On the Road Eats: Omaha

Hotel: Element Midtown Crossing
Would I stay again? Yes!  Central location to where I needed to be, many great restaurant options within walking distance and the hotel was clean and the staff were great!


Lunch:  Stokin Goat
Would I dine again? Yes.  It was close to one of my client meetings and my beet salad with fresh mozzarella was great.

Dinner: Stirnella
Would I dine again? Yes.  I was able to walk here from the hotel, sit at the bar in the front window and enjoy my meal of spätzle with oxtail. Plus I found my breakfast spot for the next morning.

Breakfast:  Early Bird
Would I dine again? Yes.  It was right next to Stirnella so an easy walk before meetings to get some steps in! Loved my breakfast.

Lunch:  Via Farina
Would I dine again? Yes.  Great spot close to the airport and downtown. The egg yolk raviolo was good but next time I would try a pizza.

On the Road Eats: Omaha

I have something to share with you.

I have only been to Omaha a few times and unfortunately they always seem to be quick trips.  I have one fantastic client there and met them for lunch this week before our scheduled meeting.

Pig & Finch Omaha


I was trying to find a great spot to eat near their office and I read about Pig & Finch.  It was on OpenTable and I read that there was only one other location and that was in Kansas.  Pig & Finch is a gastropub and the food was delicious and interesting at the same time.  One of my guests ordered the flatbread on special that day, the other a lamb burger.  Both looked delicious.  I opted for a heavy option – Short Rib Mac & Cheese with a side salad(with grilled vegetables and lots of other great stuff) and a side of brussel sprouts sautéed with apples, red onion and bacon.  It was an upscale, casual spot that would be great for client lunches or a date night!  The 801 Restaurant Group has a bunch of steakhouses in some of the other cities I frequent.  Looks like I may have a spot to try next time I visit St. Louis or Kansas City!


I have tried Grey Plume for happy hour and Mahogany Prime for dinner while in town for previous visits and remember enjoying both meals there.

Do you have a favorite spot I should try?