I've got a handful of new Thai spots on my list to check out, so look for those in the coming weeks. But until then, I thought I'd share my top five favorites, plus a few dishes beyond pad thai I think you might want to check out.
Forno, which replaced the Dante in the Blackstone District, is more thoughtful and more original than what was there before; the menu, with a new-to-Omaha take on Italian meat and cheese platter, feels inspired.
The burger includes wheat, coconut, oil and potatoes and an ingredient that gives it a surprising meat-like texture and flavor.
When you stroll through a farmers market during peak tomato season, you can almost feel the yearning. One table after another burns bright with the fruits of the season, nature's true eye candy. Everything about these plump orbs invites you to take them home: their juicy colors, like prism light swollen with nectar; their musky aromas of grass, earth and papaya; and their curvy ripeness, with skins stretched tighter than water balloons.