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FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF

celebrating 25 years in 2016!

An Insider's Guide to great shopping, fabulous food and fun things to do in the greater Omaha metro area. SHOPPING • DINING • ATTRACTIONS

2016/17 Edition • 101Things2Love.com


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SHOPPING • DINING • ATTRACTIONS 2015

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Andrea L. Hoig

Senior Editor/Creative Director

Welcome to metroMAGAZINE’s 101 Things to Love about the 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–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 metro™ is an interactive experience! Win gift cards and prizes from participating partners by following us on Social Media. Upload your photos and give reviews of your favorite restaurants, shops and discoveries and we’ll share them with the entire community! Check out publisher Andrea ‘Andee’ Hoig every other Thursday on KMTV’s The Morning Blend as she will be giving away gift certificates from our 101 participants. Stay up to date with 101 Things to Love about the metro™ participant news and giveaways by liking metroMAGAZINE on Facebook. 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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Location Guide

SHOPPING • DINING • ATTRACTIONS 2015

FOUND AT THESE AND MANY MORE LOCATIONS! aksarben Village

dundee (central omaha)

aksarben cinema Village canvas & cabernet

ecreamery ice cream & gelato parlor

area restaurants omaha restaurant Week

alamo drafthouse cinema & Liquid sunshine taproom

central omaha

Midtown crossing

anthony’s steakhouse children’s hospital & Medical center devenu Medical rejuvenation center Foodies Jams Lewis art gallery personal threads Valentino’s

craVE Midtown crossing at turner park three dog Bakery

countryside Village (central omaha) Village needleworks

downtown omaha Ballet nebraska capitol district nosh Wine Lounge omaha children’s Museum omaha Fashion Week omaha performing arts omaha symphony opera omaha spencer’s for steaks and chops the BLUEBarn theater the durham Museum Vic’s corn popper shopping • dining • attractions

La Vista - southwest

old Market (downtown omaha) Jams WheatFields

one pacific place (central omaha) WheatFields andre’s Five salon one pacific place

Midtown omaha Blackstone district First Watch, the daytime cafe J. coco restaurant omaha community playhouse

ralston (central omaha)

nebraska city, nE

paradise Bakery & cafe regency court

ragazzi’s pizza

regency court (central omaha)

Lied Lodge & conference center at arbor day Farm

rockbrook Village (central omaha)

northcentral omaha Lolo chicken & Waffle

Jaipur restaurant & Brewing company pasta amore

northwest omaha dc center Karma Koffee nebraska humane society ragazzi’s pizza railcar Modern american Kitchen statement Valentino’s Vino Mas

shadow Lake towne center (papillion) shadow Lake towne center WheatFields

southwest omaha Beyond the Vine Bliss Boutique creative hair design salon & spa greenbelly restaurant invisible Fence of the heartland Lighting World, inc. omaha Ballroom one drake place Valentino’s Vic’s corn popper Yogamed

sterling ridge (southwest omaha) grae she•la

the shops of Legacy (southwest) primp and Blow, a Blow dry Bar

Village pointe (southwest omaha) Malashock’s paradise Bakery & cafe three dog Bakery Village pointe shopping center

Westroads Mall (central omaha) Flagship commons

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1• food and film under one roof alamo drafthouse cinema & liquid sunshine taproom At the Liquid Sunshine Taproom and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, we strive to perfect the customer experience. This is achieved through our finely curated cinematic entertainment and special events, second to none bar and restaurant atmosphere and our “built from scratch” food menu on top of many craft beer and cocktail selections. We are an all inclusive night out! alamo drafthouse cinema & liquid sunshine taproom 12750 westport pkwy., la vista ne 68138 | www.drafthouse.com/omaha | 402.505.9979 shopping • dining • attractions

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2• runway meets workday she•la As Omaha’s Fashion Authority, She•la offers an unparalleled collection of exclusive designer garments and cutting edge labels. Knowledgeable stylists cater to the trend savvy and classically chic as well as pint-sized trendsetters. The newly designed space showcases enviable apparel, accessories and luxury gifts, while providing a unique shopping experience for each customer and every occasion. she•la | 1150 sterling ridge dr., ste. 104, omaha ne 68144 | www.shopshela.com | 402.391.1880

3• defining men’s style grae clothing

Omaha’s newest contemporary menswear specialty store featuring a lifestyle driven approach to dressing. Combining a unique and updated shopping environment with designer sportswear collections, soft sport coats, denim and footwear, grae is truly a one of a kind local destination. Located at Sterling Ridge near 132nd and Pacific Streets, we invite you to come have a drink and enjoy a new, relaxing retail experience. grae clothing | 1150 sterling ridge dr., ste. 101, omaha ne 68144 | www.graeclothing.com | 402.502.5080 shopping • dining • attractions

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4 • come to life midtown crossing at turner park Five years old. And just getting started. This is what a strong urban core looks like – a diverse neighborhood where restaurants and retail, community events and individual experiences come to life. An energetic embrace when you want to live loudly, a quiet escape when you don’t. We’re dinner conversation with friends and shopping you won’t find anywhere else. 16 acres of life’s little extras: activity, serenity, community. Perfectly centered. East of expected.

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5 • all that you crave and more craVE

Locally owned and operated! CRAVE features a diverse variety of menu options, from fresh sushi to the best steak in Omaha, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The buzz from our friendly staff, and the energy coming out of the kitchen and grand sushi bar, create a unique dining experience that you won’t find at any other Omaha restaurant. craVE midtown crossing turner park | 200 s 31st ave. #4103, omaha ne 68131 | www.craveamerica.com/locations/omaha/ | 402.345.9999

6 • own the evening vip limousine As Omaha’s premier transportation company since 2002, over a million people, foreign dignitaries, out-of-staters, and fortunate locals have experienced Omaha’s finest sights, sounds, cuisine and refreshments courtesy of VIP Sedan & Limousine. Whatever your style, capture the VIP moments of your life in an ambience of lavishness. Spoil that special someone, entertain an executive, give your staff a “job well done”, make them a VIP. www.viplimo.com | 402.934.5466

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7• something amazing! opera omaha

Opera Omaha is a premier performing arts producer in the Midwest. As the only professional opera company in Nebraska, Opera Omaha is committed to providing a wide variety of programming featuring talent from around the globe. Opera Omaha productions take place in the Orpheum Theater as well as locations throughout the city. Internationally known for its productions of world and American premieres, this highly regarded company also provides educational and community engagement programs that reach thousands of people of all ages each year.

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8 • devoted to culture omaha performing arts Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of citizens in Omaha and beyond. This mission is achieved through managing two landmark venues, the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater; presenting the finest of performing arts; and providing education and community engagement programs. Tickets to events can be purchased through TicketOmaha.com, the official ticket source for the Orpheum Theater and Holland Center. omaha performing arts | 1200 douglas st., omaha ne 68102 www.omahaperformingarts.org | www.ticketomaha.com | 402.345.0202

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from bach to

rock

omaha symphony From Bach to rock, the Omaha Symphony entertains concert-goers with passion and expertise. Experience more than 50 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 Symphony Joslyn series pairs beautiful music for chamber orchestra with timeless art at the Joslyn Art Museum. Additionally, the symphony engages the community through nationally-recognized education programs and community partnerships.

omaha symphony 1905 harney st., ste. 400, omaha ne 68102 www.omahasymphony.org | 402.345.0606

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greenslate development | www.greenslatedevelopment.com

10 • making history blackstone district A revitalized historic district, extending from 36th Street to 42nd Street along Farnam Street. Our goal is to re-create and nurture a district that is lively, pedestrian-friendly, and provides a unique cultural experience for businesses, residents, and all members of the community. The Blackstone District is home to a wide variety of shopping, dining, nightlife, and professional services. Greenslate Development, Noli's Pizzeria, Corkscrew, Sullivans Bar, Scriptown Brewing Company, Dundee Cycles, Farnam House Brewing, Groundfloor Guitar and Blackstone Meatball     blackstone district 36th st. to 42nd st. along farnam st., omaha ne 68130 blackstonedistrict.com | 402.331.7400

noli’s pizzeria | www.nolispizzeria.com

corkscrew wine and cheese www.corkscrewwineandcheese.com sullivans | www.sullivansbar.com

scriptown | www.scriptownbrewing.com

dundee cycles | www.dundeecycles.com blackstone meatball | www.theblackstonemeatball.com groundfloor guitar | www.groundfloorguitar.com

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11 • signature style lewis art gallery

Voted Omaha’s best art gallery, Lewis Art Gallery was founded in 1971. This family owned and operated gallery is the oldest and largest in the region. It boasts a tremendous inventory of art ranging from investment quality oil paintings to posters. You’ll be impressed by the variety of styles. The gallery has over 400 lamps and a lovely selection of accessories, art glass, accent furniture and gift items for sale. In addition, Lewis Art Gallery’s award winning custom frame department has over 700 mouldings, one week service, and always competitive pricing. Enjoy the ever changing inventory at Lewis Art Gallery Monday-Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. lewis art gallery 8600 cass st. (86th & dodge), omaha ne 68114 www.lewisartgallery.com | 402.391.7733

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ties that bind personal threads boutique For more than 23 years, Personal Threads Boutique has been Omaha’s premier needle-arts shop. Personal Threads is committed to serving customers with the best service and expert advice. Personal Threads Boutique has been recognized nationwide and is known as a destination for knitters around the country. This friendly, family-run shop features hand-painted needlepoint canvases, buttons, knitting needles, and the largest selection of yarn in the Midwest. Shop online at www.personalthreads.com, or during store hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. personal threads boutique | 8600 cass st. (86th & dodge) 2nd floor, omaha ne  68114 | www.personalthreads.com | 402.391.7733 shopping • dining • attractions

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13 • relax, rejuvenate,

indulge

creative hair design salon & spa From the basics of a snip-snip here and a clip-clip there to the sheer indulgence of a full range of luxurious spa services, Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa is your home for the ultimate in personal care. The professional staff has one simple aim – to deliver the very best in singularly distinctive health and beauty services, all in a supportive and nurturing environment that creates your very own personal oasis of relaxation and enrichment. creative hair design salon & spa 12025 pacific st., omaha ne 68154 www.creativehairdesign.com | 402.330.5660 11

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14 • shop. dine. be entertained village pointe shopping center The destination in Omaha for all things fashion, culinary, and entertainment, Village Pointe Shopping Center is home to more than 60 special shops and restaurants along with a 16-screen theater and comedy club.  Visitors will discover many of their favorite shopping destinations such as Apple, J. Crew, Sephora, lululemon, Athleta, LUSH, Scheels, and Coach plus outstanding dining spots including Kona Grill, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Brix, and more. Experience a nostalgic “Main Street” setting where each season is celebrated with signature events and seasonal outdoor ambiance all year round. village pointe shopping center 168th and w dodge rd., omaha ne 68118 www.villagepointeshopping.com | 402.505.9773

15 • uniquely beautiful devenu medical rejuvenation center

Dr. Julie Waddell, MD takes a unique approach in her practice. No two people are alike in their response to hormones, botox, laser, supplements, skincare or body sculpting. She will create an individualized treatment plan to meet your particular anti-aging needs. Every client is served with great respect in a relaxed and tranquil environment. Devenu cannot wait to meet you! devenu medical rejuvenation center 9802 nicholas st., ste. 305, omaha ne 68114 www.devenu.com | 402.397.2300 shopping • dining • attractions

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16 • expect the unexpected omaha fashion week

Omaha Fashion Week has become the nation’s 5th largest fashion event, surpassing Minneapolis, Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis! Now in its 9th year, OFW is the most highly anticipated fashion event in the Midwest. This bi-annual affair is dedicated to providing a professional platform for regional, independent designers on the “cusp of greatness,” showcasing their talent and providing opportunity and recognition for their label. omaha fashion week 1502 cuming st., omaha ne 68102 www.omahafashionweek.com | 402.934.4303 13

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17 • it’s all about you lighting world Lighting World has been selling light fixtures in Omaha for 35 years! Lighting World’s main focus is customer service, with a sales staff of over 50 years of experience; they are here to serve you. With over 6,000 square feet of retail space Lighting World has earned a reputation for an excellent selection of light fixtures in a broad range of styles and for a friendly staff who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Lighting World is an independent and locally owned business.

lighting world, inc. 4855 s 118th st., omaha ne 68137 www.lightingworldomaha.com 402.895.1010

18 • goodmorning omaha the morning blend Omaha’s very own live, local lifestyle show! Every weekday morning, Mary Nelson and Mike DiGiacomo put smiles on our faces, showcase the city’s happenings and help local businesses spread the word about what they do! From celebrities to community organizations, it seems everyone makes a point to get on The Morning Blend and say “Hi” to viewers. It’s how Omaha starts the day: The Morning Blend!

the morning blend • scripps media 10714 mockingbird dr., omaha ne 68127 www.omahamorningblend.com | 402.592.3333

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19• home is where the heart is np dodge real estate Everyone deserves the American dream of owning their own home. NP Dodge Real Estate, the largest, local, full-service real estate company, has had the joy of providing this service to buyers and sellers for over 160 years. Whether you are searching for something new, building your dream home in Five Fountains or looking to sell your property – NP Dodge sales associates are here to help you through the entire process. np dodge real estate npdodge.com | 402.397.4900

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20 • gourmet heaven for your pet 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., ste. 119, omaha ne 68118 | 402.614.DOGS midtown crossing | 3201 farnam st., ste. 6108, omaha ne 68131 | 402.715.4500

21 • the original invisible fence® of the heartland

The original and most trusted brand, Invisible Fence® Brand has been keeping pets safe at home for over 40 years! Invisible Fence® Brand is a full service pet containment company with safe and effective solutions to provide freedom for your pet and peace of mind for you. Certified staff will help customize the Invisible Fence® system to create a safe, happy environment outside, and also inside, your home. invisible fence® of the heartland | 1223 s. 119th st., omaha ne 68144 | www.heartland.invisiblefence.com | 402.330.4000 shopping • dining • attractions

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22 • where help becomes hope nebraska humane society One of the largest shelters in the country where staff and volunteers return strays to owners, and heal, foster and adopt out more than 10,000 pets annually. We work with owners, offering free behavior help, training classes, low cost spaying and neutering, a pet food pantry, children’s camps and other priceless resources. NHS provides education, gives sanctuary, encourages adoptions and promotes responsible pet ownership—your one-stop pet resource. the nebraska humane society | 8929 fort st., omaha ne 68134 | www.nehumanesociety.org | 402.444.7800 17

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aksarben cinema Aksarben Cinema is the only locally owned first-run movie theatre in Omaha, which is pretty rare these days. They take great pride in our community and try to support as many causes as they can. In addition to showcasing movies, they also keep guests entertained with live music, a full bar, and a Café with more food options outside of soft drinks and popcorn, (which are still movie necessities.) A favorite local necessity: Aksarben Cinema. aksarben cinema | 2110 s 67th st., omaha ne 68106 | www.aksarbencinema.com | 402.502.1914

24• the art of relaxation one drake place salon & spa

At One Drake Place you’ll find a passionate group of expertly trained stylists, technicians and therapists dedicated to providing clients with memorable customer service experiences, exceptional salon services and building strong relationships. ODP adds special seasonal services to entice its clients: pumpkin peels and scrubs in the fall, and margarita manis and pedis in the summer. The Spa at ODP offers skin care, body and specialized treatments, med spa services, spa and bridal packages. one drake place 12100 w center rd., ste. 910 omaha ne 68144 www.onedrakeplace.com | 402.933.7253 shopping • dining • attractions

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25 • fresh food fast foodies Foodies restaurant is located in the heart of Omaha and We love local! Chef Brian Hilger works with local suppliers to create a made from scratch menu, which means you get fresh food fast. This casual eatery features sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, soups and more. Foodies is a great choice for dining in, take out, business lunches, private parties, and catering, we do it all! foodies | 3351 n 78th st., omaha ne 68114 | 402.884.2880 www.foodiesomaha.com | visit us on facebook: foodies

26 • stitch in time village needleworks Village Needleworks is a needlepoint boutique offering a large selection of hand-painted needlepoint canvases and kits. From cotton to silk and everything in between, explore a vast array of stitching fibers. Instructional books and DVDs are a must for both beginners and advanced stitchers and look also for all the necessary stitching accessories. Finishing and instructional services are available. Above all, Village Needleworks is best known for unsurpassed customer service.

village needleworks 8709 shamrock rd., omaha ne 68114 www.villageneedleworks.com 402.391.1191

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27 • great tasting, healthy choice

paradise bakery & café

At Paradise Bakery & Café, the entire menu is made from the highest quality ingredients and highlighted by antibiotic-free chicken, whole grain bread, select organic and all-natural ingredients. Made from scratch every day. Their salads were voted Best Salad in the Best of Omaha Awards.

paradise bakery & café 120 regency pkwy., ste. 156, omaha ne 68114 | 402.991.3000 17305 davenport st., ste. 101, omaha ne 68118 | 402.934.5757 www.paradisebakery.com

28 • sweet and salty lo-lo’s chicken & waffles

Which came first? The chicken or the waffle? At Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, it doesn’t matter because one just ain’t the same without the other. Our obsession with creating the juiciest, most flavorful fried chicken and the fluffiest, most melt-in- your-mouth waffles has, in turn, created something of an underground soul food revolution – one that’s slowly spreading downright deliciousness across the country. lo-lo’s chicken & waffles | 7051 ames ave., omaha ne 68104 | www.loloschickenandwaffles.com | 402.991.9400 shopping • dining • attractions

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29 • yeah, it’s fresh first watch, the daytime café Here at First Watch, The Daytime Café, they begin each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order, freshness is never compromised. Voted best business breakfast by B2B Magazine, come taste for yourself. First Watch, open 7:30am – 2pm daily at the SE corner of 72nd & Pacific.

first watch, the daytime café 1222 s. 71st st., omaha ne 68106 www.firstwatch.com | 402.932.5691

30 • this joint is jammin’

Jams, an Omaha restaurant legacy, is an American Grill that offers a melting pot of different styles and varieties of food dishes containing high-quality ingredients paired with savory cocktails or fantastic wines. In 2015 Jams opened up a second location in the Old Market with the same delicious food you have loved for years.

jams

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31 • avant garde the BLUEBarn theatre The BLUEBARN Theatre exists to provoke thought, emotion, action and change. The New-York born, Omaha-raised BLUEBARN has been a trailblazing force in the local arts scene for the past 27 years. The BLUEBARN Theatre is Omaha’s professional, regional theater company producing a full season of contemporary plays and special events in its new one-of-a-kind, convertible indoor/outdoor space at 10th and Pacific. the BLUEBarn theatre | 1106 s 10th st., omaha ne 68108 | www.bluebarn.org | 402.345.1576

32 • good karma karma koffee Karma = Action, Action = Omaha, Omaha is finding her “Om”. Every great city comes of age. Equality isn’t a catchy word – it’s now a statement backed by our city leaders. Our school systems are investing hundred of millions of bond-approved dollars in our children’s future. Our citizens are vested. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter, share their splendor in equal portions as the calendar’s pages turn. Karma Koffee is proud to call “Om”aha our galactic HQ. Chances are you’ll enjoy it too. Namaste. MEMBEr

karma koffee | 587 n 155 plz., omaha ne | www.karmakoffee.com | 402.885.8892

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33 • bold statement statement Located in northwest Omaha, Statement provides an inviting setting while shoppers choose from the latest styles of clothing, handbags, and jewelry. Owners Kristen and Megan Geissinger have an extensive amount of education and experience in the fashion industry. Statement boasts a wide selection of the best contemporary brands, hosts private shopping parties, offers personal styling, and encourages every client to make a statement. Tuesday-Saturday 10 – 6, Sunday 12 – 4. Statement is now offering men’s! statement | 3612 n 165th st. (165th & maple), omaha ne 68116 | www.statementomaha.com | 402.932.5922 instagram: @statementomaha | www.facebook.com/statementomaha

34• something for everyone shadow lake towne center

With great shopping and dining options, Shadow Lake Towne Center® is “Your Place” for the whole family with cool summer fun for the kiddos at the sprayground water feature and free Friday night concerts for everyone. Find more than 70 merchants, with such favorites as Charming Charlie, ULTA, JCPenney, Old Chicago, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, Red Robin, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond and more. shadow lake towne center | 7775 olson dr., papillion ne 68046 | www.shadowlakeshopping.com | 402.537.0046 23

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35 • an uncommon food hall

flagship commons

Flagship Commons is Nebraska’s first food hall, offering local fast-casual and full-service gourmet food options in a modern and communal dining hall. Located on the northwest corner of Westroads Mall, Flagship Commons is owned and operated by Omaha’s own Flagship Restaurant Group, and features 3 local favorites and 5 original restaurant concepts, including: Blatt Beer & Table, Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob, Aromas Coffeehouse, Clever Greens, Yum Roll by Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Juan Taco, Yoshi-Ya Ramen and Weirdough Pizza Co. MEMBEr

flagship commons | westroads mall, 10000 california st., omaha ne 68114 | www.flagshipcommons.com

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36 • all here for you

regency court

Regency Court offers a unique blend of shopping and dining in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska. Home to Borsheims, one of the nation’s largest independent jewelers, Regency Court is also exclusive to retailers such as Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie and Evereve. Shop locally owned Parsow’s or pamper yourself at Garbo’s Salon. Enjoy lunch at Paradise Bakery or celebrate a night out at Bonefish Grill or Fleming’s. regency court | 120 regency pkwy., omaha ne 68114 | www.regencycourtomaha.com | 402.506.4376 shopping • dining • attractions

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malashock’s

37 • family tradition and pride

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.

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

38 • for the love of trees lied lodge & conference center at arbor day farm

Nestled on 260 acres, Lied Lodge’s inviting and purposeful approach to caring for the Earth takes “going green” from a mantra to a way of life. Whether you visit for business or for pleasure, experience an engaging and refreshing stay that underscores the simple, time honored mission: To inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. lied lodge & conference center at arbor day farm | 2700 sylvan rd., nebraska city 68410 | liedlodge.org | 800.546.5433 25

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39 • where families gather wheatfields

WheatFields is a popular bakery café serving the best of the Midwest with a European flair. The family owned and operated restaurant has three locations in the Metroarea and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to many busy Omaha families. WheatFields’ party rooms are the first choice for good food and good service for gatherings large and small. The extensive bakery is sure to have whatever your heart desires for a celebration.

one pacific place | 1224 s 103rd st., omaha ne 68114 shadow lake towne center | 7775 olson dr., papillion ne 68046 old market | 1202 howard st., omaha ne 68102 402.955.1485 | www.wheatfieldscatering.com

40 • where friends gather andrés

Andrés Tortillery is the new Mexican concept in town presented in old-world style.  The Popp Family have turned their love of south-of-the-border cuisine and collected recipes into a restaurant tortillery and tequila bar.  Son, Andrew has created many fresh and healthy dishes.  Andre’s small-batch salsa and guacamole, made daily, is the perfect compliment to enjoy a tequila tasting at one of the community tables or on the outdoor patio with friends.  andrés one pacific place | 103rd & pacific, omaha ne 68114 www.andresomaha.com shopping • dining • attractions

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41• dance fever omaha ballroom

Get on your dancing shoes and learn how to salsa, swing, cha cha, waltz, and tango with Omaha Ballroom! These ballroom divas have been teaching Omaha how to dance for over 10 years and are proud founders of the “Dancing with the Omaha Stars” charity event!

omaha ballroom 5038 s 153 st., omaha ne 68137 www.omahaballroom.com | 402.290.4869

42 • this is the place one pacific place

Conveniently located at 103rd and Pacific, One Pacific Place is home to a variety of fashionable retailers, great eateries and Omaha’s only Trader Joe’s. Our outdoor fashion center features one and only retailers such as Sur La Table, Talbots, A Pea in the Pod and L’Occitane. Pamper yourself at Five Salon-Aveda and Ideal Image then enjoy casual dining at Pig & Finch, Andrés Tortillery or Wheatfields. one pacific place | 10381 pacific st. | omaha ne 68114 | www.onepacificplace.com | 402.505.9773 27

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43• learn and play omaha children’s museum In 2016, Omaha Children’s Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary as a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. OCM continues to engage imaginations and create excitement about learning by offering a variety of permanent exhibits that focus on art, science and early childhood. Check out the Super Gravitron, a contraption that moves balls through pneumatic tubes, a kid-sized grocery store, bank and hospital, water play area, maker-space and science and arts areas. Traveling exhibits include Pirates & Mermaids, Fairytale Land, Cobweb Castle, Santa’s Magic and more. The museum offers daily educational programming, special events, birthday parties, summer camps, field trips, outreaches, gift shop and café.   omaha children’s museum 500 s 20th st., omaha ne 68102 www.ocm.org | 402.342.6164

44• the best place for kids children’s hospital & medical center

The leader in pediatric health care, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center offers unique resources to children from across a five-state region and beyond. Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it also provides expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Find a Provider: 1.800.833.3100. children’s hospital & medical center | 8200 dodge st., omaha ne 68114 | www.childrensomaha.org SHOPPING • DINING • ATTRACTIONS

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45 • delicious scoops eCreamery ice cream & gelato parlor As seen on Shark Tank and Oprah, and Home of Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney’s $63 Billion Dollar Selfie… eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato offers 16 ever-changing flavors of ice cream, gelato and dairy-free sorbet. Each craft flavor is hand churned fresh in the Omaha parlor by the team of award-winning ice cream artists. Design and personalize your own flavor at Omaha based eCreamery.com. With over 40 different flavors & 50 mix-ins to choose from, it’s always the sweetest gift. Ships nationwide. Open at 11am daily.

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46 • experience omaha’s theatre omaha community playhouse The Omaha Community Playhouse is the nation’s largest community theatre featuring two state-of-the-art theatres: proscenium-style Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre and black box-style Howard Drew Theatre. Explore delightful entertainment in the 2016-17 season including To Kill a Mockingbird, Sister Act, Murder Ballad, A Christmas Carol, Yesterday and Today, Around the World in 80 Days, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rock of Ages, Leading Ladies, Superior Donuts and a blockbuster family-friendly musical that will be announced on June 1, 2016! omaha community playhouse 6915 cass st., omaha ne 68132 www.omahaplayhouse.com | 402.553.0800

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47 • on their toes ballet nebraska Ballet Nebraska is the region’s only professional dance company – bringing the beauty, athleticism and energy of ballet to Nebraska and Iowa audiences. The company’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad, performing at the Orpheum, Joslyn Arts Center, and on tour…while meeting community needs through outreach and education programs. With a recognized reputation for artistic quality, Ballet Nebraska is a rising star in our arts community.

ballet nebraska | p.o. box 6413, omaha ne 68106 www.balletnebraska.org | 402.541.6946

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Making its home in one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum. Explore masterfully restored train cars, 1940s storefronts and the authentic 1931 soda fountain.

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49 • prime location - served well

Family owned and operated for nearly 50 years. Our in house, hand cut, dry aged beef ensures the tender and flavorful steaks that make Anthony’s Steakhouse famous. Our grand ballroom and banquet facility is perfect for any event. The attached Ozone Lounge is Omaha’s premier dance and music venue featuring live music nightly. No trip to Omaha is complete without a stop at this rare Omaha landmark.

anthony’s steakhouse

anthony’s steakhouse | 7220 f st., omaha ne 68127 www.anthonyssteakhouse.com | 402.331.7575

50 • entertainment capitolized capitol district Welcome to Your City in the City! If you’re looking for drinks, dining and nightlife, all within easy walking distance, you’re looking for Omaha’s newest entertainment center, The Capitol District. Located between Dodge and Capitol, from 9th to 11th. Currently home to Nosh Wine Lounge, DJ’s Dugout, 1000 Dodge Events, and Local. Visit our website to see the new developments coming to The Capitol District! capitol district | 1111 n 13th st., ste. 101, omaha ne 68102 | www.capitoldistrictomaha.com | 402.934.7711 31

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51 • dedicated to pets

petsinomaha.com The mission at PetsInOmaha.com is to find homes for animals and highlight members of our community who advocate for them. They promote adoption, present useful and timely information, give advice and connect people with their pet partners. Through outreach efforts they make life better for pets and pet owners through community building, event promotion and animal adoption. www.petsinomaha.com | 402.639.5235

52 • affordable elegance dc centre

DC Centre is a longstanding classically designed event venue located in Omaha, NE. Our all-inclusive rent, guaranteed pricing and unique food and beverage packages make DC Centre the first choice for any kind of event, including receptions, banquets and business meetings. DC Centre is your one stop shop! Our flexible ballrooms and suites accommodate 25-1200 guests comfortably. dc centre | 11830 stonegate dr., omaha ne 68164 | www.dccentre.com | 402.393.7431 shopping • dining • attractions

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omaha gives!

Omaha Gives! is an online charitable challenge which takes place annually the Wednesday before Memorial Day. This 24-hour event showcases the metro area’s spirit of giving, raises awareness about nonprofits, and celebrates the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Join thousands of area givers supporting local nonprofits with gifts that go further during this gift-giving holiday as they watch the clock waiting for midnight to strike!

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54 • simply bliss bliss boutique Bliss Boutique: uniquely you... uniquely omaha. Looking to update your style? Or just need some new pieces to spice up your wardrobe? The experienced stylists at Bliss Boutique can help. Whether you are looking for a polished casual look, comfy loungewear, or sophisticated glam, Bliss has you covered. This hidden gem will leave you feeling and looking your best. Bliss Boutique: clothing, accessories and gifts for women. bliss boutique 12100 w center rd., ste. 607, bel-air plaza, omaha ne 68144 (2 blocks west of nobbies) facebook: bliss boutique omaha | 402.991.3595

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55 • inspire all your senses 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: “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 offers guests an exceptional experience, while remaining mission aligned with Aveda. Come see Nebraska’s exclusive Aveda lifestyle salon. Mention this profile in “101 Things to Love about the metro™” and receive a complimentary Aveda Sample or Aveda Color Consultation.

five salon | one pacific place | 10375 pacific st., omaha ne 68114 www.fivesalon.com | 402.715.5757

56 • good times. good wine. vino mas Whether you are just starting to “get into wine” and wanting to explore, or an avid wine drinker, we offer wines by the glass or bottle. Bottles can be purchased to take home and we offer a selection of 16 wines and over 25 beers by the glass to be enjoyed in a comfortable, unique atmosphere.

vino mas 14450 eagle run dr. #220, omaha ne 68116 www.vinomas.com | 402.916.4111

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57 • enjoy good times nosh wine lounge Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge located in downtown Omaha is just blocks away from the Old Market and CenturyLink Center, Holland Performing Arts and TD Ameritrade Park. With a comfortable relaxing atmosphere, a diverse wine list from around the world, an impressive drink menu that includes premium spirits, craft beers and cocktails and a food menu that is sure to please any palate, Nosh is the perfect place to gather and enjoy good times. Open at 11am Daily.

nosh wine lounge | www.noshwine.com | 402.614.2121

58 • pop on in vic’s corn popper From the sweetness of their special hybrid popcorn to their exacting quantities of ingredients and heat, they're able to produce the precise taste, texture and flavor that Vic's gourmet popcorn is known for. That's also why no preservatives are used in the preparation of any of Vic's gourmet popcorns. Instead, they're popped and packed the day you order – each time, every time. vic’s corn popper 14935 industrial rd., omaha ne 68144 | 402.932.0426 bel air plz | 12100 w center rd., ste 112, omaha ne 68144 | 402.330.2106 oakview mall | 3001 s 144th st., omaha ne 68144 | 402.333.7272 harvey oaks plz | 14432 w center rd., omaha ne 68144 | 402.333.1653 downtown brandeis | 210 s 16th st., omaha ne 68102 | 402.346.0204 www.vicspopcornomaha.com

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59• traditional...

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twist!

j.coco restaurant

Chef Jennifer Coco, nominated for the James Beard culinary award, runs this neighborhood favorite located inside the old Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli on the corner of 52nd and Leavenworth streets. The seasonal menu is rooted in tradition and showcases natural ingredients, which are local, organic, and sustainable; featuring craft cocktails, an eclectic wine list, and house-made desserts. Celebrate the traditional…with a modern twist. j.coco restaurant 5203 leavenworth st., omaha ne 68106 | www.jcocoomaha.com | 402.884.2626 35

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60 • the best of india jaipur restaurant & brewing company 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 microbrewery. Be sure to leave room for the scintillating zing of their signature brew, the renowned Jalapeno Ale. Jaipur offers 23 different wines by the glass and more than 250 by the bottle. Try eight different wines, from one ounce to whatever you wish, from the new wine testing machine. Voted THE BEST Indian restaurant in town for the last 11 years in a row!

jaipur restaurant & brewing company | rockbrook village | 10922 elm st., omaha ne 68144 | www.jaipurbrewhouse.com | 402.392.7331

61 • inspire the soul beyond the vine Beyond the Vine has been infusing life and interest into interiors for over 30 years. Discover one of a kind floral designs crafted with the most unique blooms from around the world. Their 4,000 square foot showroom of home décor and fresh flowers will transport you, inspire you, and take you away from the cares of the day. beyond the vine 13206 grover st., omaha ne 68144 www.gobeyondthevine.com | 402.397.4585

62 • fresh. italian food. valentino’s You haven’t experienced Omaha until you’ve experienced Valentino’s. For a real taste of Omaha, treat yourself to lunch or dinner at Valentino’s. Our award-winning Pizza and the Grand Italian Buffet are Nebraska legends. Visit the Valentino’s location near you today and see why we’ve been voted Omaha’s Favorite Pizza and Buffet!

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63 • keeping it green! greenbelly restaurant Greenbelly is an Eco-Friendly establishment that serves environmentally responsible fine food. Containers and disposables are made from 100% compostable corn and are environmentally sustainable. Greenbelly does not have fried foods or use fryers. Salad. Soup. Sandwich. Pizza.

greenbelly restaurant | 210 n 114th st. (just south of 114th & dodge), omaha ne 68154 www.thegreenbelly.com | 402.334.1300

64 • confidence to go primp and blow, a blow dry bar Primp and Blow offers amazing blowouts for all hair types. We wash, blow dry, and style your hair, just how you like it. You’ll be amazed by what we can accomplish with a blow dryer and brushes. We also offer other salon luxuries from hair extensions to full face makeup, our collection of services can provide you with a gorgeous look that’ll blow away your expectations. primp and blow, a blow dry bar | the shops of legacy 2835 s 170th plz., ste. 204, omaha ne 68130 402.513.2555 | www.primpandblow.com

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65 • prime beef pure and simple spencer's for steaks and chops Spencer's for Steaks and Chops is very proud to feature aged "Prime" beef from the Chicago Stockyards. Only the top 2% of the beef available in the country receives the coveted USDA "Prime" stamp. If you prefer the "Sea" to the "Plains", try one of our "Jet Fresh" seafood entrées. Dine with us on Friday and Saturday for Spencer’s Award Winning Chef Glenn Wheeler’s Prix-Fixe Menu - off the menu, culinary creations that will wow your senses. In addition, Spencer's offers a fantastic "Happy Hour" menu in our Lounge from 4pm-6pm Monday–Friday.

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66 • for all your dining needs railcar modern american kitchen

At Railcar Modern American Kitchen, we specialize in the classic american dining experience. Made-from-scratch comfort food, craft cocktails and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, all delivered in a warm, cozy atmosphere. Stop in to try our house-smoked ribs with our signature cherry barbecue sauce, our succulent prime rib, or our house-baked apple pie topped with rich vanilla ice cream. We promise that once you’ve dined with us, you’ll travel back for more. railcar modern american kitchen | stonehenge center 1814 n 144th st., omaha ne 68154 | www.railcaromaha.com

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67 • yoga is for everyone yogamed At YogaMed we believe “Yoga is Medicine”. We are a full-service Yoga Studio teaching various forms of yoga including Basic, Beginners, Hot Yoga, Heated Flow Yoga, Yin, Flow, Restorative, Chair Yoga, Prenatal and more. Our incredible team of teachers offer daily classes that are meant to strengthen the mind-body connection and help you feel better- both inside and out. We offer informational seminars on how yoga is helping with conditions like Depression, Fibromyalgia, Joint Pain, Backaches, and Breast Cancer. Students can join us for workshops to take their practice to the next level. yogamed | 11915 pierce plz., omaha ne 68144 | www.yogamed.com | 402.932.9252

68 • creative spirits uncorked village canvas and cabernet Village Canvas and Cabernet is Omaha’s paint and sip art gallery and event venue located in Aksarben Village. Through artist-guided paint sessions, guests tap into their inner Van Gogh as they follow step-by-step instructions and create their own masterpiece. No artistic talent is needed to participate; the emphasis is on fun and creative exploration while enjoying a glass of wine, beer or coffee in an inspiring setting.

6457 frances st., ste. 180, omaha ne 68106 www.canvasandcab.com | 402.991.4278

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69 • great food, legendary service ragazzi’s pizza

Ragazzi’s is the culmination of a dream for owner Jeff Daley. Jeff had a vision of opening a restaurant that featured freshly made food that was delicious, hospitality delivered by friendly, energetic staff members and a comfortable environment. Ragazzi’s has consistently delivered on the vision and after four years of operation we have a well-earned reputation for amazing food and legendary service. Come see for yourself!

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ragazzi’s pizza | ragazzi-pizza.com 5170 s 72nd st. , ralston ne 68127 | 402.502.4200 15475 ruggles st., omaha ne 68116 | 402.359.1682

70 • out on the town omaha restaurant week Delectable 3-course meals at over 50 award-winning restaurants for just $20, $30 or $40 per person. From casual bistros to white tablecloth dining, Omaha Restaurant Week boasts a variety of dining experiences and cuisines to satisfy everyone. Dining out during Omaha Restaurant Week supports Food Bank for the Heartland. Omaha Restaurant Week is September 16-25, 2016. omaha restaurant week various participating restaurants throughout the metro | www.omaharestaurantweek.com

71 • benvenuti amici! pasta amore 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?” pasta amore | rockbrook village 108th & center, omaha ne 68144 www.pastaamore.net | 402.391.2585 39

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best place to raise a family

alexander payne movies Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne is not only a native son, he also filmed scenes for five of his movies in and around Omaha: Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt and most recently Downsizing. Nebraska was shot elsewhere in the state, but like his other area shoots it provided rare and welcome movie work to local professionals from audio engineers to stylists.

We’re number one in “places to raise a family” according to real estate blog Motovo.com! The criteria used to determine Omaha’s outstanding ranking were: cost of living, public schools rank, park space, home ownership, crimes per capita, unemployment and commute time.

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Oscar winners Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda both had ties to Omaha—and to each other’s families. Brando was born here in 1924 and Fonda’s family moved to Omaha in 1906. Dorothy Brando acted in early Omaha Community Playhouse productions when her son was still an infant and encouraged a young Henry Fonda to audition for his first play during the 1925-26 Playhouse season.

Boulevards in Omaha are part of a park and boulevard system originally designed in 1889 by noted landscape architect Horace W.S. Cleveland. The system was substantially complete by 1918: there are more than 100 miles of boulevards remaining today including Deer Park, Florence, Fontenelle and Happy Hollow Boulevards and their corresponding parks.

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Livability, a website that showcases great places to live, named Omaha the number two best place for foodies in the U.S. Factors influencing their choice included residents patronizing independent restaurants and the local support for area producers. The website also called out numerous local eateries from the Grey Plume and Dario’s Brasserie to Modern Love and Block 16. shopping • dining • attractions

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Nebraska ranks 17th in size by square miles, but it was the first state in the entire nation to complete its mainline Interstate Highway System. Interstate 80 (I-80) spans more than 450 miles through Nebraska along the pathway of many historic trails like the Oregon and Mormon Trails, and the coast-to-coast distance of I-80 is nearly 3,000 miles.

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reuben Omaha’s own Reuben Kulakofsky was the inventor of the sandwich. The story goes that a regular poker game at the Blackstone Hotel included grocer Kulakofsky and the hotel’s owner, who eventually put Kulakofsky’s delicious sandwich on the Blackstone menu. A former employee of the hotel won a national recipe contest with the Reuben in 1956, and the sandwich has been nationally popular since.

Johnny Carson, host of The Tonight Show, began his broadcasting career in 1950 as a host and announcer for WOW radio and television in Omaha. It was an Omaha woman who introduced Carson to an executive in the southern California television market who also happened to be her brother. That connection led to Carson’s departure for Los Angeles, and the rest is television history.

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Offutt Air Force Base served as the headquarters for the former Strategic Air Command (SAC) for more than 40 years, from 1948 to 1992. Operations moved in 1957 to an underground bunker with 24-inch-thick walls and base floor, 10-inch-thick intermediate floors, and roof that ranged in thickness from 24 to 42 inches. It also contained a war room with the capacity to fully sustain up to 800 people underground for two weeks.

Omaha is the nation’s 41st-largest city by population and covers 130 square miles. Since its first annexation of the town of East Omaha in 1857 to its controversial 2007 annexation of Elkhorn, Omaha has steadily expanded its boundaries by assimilating smaller neighbors. Today, what used to stand as separate communities are now known as neighborhoods or districts within the city of Omaha.

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After successfully hosting the last four International Omaha equestrian competitions, Omaha is hosting the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI Dressage Finals at the CenturyLink Center next spring. The World Cup, an annual indoor championship competition, features the world’s best show jumping and dressage horses and riders.

Omaha regularly ranks in the top 10 in numerous lists from a wide variety of sources. #1 - Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech (SmartAsset) #1 - Top 10 Cities to Raise a Family (Motovo) #2 - Best Foodie Cities (Livability) #3 - 10 Best Cities to Relocate to (Sperling’s Best Places) #5 - Best Cities for Quality of Life (NerdWallet) #6 - Most Liveable Cities (Forbes) #7 - Top 10 Most Affordable Big Cities (The Simple Dollar) #7 - Top 10 Best American Cities to Live in (Top10sTop) #8 - Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America (OpenTable) #9 - Top 10 Cities for Starving Artists (ZipRecruiter) 41

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bob kerrey pedestrian bridge

Father Flanagan established Boys Town nearly a century ago as an orphanage, and it now gives at-risk children and families the love, support and education they need to succeed. Boys Town serves more than two million individuals a year through a dozen sites around the country, a national hotline, publications and online resources, and a national research hospital.

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge crosses the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs. The curved bridge opened in 2008, and its path spans 3,000 feet with Big Muddy only 60 feet below. A line marks the division between Nebraska and Iowa so visitors can stand with one foot in each state.

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The globally unique Tri-Faith Initiative is three Abrahamic faith groups choosing to be neighbors on one campus at 132nd and Pacific Streets with a commitment to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. The Tri-Faith Center is projected for completion in 2019.

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Florence Mill is a historic mill built in 1846 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Weber Mill in 1998. It is the only surviving structure to have been built by the Mormons who occupied an encampment called Winter Quarters in what is now the Florence community. Today the facility serves as the Winter Quarters Mill Museum and ArtLoft Gallery. shopping • dining • attractions

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faith initiative

Since 1950, Omaha has played host to the College World Series, the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship series. For the first 60 years, games took place at Rosenblatt Stadium and since 2011 the CWS home field has been TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, a new downtown stadium, where it will remain through 2035.

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The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens marks the location of the house near Hanscom Park where the former president—born Leslie Lynch King Jr.—lived for few weeks after his 1913 birth. The Victorian mansion owned by Ford’s paternal grandparents was razed after a 1971 fire. Dedicated in 1977, the site now includes a portico, pagoda, rose garden, and the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center. 42


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Since 1977, Gene Leahy Mall has been an oasis of green space and water in the midst of downtown, stretching from 10th to 15th Streets between Farnam and Douglas. A recent renovation improved water quality in the manmade lagoon, provided a new trail around the lagoon and brought in new lighting so all can enjoy for years to come.

Fort Omaha now serves as the North Omaha campus of Metropolitan Community College, but its diverse history dates back to 1868 and many of its buildings appear much the way they did in the 19th century. The authentically restored home of General George Crook, now on the National Register of Historic Places, features furnishings and decor from the 1880s.

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Memorial Park, which covers 67 acres near 60th Street and Underwood Avenue north of the UNO campus, was created as a memorial to honor servicemen and servicewomen from the area. President Harry S. Truman dedicated the site in 1948. Today the park is also known for its rosebushes, flag-lined drive, winter sledding, casual warm-weather recreation activities, and annual summer concert and fireworks show.

The George and Sarah Joslyn mansion is officially named Lynhurst, but locals know it as Joslyn Castle because of its distinctive architecture. Located at 39th and Davenport Streets, the structure was built in 1903 to reflect the couple’s affluence. The Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and designated an Omaha landmark in 1979.

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Papillion Creek is a tributary of the Missouri River with many branches and a watershed that encompasses more than 400 square miles in Washington, Douglas and Sarpy counties. Dam and reservoir projects have reduced flooding risks but have also come with some big bonuses for the community such as recreational areas and hundreds of acres of new wildlife habitat.

The historic Old Market district of downtown Omaha—framed by 10th, 13th, Farnam and Jackson Streets—features brick-paved streets from the turn of the century and period architecture that give the area a unique charm. Its diverse and dense mix of restaurants, retail shops, pubs, galleries and entertainment make it a great year-round destination for visitors and locals alike. 43

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saddle creek records

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Saddle Creek is an independent record label founded in 1993 and located nowhere on Saddle Creek Road, but in the Slowdown building at 14th and Cuming Streets, which also houses the Saddle Creek SHOP and the label’s music venue, Slowdown. Saddle Creek’s objective is to foster an independent, artist-friendly environment by championing creative control.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989—it includes dozens of historically important buildings that now house a variety of retail and commercial establishments. The area has always been known for its cultural influences: Greek, Russian, Polish and Czech immigrant communities historically and as the center of the city’s growing Latino community today.

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The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials take place at CenturyLink Center this summer, the third time Omaha has won hosting privileges for the event. The massive undertaking takes over the entire CenturyLink Center from late May through the June 26-July 3 competition involving 1,800 athletes representing all 50 states.

Saint Cecilia Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha. The masterwork of architect Thomas Rogers Kimball was the tenth largest cathedral in the U.S. upon its 1959 construction and its location on one of the highest points of the city (at 40th and Webster) make its twin towers visible for miles.

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uss hazard & uss marlin

It’s evident from the point of entrance—and from the street, really—that there’s nothing quite like Do Space anywhere else in Omaha or anywhere, period. Do Space is a community tech library and an innovation space for the public developed to be a technology equalizer, enabler, educator and innovator, and membership is open to all.

USS Hazard was an Admirable-class minesweeper that served in the Navy during World War II. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark, the only Admirable-class minesweeper still in existence. The USS Marlin was a T-1-class training submarine for the U.S. Navy. Hazard and Marlin now serve as museum ships and are on display at Freedom Park. shopping • dining • attractions

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aksarben Village

Midtown crossing

regency court (central omaha)

Aksarben Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 23 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 68

CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 5 Midtown Crossing at Turner Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4 Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 20

Paradise Bakery & Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 27 Regency Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 36

Midtown omaha

Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company . . . . . .36 60 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 71

area restaurants Omaha Restaurant Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 70

central omaha Anthony’s Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Children’s Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . . .28 Devenu Medical Rejuvenation Center . . . . . . .12 Foodies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Personal Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Valentino’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

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countryside Village (central omaha) Village Needleworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 26

downtown omaha Ballet Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Capitol District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Nosh Wine Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Omaha Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Omaha Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Omaha Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 The BLUEBARN Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Vic’s Corn Popper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

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dundee (central omaha) eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato Parlor . . . . . . . .29 45

La Vista - southwest Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & Liquid Sunshine Taproom . . . . . . . . .3 1

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Blackstone District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 First Watch, The Daytime Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 J. Coco Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

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nebraska city, nE Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 38

northcentral omaha Lo-lo Chicken & Waffles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 28

northwest omaha DC Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Karma Koffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Nebraska Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Ragazzi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Railcar Modern American Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . .38 Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Valentino’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Vino Mas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

52 32 22 69 66 33 62 56

old Market downtown omaha Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 30 WheatFields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 39

one pacific place (central omaha) WheatFields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Andre’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 One Pacific Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

rockbrook Village (central omaha)

shadow Lake towne center (papillion) Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 34 WheatFields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 39

southwest omaha Beyond the Vine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Greenbelly Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Invisible Fence of the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Lighting World, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Omaha Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 One Drake Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Valentino’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Vic’s Corn Popper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Yogamed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

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sterling ridge (southwest omaha) grae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 3 She•la . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2

the shops of Legacy (southwest) Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 64

Village pointe (southwest omaha) 39 40 55 42

Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Paradise Bakery & Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

37 27 20 14

ralston (central omaha)

Westroads Mall (central omaha)

Ragazzi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 69

Flagship Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 35

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art galleries

night Life

salons & spa

Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 11

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & Liquid Sunshine Taproom . . . . . . . . .3 Anthony’s Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Blackstone District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Capitol District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Midtown Crossing at Turner Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Nosh Wine Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 One Drake Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

attractions Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 38 Omaha Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 43 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 48

coffee/tea shops Flagship Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 35 Karma Koffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 32

Entertainment Aksarben Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & Liquid Sunshine Taproom . . . . . . . . .3 Capitol District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Omaha Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 The Morning Blend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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Fitness Omaha Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 41 Yogamed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 67

health & Wellness Children’s Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . . .28 44 Omaha Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 41 Yogamed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 67

home interior products & services Lighting World, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 17

hospitals Children’s Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . . .28 44

Jewelers Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 37

Lodging Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 38

Media The Morning Blend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 18

Medical spas Devenu Medical Rejuvenation Center . . . . . . .12 15

Men’s apparel grae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 3

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performing arts Ballet Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Omaha Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 The BLUEBARN Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

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pet & animal organizations

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shopping destinations Blackstone District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Midtown Crossing at Turner Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 One Pacific Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Regency Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

10 4 42 36 34 14

specialty Events Omaha Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 16 Omaha Gives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 53 Omaha Restaurant Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 70

Nebraska Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 22

specialty Food shops

pet services & specialty shops

eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato Parlor . . . . . . . .29 45 Vic’s Corn Popper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 58

Invisible Fence of the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 21 Pets In Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 51 Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 20

real Estate NP Dodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 19

restaurants Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & Liquid Sunshine Taproom . . . . . . . . .3 Andre’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Anthony’s Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Blackstone District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 First Watch, The Daytime Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Flagship Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Foodies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Greenbelly Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 J. Coco Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company . . . . . .36 Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Lo-lo Chicken & Waffles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Nosh Wine Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Paradise Bakery & Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Ragazzi’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Railcar Modern American Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . .38 Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Valentino’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 WheatFields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 47

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specialty services VIP Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 6

specialty shops Beyond the Vine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Personal Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Village Needleworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Vino Mas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

61 12 68 26 56

Venues DC Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 52 Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 38

Wine & spirits Nosh Wine Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 57 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 68 Vino Mas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 56

Women’s apparel Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 54 She•la . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2 Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 33

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