Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing
The only thing that really surprised me at the weekend-long Taste of Omaha event was that the lines at national chains like Village Inn and Fazoli's were rather long and lively. And then there were a few local booths who weren't finished with their prep at 11:30 -- when the event began at 11.
Still, it was a great chance to try places I will likely never make it to otherwise. Check it out:
|Chicago Dawg House wins for best "booth," since it was a trailer. Fancy.|
|The dawg itself was good. Not the largest wiener I've seen, but that's all right.|
|Poor people food: Kraut & Dumplings from Eddie's Catering.|
The most calorie for your buck, this stuff will stick to your ribs and and everything else.
|The Guaca Maya restaurant on 33rd Street looks like a church, which has kept me out.|
|Pleasantly surprised by the Guaca Maya's beef taco.|
About as honky as it gets with fried flour tortilla, iceberg lettuce,
nondescript shredded cheese, and ground beef.
But it worked.
|A band about to rock out on the Rotella's Bakery Stage. Heh.|
|Cheese Empanada from España:|
Fat fried in fat with a side of fat for dipping.
More seasonings and maybe a vegetable salsa instead of an aioli would have been better.
|Did they jack up their prices during the festival? Did Benson stock skyrocket overnight?|
|Andouille Gumbo from Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen--|
Can't say for sure, but this place might just be ok.
|This Blue Raspberry Italian ice from the Cascio's Steakhouse booth was perfect after spicy gumbo in the hot sun.|
Food coloring and high fructose corn syrup never tasted SO good!
Can't wait til next year... Thanks T of O.