Looking for recs: KS I-70, NE I-80 corridors
I'm going to be doing a road trip from Denver to Omaha and back, via Scottsbluff and Wichita, this spring. I'd love recommendations for breakfast/lunch/dinner anywhere along the route.
Also, if anybody has a greak bakery recommendation for Omaha, I'd love to hear it. I'll need to pick up a hostess gift or two and don't want to screw up. Thanks!
There's a great small town fine dining restaurant in York, NE- 50 miles west of Lincoln, 100 miles west of Omaha right on I-80. It's called Chances R, and it's set in a nice downtown area.
In Omaha, I suggest Wheatfield's for brunch. They also have a huge selection of pastries and other bakery items.
There is a fabulous little bakery off I-35, east of Emporia. The European BakeShop in Hartford. A local man married a woman from France and they opened this place when they returned. http://www.kansastravel.org/europeanbakery.htm
In Wichita, I like Stroud's (family style -known for their chicken and cinnamon rolls), the original Nu-Way (loose meat sandwiches & their own root beer), B&C BBQ (wonderful lunch buffet), and Ty Diner (burger hole-in-the wall). All of them are discussed on this page: http://www.kansastravel.org/kansasres...
Delice--in the Old Market
1206 Howard St .
Omaha, NE 68102
Lithuanian Bakery, Inc.
5217 South 33rd Avenue
Omaha, NE, 681O7
It has been awhile since I've been to either, but last I knew
they were both excellent--Delice tends to be a bit pricier
Other great restaurants in Omaha
La Buvette is my all time favorite. It's a small place in the old market, part wineshop, part cafe, but they vary their menu nicely with the seasons and do everything well. It's also a really lovely spot, exposed brick, and if its warm enough a little patio seating. http://labuvetteomaha.com/
Absolutely Fresh is part fish market, but with an adjoining restaurant. Great mussels (usually, I did have a sub-par batch once), fish tacos, fillets etc.. The best bloody mary I've ever had. http://www.absolutelyfresh.com/
M's Pub--also in the old market and lovely..so much old brick! It is also nice, because it is one of the few places that doesn't opperate on a very midwestern time table (of closing by 10). They actually serve their full menu until midnight.
I eat a lot. Is there anything particular that you're interested in?
Gotta agree with you on all of your recs- especially M's Pub. I used to work late and it was awesome to run down the street and get great food at 11 p.m.
Another great bakery is Gerda's Restaraunt & Bakery located near 52nd and Leavenworth. Delicious home-made German pastries and their food is scrumptious as well.
Thanks Aguacate and Nimeye! Those sound like great places. And thanks for the bakery recs, too.
I'll eat just about anything, but I'm always interested in local specialties. So I guess that's probably beef and German/Central-to-Eastern European chow on this trip, although my only real requirement is good food. Also, there's a strong possibility that at least one dinner in Omaha will have to be kid-friendly (my hosts have a 3yo) but I'd really rather eat at a real restaurant, not a "family" joint. Any further words of wisdom?
La Buvette is fantastic - I ate there last summer and it felt like I was back in Paris - the food, the wine, the ambiance - very romantic.
Cannot wait to try the Lithuanian Bakery - hard to find Baltic food. Any ideas about the hours? I travel from KC to Sioux City for business and would like to make a stop.