Why Omaha, Nebraska Might Be the Best Place to Eat in America Right Now
Modern Streetcar Advocates still seek local support
Though Omaha may not necessarily be the first place you think of when it comes to thriving culinary scenes, this Nebraska city has flown under the radar long enough — it’s time to tell the world how delicious Omaha is.
Ask any of the leading chefs in Nebraska’s largest city and you’ll hear that Omaha is having a moment right now. In the last 10 or so years, there’s been an infusion of energy and talent — often homegrown — into the Omaha dining scene, which locals and visitors alike benefit from.
This Neighborhood Is Changing the Way We Think About Omaha
“We didn’t really anticipate this streetcar becoming this social space that is so valued by the people who use it."
Omaha's Modern Streetcar Advocates would love for this to be coming out of Jay Lund's mouth, but in fact, this quote comes from Tom Gerend, the executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
The Blackstone District is just about the coolest place in Nebraska's big city, right now—it's home to plenty of good food and drink, too.
You'd think a place like Omaha would be awfully easy to define from afar, but you'd be wrong. Way out there on the tail end of the Midwest, and yet still a half day's drive or so from the places where the West begins in our popular imagination, Nebraska's big city sits there, stuck in the middle and right on the banks of the Missouri River, staring blankly back at Iowa, lost in something like its own universe.