In college, we had to write a 20+ page paper on any topic involving technology and (I try to block that class out of my mind but) one thing I distinctly remember is Angela’s paper talked about the history of transitioning from when the computer screen had a black background and green typewriter font to more of the modern interface you see today with a pretty desktop background, a start menu, and multiple colors. Whoever dreamed up this new interface, wanted it to look so good that you’d lick the screen. Today, I am hoping this blog post looks so good, you’ll be tempted to actually lick the screen. And with that, let’s begin!
Most notably, and also the most recent #bbefoodventure was to Au Courant in Benson. It’s across from the lovely Lover’s Luxuries which makes for great scenery while eating dinner. 😉 But really, the decor inside was beautiful and they really played up the architecture of the building. The ceiling had a great tile pattern and the entryway was full of inviting plants. It’s been a while so I don’t remember exactly what we ate (and the menu changes frequently anyways) but I know that our appetizer was delicious, the duck entree was hands down the best thing I’ve eaten in a few months, and the fish entree was great but the fish itself wasn’t anything special. I would definitely go back especially because my mouth is starting to water just from writing this post!
I’ve been to Railcar a few times already and I’m not sure if I am ordering the right things because it’s very highly rated on Yelp and other sites but there’s just something about it that doesn’t click for me. You get a free croissant with your order and the croissant is definitely delicious but it’s super oily. I could probably wring it out and fill a cup and a half of those ranch/ketchup cups with the oil that drips out from it. It’s also served with butter if you don’t think it’s buttery enough which is insane. Other than that, the meals are good and the food is good but I haven’t been super impressed with anything there or ever crave the food there.
Farine + Four is a decently new bakery around Leavenworth in between midtown and downtown. It’s connected to an apartment complex which is really convenient for whoever lives there. I would need to stay far away from any apartments that are connected to restaurants because I would get food there all the time. I’ve only tried their special chocolate truffles there which are really pretty and remind me of space if space was multicolored and chocolate-y. The truffle flavors change monthly and the Honey Caramel was my fave that time around. The chocolates tasted super fresh and just melted in your mouth. Delicious! They also have a matcha croissant which I’ll have to try the next time I’m there! It has a pretty industrial vibe and lots of seating which could be good if you want to hang out but if I remember correctly the chairs weren’t super comfy so hang out there for a while but not a good space to stay for more than an hour.
Hook & Lime is a more upscale taco restaurant downtown near the Slowdown, Urban Outfitters area. I think the area is called north downtown/”NoDo” but I don’t think it’s caught on quite yet. The tacos are street taco sized so for reference, if you’ve been to Maria Bonita, the tacos from both places are about the same size. The tacos are really delicious and gourmet. They use locally sourced ingredients and they change the menu seasonally which is nice. The first time I went there they had a much wider selection but this most recent time, there were about 7 different types to choose from but the one I was craving didn’t make the cut. If you’re a foodie and searching for unique and gourmet tacos, this place is a must. They also have great margaritas! I recommend the lemon and lavender one because it is delicious and reminds me of my essential oils! (Which reminds me, I should do a post on lavender lemonade soon!) I think lemon and lavender is going to be the up and coming “it” flavor. The new “red velvet” or whatever.
This is what we’ve tried recently! If you have any Omaha restaurant and/or dish recommendations, we’d love to hear them!