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Stella’s Bar and Grill

November 26th, 2009 No comments

StellasLocated at 106 S. Galvin Road, at the top of the hill leading into Bellevue, is Stella’s Bar and Grill. Stella’s hamburgers are well-known and popular throughout the Omaha metro, having been voted the city’s best in 2008. Uniquely, the hamburgers are served on paper napkins. The diner, having undergone recent renovations, was cozy and clean. I ordered a cheeseburger with bacon and a side of french fries. Even though it was the lunch hour, and the place was packed, the service was prompt and friendly. My meal was a delight. The cheeseburger had a high “Wow” factor. I had to contort my mouth to take a bite. The bun was thicker than I like, and there was no choice of cheeses; otherwise, terrific! The french fries were made from fresh potatoes, just the way my mother used to make them; greasy and great. Our service men and women at Offutt are lucky to have a place like Stella’s so near to the base. Stop in and enjoy… Happy Motoring!

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Alpine Inn Omaha

November 17th, 2009 1 comment

Alpine InnLocated at 10405 Calhoun Road in North Omaha, just North of the I-680 & 30th Street exit, is the Alpine Inn.  The Alpine Inn is well known among Omaha locals for its deep fat fried chicken, and also for the critters that frequent the establishment: Raccoons! Alpine guests report that the owners toss the chicken bones out for the raccoons to consume, providing dining entertainment. Wishing to confirm this oft repeated urban legend, my friend and I visited the Alpine Inn. We each had a 4 piece chicken dinner with a soft drink. The fryers were full, so we had a brief wait. While we waited, we checked out the well-stocked bar, the pickle card machines, and the dining area in the back of the restaurant, where several tables were neatly aligned adjacent the large “viewing” windows. We did not see the raccoons because they do not show up until after dusk. Nocturnal… Duh! In any event, the chicken was good (but not great) and the servers were friendly. If cleanliness is important to your dining experience, choose another destination. But for a good beer, good chicken, and crude entertainment give Alpine a try. Call (402) 451-9988 for hours and Happy Motoring!

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Danny’s Bar and Grill

November 11th, 2009 No comments

Danny's Bar and GrillLooking for a great neighborhood bar and grill in the middle of Omaha? Check out Danny’s Bar & Grill, located at 2007 N. 72nd Street. The food is great and the service is prompt and friendly. Danny’s burgers are very good, and they have a large menu with lots of food and drink specials running throughout the week. Danny’s has a sports bar feel to it, with several big screen TVs mounted throughout the facility. They have plenty of parking on the North side of the building, and a spacious party room that will accommodate up to 60 people. If you’re looking for a lunch stop or a quick after-work gathering spot, Danny’s may be the place for your group. Play some Keno and enjoy the casual, laid back setting. Happy Motoring!

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Goldbergs II in Dundee

November 9th, 2009 No comments

GoldbergsToday, I resumed my search for Omaha’s Best Burger, visiting Goldbergs in Dundee for lunch. Goldbergs Grille & Bar is located at 5008 Dodge Street, on the North side of Dodge Street, and there is parking in the rear of the building. Goldbergs has a large menu. I ordered a cheeseburger with pepper-jack cheese and bacon. It was very good, although there was some rust on the lettuce. The service I received was average (not engaging); but perhaps that was because I was dining alone.  There was a large and raucous crowd dining at Goldbergs when I visited, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Despite the service disappointment, the food is quite good and I will visit again. Give it a try and Happy Motoring!

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Ace’s Diner at Harrah’s

November 6th, 2009 No comments

IMG_0826Today, I crossed the Missouri River to Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, to eat at Ace’s Diner located inside the Hotel/Casino. Harrah’s is just north of I-80 on I-29 at the 9th Avenue exit. My wife accompanied me. We were greeted by one of the staff, Shannon, and by our server, Mary Lou. On weekends, Ace’s Diner serves a “Holy Cow” Burger, that contains 4 half-pound patties of prime Angus beef, 8 slices of bacon and 10 slices of cheese.  Mary Lou said she had only witnessed a few guests able to consume an entire one. I opted for a more austere choice; a single bacon cheeseburger with cheddar cheese. It was still a feast of a burger. The bun was lightly toasted and very fresh. The two strips of bacon were crisp and added to the overall taste. After lunch, my wife and I walked the Hotel grounds and saw Stir Cove where Harrah’s holds their Summer Concert Series. Check it out and Happy Motoring!

Upstream Brewing Company

October 24th, 2009 1 comment

 Upstream Brewing Company is an Omaha original microbrewery and restaurant. Brewing great beers such as American Wheat, Firehouse Red Lager, Dundee Scotch Ale, and Blackstone Stout on-site assures freshness. Upstream Brewing has a strong menu that includes locally grown produce and the use of Omaha Steaks™ beef. Seafood is flown in from the coast daily. The Upstream has two Omaha locations, one in the Old Market at 514 S. 11th and one at 171st and West Center Road. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and also for Sunday Brunch – check their website for hours. Play a little pool and enjoy the Upstream’s relaxed atmosphere. Happy Motoring!

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Brewburgers Sports Bar

October 23rd, 2009 1 comment

 Looking for a great bar to watch Fall sports? Try Brewburgers. Located at 4629 S. 108th Street, Brewburgers was featured on the “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” television show. Started by a Canadian immigrant from Montreal, the restaurant serves up an awesome smoked pastrami sandwich based upon an original recipe. You’ll also find unusual dishes like alligator bites. Open daily at 11:00 a.m., Brewburgers serves an great hamburger, and has a wide assortment of beers and ales from which to choose. Enjoy your sporting event on the big screen televisions, and Happy Motoring!

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Big John’s Billiards

October 16th, 2009 No comments

Rack’em and Crack’em at Big John’s Pool Hall! Located at 9819 M Street, just southwest of 96th & Q Street, Big John’s is the Omaha Driver’s first choice for a game of eight-ball. Big John’s has thirty 8-foot Brunswick tables that are well-maintained, and that play with consistency. Big John’s is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1:00 a.m. Happy hour is held on weekdays from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Big John’s prides itself on high quality food and beverages at an affordable price. Happy Motoring!

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Horsemen’s Park

October 8th, 2009 1 comment

 Do you love the sport of kings, horse racing? Then visit Horsemen’s Park located in South Omaha at 6303 Q Street. Horsemen’s Park broadcasts live horse race simulcasts from tracks throughout the U.S., while providing wagering for those over the age of 19. Doors open daily at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy the daily luncheon special, or the Happy Hour on Monday – Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Live racing is held at Horsemen’s Park annually; but only for 4 wild and crazy days in July. Stop in and test your handicapping skills. Happy Motoring!

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Homey Inn

September 15th, 2009 No comments

Looking for a great neighborhood bar in the midtown area? Try the Homey Inn, located at 1510 N. Saddle Creek road. The Homey Inn servers are friendly and they have champagne and Asti on tap! Stop by Sgt Peffers restaurant, immediately across the street for some terrific pasta and pizza. Have you had your brake pads and shoes checked for wear recently? Failure to replace worn pads and shoes can lead to other more expensive damage to rotors, drums and calipers. Have your mechanic check for brake wear during routine maintenance or tire rotation. Happy motoring!

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