My favorite places: summer edition
Our summer has been chock-full of travel, which has been excellent, but also means that I haven't spent enough time at my favorite summertime spots in Omaha, which basically encompass any place that has a cocktail, a glass of rosé and/or a delicious seasonal menu.
You might have seen one of my "Sarah's Faves" lists spotlighting my favorite patios, and that list is no joke. I've been to some of those spots this summer: Corkscrew, both in West Omaha and the Blackstone District, and Le Bouillon, which has a fantastic patio right on Howard Street in the Old Market. During their weekend brunch, it makes for terrific people watching.
The photo at the top of this newsletter came from an evening on the patio at Nite Owl, in Blackstone. Just as their bar is a cooler version of your parents' basement, their patio is a cooler version of your childhood backyard. Plus, there's booze.
The latest place to make my summer short list is the new bar and balcony patio at the Holland Center, which just opened. Who doesn't love a rooftop bar with a skyline view? Omaha certainly needs more of them. Read more about the new Holland spot in the links below.
In other news, Instagram recently launched question-and-answer capability, and I've been having fun posting and answering questions. If you have a question but were too shy to email me, I'll post a fresh question on my Instagram story today, right after this newsletter goes out. Ask away at instagram.com/sarahbakerhansen.
The Omaha Dines contest continues. Each week from now until July 29, we will give one winner a $100 gift card to one of my favorite restaurants. Enter at Omaha.com/FavesContest.
You can always drop me a line at email@example.com. Until then, I'll be somewhere in Omaha, somewhere on a patio.