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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.

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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• so much to love

brix

A true Omaha original, Brix combines three complementary businesses together under one roof – a wine, spirits, “and more” retail store, a bistro, and a state of the art event centre. Using the most innovative wine serving system in the world, customers can sample wines by the ounce or by the glass using smart card technology, all while they enjoy the tasty fare of Brix Executive Chef Erik Rickard.

brix at village pointe | 225 north 170th street, suite 101, omaha ne 68118 | 402.991.wine(9463) brix at midtown crossing | 220 south 31st avenue, suite 3103, omaha ne 68131 | 402.991.vino(8466) 5

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2• grandeur restored hotel deco xv As Omaha’s only Four-Diamond hotel and most luxurious destination, Hotel Deco XV offers extraordinary hospitality. The hotel is located in downtown Omaha near popular art theaters, communities, and area attractions. Hotel Deco XV offers accommodations for upscale vacations, business travel, and special occasions. The hotel provides outstanding meeting spaces and bedrooms rich with art deco designs and amenities. Guests are encouraged to visit the on-site Encore Lounge and Zin Room. hotel deco xv 1504 harney street, omaha ne 68102 www.hoteldecoomaha.com 402.991.4981

3• the zen of zin zin room As Omaha’s premier entertainment venue, Zin Room offers sophisticated service and a captivating menu of Americana fusion cuisine. The two story restaurant provides an inviting ambiance, extensive list of wine and contemporary cocktails. Zin Room serves Hotel Deco XV guests, and is a favorite of Omaha natives and visitors. The restaurant is an enjoyable venue for those catching shows at nearby theaters or who attend cultural entertainment events in downtown Omaha. zin room 316 south 15th street, omaha ne 68102 www.zinroomomaha.com | 402.991.0660

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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• heart of omaha regency court

Regency Court offers a unique blend of shopping and dining in the heart of Omaha, featuring specialty stores like Borsheims, Pottery Barn, Rhylan Lang and Anthropologie, as well as the newly remodeled Garbo’s Salon and Spa. New stores include Ann Taylor, Hot Mama and The Learning Express. Regency Court also features restaurants such as Bonefish Grill and Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. regency court 120 regency parkway, omaha ne 68114 www.regencycourtomaha.com | 402-393-8474 7

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6• stylish luxury christian nobel furs, ltd.

Christian Nobel Furs is the region’s premier full service furrier specializing in furs and accessories hand selected from around the world. This commitment to quality and selection extends into an exceptional shopping retreat hosted by our experienced staff in a relaxing, fashion forward environment. An Omaha tradition, featuring everything from one of a kind custom designs to beautiful selections for every budget, Christian Nobel Furs offers a charming, comfortable approach in finding your perfect fur preference.

christian nobel furs, ltd. 120 regency parkway, omaha ne 68114 www.christiannobel.com | 402.343.9406

7 • 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 avenue (lower level), omaha ne 68132 www.dundeegallery.com | 402.505.8333

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8• big opera

opera omaha Opera Omaha is the premier performing arts producer in the Midwest. 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 around the globe. 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 thousands of people from elementary school through adulthood. opera omaha | 1850 farnam street, omaha ne 68102 | www.operaomaha.org | 402.346.4398 9

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9 • 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

10• 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 10


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11 • all that glitters elisa ilana jewelry Elisa Ilana Jewelry provides a high-end experience that is truly “one of a kind.” Laurie Langdon’s work has appeared in internationally renowned publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Architectural Digest and W. Her reputation has earned her the opportunity to work with A-list celebrities and Laurie continues to travel the world setting the new trend in fashion jewelry. Mention Promo METRO101 to receive 10% off your purchase.* *Excluding PANDORA and Soldier to Soldier.

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

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12 • the greening of omaha greenbelly restaurant Greenbelly is an Eco-Friendly establishment that serves environmentally responsible fine food. Our containers and disposables are made from 100% compostable corn and are environmentally sustainable. greenbelly restaurant 210 north 114th street (just south of 114th and dodge), omaha ne 68154 www.thegreenbelly.com | 402.334.1300

13 • tastefully yours

taste bistro Taste Restaurant is your California casual neighborhood bistro. Taste meals are perfectly portioned featuring fresh, local ingredients. We balance a seasonal menu with an extensive wine list.

taste bistro 11036 elm street (rockbrook village), omaha ne 68144 www.tastedining.com | 402.884.3175

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14 • nature’s way 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 Riverview Boardwalk. Indoor and outdoor play areas invite children to connect to the natural world. Open daily throughout the year. fontenelle forest nature center 1111 bellevue blvd. north, bellevue ne 68005 | www.fontenelleforest.org | 402.731.3140 13

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15 • everything bundt nothing bundt cakes 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!

nothing bundt cakes | one pacific place 10347 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 www.nothingbundtcakes.com | 402.933.9305

16 • 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 drive, omaha ne 68127 www.omahamorningblend.com | 402.592.3333

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17 • 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. Mention our profile in “101 Things to Love” and receive a complimentary Aveda Sample or Aveda Color Consultation. five salon one pacific place | 10375 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 www.fivesalon.com | 402.715.5757

18• treat yourself ! one pacific place Treat yourself with a visit to One Pacific Place, Omaha’s original lifestyle shopping center. Browse through fashionable national and local destinations like Banana Republic, Piper, Chico’s and others. Shop at Omaha’s only Trader Joe’s and enjoy delicious dishes at the center’s unique eateries. You’ll soon discover just how much there is to love about One Pacific Place.

one pacific place 103rd street & pacific street, omaha ne 68114 www.onepacificplace.com | 402.493.2800

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19 • where families gather wheatfields eatery and bakery – one pacific place 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 | one pacific place | 1224 south 103rd street, omaha ne 68114 | www.wheatfieldscatering.com | 402.955.1485

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potato casseroles wheatfields eatery and bakery – shadow lake towne center

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 | shadow lake towne center 7775 olson drive, papillion ne 68046 www.wheatfieldscatering.com | 402.592.9713

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wheatfields express – 12th and howard streets 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 | old market | 1202 howard street, omaha ne 68102 www.wheatfieldscatering.com | 402.991.0917 16


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22• 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 Midweek Market featuring the best in local produce. This is Midtown Crossing. This is urban living redefined. midtown crossing | 3220 farnam street, suite 2102, omaha ne 68131 | www.midtowncrossing.com | 402.934.9275 17

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23 • fashion staple the post & 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.

the post & nickel | rockbrook village 11015 elm street, omaha ne 68144 www.postandnickel.com | 402.333.5206

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shucks 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. shucks 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 18


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25 • shop. dine. play. stay

village pointe shopping center

Shop. Dine. Be entertained. Village Pointe® Shopping Center is home to more than 60 specialty shops, restaurants and eateries, along with a 16-screen theatre and comedy club. Shoppers will discover many of their favorite stores such as Apple, J.Crew, Coach, Sephora, lululemon, DSW Shoes, Kona Grill, Ann Taylor and Scheels and more. Experience a nostalgic “Main Street” setting where each season is celebrated with special events and seasonal outdoor ambiance all year round.

village pointe shopping center | 168th and west dodge road, omaha ne 68118 www.villagepointeshopping.com | 402.505.9773

26• your own

bungalow BUNGALOW/8 hairdressing

BUNGALOW/8 is Omaha’s premier location for expert hairdressing and brow-shaping services. We aim to be Omaha’s Beauty Authority by evolving through worldclass education, building deep relationships with our guests, honoring creativity in all forms, offering the best guest experience, providing precision services, and loving what we do. We invite you to experience our dynamic hairdressing culture as well as the premier haircare products by Kerastase and Bumble and bumble and the exclusive Damone Roberts brow product line.

BUNGALOW/8 hairdressing 1120 south 105th street, omaha ne 68124 www.bungalow8omaha.com | 402.934.8727 social media: bungalow8omaha

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27 • 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 including 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 street, omaha ne 68114 | www.rootsandwingsomaha.com | 402.504.4700

28• be bookish! the bookworm The Bookworm has been serving Omaha and the region since 1986, moving to Countryside Village in 1999. There has been a bookstore in Countryside Village since 1964. With over 6,000 square feet of sales space, The Bookworm has earned a reputation for an excellent selection of books on a broad range of topics, and for a friendly staff that reads and knows the books they sell. The Bookworm is an independent, family business, owned and managed by Phillip and Beth Black. the bookworm | 8702 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.bookwormomaha.com | 402.392.2877

29• bountiful basket the market basket Twenty-six years of making people happy with cinnamon tea and pecan rolls! Featuring creative salads and sandwiches, enticing entrees and delectable desserts plus a cocktail or wine from an inventive list,The Market Basket serves wonderful food and drinks every day and evening. The perfect place to meet a friend, host a meeting or celebrate an accomplishment – great reasons to love The Market Basket! the market basket 911 south 87th avenue, omaha ne 68114 www.marketbasketomaha.com | 402.397.1100

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30• bastion of the best countryside village shopping center “A Small Town in the City” focusing on unique, locally-owned shops and services, Countryside Village was founded in 1953. Omaha’s first luxury shopping center, it strives to remain its friendliest and most service-oriented, as measured by many of the businesses that have thrived here for decades. With parking at every door, Countryside also strives to be the most convenient luxury destination in the city. Inimitable, unique, creative and centrally located: Countryside Village. countryside village shopping center | 87th & pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.countryside-village.com | 402.391.2200 21

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31 • designs with distinction she• la With over 5,000 square feet of designer and contemporary labels at your fingertips, She•la features only the finest quality garments from the most exclusive European and Canadian designers, not to mention cutting edge American artists. Discover the newest addition to this unique blend of generational boutique shopping with She•la Designed for Children, the best trends in infant, toddler and children’s clothing. Visit She•la for the ultimate celebrity shopping experience.

she• la | 8733 countryside plaza, omaha ne 68114 | www.shopshela.com | 402.391.1880

32• 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 road, omaha ne 68114 www.villageneedleworks.com 402.391.1191

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33• glamour by design adam michael jewelry Adam Michael Jewelry is a modern jewelry gallery with a twist. This Omaha original carries designer lines such as Mirage, Sara Blaine, Trollbeads, Kameleon and many more. Need something specific? Have them design a custom piece to fit your needs. They also cater to designers and bead lovers at their sister store “Designer Beads and Charms”. Check out their new location in Countryside Village beginning in August 2013.

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34• fair-est of them all countryside village art fair

Over 100 regionally and nationally acclaimed artists from 15 different states. More than 20,000 visitors. Live music and delicious food. Artful discoveries at every step. Held annually the first weekend in June, the Countryside Village Art Fair is Omaha’s longest running outdoor art fair. Hours are Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is always free. Come and see what makes the Countryside Village Art Fair the fair-est of them all. countryside village art fair | 87th & pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.countryside-village.com | 402.391.2200

rock bottom brewery & restaurant 1101 harney street, omaha ne 68102 www.rockbottom.com | 402.614.9333

35 • rockin’ it! rock bottom brewery & restaurant At Rock Bottom, you’ll enjoy great handcrafted brews and made-from-scratch food with our newly refreshed menu. We like to say that life begins when you hit Rock Bottom. You’ll find Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at 11th & Harney in the heart of the Old Market. We’re always laughing, loving, cooking, pouring, living, brewing. And we’ve got one of the best patios in town!

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36• 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 street, omaha ne 68154 www.creativehairdesign.com | 402.330.5660

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Center Holland Performing Arts

um Theater at The Orphe “WICKED”

37 • dedicated to culture

Esperanza Spalding at the Holland

Performing Arts Center

omaha performing arts

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. holland performing arts center | 1200 douglas street, omaha ne 68102 | orpheum theater • 409 south 16th street, omaha ne 68102 www.omahaperformingarts.org | 402.345.0202

38 • where generations connect

the durham museum

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, and The Field Museum. the durham museum | 801 south 10th street, omaha ne 68108 | www.durhammuseum.org | 402.444.5071 26


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39• in the passageway v. mertz restaurant 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. mertz restaurant old market passageway – lower level 1022 howard street, omaha ne 68102 www.vmertz.com | 402.345.8980

40 • family tradition & pride

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.

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

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41• heavenly hollow fox hollow coffee At Fox Hollow Coffee, quality is our passion. We serve premium quality drinks – all made from the finest ingredients. Our espresso and brewed coffee is made from premium quality beans and roasted in Seattle, Washington. We offer a variety of drinks including delicious lattes, mochas, smoothies, craft beers and stellar wines. Fox Hollow’s comfortable setting creates the perfect venue for our special acoustic music nights and our wine tastings.

fox hollow coffee 1919 papillion parkway (115th and blondo) omaha ne 68154 https://www.facebook.com/foxhollowomaha | 402.991.4330

42 • pizza beyond compare la casa La Casa is celebrating their 60th year of creating pizza beyond compare. Since 1953, their combination of tasty toppings and pastry-like crust have brought loyal Omahans to their door. Their midtown location also serves delicious Italian favorites including five types of lasagna. La Casa is open for lunch, dinner and also offers take-out, catering and nationwide shipping of their pizza. Come try the pizza perfection that Omaha knows as La Casa!

la casa | 4432 leavenworth street, omaha ne 68105 www.lacasapizzaria.net | 402.556.6464

43 • 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 VanGogh 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 street, suite 180, omaha ne 68106 www.canvasandcab.com | 402.991.4278 28


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45• it takes a village

aksarben village Aksarben Village is Omaha’s most walkable community of unique shops, restaurants, bars and green spaces. Plus cocktails and cupcakes. Whether you’re ringing in the summer with a concert at Stinson Park or cruising on your B-Cycle, you can always cool off with a local brew afterwards. Early bird? Grab some fresh veggies at the Omaha Farmer’s Market to fuel your day. From gamedays to date nights, Aksarben Village is where it all starts.

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46• everyone will notice, no one

will know

SCULPT: contemporary cosmetic surgery The region’s only cosmetic surgical specialists that focus on minimally invasive procedures with little to no downtime. Cutting edge technology, warm and inviting facility, a state of the art SPA, and caring staff provide an experience that is second to none. The latest innovations in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine focused entirely on your hopes and desires. The future of cosmetic surgery is here… become a guest of SCULPT and re-discover your natural beauty. SCULPT contemporary cosmetic surgery 2255 south 132nd street, omaha ne 68144 www.sculptomaha.com | 402.884.6700

47 • 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 21 convenient locations 11515 south 39th street, bellevue ne 68123 www.sacfcu.com | 402.292.8000 30


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48• shop. dine. discover 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 SAC Federal Credit Union 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, Orange Leaf Yogurt and more. shadow lake towne center | 7775 olson drive, papillion ne 68046 | www.shadowlakeshopping.com | 402.537.0046

49 • the cutting edge

parsonage vandenack williams llc PVW Law is a boutique law firm practicing in the areas of tax, business, and health care law that prides itself in being different. This Omahabased firm combines teamwork, excellent client service, and technology to deliver top-quality client service on a cost-effective and timely basis. The PVW Law website provides clients ready access to their documents, the ability to input data directly into the document creation process and up-to-date legal information. Microsoft recently brought a video team to Omaha to showcase PVW Law nationally for its progressive use of technology. PVW Law has also been highlighted recently in national technology news. The attorneys at PVW Law partner with their clients in order to achieve client goals. parsonage vandenack williams llc | 5332 south 138th street, suite 100, omaha ne 68137 | www.pvwlaw.com | 402.504.1300 31

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50• here and now bright spirit center With over 40 years experience and training in traditional and complimentary healing fields, Sue Moon offers an oasis of peace and healing for those that seek it. The Center offers weekly classes in Yoga/Meditation, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Private appointments are available for Reiki Energy Healing, Herbal Consultations and Astrological Counseling. There are monthly Crystal Bowl Meditations and Beginning Astrology classes and much more. “There is no place better than here. There is no time other than now.” ~ Sue Moon bright spirit center | sue moon owner/director 7551 main street, suite 206, ralston ne 68127 www.brightspiritcenter.com | 402.319.0678

51 • art that works springfield artworks Bold contemporary art draws you immediately into a working studio where you can watch artists at work and purchase original, one-of-a-kind, colorful pieces made right here in the metro area, including art on consignment from over twenty local and regional artists. 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, decorative glass and functional pieces, wool & silk wearables & sculptural fiber art. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4:30pm or by appointment springfield artworks | 183 main street, springfield ne 68059 www.springfieldartworks.com | 402.301.9162

52• avant garde the bLUEbArN theatre

Located in the heart of the Old Market, The BLUEBARN Theatre professionally produces contemporary, boundary-breaking theatre. The New York-born, Omaha-raised BLUEBARN has been a trailblazing force in the local arts scene for the past 25 years. Staging more than sixty performances per year, The BLUEBARN exists to provoke thought, emotion, action and change through daring and innovative theatre. In late 2014, The BLUEBARN will build its own home at 10th and Pacific. the bLUEbArN theatre | 614 south 11th street, omaha ne 68102 | www.bluebarn.org | 402.345.1576

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53• conscious cuisine

liberty tavern

Located inside Hilton Omaha, Liberty Tavern is a contemporary American restaurant that emphasizes on using local produce and livestock for the freshest ingredients. The menus change seasonally, showcasing a selective mix of grilled, braised and stewed creations blended with a unique twist on barbeque and home-style comfort foods. Chef Kimbler Harrold has instilled his personality into his dishes, crafting a culinary experience that is both diverse and fun.

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54 • friends forever nebraska humane society The Nebraska Humane Society was established in 1876 and is one of the largest Humane Societies in the country. The shelter provides animal control and sheltering for any animal in need in the Omaha metropolitan area, touching the lives of more than 25,000 animals each year. The Nebraska Humane Society returns lost pets, rescues others from cruelty and neglect, and rehabilitates and rehomes those who need a second chance.

nebraska humane society 8929 fort street, omaha ne 68134 www.nehumanesociety.org | 402.444.7800

55• lifestyle assistance counterparts concierge service Counterparts is Omaha’s leading concierge service. Uniformed, bonded and insured staff provide a unique mix of personal services that help clients excel in every area of lifestyle management. Service is personalized for every client to help reach very specific lifestyle goals, like saving Saturdays and creating quality time for family and friends. Whether you’re a business owner, an executive, an employee, or a busy mom, Counterparts can simplify your life and will do so in a very personal manner.

counterparts concierge service 2012 n. 117th avenue, suite105, omaha ne 68164 mycounterparts.com | 402.932.2220

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56 • care children deserve 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 first Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Children’s cancer, orthopedics, cardiology and heart surgery programs have been nationally recognized. More than 370,000 patient visits are made to Children’s each year.

children’s hospital & medical center 8200 dodge street, omaha ne 68114 find a physician: 1.800.833.3100 | www.childrensomaha.org

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57• unwrap this! candy wrappers

Step inside, look around and smell the flavors of an old fashioned candy and popcorn store. Candy Wrappers... and so much more! Yes, we create custom candy wrappers and, since 1994 we have also provided bulk nostalgic candies, homemade fudge, candy bouquets and gift baskets for Omaha and the surrounding communities. Specialties include gourmet truffles, handmade family chocolate confections and over Thirty flavors of some of the best handcrafted popcorn to ever tantalize your tastebuds. Try it... you’ll love it! candy wrappers | westwood plaza (123rd & center) | 2718 south 123rd court, omaha ne 68144 | www.omahacandy.com | 402.697.0306

58 • find your stage 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. Find your stage in the Hawks with Les Misérables, Having Our Say, Ella, Boeing, Boeing, Young Frankenstein and A Christmas Carol. Or find your stage in the Drew with cutting edge shows such as Sirens, Freud’s Last Session next to Normal and Race. omaha community playhouse | 6915 cass street, omaha ne 68132 | www.omahaplayhouse.com | 402.553.0800

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59 • fostering growth the hills montessori childcare & learning center The Hills Montessori is: Committed to helping children reach their full potential by encouraging and fostering a life-long love of learning! Dedicated to the safe and loving care of children during the most important years of their development. Devoted to helping children grow toward independence by building confidence, competence, self-esteem and respect for others. “The child is ... both a hope and a promise for mankind.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

the hills montessori childcare & learning center 6210 n. 107th street, omaha ne 68134 www.thehillsmontessoriomaha.com | 402.884.8715

60• have a ball 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 imagination. Check out the Super Gravitron, the contraption that whisks balls through pneumatic tubes, a kid-sized grocery store, fire fighter and water-play area, the new Walker Tire & Auto Service Center and MakerSpace. Traveling exhibits showcase a rotating schedule of everything from A Bug’s World to Things that Go and everything in between. The museum also offers daily educational programs, special events, gift shop and café.

omaha children’s museum 500 south 20th street, omaha ne 68102 www.ocm.org | 402.342.6164

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61• health centered vondrak dental Experience the difference in Health-Centered Dentistry! Vondrak Dental’s focus is helping individuals reach their dental goals while achieving overall health and wellness. Dr. Stephanie Vondrak believes in spending uninterrupted time with each person to understand their specific dental needs and expectations. Advanced education in treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign, combined with an emphasis on quality of care and overall wellness, ensures that you will experience the difference in Health-Centered Dentistry.

dr. stephanie vondrak 1048 n. 204th avenue, elkhorn ne 68022 www.vondrakdental.com | 402.289.2313

62 • 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.

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63• a really big deal

ramada plaza omaha

Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center & CoCo Key Water Resort, conveniently located off I-80 at 72nd, is newly remodeled and ready to host your next event or stay. The largest hotel in the Omaha area, Ramada Plaza Omaha has over 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an on-site restaurant, and a 60,000 square foot water resort. Check out our renovations and see why we’re a BIG deal!

ramada plaza omaha | 3321 south 72nd street, omaha ne 68124 | ramadaplazaomaha.com | 402.393.3950

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64• artistry at home andy moore custom art services Serving the mid west and beyond, Andy Moore continues to make homeowners’ visions a reality.

Services include: Decorative art, murals, specialty finishes, custom painted furniture – cabinets, original art, illustration, and custom painting. Andy prides himself on service, attention to detail, and a finished product that you will “love”.

andy moore custom art services 7111 south 159 street, omaha ne 68136 | 402.321.1634

studioviews A working ceramics studio, showroom and art gallery, studioviews features mosaic pieces that can be used for indoor and outdoor rooms, gardens, baths and water features. These can be commissioned with mirrors or without, any colors and size. Tile backsplashes and countertops for kitchens, baths and bars can be customized here as well. Clients are aided in the selection process by seeing the samples in the showroom and making their choices with the artists. You will only find these at studioviews! studioviews 2615 north main street elkhorn ne 68022 studioviews.com | 402.996.0087

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66• the world’s best embassy suites omaha – la vista

The Embassy Suites Omaha – La Vista is the only Embassy Suites property to be ranked #1 in the world three times: 2009, 2010, 2011 for their quality, service and guest satisfaction. They are a finalist for the 2012 Make a Difference Award for their outstanding work with special needs student interns through Project SEARCH. Come enjoy this all suite property which includes complimentary evening manager’s reception, full cooked-to-order buffet breakfast, pool, jacuzzi, gym and parking.

embassy suites omaha – la vista | 12520 westport parkway | la vista ne 68130 | omahalavista.embassysuites.com | 402.331.7400

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67 • update your style 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, winner in “Best of Omaha” campaign.

bliss boutique 12100 w. center road #607, bel-air plaza, omaha ne 68144 (2 blocks west of nobbies) facebook: bliss boutique omaha ne | 402.991.3595

68• one and only and only 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 west center road, suite910, omaha ne 68144 www.onedrakeplace.com | 402.933.7253

69• for those who can’t speak k*9 lives rescue boutique and gifts At K*9 Lives Rescue Boutique and Gifts, money is raised through retail sales to help Nebraska animal charities and animals in need. Offering something for everyone: specialty wines, pet accessories, clothing, jewelry/accessories, home furnishings/décor, antique/vintage goods and hand crafted items, they also host wine tastings, fundraisers, rescue meet/greets, and vendor fairs. With your support, they make a difference in the lives of these wonderful animals.

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70 • indian fusion 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 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. jaipur restaurant & brewing company | rockbrook village | 10922 elm street, omaha ne 68144 | www.jaipurbrewhouse.com | 402.392.7331

71 • all at your doorstep rockbrook village® shopping center 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.

rockbrook village® shopping center | 108th and center, omaha ne 68144 | www.rockbrookvillage.com | 402.390.0890

72 • 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?”

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73• expertise. dedication. compassion. midwest veterinary specialty hospital MidWestVET is the region’s only full-time, state-of-the-art multi-specialty veterinary hospital. 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 • Dermatology • Diagnostic Imaging • Physical Rehabilitation • Cardiology (Coming Summer 2013) midwest veterinary specialty hospital | 9706 mockingbird drive, omaha ne 68127 | www.midwestvetspecialists.com | 402.614.9000 44


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74• 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

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75• prepared with love zurlo’s bistro italiano Zurlo’s Bistro Italiano is an Omaha culinary treasure known for classic and innovative Italian fare…including famous brick oven pizza, Lasagna Enzo and mouth-watering Shrimp Lemoncello. Live Music every Thursday, an outdoor patio and a Sunday Brunch make the restaurant a top choice for those who enjoy fine cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Chef Enzo’s stellar food presentations make the Bistro a popular catering choice for wedding events, retirement dinners and business events.

zurlo’s bistro italiano | 132nd and maple, omaha ne 68164 | www.zurlos.com | 402.884.9500

76• connect with your

creativity

omaha creative institute Located in booming North Downtown, Omaha Creative Institute (in Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture studio) is your gateway to the world of innovation, arts, and selfexpression. Offering Saturday workshops, Omaha Creative Institute exposes you to creativity without requiring previous experience. In the summer, look for Omaha Creative Institute at community parades and events with its traveling workshop. Omaha Creative Institute connects artists with the community and makes creativity accessible to everyone. omaha creative institute | 1516 cuming street, omaha ne 68102 | http://omahacreativeinstitute.org | 402.917.8452

77 • a special world spirit world Spirit World is Omaha’s original specialty wine and spirits store and gourmet deli, with the largest selection of wine, beer and spirits in Omaha. The knowledgeable and passionate staff is dedicated to helping you choose the perfect beverages for any occasion. The gourmet deli offers a variety of the freshest sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer while you shop or dine. For your next business meeting or social gathering, Spirit World delivers right to your door.

spirit world | 7517 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.spiritworldwine.com | 402.391.8680

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78• interior masterpiece the linen gallery The Linen Gallery, located inside beautiful Regency Court, carries the largest selection of luxury bed, bath & table linens in Omaha, including SFERRA, Yves DeLorme, Peacock Alley, Nancy Koltes, SDH & more. The staff pride themselves on assisting you in designing your bed – from selecting a mattress to Scandia Home down comforters and sleeping pillows to linens for the top of the bed! Visit our lovely store or shop online.

the linen gallery | regency court 120 regency parkway, omaha ne 68114 www.linensanddown.com | 402.399.5242

79• follow your instincts CrAVE CRAVE Restaurant was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. The energy of the restaurant is all encompassing from the impeccable service, open design, modern sushi bar, fresh spin on seasonal American cuisine and the sense of discovery around every corner. CRAVE guests will leave knowing they experienced the right mix of sophistication, entertainment and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience.

CrAVE | midtown crossing | 200 south 31st avenue, omaha ne 68131 | www.craveamerica.com | 402.345.9999

80• make a statement statement New to the northwest part of 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 all women to make a Statement. Statement is now offering men’s! Hours: Monday: appointment only • Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat.: 10am-6pm • Thurs.: 10am-8pm • Sunday: 12pm-5pm statement | 3612 north 165th street (165th and maple) omaha ne 68116 | www.statementomaha.com | 402.932.5922 47

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81• best in the house johnny’s italian steakhouse Johnny’s is a distinctly upscale steakhouse complimented with a rich Italian background featuring traditional and innovative items. Lunch and dinner menus feature rich steak, classic Italian specialties and seafood. Enjoy a superior wine list classic martinis and specialty cocktails. The classic interior is reminiscent of the supper clubs of yesteryear. Heavy velvet draperies create private dining areas, perfect for special occasions, rehearsal dinners or business meetings.

johnny’s italian steakhouse 305 n. 170th street, (village pointe) omaha ne 68118 | www.johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com | 402.289.9210

82• when style matters t’eez – a thomas sena salon If your day is important to you, T’eez Salon should be on your short list of calls to make. If your look is important to you, T’eez Salon should be in your contact list. T’eez, styling you for your big days and for everyday.

t’eez – a thomas sena salon 15805 w. maple road, omaha ne 68116 teezsalon.com | 402.397.9500

83• a taste of italy dante Dante is Omaha’s only restaurant focusing on wood-fired, Neapolitan pizza and ingredient driven rustic Italian cuisine featuring seasonal produce from local producers. We are committed to providing our guests with an authentic Italian experience, from our all Italian wine list to our house made pasta to our indoor bocce court. Dante – Naples Inspired, Locally Owned. dante shops of legacy 16901 wright plaza (168 & center), omaha ne 68130 www.dantepizzeria.com | 402.932.3078 48


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83 • 84 • dance fever secret to

Get on your dancing shoes and learn how to•salsa, swing, cha cha, waltz, and tango with Omaha Ballroom! We have been teaching Omaha how to dance for over 10 boys years andtown we are proud to be the founders of “Dancing with the and One of the most enduring iconic symbols ofevent! the Spirit of Omaha Stars” charity 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 omahaFather, ballroomhe’s my heavy, brother.” 5038 south 153 street omaha ne 68137 www.omahaballroom.com 402.290.4869

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going way?

serenity

omaha ballroom

elmwood park grotto 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.

85•

keep looking

up

my

86 •

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 Evans St.

87•

fight for rights

88 • byowp

fort omaha - standing bear trial

gene leahy mall

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.

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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away!

91•

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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ride the

rails

93 •

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.

94 •

surrey

95 •

in the

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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celebrating

96 •

diversity

97 •

el museo latino

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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walkers’ way

99 •

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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101 •

homer

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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2013-2014

DOWNTOWN The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Hotel Deco XV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Liberty Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Omaha Children's Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Omaha Creative Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Shucks Fish House & Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Zin Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

# 38 2 53 60 76 37 8 24 3

Countryside Village (Central) Adam Michael Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 The Bookworm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Countryside Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Countryside Village Shopping Center . . . . . . . .21 The Market Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Roots and Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 She.la . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Village Needleworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

52 35 39 21

Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Nothing Bundt Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 One Pacific Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Wheatfields Eatery & Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Midtown

Regency Court (Central)

Dundee Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 7 La Casa Pizzaria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 42 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 58

Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Christian Nobel Furs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 The Linen Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Regency Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Aksarben Village Aksarben Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 45 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 43

Brix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1 CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 79 Midtown Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 22

Central Omaha

Northwest

Midtown Crossing

26 56 9 73 16 54 10 63 77

17 15 18 19

4 6 78 5

Rockbrook Village (Central) Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company . . . . . .43 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 The Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Rockbrook Village Shopping Center . . . . . . . . .43 Taste Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Bungalow/8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Children's Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . .35 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital . . . . . . .44 The Morning Blend - KMTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Nebraska Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Personal Threads Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

# 33 28 34 30 29 27 31 32

One Pacific Place (Central)

Old Market Downtown The Blue Barn Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . .24 V Mertz Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Wheatfields Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Directory Indexed by Location

70 72 23 71 13

Southwest Andy Moore Custom Art Services . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Candy Wrappers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Elisa Ilana Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Greenbelly Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 K*9 Rescue Boutique & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Omaha Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 One Drake Place Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Parsonage, Vandenack, Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 SCULPT: Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery . .30 Shucks Fish House & Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

# 64 67 57 36 11 12 69 84 68 49 46 24

Village Pointe (Southwest) Brix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Johnny's Italian Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Malashock's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Pandora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

1 81 40 11 25

The Shops at Legacy (Southwest) Dante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 83 Shucks Fish House & Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 24

Shadow Lake Towne Center (Papillion) Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 48 Wheatfields Eatery & Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 20

Springfield Springfield Artworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 51

Adam Michael Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Counterparts Concierge Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Fox Hollow Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 The Hills Montessori Childcare & Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 S. Scott Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 T'eez - A Thomas Sena Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Zurlo's Bistro Italiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

33 55 41 59 62 80 82 75

La Vista - Ralston (Central)

Elkhorn (Northwest)

Bright Spirit Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 50 Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista . . . . . . . . . . . .41 66

Studioviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 65 Vondrak Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 61

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Bellevue Fontenelle Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 14 SAC Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 47

Auburn, NE Hearts United for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 74


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Directory Indexed by Industry

art galleries Dundee Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Springfield Artworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Studioviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

# 7 9 51 65

attractions Countryside Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Fontenelle Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Omaha Children's Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Omaha Creative Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

performing arts The Blue Barn Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

# 52 58 37 8

pet boutiques & services 34 14 60 38 76

banking

Hearts United for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 K9 Rescue Boutique & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital . . . . . . .44 Nebraska Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

74 69 73 54

real estate Scott S. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 62

SAC Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 47

shopping destinations Aksarben Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Countryside Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Midtown Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 One Pacific Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Regency Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Rockbrook Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

specialty art Andy Moore Custom Art Services . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Countryside Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Omaha Creative Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

restaurants coffee shops Fox Hollow Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 41

health & wellness Bright Spirit Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Children's Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . .35 SCULPT: Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery . .30 Vondrak Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

50 56 46 61

hotels /venues Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista . . . . . . . . . . . .41 66 Hotel Deco XV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 2 Ramada Plaza Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 63

jewelers Adam Michael Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Elisa Ilana Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Malashock's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Pandora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

33 4 11 40 11

legal Parsonage, Vandenack, Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 49

media The Morning Blend - KMTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 16

men's clothing Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 23

Brix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 CRAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Dante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 The Green Belly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company . . . . . .43 Johnny's Italian Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 La Casa Pizzaria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Liberty Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 The Market Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . .24 Shuck's Oyster Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 TASTE Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 V Mertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Wheatfields - One Pacific Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Wheatfields - Shadow Lake Towne Center . . .16 Wheatfields Express - Old Market . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Zin Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Zurlo's Bistro Italiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

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salons & spas Bungalow/8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Creative Hair Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 One Drake Place Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 T'eez - A Thomas Sena Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

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