Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Year's 2013 in Omaha.

Of our three and a half week trip to the US, ten days of that were spent in Doc's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
{Cool western store, incredibly pushy and annoying salespeople...what a shame. I'll buy my turquoise cowboy boots online thank you very much!}

{Treats at Caffeine Dreams}

We spent time catching up with family, watching Bowl games and college basketball, and eating some really good food...

...and there were cupcakes.

We don't get cupcakes in France, unless we make them ourselves, and even though I am much more of a savory loving than sweet loving person, I do love me a well made cupcake.

I'm very particular about cupcakes, kind of a cupcake snob if you will, and at the moment, since my favorite cupcake joint in Philly closed, my new favorite cupcake magasin is hands down Jones Bros. in Omaha.  They've got your typical flavors like chocolate, vanilla and red velvet, but they've also got killer cool flavors like maple bacon, sweet and salty (my personal favorite), caramel apple and tiramisu, among others. (There's an Elvis Special that I'm also dying to try!)

One of our other favorite places in Omaha, and dare I say one of my favorite burgers in the US, comes from a little dive bar called Dinker's...'s nothing fancy. But what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in delicious, juicy, incredibly reasonably priced burgers and pitchers of beer.

Something we did not get to do enough of in Omaha? Thrift store shopping. There are TONS of thrift and antique stores (as well as used book stores) in Omaha, and we only got to one. Le sigh. But I did find a pretty sweet Pyrex divided casserole dish for $6, as well as an adorable/horribly kitschy squirrel sitting on top of an acorn cookie jar at Caffeine Dreams (they have a small little handmade and vintage section of the coffee shop), so that helps the thrifting withdrawal pang a bit.

{I mean seriously, who can possibly be this happy at the airport at 5:00 am?!}

We ended our Omaha portion of the Duggan US Tour with a 5:45 am flight out of Omaha (oie veyishmeir). The plus side? Three trips to Omaha in three years and I've only just discovered the old school Pac Man arcade game in our terminal - SCORE!

A la prochaine friends...

1 comment:

  1. Sad that we didn't make it to Dinker's, did see it from the highway. Our 4 day whirlwind tour didn't give us enough time or meals to get there. Hopefully next time!