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by nebport5
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Bonefish Grill (Regency Court)
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: Bonefish Grill (Regency Court)

The only previous Bonefish "expansion" was the addition of patio seating. There was talk at the time of adding another door to the patio and enclosing the space for year round use, however, the kitchen wasn't large enough to support it at full restaurant capacity. I wonder if this is a par...
by nebport5
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 72850

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

mr. omaha wrote:
nebport5 wrote:Shall we rename this stretch of Dodge to First National "Wall Street"?


This almost justifies the name of Townsend's failed condo tower.



Oh yes, the tall wall that wasn't :cry:
by nebport5
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Buffalo Wild Wings North Downtown
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Buffalo Wild Wings North Downtown

daveoma wrote:Maybe in the future North Downtown will be mostly chain restaurants...


West Omaha?!
by nebport5
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 72850

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

Well it's not hideous. Understated in the Omaha tradition...why should we come to expect anything else? Grateful for the infill? Of course. It seems to reference the Woodmen, TD headquarters as well as TD Stadium. I'm sure it'll look great on tv two weeks out of the year. Shall we rename this stretc...
by nebport5
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Riverfront Master Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2493

Re: Riverfront Master Plan

I wouldn't compare Red Sky to SXSW. MAHA anyone? If anything as MAHA continues to grow (and out grow Aksarben) I could see luring it back to the riverfront with the right infrastructure. It would be great to see MAHA expanded beyond a one day event. For me any talk of a riverfront master plan must s...
by nebport5
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Best Italian in Omaha?
Replies: 128
Views: 11803

Re: Best Italian in Omaha?

Am I the only one who thinks Avoli might be overrated? I ate there a couple times and it was good, but nothing blew me away or made me want to rush back. The red wine by the glass is embarrassingly cheap (and overpriced), most of which wouldn't stand up to the majority of their rich fare. I'm glad i...
by nebport5
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Observation tower
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: Observation tower

iamjacobm wrote:Image



You know aside from looking like it belongs in Vegas it really doesn't look that bad except for those "spider legs" that suggest a spontaneous potential to run away and stab something with it's spire.
by nebport5
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horizontal Blind Slats
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Horizontal Blind Slats

Good to know thats an option.  Although I dont know how youd get thee replacements on there anyway.   Ive had to glue the ends on several pieces as the kids whack them and they break where they are thin to let the strings through.  Thats worked ok so far but going to be a problem eventually. You ha...
by nebport5
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horizontal Blind Slats
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Horizontal Blind Slats

It may depend on the brand, but it may be possible to replace the slat with a different brand. If it's Hunter Douglas, Levolor, etc. that would be better than a prefabricated disposable brand. It may not be an exact match but close enough and better than getting a whole new blind. I'd avoid the big ...
by nebport5
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: WholeFoods
Replies: 37
Views: 2958

Re: WholeFoods

        I wonder who they are expecting to draw into DT for a whole foods or TJ's. I would think Regency would be more convenient a destination for most.  You know how many people east of 72nd shop at Whole Foods?  And I'd bet most of the employees live east of 72nd as well.  I used to drive out th...
by nebport5
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: WholeFoods
Replies: 37
Views: 2958

Re: WholeFoods

Based on the comments in the Civic article it sounds like having a regular full service grocery store is not likely. They said if grocery is built downtown it would have to be a destination brand like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. Somehig people would travel past other options for.         I wonder ...
by nebport5
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Urban Wine (and Sushi) Company
Replies: 122
Views: 13668

Re: Urban Wine (and Sushi) Company

Bricks and Mortar would be a an ok name for a construction company…and Yes, this place is finished no doubt. Oh, and Shawn is a thief that should be behind bars and largely contributed to the Urban demise.
by nebport5
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Voodoo Tacos
Replies: 125
Views: 11303

Re: Voodoo Tacos

Ate there at the NebX location at it was amazingly good. I went back there a second time after shopping a bit. Maybe need to work out a few kinks, but the food rocked!! Highly recommend.
by nebport5
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Best Chicken Wings
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Best Chicken Wings

bigredmed wrote:A request:  Best grilled wings?  Don't like Buffalo wings much and my wife hates spicy food, so they are out.  Most of the other sauces have too much salt or too much sugar to be healthy when eaten in a meal sized portion.  Also best NON breaded wings?


Yes! Who locally is grilling wings?
by nebport5
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Best Chicken Wings
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Best Chicken Wings

No, I was just trying to come up with places for a poll.  I agree, BWW is terrible. I added W&W. I got ya…it would almost be interesting to see how many would vote for those places. However, I will say Twin Peaks has the most amazing chicken strips. Probably a different poll/thread but daamn th...
by nebport5
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 60855

Re: Storz Trophy Room Grill & Brewery (Rick's Boatyard)

I give this place a year.
by nebport5
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Best Chicken Wings
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Best Chicken Wings

Wow, I haven't had or heard of any of the non-chains. Guess I haven't had enough to say who's got "the best". However, Wilson & Washburn is now serving smoked wings with homemade barbecue. Very meat and delicious. BWWs? No way. It's all about their sauces. Hooter's probably ranks as th...
by nebport5
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Pizzeria Davlo
Replies: 22
Views: 1929

Re: Pizzeria Davlo

[BBvideo 560,340]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA18Y2p8AzQ[/BBvideo]
by nebport5
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mötley Crew farewell your 11/13/14 CLCO
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Mötley Crew farewell your 11/13/14 CLCO

Isn't this a good twenty years too late!?
by nebport5
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Wilson & Washburn (1407 Harney)
Replies: 104
Views: 13868

Re: Wilson & Washburn (1407 Harney)

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/nebport5/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/d99693ef-5372-43f8-b0bd-fa62df7a28e1.png Infusion Brewing Launch Party @ [font=Times New Roman] Wilson & Washburn [/font] Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:00pm ~ Come celebrate Infusion Brewing Company's distribution launch. ~ ...
by nebport5
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mama's Pizza
Replies: 34
Views: 1645

Re: Mama's Pizza

As Brad, said, some may be too hot to eat right away, but there's still the x-factor of how long it's been sitting there before you picked it up. I usually get there 5 min before they say it will be ready.  That way I can pay, and then go as soon as its done. Easier to due at La Casa since they alm...
by nebport5
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mama's Pizza
Replies: 34
Views: 1645

Re: Mama's Pizza

I get it take out 99.9999999% of the time and its no different there or at home. Certainly you have to admit there is certain depreciation of taste and substance between a pizza delivered out of the oven to your table, and that which is put in a box and taken home and then... I think this is true d...
by nebport5
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mama's Pizza
Replies: 34
Views: 1645

Re: Mama's Pizza

I'm not saying the Saddle Creek location is bad, but I've had more screwed up orders there and generally enjoy my food more from West. Maybe it's because there's very little english being spoken in the S.C. kitchen. I also don't like that they're inconsistent with ingredients, olives & tomatoes ...
by nebport5
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mama's Pizza
Replies: 34
Views: 1645

Re: Mama's Pizza

You would think that establishments whose success depends upon word of mouth and reputations, that managers/owners would go out of their ways to make sure their products are up to certain standards, and they they would check out their products more than occasionally... Especially if there are franc...
by nebport5
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mama's Pizza
Replies: 34
Views: 1645

Re: Mama's Pizza

I don't get why these Pizza joints' products vary from location. The same goes for La Casa, except their Saddle Creek-area location being far superior to their west location. You would think they had a recipe and a process, and the outcome should be the same? True story re: la Casa West. The best r...
by nebport5
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Mama's Pizza
Replies: 34
Views: 1645

Re: Mama's Pizza

While I enjoy Mama's in general, I'll say the Mama's West location is consistently better than Saddle Creek.
by nebport5
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 55986

Re: The Limelight (16th and Harney)

Brad wrote:It still cracks me up that some of the biggest hot button issues on this forum are Project Names!


I wouldn't say it's a hot button issue but rather indicative of how ridiculous the marketing for shopping centers and living spaces has become.
by nebport5
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 55986

Re: The Limelight (16th and Harney)

Ok, I get the name association being next to the Orpheum, but Limelight!? :barf: Who beside the self absorbed (i.e. theater people, who probably can't afford to live there anyway), would want to live within such pretentious sounding confines? I'd be embarrassed to say "I live in the Limelight&q...
by nebport5
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Dante Pizzeria Napoletana
Replies: 56
Views: 7791

Re: Dante Pizzeria Napoletana

Furthermore, while it's good, even above average on some level…it would be nice if they could figure out how not to burn every pizza in 90 secs.  Best in West Omaha? Yes.  Best in the city? No. Being best in West Omaha, where there are no other Italian restaurants and few real pizza places (mostly ...
by nebport5
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Frank's Pizza
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Frank's Pizza

On second thought, Frank's is very mediocre. Yes the crust is great, but that's where it stops. Great crust is nothing if you can't execute the rest of the pie consistently, which has been my experience. Pepperoni extremely greasy, way too much cheese that creates a soggy mess. All the toppings shou...
by nebport5
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Dante Pizzeria Napoletana
Replies: 56
Views: 7791

Re: Dante Pizzeria Napoletana

Furthermore, while it's good, even above average on some level…it would be nice if they could figure out how not to burn every pizza in 90 secs. Best in West Omaha? Yes. Best in the city? No.
by nebport5
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Cupcake Omaha
Replies: 35
Views: 1083

I can't believe with all the rules the Old Market has, that this is even allowed! I think the OMBA meeting was actually today so may be it will be in the notes when they go out later... I'm starting to wonder about these "rules", if you can get away with that F'ing blue ocular assault on ...
by nebport5
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Theater
Replies: 162
Views: 20060

Encouraging to hear, although I'd heard previously that renovations "stalled" because it was for sale.
by nebport5
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)
Replies: 147
Views: 15800

Re: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)

[quote="TitosBuritoBarn"][quote="Toto"][quote]Nichol Flats would have 67 market-rate apartments above first-floor office and commercial space. Don't get me wrong, I love north downtown and want this project to do well, but what is market rate when your view includes a junk yard ...
by nebport5
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Saigon Bowl (replacing Blue Planet Natural Grill)
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

I didn't love the place but ate there occasionally.  I particularly like the turkey burger and pizza.  However, I'm not surprised with the closing.  I noticed "cost cutting" within the last year.  And yes, the restaurant business is tough.  Still, with this concept of restaurant (and ...
by nebport5
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Benson Brewery & Tavern (6059 Maple St)
Replies: 57
Views: 5994

Bosco55David wrote:I don't understand. If it's been getting bad reviews, wouldn't a new chef be a good thing?



Not when you just opened...and if the problems are more systemic.  Thus a new chef may or may not be a cure all.
by nebport5
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)
Replies: 147
Views: 15800

Re: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)

[quote]Nichol Flats would have 67 market-rate apartments above first-floor office and commercial space. Don't get me wrong, I love north downtown and want this project to do well, but what is market rate when your view includes a junk yard and a homeless shelter? I think the idea is that after a wh...
by nebport5
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2013
Replies: 208
Views: 11898

 My only major issue with Pelini(and Beck) is hitching their wagon to Martinez, who's a good athlete, but isn't right for the system they've been trying to run. I think that might have been more of a symptom of Pelini's recruiting ability. I'm not convinced they had a better option. Either way, I d...
by nebport5
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2013
Replies: 208
Views: 11898

The last few seasons have been disappointing no doubt, but I'd give Pelini a few more years.  There's enough talent on both sides of the ball to be contenders soon.  My only major issue with Pelini(and Beck) is hitching their wagon to Martinez, who's a good athlete, but isn't right for the system ...
by nebport5
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Pudgy's Pizzeria (168st and Harrison)
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Brad wrote:R.I.P. Pudgy


Sad.  He was a nice gentleman.  I just heard a commercial with him advertising the place.  I hope it can carry on without him.

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