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Mike | Apr 4, 2002 02:22 PM

Omaha Report: Sat Lunch & Dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch March 30/31 2002.

Thanks to sladeums1227 Dec 2001 rec’s.

>>>If you like Czech, then the Bohemian Cafe (1406 S 13th) is an absolute, ABSOLUTE must..
For an awesome burger in an old diner setting hit Louie M's Burger Lust (1718 Vinton St).<<<

Lunch at Louis M’s was excellent. Truly a burger to die for. And if you eat enough of them that would likely be the result, albeit with a satisfied smile on your face. A side-basket of chili waffle fries added nicely to the mix. The breakfasts looked superb too. Interesting Bohemian / blue-collar mix of the neighborhood enlivens proceedings.

Speaking of which: Bohemian Café lived up to its reputation. The goulasch was mouth-watering in that the long-cooked meat was juicy and luscious on the tongue. My duck (in a creamy savory yellow-tinged gravy) was wonderful. The bread (rye) good. My only complaint was the sauerkraut. It was not to my taste being rather cloying rather than fresh tasting. As though mixed with something starchy. Perhaps a Czech style? With the richness of the other food something crisp, and fresh-tasting would have been a lot more welcome.

Unlike my Grand Island g&t debacle at Dreissbach’s (previous reported below) the gin & tonics (here’s to your memory Dear Queen Mum!) were perfectly mixed, and strong. A decent Shiraz ran $18 per, and some wine was only $12 per. Excellent news.

Service was good, but don’t assume this is a leisurely experience. They keep the food coming pretty fast. Oh, the liver dumpling soup was refreshing and tasty. Again, service was brisk & efficient if not particularly “warm.” But the food more than made up for it.

Late breakfast, early lunch at “11-Worth”. A gigantic diner space on Leavenworth around 23rd St. Sadly, the food was not much to recommend, but perhaps just a bad choice. Roast beef plates were swamped in unpleasant ersatz “gloopy” brown gravy with nary a veggie in sight like some sort of Aitkins diet experiment in pure protein. Service was good though. An interesting place in terms of bustling atmosphere, where I could bet breakfast is nicely done. Will check it out again.

Thanks for reading.

Mike

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