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Old 05-11-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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Made you look. But wouldn't it make things interesting if the new season of Man VS Food went to a restaurant in Nebraska on the new season? It would certainly add a new spin to the show if the host Adam went to a local dive in rural Nebraska and got sick from eating the food.

I love watching this show and it just makes me more depressed about Nebraska. We don't have any famous or interesting restaurants that could make this show. I could be wrong about Omaha but I've lived in Lincoln long enough to know there's no pig out spots of interest there.

So if anyone knows some cool places to eat in Omaha (not chains), post here! Anyone been to Gerda's German Bakery?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Here
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What about D'Leon's? I'm pretty sure you can get sick eating there. Also the Watering Hole has the best wings in the world. I guess there aren't any food "challenges" so to speak, but I think there are enough places for Diner's Drive In's and Dives in Lincoln. Obviously triple D did Omaha but I think they could do Lincoln as well. And Yia's Yia's Pizza is worthy of TV coverage.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Nebraska has a couple things I would call a eating challenge:

Big Momma Burger Challenge - Cappy's Hotspot Bar & Grill - Lincoln (12 lb burger) - cappy's hotspot bar & grill

Big Joe Challenge - Frank's Pizzeria – Omaha (30 inch pizza, 2 person team) - Frank's Pizza - An Omaha Pizzeria

Super Kong - King Kong – Omaha (2 lb burger) - King Kong Fast Food

The Ritz - Round the Bend Steakhouse & Saloon - South Bend (36 oz. steak ) - Round The Bend Steakhouse (http://www.roundthebendsteakhouse.com/rtbs/ - broken link)
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Here are a couple more:

The Stellanator - Stella's Bar & Grill - Omaha (39 oz. burger)

Big Max Burger - Grandma Max's Restaurant (4 lb. burger)

Coffee Burger - Sioux Sundries - Harrison (28 oz. burger)

Nameless Pizza Challenge - Nebraska Brewing Company - Papillion (spicy pizza)
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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You all might laugh at this, but we'll be in NE in 11 days and I'm really looking forward to having a couple of Runzas...something we don't get in northern Wyoming.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: South Coast of Nebraska
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She's getting a head start on some terrific organic dishes at Tru Cafe, in downtown Kearney. Roberta's 'wraps,' are delicious. (Also picked up niche wine and hand crafted beers.)

Also, Carlos Poche', the chef at Bourbon Street Blues, in Kearney, is an artist with food.

If you're a foodie, you won't be disappointed w/either of these originals.

If fame, on a TV show, in a bigger state, determines a good restaurant for you, I know two things about you: You haven't been around, much, and you haven't been inside a television operation. I agree that Nebraskans are behind the 8 ball, usually, when it comes to eating, but there are enormous strides being made in appreciation for a fine tasting education.....especially around the new wineries.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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She's getting a head start on some terrific organic dishes at Tru Cafe, in downtown Kearney. Roberta's 'wraps,' are delicious. (Also picked up niche wine and hand crafted beers.)

Also, Carlos Poche', the chef at Bourbon Street Blues, in Kearney, is an artist with food.

If you're a foodie, you won't be disappointed w/either of these originals.

If fame, on a TV show, in a bigger state, determines a good restaurant for you, I know two things about you: You haven't been around, much, and you haven't been inside a television operation. I agree that Nebraskans are behind the 8 ball, usually, when it comes to eating, but there are enormous strides being made in appreciation for a fine tasting education.....especially around the new wineries.

Bourbon Street Blues has disappointed me every time I've gone there. The service has been slow, and the food was underwhelming.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: South Coast of Nebraska
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ah-h-h. Maybe Carlos should have stayed small, over in Oxford.

I'm wondering--maybe you're too young--do you remember the Cattlemen's, from the 1970's? Too bad the drift vers franchises took it down. It was special and concentrated on the region's beef as well as great seafood from the interior :-)

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Old 05-13-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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ah-h-h. Maybe Carlos should have stayed small, over in Oxford.

I'm wondering--maybe you're too young--do you remember the Cattlemen's, from the 1970's? Too bad the drift vers franchises took it down. It was special and concentrated on the region's beef as well as great seafood from the interior :-)

I do remeber Cattleman's. but that was so long ago I don;t recall anything specifically about it.

..and I feel so bad for bourbon street. I want to love it so much, I want a place like that to succeed in Kearney. But it just hasn't been jumpin' off for me when I've gone there.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Love the show too!

Hey what about outside of Lincoln/Omaha? There's a great little pub in Exeter that makes delicious hamburgers (Gator's)....they're HUGE and WONDERFUL!

Also, another "dive" would be TINA'S CAFE in Lincoln on South 9th! EXCELLENT FARE! Let's contact the show!
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