26 Jan 2011 @ 7:26 PM 

With all that’s been happening in the Omaha lately.. the new restaurant tax, new wheel taxes, recall elections, and the fact that we have become a single income family, we really haven’t had much time or cash to go out and eat. When we do, it’s been to someplace that we regularly go to, like Hiro or Famous Dave’s. It puts a cramp on being able to do reviews for new places. I have, over time, invited other people to post their reviews and experiences on TOC and haven’t had any real response. Today I was sent a link to a site called “The Inner Fatty“, which is about individual things this person eats. He keeps going back to the same Chinese place and I like his photos. This may be another site rework… it may be that I just start copying the format… I don’t know… I miss posting, I miss telling you guys what I’m eating and what I like…

We’ll see how it goes.

~The Omaha Critic

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Last Edit: 26 Jan 2011 @ 07:29 PM

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 08 Jun 2010 @ 10:02 PM 

I have been noticing some strange issues with the web site as well as some old out-dated information.  Over the next few weeks I am going to try and clean some of that up.

In the meantime, I would like to invite everyone to make suggestions for improving the site or adding content.  I have a co-worker whose son is looking for a job.  They are a chef working part time and looking for full time work.  After having that conversation, I was kicking around some sort of chef recommendation service.  Let me know if you have any thoughts on if I should add this.

I have another idea bouncing around in my head..

Is anyone interested in a version of “Chopped” for Omaha chefs?

Thanks!

~The Omaha Critic

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Last Edit: 08 Jun 2010 @ 10:08 PM

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 08 Apr 2010 @ 10:07 PM 

So here’s the thing.  The Critic and I eat out a lot.  We have a large brood, so therefore, the places we tend to frequent are those that are family-friendly.  We place a very high level of importance on “FAMILY FRIENDLY”.  (Which is not to say we don’t love to sneak away to decidedly grown-up establishments like Le Voltaire every chance we get, but THAT is another post!)

One of the restaurants we have frequented for many, many years is King Kong fast food.  I am not going to link to that restaurant, because as of this moment, I will not give that restaurant another PENNY of our hard-earned money.  While the establishment prides themselves on gigantic burgers and gyros, their claim to be a “Family oriented” restaurant (it says so right on their website!) could not have been further from the truth based on our experience today.

SO I’m not going to talk about their food, or their cute little gorillas outside, or their stuffed animals inside.  Instead I am going to relay to you exactly what happened to us this afternoon, at approximately 4:15 pm, when a friend and I decided to take our daughters to King Kong for burgers and gyros after a day at the zoo.  (If you’re local – you’ll know exactly which King Kong we were at, since it’s RIGHT THERE by the zoo.) 

We ordered our food, and sat down.  My friend and I, both women in our thirties, were there with four of our daughters, who ranged in age from 16 to 1.  Apparently it was “teach each other Spanish cuss words day” behind the counter, as the staff behind the counter kept shouting things such as “puta madre!”, and other curse phrases.  My friend and I kept trying to give them the motherly glare, and my friend even at one point yelled “Shut up!  We can hear you!”

Well, this was not enough to get the potty-mouths behind the counter to stop, and my 16-year-old, who had heard enough, stood up and went to the counter.  She told the guys we could hear them, and that we DO understand what they are saying.  The guy behind the counter said “SO?”  She explained to him that there are CHILDREN present, and they UNDERSTAND what those words mean.  The guy behind the counter (apparently the manager?) says “Ok”, and as my SIXTEEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER turned away, he called her a bitch. 

SO.

I don’t know about you, but I do not find that terribly family oriented. 

And we WILL NOT spend another penny there.  EVER. 

If you want gyros?  My first pick is Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village.  Greek Islands (who doesn’t have a website), or Feta’s are good too. 

Burgers?  Dude, there’s a million places, but I’m LOVING Smashburger lately.

Just do me a favor…don’t take your kids to King Kong unless you want them to walk away knowing how to say “mother f—er” in Spanish.

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Last Edit: 09 Apr 2010 @ 03:58 PM

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 30 Nov 2009 @ 10:03 PM 

Hey critics,

Paul here from SDT. Yeah I had to shut the doors. Jan and Feb were freaking BAD! Got a new gig in Dundee, “The 1020″ might want to check it out sometime. American Italian fare.

Posted By: The Omaha Critic
Last Edit: 30 Nov 2009 @ 10:04 PM

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 29 Dec 2008 @ 11:41 PM 

So, I seem to have a few moments between server builds and picking up Chinese food from BoBo.  That being said I wanted to open up some conversations on Omaha and cultural and culinary identities.  I know it’s a odd thing, but after taking a few business trips recently, it really got me thinking.  I am brewing up a series called “Omaha Critic on the road”.  Now don’t hold me to it.  I mean as you can tell from my last post… I’m not one to stick to a schedule. 

In this possible series, I am going to cover New York, New Jersey, San Antonio and Chicago food styles and culture.  Not that I am an authority on any of it mind you.  I am merely just a passenger on this planet and a casual people watcher and avid fan of a good meal.

I am going to compare Omaha to Chicago… Neither one, I am going to say is better than the other.  They are… different, in my opinion, but no so very far apart.  I see a lot of the same people, the same attitudes, and the same likes and dislikes between the two cities.  But as I sat in the passenger seat of a good friend’s car, whizzing through the streets of Chicago, I was awestruck by the signs of holiday cheer.  Almost every house I passed by was light up, people were dressed up and singing and making merriment, the likes of which I had not seen in years.  It was almost Rockwell-esque, having women serenade me with Christmas carols in the Chicago airport.  The Zoo in downtown Chicago had to have used more power than all of Omaha with the lights and displays.  Everyone’s attitude was contagious and made my soul warm, remembering the excitement of Christmas, just like I felt when I was a kid.

Don’t get me wrong… Coming home, seeing that Omaha sky-line lifted my spirits more than any Holiday festival, knowing I was home with family, but I was amazed at how the people of Chicago came together to celebrate a season. 

So… Where, as a community, want to take this city?  I say to a place of celebration and camaraderie; A place of community and togetherness.  I  say lets all get together and celebrate that which makes Omaha… Omaha.

Season’s Greetings!

~The Omaha Critic

Posted By: The Omaha Critic
Last Edit: 29 Dec 2008 @ 11:41 PM

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 21 Apr 2008 @ 5:26 AM 

Well, they’ve done it.  The Junior Critics have pestered me for their own site to tinker with based solely on the opinions of kids.  So, in the coming weeks I will either incorporate kids reviews into this site or launch a sister to this regarding kid food critics.  My oldest has it in her head that the cleanliness of the bathroom dictates the flavor of the food.  She’s going to have so much fun.

 

Well, I’m going to go plan out my next master plan.  Good ngiht, and good eating!

 

~The Omaha Critic

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Last Edit: 21 Apr 2008 @ 05:26 AM

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 28 Feb 2008 @ 8:50 PM 

I am going to cut this down to a “read more” so you’re not forced to sit through it as you scroll down.

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Last Edit: 28 Feb 2008 @ 08:50 PM

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 28 Feb 2008 @ 7:13 PM 

Ok, I have to admit it: I sometimes succumb to being a creature of convenience.  This has at times gotten me into some serious trouble.  This week is one of those times.

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Last Edit: 28 Feb 2008 @ 07:13 PM

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 22 Jan 2008 @ 4:19 AM 

As you know, this site has been dedicated to Omaha Dining and such.  I have spent the past month at my usual haunts and sad chain restaurants.  So I ask for a little patience.  The good news is, with the holiday season now out of the way and since we’re not having to go hang out at the relative’s houses, we can finally get back to what we do best.  Get out there and get the real FLAVOR of Omaha.

I have received some requests to review some places in Omaha.  I am not going to mention them here until after I review them.  I hope to have these reviews up here in the next few weeks along with a site revamp.

~The Omaha Critic

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Last Edit: 22 Jan 2008 @ 04:19 AM

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