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An Insider's Guide to great shopping, fabulous food, fun things to do, and living well in the Greater Omaha Area.

2012-2013


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Welcome to metroMAGAZINE’s 101 Things to Love about the Omaha Metro! We hope you enjoy this insider’s guide to great shopping, fabulous food, fun things to do, and living well in the Greater Omaha Area. This annual publication spotlights restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops, attractions, financial & real estate institutions, health & wellness providers– and everything in between– that makes working, living and playing in our vibrant community fun, delicious and unique! Just as in your daily travels around town, 101 Things to Love about the Omaha Metro is an interactive experience! Win gift cards and prizes from participating partners by following us on Twitter (101 Omaha Things) and on Facebook (101 Things to Love about the Omaha Metro). Upload your photos and give reviews of your favorite restaurants, shops and discoveries and we’ll share them with the entire community! You can access “101 Things to Love” on your iPhone and iPad, so download the metroMAGAZINE app and get connected! Be sure to check out the handy directories in the back of the book (one organized by industry, the other by location) for a quick glance at all the Metro has to offer. Now let’s get exploring!

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1 • care children deserve children’s hospital & medical center Proudly serving children since 1948, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska. It provides expertise in more than thirty pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. More than 350,000 patient visits are made to Children’s each year. The hospital offers 24/7 access to pediatric critical care and is home to the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in the region.

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2 • the zen of zin the zin room tapas lounge and restaurant The Zin Room offers a great happy hour and tapas in the bar and lounge area in addition to their exquisite full-service Americana Fusion menu that is available throughout the entire restaurant. Under the direction of acclaimed Chef Ryan Gish, the dramatic two story restaurant provides a vibrant atmosphere and boasts an extensive wine list and selection of classic and contemporary cocktails. In addition to serving Hotel Deco guests, the Zin Room is a favorite of Omaha natives and visitors alike, including those catching a show at the theatre or attending the many cultural and entertainment events in downtown Omaha. the zin room tapas lounge and restaurant 316 s. 15th st., omaha, ne 68102 www.zinomaha.com | 402.991.0660

3 • the power of art dundee gallery Located in historic Dundee, Dundee Gallery is home to an outstanding collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass and jewelry. Works range from great gift ideas to signature pieces that have the power to transform your home or business. In striving to provide a showcase for supporting exceptional artistic talent in our region while also creating an appreciation and desire for fine art in homes and businesses, Dundee Gallery is proud to feature established artists alongside the most compelling of emerging artists, all in a warm and appealing environment. dundee gallery 4916 underwood ave. (lower level), omaha, ne 68132 www.dundeegallery.com | 402.505.8333

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4 • omaha’s finest borsheims fine jewelry and gifts

Borsheims has been an Omaha institution for over 100 years. As a proud subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Borsheims is known the world over for their extraordinary selection, sales associate expertise and the remarkable value of the Borsheims price. Borsheims vision is to be part of the special moments in their customer’s lives and treat that privilege with the respect it deserves. borsheims fine jewelry and gifts | regency court | 120 regency parkway, omaha, ne 68114 | www.borsheims.com | 402.391.0400  | 800.642.GIFT

5 • fresh start faces spa From the Express Spa package offering mini-services and the Full Day Spa experience to the relaxing steam shower, body treatments and anti-aging facials, friendly and experienced staff…what’s not to love? Open seven days a week, Faces offers a variety of facials, nail treatments, reviving body treatments and massages. Voted Best Day Spa in Best of Omaha! faces spa | countryside village | 8715 countryside plaza, omaha, ne 68114 | www.facesspa.com | 402.384.8400

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6 • signature style lewis art gallery Lewis Art Gallery was founded in 1971. The family owned and operated gallery is the oldest and largest in the region. It boasts a tremendous inventory of art, from oil paintings to posters and from traditional to abstract. The selection also includes art glass and American Craft Guild pieces. In addition, the gallery stocks over 500 lamps and carries a lovely selection of accessories, furniture and gift items. Competitively priced custom framing with one-week service and your choice of over 900 mouldings in stock. Come in and enjoy Lewis Art Gallery Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. lewis art gallery 8600 cass st. (86th and dodge), omaha, ne 68114 www.lewisartgallery.com | 402.391.7733

7• let’s get personal personal threads boutique Personal Threads Boutique is committed to quality, customer service and fair prices, boasting an inventory in the top 10 in the U.S. This friendly, family-run shop features over 1,000 different kinds of yarn in thousands of unique fibers and colors from over 70 different brands. The shop also carries just about any needlecraft supply you could imagine, including a wide assortment of needles, hand painted canvases, buttons, fabrics and patterns. Expert advice is always available, individually or in a class setting. Shop online at www.personalthreads.com or during store hours of Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. personal threads boutique 8600 cass st. (86th and dodge) 2nd floor, omaha, ne 68114 www.personalthreads.com | 402.391.7733

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8 • top notch s. scott moore commercial real estate/auctioneer An expert in the commercial real estate market, S. Scott Moore specializes in commercial real estate consulting, landlord/tenant representation, buyer/seller representation and corporate representation. Known as the premier auctioneer in the Midwest, Scott also specializes in the auctioning of commercial real estate.

world group commercial real estate | 780 n. 114th st., omaha, ne 68154 | www.worldgroupllc.com | 402.677.3004 | smoore@worldgroupllc.com

9 • better banking sac federal credit union SAC FCU is owned by its members and is Nebraska’s largest Credit Union. Membership is open to everyone in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders, and Washington Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie, Harrison and Mills Counties in Iowa. Motivated by member service rather than profit, the Credit Union is recognized for its community involvement and has a long history of building strong member relationships. SAC FCU offers a full line of personal and business financial products including checking, loans, mortgages and online banking. Federally Insured by NCUA; Equal Housing Lender.

sac federal credit union 19 convenient locations 11515 s. 39th st., bellevue, ne 68123 www.sacfcu.com | 402.292.8000 7

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10 • feel beautiful beyourself boutique & the giving tree beyourself and The Giving Tree are on a mission to make every woman feel beautiful in her own skin. Locally owned and operated, they follow a special color-dot sizing policy to eliminate the confusion of vanity number sizing. Find unique clothing, shoes, and accessories at affordable price points. With daily shipments, there is always something new and special awaiting you! A portion of their profits are donated every month to a customer-voted non-profit organization. beyourself boutique | 307 n. 78th st., omaha, ne 68114 www.beyourselfonline.com | 402.933.9584 the giving tree | the shops of legacy | 16902 wright plaza #195, omaha, ne 68130 www.beyourselfonline.com | 402.884.1110

11 • art that works springfield artworks Bold contemporary art draws you immediately into a working studio where you can watch artists at work and purchase one-of-a-kind, colorful pieces made right here in the metro area. Glass, fiber and surface design mediums are featured in the small historic town of Springfield. Glenn and Margie Trembley incorporate new & challenging techniques in their jewelry, glass wall & functional pieces, wool & silk wearables & sculptural fiber art. springfield artworks | 183 main st., springfield, ne 68059 www.springfieldartworks.com | 402.301.9162

12 • from bach to rock omaha symphony From Bach to rock, the Omaha Symphony entertains concert-goers with passion and expertise. Experience more than 30 concerts in six distinct series that include classical, pop, rock, family and movie music at the Holland Performing Arts Center, an architectural and acoustic marvel in the heart of downtown. The newest concert series — the Symphony  Joslyn series performed at the Joslyn Art Museum — pairs beautiful music for chamber orchestra with timeless art. Additionally, the symphony engages the community through nationally-recognized education programs and community partnerships. omaha symphony 1605 howard st., omaha, ne 68102 www.omahasymphony.org | 402.342.3560 8

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13 • bold. urban. sophisticated. midtown crossing Midtown Crossing is greater Omaha’s unprecedented urban development – community-focused and world-renowned. Winner of Omaha by Design’s 2011 Laurels Award and two prestigious Americas Property Awards for architectural excellence, Midtown Crossing is proudly bringing the town back to historic midtown Omaha with 225,000-square-feet of unsurpassed dining, diversion and retail; nearly 500 award-winning condominium and apartment units; and an array of signature community events – from Jazz on the Green in a revitalized Turner Park to the fresh, new Wohlner’s Mid Week Market featuring the best in local produce. This is Midtown Crossing. This is urban living redefined. midtown crossing | 3220 farnam st., suite 2102, omaha, ne 68131 | www.midtowncrossing.com | 402.934.9275 9

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14 • loads of drama omaha community playhouse The Omaha Community Playhouse is the nation’s largest community theatre! OCP features two state-of-the-art theatres: proscenium-style Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre and intimate, black box-style Howard Drew Theatre. Find your stage in the Hawks mainstage with traditional, entertainment for everyone including Legally Blonde, Deathtrap, All Night Strut, A Night with the Family, Wizard of Oz and, of course, A Christmas Carol. Or find your stage in the Howard Drew with contemporary, cutting edge shows such as August: Osage County, boom, Evil Dead: the Musical or Recommended Reading for Girls. omaha community playhouse | 6915 cass st., omaha, ne 68132 | www.omahaplayhouse.com | 402.553.0800

15 • take the plunge diVentures Learn to swim or scuba dive at DiVentures! The nation’s largest scuba and swim center offers a full range of aquatic programs. DiVentures Swim School features year-round swim lessons for students as young as six months through adults. From introductory to advanced scuba courses, DiVentures teaches divers how to be safe and confident underwater. In addition to scuba classes, they offer dive trips to places around the world and a large selection of top diving equipment. diVentures | 4303 s. 121st plaza, omaha, ne 68137 | www.diventures.net | 402.933.6251

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omaha children’s museum Learning and fun go hand-in-hand at Omaha Children’s Museum, where a colorful array of interactive permanent exhibits focus on art, science and early childhood. Check out the Super Gravitron, the contraption that moves balls through pneumatic tubes, a kids-sized grocery store, fire rescue and water-play area, a science and technology lab and a make-and-take art area. Traveling exhibits showcase a rotating schedule of everything from The Wizard of Oz to dinosaurs and everything in between. The museum also offers daily educational programs, special events and a gift shop.

16 • have a ball omaha children’s museum | 500 s. 20th st., omaha, ne 68102 | www.ocm.org | 402.342.6164

17• arts inspiring omaha conservatory of music Omaha Conservatory of Music’s mission is to build an Inspired Arts Community through education and performance. The life skills of creative thinking, goal setting, cooperation and problem solving, as well as musical ability, are developed at OCM. Through passion, dedication and excellence, the Artist-Faculty is sparking the brains of learners from early childhood through adulthood on the instrument of their choice. Enjoy the Accelerando Coffee House, open to the public, and be treated to some beautiful music! omaha conservatory of music 3504 s. 108th st., omaha, ne 68144 www.omahacm.org | 402.932.4978 www.accelerandocoffeehouse.com

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18 • goodmorning omaha the morning blend Mike DiGiacomo and Mary Nelson Hosts of The Morning Blend on KMTV It wouldn’t be 9 a.m. without a cup of coffee and Mike and Mary! From showcasing local businesses, to keeping track of the non-profit calendar, making a mess in the kitchen, and just plain goofing off, if you’re missing out on the Morning Blend you’re missing out on the best blend of fun in Omaha television! the morning blend-journal broadcast group omaha 10714 mockingbird dr., omaha, ne 68127 www.omahamorningblend.com | 402.592.3333

19 • inspirational style christel’s clothing and accessory boutique Christel’s has remained at the pinnacle of personal style for over 29 years. This hip and innovative boutique offers designer collections from LA, New York, and Europe. An eclectic and distinctive mix fills the senses... special occasion wear, beautiful shoes, handbags, scarves and jewelry are sure to capture the imagination of all ages. Christel’s knowledgeable staff creates a fun and personal shopping experience. christel’s 633 n. 114th st., omaha, ne, 68154 www.christelsclothing.com | 402.493.7343

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20 • high five five salon The name “Five Salon” was inspired by blending the five senses with nature’s own elements: fire, water, earth, air and infinity. Five Salon creatively infuses each of these elements throughout, creating a space that is not only beautiful, but relaxing. The mission of Five Salon is “To be a leader in our industry, to always exceed our guests expectations, to give back to our community and the world while always representing Aveda.” Five Salon strives to always give guests an exceptional experience, while remaining mission aligned with Aveda. Come see Nebraska’s exclusive Aveda lifestyle salon. five salon one pacific place | 10375 pacific st., omaha, ne 68114 www.fivesalon.com | 402.715.5757

21 • old world delights chocolaterie stam In 1913 Amsterdam, Jacobus Stam created Chocolaterie Stam. In 1998, grandson Ton felt that America would appreciate his family’s chocolate as much as Netherlanders do. One can now experience a nearly 100 year Dutch tradition of fresh cream and nut-filled chocolate bonbons from Chocolaterie Stam in Papillion. Enjoy the atmosphere of this unique European style chocolate shop that features pure Belgian chocolates, European licorice, coffee drinks, and real Italian gelato made with ingredients from Italy and a local dairy. chocolaterie stam | shadow lake towne center 7474 towne center parkway #123, papillion, ne 68046 www.stamchocolate.com | 402.933.7826

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22 • indian fusion jaipurrestaurant&brewingcompany Tandoori delights await at Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company, where the flavors of India blend with home-brewed beers and ales in one of the most romantic settings in the metro. Only the freshest, most select ingredients make it onto the table or into the kilns of Omaha’s first micro-brewery. Try an Indian Pale Ale, Wheat, Raspberry or Nut Brown Ale, but be sure to leave room for the scintillating zing of their signature brew, the renowned Jalapeno Ale. Voted favorite Indian restaurant for the past five years. jaipurrestaurant&brewingcompany|rockbrookvillage|10922elmst.,omaha,ne68144|www.jaipurbrewhouse.com|402.392.7331

23 • everythingbundt nothingbundtcakes From the first bite, sweet memories of your mom’s cake, fresh from the oven, gently tug at your heart. These luscious cakes are made with the finest, premium ingredients, including fresh eggs, real butter and cream cheese. Perfect for any occasion, the handcrafted recipes and inspired decorations celebrate special moments with a delightful charm and wit. The best cake you will ever taste, share, and give! nothingbundtcakes|onepacificplace|10347pacificst.,omaha,ne68114 www.nothingbundtcakes.com|402.933.9305

24 • allatyourdoorstep rockbrookvillage®shoppingcenter Home-grown…nationally-known. That’s Rockbrook Village® and home to over 60 locally-owned specialty, food & drink, and neighborhood businesses. Just around the corner from everywhere, tucked away right by I-680 North and West Center Road, Rockbrook Village celebrates being local with more local specialty stores and restaurants than any other shopping center in the metro area. All this helps provide shoppers with personal attention, convenient front-door parking, and a relaxed shopping experience.

rockbrookvillage®shoppingcenter|108thandcenteromaha,ne68144|www.rockbrookvillage.com|402.390.0890

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25 • benvenuti amici! pastaamore Tastefully old world and yet exquisitely modern, Pasta Amore is the elegantly Italian home of a quarter century of the best in fine food and uncompromising service. From the homemade balsamic vinegar to the extensive wine list, no detail is too small for this family-owned tradition that features classic dishes served with more than a dash of contemporary creativity. Could it be that crooner Dean Martin had a certain Omaha landmark in mind when he sang “That’s Amore?” pastaamore|rockbrookvillage|108thandcenterst.,omaha,ne68144 www.pastaamore.net|402.391.2585

26• makeastatement statement Brand new to the northwest part of Omaha, Statement provides an inviting setting where shoppers choose from the latest styles of clothing, handbags and jewelry. Owners Kristen and Megan Geissinger are sisters-in-law who share an extensive amount of education and experience in the fashion industry. Statement boasts a wide selection of the best contemporary brands in the market and hosts private shopping parties, offers personal styling, and above all, encourages all women to make a Statement. statement|3612n.165thst.(165thandmaple),omaha,ne68116|www.statementomaha.com|402.932.5922

27• live.love. play. dogtopia Dogtopia prides itself on knowing the special qualities of every unique dog. Dogtopia offers an open play daycare environment where your dog will be free to run, jump, play and sniff to their heart’s content. The passionate, well-trained staff provides personalized care and exceptional service to four-legged guests, as well as their two-legged parents. Live webcams offer a peek into your dog’s day and peace of mind that they’re having the time of their life socializing and burning off energy with their friends. At the end of the day you’ll be greeted by a happy, tired pup. dogtopia 13239portaldrive,suite103,lavista,ne68138 www.dogdaycare.com/omaha|402.502.4797 15

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28 • where

families gather

wheatfieldseateryandbakery–onepacificplace Established in 2000, this family-owned and managed restaurant features elegant but simple foods. Emphasis is on the food people want to eat every day, served with a slight European flair. WheatFields has an extensive bakery and deli take-out area, as well as a full-service dining room. The atmosphere is nostalgic and “old world,” creating the mood for friends and family to gather and linger. The perfect meal at WheatFields must be finished with a slice of Strawberry Wedding Cake, which has a cult following in the greater Omaha area. wheatfields|onepacificplace|1224s.103rdst.,omaha,ne68124 www.wheatfieldscatering.com|402.955.1485

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original potatocasseroles

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wheatfieldseateryandbakery–shadowlaketownecenter Founder Ron Popp has captured the charm of the mid-West by emphasizing our dramatic seasons and serving dishes featuring local fruits and vegetables. The second location, opened by father and son in 2007, creates the feeling of a comfortable European town square café. Omaha’s Original Potato Casseroles are all served here too, bringing a WheatFields perennial favorite to Papillion. All casseroles are served with a muffin from the bakery, known as one of Omaha’s best for selection and freshness. wheatfields|shadowlaketownecenter 7775olsondr.,papillion,ne68046 www.wheatfieldscatering.com|402.592.9713

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wheatfieldsexpress–12thandhowardstreets In 2009 the Popp Family opened the third location on a prominent corner in the Old Market. Now that Wheatfields serves its signature breakfasts in the Old Market, it has become the most popular meal of the day for both locals and tourists. The outdoor seating patio gives customers a prime spot to people-watch and sip the popular Lieutenant Vacek’s Bloody Mary, Pink Grapefruit Mimosa or Eiffel Tower Latte. None of the egg dishes would be complete without Ron’s Big White Iced Cinnamon Roll, which is a secret recipe due to the addiction it creates. wheatfields|oldmarket|1202howardst.,omaha,ne68102 www.wheatfieldscatering.com|402.991.0917 16

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31 • homeiswherethe heart

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npdodgerealestate “We are fortunate to be in a business that helps families make one of the most important purchases of their lives.” - N.P. (Sandy) Dodge, Jr. Everyone deserves the American dream of owning their own home. NP Dodge Real Estate, the area’s largest full-service real estate company, has had the joy of providing this service to buyers and sellers for over 155 years. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, looking to sell your home or building in a new community - NP Dodge sales associates throughout eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa can help you through the entire process. npdodgerealestate corporate|13321californiast.,suite300,omaha,ne68154 www.npdodge.com|402.397.4900

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32 • dedicatedtoculture

omahaperformingarts

Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities through the presentation of the finest local, national and international artistic performances. This mission is achieved through the management of two venues, the Holland Performing Arts Center and Orpheum Theater; the presentation of high quality performing arts events; and education and community outreach, bringing arts to diverse audiences such as students and low-income populations. Tickets to events may be purchased through the local, affordable ticketing service: TicketOmaha.com. hollandperformingartscenter|1200douglasst.,omaha,ne68102|orpheumtheater•409s.16thst.,omaha,ne68102 www.omahaperformingarts.org|402.345.0202

33 • wheregenerationsconnect

thedurhammuseum

Built back in 1931 by Union Pacific, this first-of-its-kind art deco train station was an architectural showpiece. Today, this rare jewel has been transformed into one of the country’s most vibrant and beautiful hands-on museums. Come explore Omaha’s history, discover something new in the world-class temporary exhibits, and remember the past through special collections and programs. The Durham Museum is proud to be an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and partner with the Library of Congress, the National Archives, thedurhammuseum|801s.10thst.,omaha,ne68108|www.durhammuseum.org|402.444.5071 and The Field Museum. 18

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34 • shopdineplaystay villagepointe®shoppingcenter Shop. Dine. Be entertained. Village Pointe ® Shopping Center is home to more than 60 specialty shops, restaurants and eateries, a 16-screen theatre and comedy club. Shoppers will discover many of their favorite stores such as Apple, J.Crew, Coach, Sephora, DSW Shoes, Kona Grill, Ann Taylor and Scheels – to name only a few. Experience a nostalgic “Main Street” setting with lush landscaping in the summer and cozy fireplaces in the cooler seasons, plus convenient store-front customer parking all year round.

villagepointe®shoppingcenter|168thandwestdodgerd.,omaha,ne68118|www.villagepointeshopping.com|402.505.9773

35 • fresh fashion fashioncleaners

Fashion Cleaners has been recognized as “Omaha’s Best Dry Cleaner” for eight years in a row. Fashion Cleaners brings passion to providing customers with exceptional service, superior cleaning and finishing, and utilizes the latest cleaning innovation and technology. Fashion Cleaners is Omaha’s only true eco-friendly dry cleaner, offering executive shirt service, linens and bedding, furs and leathers, wedding gowns, alterations and shoe care. Fashion Cleaners specializes in free home delivery. • downtown: 402.342.3491|3031leavenworthst.,omaha,ne68105 • grayhawkpointe:(drive-through service) 402.496.244314505w.maplerd.,omaha,ne68164 • pepperwoodvillage: 402.496.7881|537n.155thst.,omaha,ne68154 • armbrustvillage: 402.330.0590|2883s.168thst.,omaha,ne68130 •midtowncrossing: 402.916.1987|3220farnamst.,suite2109,omaha,ne68131 www.fashioncleaners.com 19

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36• inthepassageway v.mertzrestaurant V. Mertz, open since 1977, offers diners seasonally inspired contemporary American cuisine created with locally and regionally sourced products when available. In addition to the outstanding food and service, V. Mertz focuses on an award-winning wine list with selections from all over the world. Dinner is offered Tuesday through Saturday nights starting at 5:30 p.m. Guests can access, via the website, updated menus, the wine list, current events and news, and a beautiful photo gallery which gives viewers a visual tour of the restaurant. Reservations are suggested and may be made over the phone, in person or online. v.mertzrestaurant oldmarketpassageway–lowerlevel 1022howardst.,omaha,ne68102 www.vmertz.com|402.345.8980

37 • fashionstaple thepost&nickel Since 1966, the area’s best dressed men and women have shopped here for the latest in fashion and footwear. At their new location in Rockbrook Village, you'll find all the latest trends and designers including Hugo Boss, Sam Edelman, Robert Graham, Bailey 44, G Star, Seven, Theory, Hudson, Diesel, True Religion, Ted Baker, DKNY, Sanuk, UGG®, Tommy Bahama, Donald J Pliner, Victorinox, Michael Kors, Michael Stars, AG, Citizens of Humanity and much more.

thepost&nickel|rockbrookvillage 11015elmst.,omaha,ne68144 www.postandnickel.com|402.333.5206

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38 • shop.dine.see. theshopsoflegacy Omaha’s best kept secret located on the southwest corner of 168th and West Center Road. Shop! The Shops of Legacy features over 45 locally owned specialty shops, eateries, spas and clothing boutiques. Dine! Indulge your taste buds at some of Omaha’s best restaurants. A flavor for every appetite. See! A unique Omaha shopping destination providing you the attention you deserve!

theshopsoflegacy|s.w.cornerof168th&w.centerrd.,omaha,ne68130|www.theshopsoflegacy.com|402.498.9660

39• thebig o thebigo:101.9/davewingert Dave Wingert has enlivened the radio airwaves since 1974. He now delights listeners on The Big O, 101.9 weekday mornings from 6 am to noon. Dave is passionate about the arts and can often be found on stage performing at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the Blue Barn Theater. When asked what he loves most about the Big O … “There’s an easiness about my life here. I love that Omaha is the size of town where one can make a huge difference!” thebigo:101.9/davewingert 5011capitolave.,omaha,ne68132 www.thebigo1019.com|402.342.2000

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40 • dreamy decadence earlytobed From Anichini to Zoffany, Early to Bed showcases fine linens for your bed, decorative accessories for gifts and home, and luxury fabrics for upholstery and window treatments. Since 1997, one-on-one customer service has been a hallmark of the customers’ experience in the store and through the website.

earlytobed|countrysidevillage|8726pacificst.,omaha,ne68114|www.earlytobed.com|402.492.9855

41 • window ofopportunity awell-dressedwindow Do you know what your windows are wearing? Or aren’t wearing? Award winners in the art of window dressing, A Well-Dressed Window is dedicated to finding you the most appropriate window treatment to fit your specific needs. They promise. They have the expertise to make your dream a reality with over eighty years combined experience covering windows in the Omaha Metro area. Visit the store today in Rockbrook Village and see life in a whole new light.

awell-dressedwindow|hunterdouglaswindowfashiongallery|rockbrookvillage 11006prairiebrookrd.,omaha,ne68144|www.awell-dressedwindow.com|402.391.5252

42 • fun foreveryseason davidm.mangelsen’s “Family Run and Selling Fun Since 1961,” Mangelsen’s in Westgate Plaza is a 37,000 square feet specialty store which features Crafts, Framing, Party Goods, Gourmet Foods, Floral, Candles, Cake Decorating, The Bead Boutique, Seasonal Merchandise and a great deal more! Also known as “Manghoulsen’s - The Original Halloween Experts,” Mangelsen’s is the source for all things frightful and fun in October. Mangelsen’s is known for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, and especially for free popcorn every day (a customer favorite)!

davidm.mangelsen’s|3457s.84thst.,omaha,ne68124|www.mangelsens.com|402.391.6225

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43 • loving designs juliehockney,design Julie Hockney, Design is a full service Commercial and Residential Interior Design Firm with ASID certification, handling everything from space planning, new construction, remodeling, kitchens, basements, furniture, finish selections, window treatments, accessories, and much more. Their goal is to establish a relationship with each client in order to create an exquisite design that is an extension of their personality. No job is too big or too small. . . at JHD they love and can handle it all. juliehockney,design|thestylebar|8420w.dodgerd.,suite109, omaha,ne68114|www.juliehockney.com|402.578.9052

44 • buried treasures georgycollier,yourfinejewelryconsultant If you are looking for that one of a kind piece, GC Gems is your place! From diamonds to custom designs we have something you will hand down for generations. Repurpose your outdated jewelry into a contemporary work of art.

georgycollier,yourfinejewelryconsultant|thestylebar 8420w.dodgerd.,suite109|omaha,ne68114 www.facebook.com/thestylebaromaha|402.915.1gem(1436) georgyc@hotmail.com

45 • shear genius lindseysnyder,hairstylist Extensive experience and state of the art academy training make Lindsey Snyder one of Omaha’s elite hairstylists. As a national platform artist in the industry, she educates her fellow colleagues at hair shows all over the country. Lindsey specializes in the arts of color, cutting, hair extensions and formal styles which allow her to provide a variety of services.

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46 • outoftheblue bluesushisakegrill Blue changed the sushi landscape in Omaha when they opened their first location in 2002. Ten years and 2 Omaha locations later, Blue’s tasty offerings include sashimi, nigiri, maki and New World sashimi, as well as inventive plates offering an American spin with influences from all over the world. A big-city atmosphere coupled with a popular lounge and happy hour scene has heightened Blue’s popularity. Blue also has locations in Fort Worth, TX and Denver, CO. bluesushisakegrill grayhawkpointe|14450eaglerundr.,omaha,ne68116|402.445.2583 theshopsoflegacy|16939wrightplaza,omaha,ne68130|402.547.5959 oldmarket|416s.12thst.,omaha,ne68102|402.408.5566 www.bluesushisakegrill.com

47 • latestandgreatest mesh.apparelforthesexes Conveniently located off of 168th and Center in The Shops of Legacy, Mesh is Omaha’s destination for men’s and women’s casual clothing. Mesh Apparel for the Sexes carries the latest tops, sweaters, jeggings, jeans, purses, jewelry, belts, hats, shoes and much more. Mesh offers free alterations on any full price jeans and, yes, they put the original hem back on! Mesh is locally owned and operated by Courtney Smith and Lauren Tonniges, who bring a combined 22 years of experience in the fashion industry. Stop in and say Hello… you won’t be disappointed! mesh.apparelforthesexes|theshopsoflegacy |16920wrightplaza #147omaha,ne68130 |www.meshomaha.com|402.359.1199

48 • petparadise thegreenspot The Green Spot is a store created by two area natives with passion for animals and rescue work, who consider themselves pet nutrition resources. Owners Jennifer Haines and Jessica Kamish provide daily recommendations and council their customers on how the quality of their pet’s food can change the overall quality of life. Don’t forget, the store offers a progressive coffee lounge for you to hang out and socialize, as well as a self-service pet wash! thegreenspot|1110s.71stst.,suitek,omaha,ne68178|www.greenspotomaha.com|402.614.7768

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49 • all that glitters elisa ilana jewelry Elisa Ilana Jewelry is the premier place for fine fashion jewelry and offers a variety of styles for every occasion in a wide spectrum of prices. From fun and flirtatious to classic and couture, you’ll find jewelry that compliments your individual style. The Elisa Ilana Collection features design originals by Laurie Langdon-Gerber that use the finest available metals and semi-precious stones. Elisa Ilana also carries designer lines and charm collections, including Frederic Sage, Galatea, Pandora and Richard Palermo. You will be sure to dazzle in this affordable luxury.

elisa ilana jewelry 13132 davenport st., omaha, ne 68154 www.elisailana.com | 402.926.3479 pandora | village pointe 17250 davenport st., suite 108, omaha, ne 68118 www.pancharmbracelets.com | 402.991.8700

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50 • jimi s’ way jimi d’s

Whether it’s a girls’ night out, a business lunch, or a ball game with the guys, Jimi D’s offers all the comforts of everyone’s favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar. Locally owned and operated, Jimi D’s has become a favorite spot for personal service and well above average food. Come experience Jimi’s simple philosophy, “we make it the way we eat it, and we pour em like we drink em!” jimi d’s | aksarben village 6303 center st. # 106  omaha, ne 68106 | 402.391.2011 | www.jimids.com

51• omaha zu! ponzu sushi Ponzu Sushi and Grill is a new and locally owned restaurant located in the heart of Aksarben Village. Offering a full sushi bar as well as a global oriented grill, there is something for everyone. So if your stopping in for a craft cocktail, enjoying an afternoon on the patio, or taking advantage of the daily happy hour, the friendly atmosphere will keep you coming back for more!

ponzu sushi | aksarben village 2110 s. 67th st., omaha ne 68106 | 402.614.7757

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52• shop, dine, discover shadow lake towne center

From shopping and dining, to summer concerts and Kids Club activities, Shadow Lake Towne Center is Your Place for the whole family. With more than 70 merchants, you can find such favorites as Charming Charlie, ULTA, JCPenney, Old Chicago, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, Red Robin, Best Buy, Orange Leaf Yogurt and more. Shadow Lake Towne Center is a prime Sarpy County shopping destination located at the corner of Highway 370 and 72nd Street in Papillion, which was named the #5 Best Place to Live in 2011 by CNN/Money Magazine. shadow lake towne center | 7775 olson dr., papillion, ne 68046 | www.shadowlakeshopping.com | 402.537.0046

53 • blue jeans galore

denim saloon

Locally owned by two sisters, Denim Saloon stocks the best of quality in premium denim and apparel for men and women. Belly up to the bar stocked with over 100 different styles of denim. Order the wash, fit and style you want and their denim experts will assist you in picking the perfect pair. Denim Saloon’s unique apparel offering will complete any outfit. Stop by, grab a stool and shop today. denim saloon | 4914 underwood ave., omaha, ne 68132 | www.denimsaloon.com | 402.885.8880 27

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54 • taste the difference the grey plume The Grey Plume is a confluence of many delicious things about the metro and just beyond. The Grey Plume partners with dedicated local farmers, practicing environmentally conscious methods and providing Omahans with incredibly tasty food: the freshest in the region…and it’s all done in fun, creative, and sustainable ways!

the grey plume | midtown crossing | 220 south 31st ave., suite 3101omaha, ne 68131 | www.thegreyplume.com | 402.763.4447

55• chic chicks harbor farm chick market Originally founded in 1991, The Chick Market is a force of 15+ women who have come together to form a 3600 square foot boutique style department store. The Chick Market carries women’s clothing and accessories, antiques, barware, jewelry, home and holiday decor, girlie gifts, furniture, and stationery plus infant/toddler merchandise. Whether you are 2 or 102 years strong, you will enjoy a truly unique shopping experience unlike anything else in Omaha.

harbor farm chick market | 17821 pierce plaza (178th & pacific), omaha, ne 68130 | 402.330.1706 | www.harborfarmchickmarket.com

56• all the right stuff ingredient restaurant Ingredient is a chef-driven restaurant concept that prides itself on using only fresh, premium ingredients. The menu is prepared from scratch daily and cooked to order. You can choose from many signature menu items, or create your own custom creation. At (in-gre-di-ent) it’s all about choice and it’s fresh, fun and simple. It was chosen along with others as “Omaha’s Best New Restaurant.” Ingredient is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ingredient also offers a complete corporate box lunch program as well as custom catering for any home, office or special event. ingredient | one pacific place | 10317 pacific st., omaha, ne 68114 | 402.932.2544 midtown crossing | 3201 farnam st., omaha, ne 68131 | 402.715.4444 | www.ingredientrestaurant.com 28

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57• big opera is back

opera omaha

Opera Omaha is the premier performing arts producer in the Midlands. As the only professional opera company in Nebraska, Opera Omaha presents a season of original mainstage productions at the Orpheum Theater and other theaters throughout the city featuring talent from across the United States. Internationally known for its productions of many world and American premieres of classical masterpieces, this highly regarded company also provides education and outreach programs throughout the region annually reaching as many as 15,000 people from elementary school through adulthood. opera omaha | 1850 farnam st., omaha, ne 68102 | www.operaomaha.org | 402.346.4398 29

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58• absolutely fresh shuck’s fish house and oyster bar Has a visit to the Gulf Coast or New England left you swept away by a good old-fashioned seaside haunt? Look no further than Shuck’s Fish House and Oyster Bar, where you’ll find the widest selection of crustaceans between Chicago and San Francisco, all shucked right in front of you to complement fresh fish daily with Clam Strips, Calamari, Crab Cakes, Chowders (and that’s only using the third letter of the alphabet!) to go along with your fave Po’ Boy. Fresh. Casual. Very casual. And always delicious. shuck’s fish house and oyster bar 1911 leavenworth, omaha, ne 68102 | 402.614.5544 119th & pacific, omaha, ne 68144 | 402.827.4376 the shops of legacy | 168th & center, omaha, ne 68130 | 402.763.1860 www.absolutelyfresh.com

59• prime time

omaha prime

Omaha Prime has been serving Omaha since 1995. They are open 7 nights a week starting at 5 p.m. and will open for lunch upon request. The wine list boasts a selection of 100 different wines from all over the world. Part of the dining room is in the Old Market Passageway. All are steaks are from corn fed and Nebraska raised cattle. Stop in and see for yourself what wonderful delights are on the menu.

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60 • fashion fusion bliss boutique Bliss is a women’s apparel, jewelry, accessory and gift boutique. From young & chic, to career-woman glamour, to soccer mom style, to activewear fashion, Bliss has it all and at affordable prices!  Stop in for a “personalized” shopping experience. Bliss style experts will help find a look that is just right for you!

bliss boutique 12100 w. center rd., #607, omaha, ne 68144 www.blissboutiqueomaha.com | 402.991.3595

61 • bon appetit

portovino ristorante

A neighborhood eatery in its truest sense, Portovino is known for serving honest ingredients that celebrate the simplest flavors of Italy. Flavors that are best accompanied by a quartino from a hand-picked selection of wines. Inspired by all things Italian, the friendly, yet intimate space invites everyone in for a leisurely lunch, casual dinner or family style Sunday; there is no such thing as a stranger in Portovino’s kitchen. portovino ristorante | midtown crossing | 220 s. 31st ave., #3107, omaha, ne 68131 | www.portovinoristorante.com | 402.885.6800 31

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62• dog’s best friend three dog bakery At Three Dog Bakery, gourmet treats and customized cakes are made from 100% all-natural ingredients and baked fresh every day. With no additives, preservatives or fillers, their signature dog foods and packaged treats aren’t just tastier; they’re healthier. Spaw Pet Salon offers full-service grooming and specialty treatments for all breeds and sizes. With a huge selection of toys, clothing and pet accessories, Three Dog Bakery is man’s best friend’s best friend.

three dog bakery | www.threedogomaha.com village pointe | 17151 davenport st., suite 105 omaha, ne 68118 | 402.614.DOGS midtown crossing | 3201 farnam st., #6108 omaha, ne 68131 | 402.715.4500

63• follow your instincts CRAVE CRAVE Restaurant was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. The energy is all encompassing; the buzz of guests and staff, the warm and open design, the modern sushi bar and the fresh spin on American cuisine with seasonality. CRAVE was awarded Best Happy Hour & Best New Restaurant, as well as the coveted Hot Concepts! Award by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2011. CRAVE guests experience just the right mix of sophistication, entertainment and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience. CRAVE | midtown crossing | 200 s. 31st ave., omaha, ne 68131 | www.craveamerica.com | 402.345.9999

64 • film favorite film streams at the ruth sokolof theater Omaha’s non-profit cinema is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. Open seven days a week, Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater features the best new American independents, foreign films and documentaries and celebrates the storied history of cinema with a repertory program of classics, themed series and director retrospectives. Film Streams partners with non-profits throughout the community on film-related events and offers year-round opportunities for students, including a free Student Night the first Monday of every month and daytime screenings for visiting classes.

film streams at the ruth sokolof theater | 1340 mike fahey st., omaha, ne 68102 | www.filmstreams.org | 402.933.0259

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65 • into the wild fontenelle forest nature center Enjoy one of Nebraska’s five National Natural Landmarks. Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at Fontenelle Forest is a place where you can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. This natural sanctuary holds 1,400 acres of diverse ecosystems, incredible birding and wildlife viewing, 19 miles of walking trails, and a one-mile fully accessible Riverview Boardwalk. Fontenelle Forest has indoor and outdoor play areas that invite children to connect to the natural world. It is open daily throughout the year. fontenelle forest nature center 1111 bellevue blvd. north, bellevue, ne 68005 www.fontenelleforest.org | 402.731.3140

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malashock’s When it comes to buying jewelry for any occasion, Malashock’s makes your decision easy. Their overriding commitment to quality, value and service has been passed down for three generations of the Malashock family. This commitment to the customer remains the hallmark of this family run business. Proudly recognized as an American Gem Society store, featuring an Accredited Gemological Laboratory and in-house Certified Gemologist, Malashock’s is a member of the Better Business Bureau. Malashock’s takes great pride in a 117 year tradition of excellence.

66 • family tradition & pride

malashock’s | village pointe south | 16811 burke st., omaha, ne 68118 | www.malashocks.com | 402.496.9990

67• entertainment capitolized

the capitol district Perfectly situated at the entrance to the Century Link between the Old Market and NoDo at 10th & Capitol, The Capitol District is downtown Omaha’s newest entertainment district! The area features something for everyone. Catch your favorite team’s game while you dine at DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar, enjoy a high-energy rock and roll improv piano show at DJ’’s Blazin Pianos, dance the night away at The Capitol Lounge and explore the diverse wine boutique in Nosh Wine Lounge’s sophisticated relaxing atmosphere. A good time is a sure thing when in The Capitol District. the capitol district | 10th and capitol st., omaha, ne 68102 | www.capitoldistrictomaha.com 34

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68 • rollin’ on a river river city star riverboat and river city yacht club The River City Star is Omaha’s only sailing riverboat. The vessel is a 149-passenger capacity cruise boat specializing in public and private sightseeing cruises, lunches, dinners, and special events. The Star boasts two decks and a full bar perfect for family and friends. Just south of the Century Link Center, the riverboat docks at the River City Yacht Club – the 1500-person capacity party dock complete with event tents and bars. river city star riverboat and river city yacht club 151 freedom park dr., omaha, ne 68102 www.rivercitystar.com | 402.342.7827

69 • a step back in time fairmont antique & mercantile home of hollywood candy Omaha’s Fairmont invites you to a shopping experience of yesteryear. From their historic museum quality memorabilia and antiques, to their authentic 50’s stainless soda fountain and arcade, to their 64 seat vintage theatre, there is something for everyone. Hollywood Candy specializes in retro and nostalgic candies, Jelly Bellies, PEZ, retro soda pops, and gourmet treats.  Treat your family, friends, or yourself and satisfy your sweet tooth. fairmont antique & mercantile home of hollywood candy old market | 1209 jackson st., omaha, ne 68102 www.omahafairmont.com | 402.346.9746

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70 • the cutting edge

parsonage vandenack williams llc PVWLaw is proud to bring legal innovation to Omaha. They care about their clients’ cost to do business and have developed a unique approach to the practice of law. PVWLaw uses technology to streamline the legal process and to give you access to legal information on their website. They use a collaborative approach to solving your legal needs, utilizing their team of attorneys and associates. And PVWLaw is committed to value-based billing in order to provide a personalized solution at an affordable cost. They view themselves as strategic partners who will work with you to achieve your goals. parsonage vandenack williams llc | 5332 s. 138th st., suite 100, omaha, ne 68137 | www.pvwlaw.com | 402.504.1300

71• a lifelong network national american university With a focus on quality education in a caring and supportive learning environment, tens of thousands of college graduates from 49 states and 27 countries proudly claim National American University as their alma mater. For a great majority of them, their academic journey through NAU represented their first critical step into what would ultimately become their lifelong career fields and the road to substantially better lives. national american university 3604 summit plaza drive, bellevue, ne 68123 www.national.edu | 402.972.4250 | 800.609.2710

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72• expertise. dedication. compassion. midwest veterinary specialty hospital The region’s only full-time, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital dedicated to specialty medicine. Much like human medicine, your pet’s primary care veterinarian has MidWestVET to turn to as a partner when the expertise of a specialist is needed. As board-certified specialists and highly trained licensed veterinary technicians, we provide exceptional care for pets with complex medical and surgical needs, right here in your own backyard. Surgery • Internal Medicine • Critical Care • Diagnostic Imaging • Rehabilitation midwest veterinary specialty hospital | 9706 mockingbird dr. omaha, ne 68127 | www.midwestvetspecialists.com | 402.614.9000 37

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73 • pizza beyond compare la casa Patrons of La Casa claim their pizza is incomparable. The editors of Food Network Magazine happen to agree, ranking La Casa’s classic hamburger pizza as Nebraska’s best in 2011. With a thin, pastry-like crust, it’s been a favorite of Omahans since 1953. Also available at their midtown location are delicious Italian favorites including five types of lasagna. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and also offers take-out and catering. Try their award-winning pizza for yourself! la casa | 4432 leavenworth st., omaha, ne 68105 www.lacasapizzaria.net | 402.556.6464

74 • escape into nature ponca hills conscious health center, at nirvana pointe Breathe, Empower, Connect. Discover a Soul soothing refuge– right here in Omaha! Enjoy an inspiring wellness visit, listen to the thirty-foot waterfall, and transform your life with a wide selection of therapeutic programs. This retreat, counseling and therapy center offers innovative approaches in healthcare and holistic counseling, through internationally acclaimed programs of healing, wellness and personal growth. Free visits and consultations are available. The Wellness Connection ~ creating extraordinary living locally and worldwide for thirty years. Enjoy life now! Take the Wisdom Path: where modern science merges... with Ageless Wisdom. the wellness connection | ponca hills conscious health retreat, at nirvana pointe | www.thewellnessconnection.net | 402.551.0500

75 • lapping up luxury camp bow wow® - premier doggy day and overnight camp® Camp Bow Wow® provides a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention! Certified Camp Counselors® provide doggy Day Camp for clients wishing to drop their dogs off in the morning and pick them up in the evening. There’s also overnight boarding for travelers, where campers play in the day camp program with their friends before retiring to their own individual cabins at night. Camp Bow Wow fetches peace of mind for pet parents with premier doggy day and overnight Camps®, in-home pet care services and dog training programs camp bow wow® - premier doggy day and overnight camp® 11819 stonegate dr., omaha, ne 68164 | www.campbowwow.com/omaha | 402.991.7297

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76• fashion fame roots & wings Roots & Wings is a locally owned women’s clothing boutique in the heart of Omaha. Conveniently located in Countryside Village, the boutique features a stunning selection of carefully curated clothing and accessories for hip women of all ages. The area’s exclusive retailer of TOMS shoes, Roots & Wings also showcases a great collection of men’s and children’s styles. Let the staff of Roots & Wings help you find fashion fame. roots & wings | countryside village | 8712 pacific st., omaha, ne 68114 | www.rootsandwingsomaha.com | 402.504.4700

77 • exotic blends the tea smith They’re the people who know how to put the “ooo” in oolong. From the area’s widest selection of exotic teas, teapots and serviceware, to informative experiences that will draw you into the captivating world of tea culture, the ancient art of brewing comes alive at The Tea Smith. Enjoy a cup in the café or consult the knowledgeable staff on artisan-quality loose-leaf teas. The Tea Smith pours serenity with every cup under the motto of “It’s a Big World… Drink it Up!”

the tea smith | www.theteasmith.com 345 n. 78th st., omaha, ne 68114 | 402.393.7070 old market | 1118 howard st., omaha, ne 68102 | 402.932.3933

78 • be a star hollywood diner Omaha’s destination for food and fun, Hollywood Diner serves your favorite comfort foods fresh and fast. If authentic malts and shakes, half-pound hand-pattied burgers, classic reubens, huge desserts, or a frosty beer sounds like a good time, this is the place for you. Why? Ask some of their famous clientele, including Warren Buffett, Cal Ripken, Harrison Ford, Bill Gates, Jimmy Buffett, Danny DeVito, Jay Z, Steve Forbes, and others.

hollywood diner | 2214 abbott dr., carter lake, ia (on the omaha side) 51510 | www.hollywooddiner.com | 402.280.1000

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79 • awholeworldofspirits spiritworld Spirit World is Omaha’s original specialty wine and spirits store and gourmet deli. Located in midtown Omaha, Spirit World has the largest selection of wine, beer and spirits in Omaha. The gourmet deli offers a variety of the freshest homemade salads, soups and sandwiches. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of beer while you shop. The staff is knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to helping you make the perfect selection. For your next business meeting or social gathering, Spirit World caters and delivers.

spiritworld|7517pacificst.,omaha,ne68114|www.spiritworldwine.com|402.391.8680

80 • thelong &fatofit longdogfatcat Long Dog Fat Cat sells the highest quality dog and cat food (including frozen raw), treats, supplements, toys and supplies. Let the professional staff help select the best in healthy diets as alternatives to prescription programs. Look for such locally made products as dog collars, treats and other goods, all made in Omaha. Weekends feature adoption events for local dog rescue organizations. Grooming services are by appointment only, which means you won’t see any stressinducing cages at Long Dog Fat Cat. longdogfatcat|villagepointe|16909burkest.bay126, omaha,ne68118|www.longdogfatcat.com|402.933.1123

81 • bornandbread thebreadovenfrenchbakery The Bread Oven specializes in fresh baked breads from scratch, 7 days a week. Have a sweet tooth? Enjoy chocolate croissants, created with imported chocolate from France and a cup of cappuccino or an almond cream in almond croissant made by hand. Now serving lunch! Soups, salads, quiche available everyday.

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82• puppy love hearts united for animals Hearts United for Animals is a Smithsonian Award winning national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. Hearts United has rescued over 10,000 dogs from puppy mills and placed them in wonderful homes throughout the United States via their Jet Set Dogs Program. Hearts United is home to over 400 dogs looking for the perfect family. Those who cannot be adopted stay forever as Sanctuary Sweethearts. HUA programs include Tia’s Place, a refuge for animals of family members fleeing domestic violence and a low cost spay/neuter clinic where 10,250 animals have been altered for the general public, preventing tragic suffering and overpopulation. hearts united for animals | auburn, ne 68305 | www.hua.org | 402.274.3679 41

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elmwood park grotto

going

Tucked away from busy city life, the Elmwood Park Grotto is one hidden gem you don’t want to miss. Its beautiful perennials and natural spring fountains make it an ideal setting for an intimate wedding or just a place of reflection and retreat.

boys town One of the most enduring and iconic symbols of the Spirit of Omaha is the familiar statue found on the campus of Boys and Girls Town. You know the one… the piggyback boys with the inscription “He ain’t heavy, Father, he’s my brother.”

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X marks the spot

fertile ground

malcolm x birthplace

Telling the story of who we are, how we got here and where we are going, Fertile Ground is one of the largest murals in America. Do you recognize any of the real-life Omahan’s who posed for the work located near TD Ameritrade Park?

He was born Malcolm Little and later became known as El Hajj Malik ElShabazz. Along the way, the world knew him simply as Malcolm X. The social justice pioneer was born in a home that once stood at 3448 Pinkney St.

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fight for rights fort omaha - standing bear trial

88 • byowp

Fort Omaha was the site of the pivotal Standing Bear Trial of 1879, which won human rights and citizenship for Native Americans. Visit the General Crook House Museum on the campus of Metropolitan Community College to learn more about this turning point in American history.

gene leahy mall The acronym above stands for “bring your own wax paper.” You can’t be counted as a true metro-lite if you’ve never taken on the topsy-turvy slaloms of the slides located in downtown’s Gene Leahy Mall.

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Kristi K., Actual Omni Dental Patient

smile

omni dental

One Omni Dental. Two locations. Five of the area’s top cosmetic and restorative dentists. With a dedicated dental team focused on customizing each patient’s unique treatment plan, patients of all ages experience dental care the way it ought to be. With both Omni Dental’s warm, inviting offices that feature the latest in dental technology, your smile solution is easier to obtain than ever before! omni dental council bluffs | 1026 woodbury ave., council bluffs, IA | 888.860.4886 tri-city | 3004 N. 13th St., Carter Lake, IA 51510 | 888.860.4886 | www.omnidentalcentre.com

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offutt air show

a real

Slather on the SPF 45 and join the sea of humanity that will be in awe of all things winged at the Offutt Air Force Base Defenders of Freedom Air Show and Open House August 27-28.

contender

marlon brando birthplace This is simply an “offer you can’t refuse.” Cruise past the modest home at 3135 Mason St. for a glimpse of Marlon Brando’s birthplace. And you know his mother was one of the founders of the Omaha Community Playhouse, right?

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kenefick park

cavern in the city

Not your ordinary choo-choo trains, the behemoth locomotives at Kenefick Park are an impressive welcome into Omaha. Get a closer look at two of the most powerful engines to ever power Union Pacific by visiting the free-of-charge park.

in my

old st. joseph’s hospital grotto Shrouded in a mysterious past, the grotto next to St. Joseph Tower at 10th and Dorcas streets is a perplexingly historic structure. The hand-built, cave-like grotto is open to the public, so grab your flashlight and sleuth gear to see what you can find.

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surrey

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old market carriage ride

jailhouse now

squirrel cage jail

Whether piling the kids in or popping the question - few of the metro’s “Polaroid moments” are any more memorable than the rite of passage that is your first carriage ride in and around the historic Old Market District.

No, it’s not a holding place for delinquent squirrels, but a three-story revolving jail that was built in 1885. Now a museum, you can learn about this unique structure and even read the signatures scratched into the walls by infamous prisoners.

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battleground

The first Latino art and history museum/cultural center in the Midwest, El Museo Latino is the home of the Chomari Ballet Folklorico Mexicano dance company and is at the epicenter of Cinco de Mayo and other celebrations of Hispanic heritage.

dundee

dundee balloon bomb Did you know that the metro was attacked during WWII? Look for the plaque at 50th and Underwood for more on how the silence of a picturesque Dundee neighborhood was shattered by a Japanese balloon bomb.

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bob kerrey pedestrian bridge

hikers’ paradise

The Big Apple has its Empire State Building. San Antonio has it Alamo. Bemidji, Minnesota has its... uh, Paul Bunyan statue. Are the soaring spires and graceful arc of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge now Omaha’s signature statement?

hitting a

area nature trails You don’t have to be Lewis and Clark to explore the great outdoors. With over 100 miles of trails crisscrossing Omaha and Council Bluffs, the Metro Trails System has plenty of scenery to enjoy. Walk, jog, skate, bike or ski to a trail near you.

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buffett

college world series

birthplace

warren buffett childhood home

Change is good. After a 60-year tradition of hosting the College World Series, Omaha has a new home for college baseball. TD Ameritrade Park hosted the 2011 series where South Carolina took home the crown. Will you be the lucky fan to catch a homer during the 2012 championship?

Most locals are familiar with the Dutch Colonial roofline of the comparatively modest structure on the southwest corner of 55th and Farnam, but how about Warren Buffett’s childhood home? That would be 4224 Barker Street.

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DOWNTOWN Film Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Omaha Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Omaha Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 River City Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Shuck’s Fish House / Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . .30 The Capitol District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 The Zin Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Old Market (Downtown) Blue Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Fairmont Antiques / Hollywood Candy . . .35 Omaha Prime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 The Tea Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 V. Mertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Wheatfields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

MIDTOWN Big O Radio Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Fashion Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 LaCasa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . .10 The Green Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

# 64 16 32 12 57 68 58 67 33 2 # 46 69 59 77 36 29 # 39 35 73 14 48

Aksarben Village (Midtown)

# Jimi D’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 50 Ponzu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 51 # Dundee (Midtown) Denim Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 53 Dundee Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 3 The Bread Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 81

Midtown Crossing (Midtown) CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Fashion Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Midtown Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 ingredient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Portovino Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 The Grey Plume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

# 63 35 13 56 61 54 62

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CENTRAL OMAHA BeYourself/TheGiving Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Georgy Collier / The Style Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Julie Hockney Designs / The Style Bar . . . .23 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Lindsey Snyder / The Style Bar . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Mangelsen’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Omaha Conservatory of Music . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Personal Threads Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 The Tea Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

# 10 1 44 43 6 45 42 17 7 79 77

SOUTHWEST Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 DiVentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Elisa Ilana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Fashion Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Harbor Farm Chick Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital . . . .37 Morning Blend / KMTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 PVW Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Shuck’s Fish House / Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . .30 The Bread Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

# 60 15 49 35 55 72 18 70 58 81

The Shops of Legacy (Southwest) # Countryside Village (Central)

# Faces Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 5 Early To Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 40 Roots & Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 76

One Pacific Place (Central) Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 ingredient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Nothing Bundt Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Wheatfields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

# 20 56 23 28

# Regency Court (Central) Borsheims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4

Rockbrook Village (Central) A Well Dressed Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Jaipur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Rockbrook Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

# 41 22 25 37 24

NORTH OMAHA

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The Wellness Connection at Nirvana Pointe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 74

NORTHWEST Blue Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Camp Bow Wow Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Christel’s Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Fashion Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 NP Dodge Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 S. Scott Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

# 46 75 19 35 31 8 26

BeYourself/TheGiving Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Blue Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 MESH. Apparel for the Sexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Shuck’s Fish House / Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . .30 The Shops of Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

10 46 47 58 38

Village Pointe (Southwest)

# 80 66 49 62 34

Long Dog Fat Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Pandora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . .19

# AUBURN, NE Hearts United for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 82

COUNCIL BLUffS / CARTER LAkE # Hollywood Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 78 Omni Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 89 # BELLEVUE Fontenelle Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . .33 65 National American University . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 71 SAC Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 9

LAVISTA # Dogtopia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 27 Shadow Lake Towne Center (Papillion)

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Chocolaterie Stam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 21 Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 52 Wheatfields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 30 # SPRINGfIELD Springfield Artworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 11

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aquatics/sporting

DiVentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 15

art galleries

# Dundee Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 Springfield Artworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 11

Directory Indexed by Industry

performing arts Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha Conservatory of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10 18 8 29 11

pet boutiques & services attractions Fontenelle Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . River City Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

banking

33 11 35 18

# 65 16 68 33

#

Camp Bow Wow Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dogtopia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearts United for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long Dog Fat Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital . . . . . . The Green Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

38 15 41 40 37 24 32

# 14 32 12 57 17 # 75 27 82 80 72 48 62

SAC Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9

education

# National American University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 71 Omaha Conservatory of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 17

entertainment

# Film Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 64 The Capitol District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 67

health

# Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 Omni Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 89 The Wellness Connection at Nirvana Pointe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 74

interior design / home design

# A Well Dressed Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 41 Julie Hockney Designs / The Style Bar . . . . . . . 23 43

legal

# PVW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 70

media

# Big O Radio Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 39 Morning Blend / KMTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 18

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real estate

NP Dodge Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 31 S. Scott Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 8

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salons & spas

Faces Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 20 Lindsey Snyder / The Style Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 44

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shopping destinations Midtown Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rockbrook Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shops of Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9 14 27 21 19

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specialty food shops Chocolaterie Stam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nothing Bundt Ckaes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Tea Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Bread Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13 14 40 39 41

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Blue Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ingredient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hollywood Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaipur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimi D’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaCasa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha Prime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ponzu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portovino Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shuck’s Fish House / Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Bread Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grey Plume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Zin Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V. Mertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wheatfields - One Pacific Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wheatfields - Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wheatfields - Shadow Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24 32 28 39 14 26 38 31 15 26 31 30 40 41 28 4 20 16 16 16

46 63 56 78 22 50 73 59 25 51 61 58 79 81 54 2 36 28 29 30

Borsheims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early To Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elisa Ilana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fashion Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harbor Farm Chick Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairmont Antiques / Hollywood Candy . . . . . . Georgy Collier / The Style Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mangelsen’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Personal Threads Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 22 25 19 28 35 23 22 34 6

8 31 12 27 28 24 20 39 15

# Denim Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 53 MESH. Apparel for the Sexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 47 Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 37

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women’s apparel BeYourself / TheGiving Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christel’s Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denim Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harbor Farm Chick Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MESH. Apparel for the Sexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roots & Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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