A lot has changed since the last time I put together one of these lists — in fact, I didn’t even have…

  • Two fun Fish Friday suggestions for the last Friday of Lent

    Two fun Fish Friday suggestions for the last Friday of Lent

    Yes, I have been eating a lot of burgers (Burger Bracket season just ended, in case you somehow missed the memo.) But even a burger lover like me has to break up the monotony sometimes, so here’s a couple of recent seafood and fish dishes I’ve tried and highly recommend you check out, too, whether…

  • Four great, recent food experiences

    Four great, recent food experiences

    We really haven’t been going out much lately, but when we have, its been for select, delicious experiences at places we know and love. Hence this week’s post, a little recap of a few dishes I’ve had lately that stuck in my mind and popped out of my photo reel when I was thinking about…

  • The 11 best food experiences I had in 2021

    The 11 best food experiences I had in 2021

    It took me a few hours to shuffle through my iPhone’s camera roll to prepare for this year’s recap, which includes a wide variety of individual dishes, meals, destinations in and outside of Omaha and memorable experiences that together make up the best dining during the last year. I didn’t include any of my own…

  • On the Edge of Essential: Six more spots worth checking out

    On the Edge of Essential: Six more spots worth checking out

    There’s been no shortage of suggestions as to the spots I may have left off my list of 38 Essential Omaha restaurants. To that end, I decided to share six that made my first working list, but didn’t make the final cut. But that doesn’t mean I like them any less — or that they’re…

  • Is this the best kale salad in Omaha?

    Is this the best kale salad in Omaha?

    Way back in the olden days — 2012 to be exact — kale was the hottest vegetable in the city. Go to any mid-to-higher end restaurant, and there it was, below seared fish, crisped up as a chip in a bowl of vegetable chips, sautéed into some sort of old-school creamy side dish. It was…

  • 2020 closed these five restaurants. We will miss them in 2021.

    2020 closed these five restaurants. We will miss them in 2021.

    It’s been a long year for restaurants, chefs, owners and the service industry workers who have fought through the 2020 pandemic. It’s been a long year for diners, too, trying to support the restaurants and bars we care about most to make sure they stay open. Business owners pivoted once in the spring, and then…

  • Ten New Year’s Eve takeout options to ring in 2021

    Ten New Year’s Eve takeout options to ring in 2021

    How I miss sitting in a basement bar with a cocktail and my friends, or sitting snugly at a back table at La Buvette over beef bourguignon, or in a semicircular booth with friends at V. Mertz in the Old Market passageway. Among the many things 2020 took from me is the chance to ring…