Book Review: Unique Eats and Eateries of Omaha

Whether you've lived in the Omaha, Nebraska area your whole life, or you're just passing through on your way to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, you need to check out the rich culinary tapestry of some of the most notable and historic restaurants the country has to offer.

Unique Eats and Eateries of Omaha

Tim and Lisa Trudell have explored and documented the top treasures of the Omaha Metro in their newest book "Unique Eats and Eateries of Omaha" -- a personal account of what makes this part of the Cornhusker state one to stop and enjoy. From breakfast to brunch to lunch to dinner, there is no shortage of ways to dine and delight in the Big O.

What's in the book

The book offers a brief snapshot of each eaterie, including history, favorite dishes, and other notable factoids. Black-and-white photos accompany each. I appreciate that, because menus change, the pair focus on those signature dishes that have both endeared each location to their hearts -- and aren't likely to leave the menu anytime soon. Even in today's fast-paced race to update dishes and stay relevant to the trends, the book stays true to sharing the heart of what makes the stops so special. From a family recipe to the vibe you get when you walk in the door, Tim and Lisa get there quickly and let you know what to expect with each bite.

Why you should buy it now

This book is a must-have to add to your Nebraska or Omaha memorabilia collection. It's also an essential guidebook for anyone new to the area. If you've lived here all your life, picking up a copy can remind you of those amazing treasures in the area (such as Petrow's, V. Mertz, and Godfather's Pizza.) It can also help you navigate some of the newer independently-owned gems tucked among the massive chain eateries in the more developed parts of the city. Reading this book, for example, might be the only way you knew that one of the tastiest spots to eat in town is at a student-run, community college cafe!

Snag this book and make it part of your foodie book collection. Or buy two and give one as a gift. This is such a delightful read, giving you a look at the rich heritage of the great city of Omaha. You won't be disappointed.