June 28, 2017

Feed Your Inner-Child At These Omaha Restaurants

Omaha’s food scene has made it entirely possible to eat like a child and not feel guilty. Cotton Candy after dinner? Yes, please. Homemade pop tarts? I’ll try one of each. Mac and cheese? Well, it is gourmet.

I asked Oh My! Omaha Facebook fans and friends in the Omaha Area Foodies Facebook group, to share their thoughts on the topic: Restaurants that include your inner-child.

Want to indulge your inner-child? Dine at one of these Omaha restaurants:

Omaha restaurants to feed your inner-child

Cotton Candy

Salt 88 has been surprising diners for a few years, handing over cotton candy as an unexpected treat at the end of a meal. You’ll never know what flavor it will be, but it’s safe to assume it’s going to be tasty. Heather reminded me of this delicious treat, adding 💕💕💕 to her comment, because it is that good.

Salt 88, 3623 N. 129th St. (Closed July 22, 2017)

 

French Fried Twinkies & Other Delights

The only thing better than a Twinkie, Oreos or a Snickers, is a french fried Twinkie, Oreo or Snickers. Amirigtht? Gabriela agrees with me. She recommends going to W.C. Frank to try these delicious treats. Yeah, the W.C. Frank from your childhood is back.

W.C. Frank, 210 S. 16th St. (in the Brandeis Building food court).

 

Grilled Cheese…But Fried

Cheese and fried foods. It’s a match made in heaven. Amanda recommended readers try the cheese frenchee at Don & Millies.

There are seven locations in Nebraska.

 

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs have been taken to a new level at B & B Classic Dogs. Think of topping a hot dog off with peanut butter and bacon, or perhaps try the Some Mitch, which is covered with mac & cheese, bacon & barbecue sauce. Two people, Jen and Danell, gave me high praise for this Bellevue restaurant.

B & B Classic Dogs, 1020 Lincoln Road, Bellevue, Neb.

 

Ice Cream

If it was socially accepted, I’d eat ice cream daily. Maybe as a meal itself. Cindy agreed with me, and confessed she sometimes eats ice cream for lunch…Ted and Wally’s ice cream, that is. I get it. It’s that good. Cindy and I would get along, because she’s also a traditionalist when she orders, getting vanilla and Dutch chocolate in a waffle cone. You can get fancier and more playful flavors, but why would you? That Dutch chocolate is the best in the world.

Ted and Wally’s, 1120 Jackson St. and 6023 Maple St.

Loose Meat Sandwiches

Craving this Midwestern staple? Jamie at The Kitchenarium recommends going to B&G Tasty Foods to relive your childhood. The Bee Gee hasn’t changed since 1953.

B&G Tasty Foods, 7900 W Dodge Road

 

Mac N Cheese

Omahans love their macaroni and cheese, the more gourmet, the better. When I was pregnant, I swear I’ve tried them all. The best of the best, in my opinion, is found at Marks Bistro. Others disagree. Jamie at The Kitchenarium recommends going to the Blatt Beer & Table (in NoDo) for their mac and cheese. Jake suggested going to Leadbelly at Midtown Crossing for it. And, Cassie directed people to Benson Brewery to try it.

Marks Bistro, 4916 Underwood Ave.

Blatt Beer & Table, 610 N. 12th St.

Leadbelly, 3201 Farnam St., Suite 6101 (there’s a Lincoln location, as well)

Benson Brewery, 6059 N. Maple St.

 

Open-Faced Grilled PB&J

You’re going to want to head to Kitchen Table for this modern take on the peanut butter and jelly classic. Janelle from Bakes in Slippers suggested it.

Kitchen Table, 1415 Farnam St.

 

Pizza Cones

You didn’t even know these were a thing, did you? They are, and they’re so good. You can get the cone of cheesey goodness at The Session Room in NoDo. While there, further indulge that inner-child and play some oversized Jenga.

The Session Room, 1506 Mike Fahey St.

Pop Tarts

If you’ve never had a homemade pop tart, you’re missing out. Over Easy in West Omaha serves up this amazing breakfast pastry with a twist. You can get one stuffed with Nutella or a seasonal flavor.

Over Easy, 16859 Q St.

 

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