'Nebraska' on Serious Eats

What to Expect at an Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinner

Before farm dinners were trendy, there was Outstanding in the Field. Founded in 1999 by artist Jim Denevan, the annual farm dinner experience is touring, via two trucks and a bus, over 80 farms across the US and Canada this summer and fall. At each stop, a new chef with an accompanying menu are the stars in what is akin to performing a one-night only pop-up restaurant with a mission to open the eyes of locals to their farming neighbors. More

More Coal Oven Madness: Pitch Coal-Fire Pizza, Omaha

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Our man in Chicago, Daniel Zemans, sent a simple email to me this morning: Subject: New Omaha coal-oven pizza http://www.pitchpizzeria.com/ End of message. While I'm happy to see the coal-oven madness spread throughout the country, I have to wonder how good this is for the genre overall. This latest one to come to my attention, Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria, has some crazy shit on its About Us page:... More

La Casa Pizzaria: Tangy Goodness in Omaha

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans, our man in Chicago, checks in with another piece of intel from the road, this time in Omaha. —The Mgmt. La Casa Pizzaria 4432 Leavenworth, Omaha, NE 68105 (map); 402-556-6464‎; lacasapizzaria.net Pizza Style: Thin crust rectangular pies with buttery crust are the norm; double-crust pies also available Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: Half-century old Omaha institution offers a unique, very good pizza Price: Large (10” x 15”) with two toppings, $15.14 I have some important advice for anyone planning on taking a trip to the College World Series: Wear purple. When LSU is in the... More

Hot Beef Sundaes in Lincoln, Nebraska

Photograph by Matt Stoller. Beef and sundaes—individually delicious, but together? En route to the Republican National Convention, Matt of Open Left spotted this not-so-appetizing sign in Lincoln, Nebraska. The hot beef sundae includes: golden mashed potatoes covered with roasted beef, aged cheddar, more spuds, gravy (an homage to caramel syrup?), more cheese, and a slice of buttered toast. The cherry tomato plays the part of the maraschino cherry. [via The Washington Note]... More

Photo of the Day: Chili Cheese Fries

This mountain of chili cheese fries from Zesto's in Omaha, Nebraska looks both awesome and frightening at the same time. Molly didn't comment on how they tasted, but I assume it was more on the side of "awesome." Next time I'm in Omaha, I know where I'm eatin'! Related The Craziest Food Ever: Deep-Fried, French-Fry-Coated Bacon on a Stick French Fry Holder For Your Car New York French Fry Honor Roll: Add Yours to the List You Want Fries with That?... More

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