Author: Erin O'Brien

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
Social Media Manager

The Reuben sandwich, arguably Omaha's most prized culinary contribution, readies for its annual day in the spotlight: National Reuben Sandwich Day is March 14.

How did the Reuben come to be? Here's a little refresher. During a late-night poker game at the Blackstone Hotel, a local grocer was asked to “ante up” and create a new dish. The ingredients he had on hand resulted in an American menu staple: two pieces of grilled marble rye bread stuffed with slow cooked corned beef topped with sauerkraut, bubbly Swiss cheese, and creamy Russian or

Restaurant Week: Le Bouillon

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:35 PM by Erin O'Brien

Restaurant Week: Le Bouillon

Restaurant Week is like an annual holiday – an opportunity (or excuse?) to dine at Omaha restaurants I may not otherwise enjoy in the foreseeable future. More restaurants than I could count on two hands, of 60+ participating restaurants, were personal contenders. Le Bouillon, a fairly laid-back French restaurant in Omaha’s Old Market Entertainment District, won my pick for a number of reasons: novelty, menu and ambiance (perfect for date night).

Le Bouillon focuses on farm-to-fork comfort food from rural France.

Restaurant Week: Avoli Osteria

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:59 PM by Erin O'Brien

For me especially, Restaurant Week presents an opportunity to affordably try Omaha restaurants on which I may not otherwise splurge. A handful of the 65+ participating restaurants were especially enticing, as they’ve been on my ever-growing must-eat list for quite some time. Avoli Osteria, an Italian restaurant in the heart of the Dundee neighborhood, came out on top.