Issue 26

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Marq Manner

MarQ Manner is a fan of Americana. He is interested in small town cafe's, roadside BBQ, getting a hotdog from a stand made in the likeness of George Washington, and the grittier eating atmospheres found in out of the way places. MarQ has been writing about the local music scene for The Omaha City Weekly for the past five years and has also written music features for many other rags and blogs.

Finding the Food: Des Moines

Recently some friends and I decided to head up to Des Moines for their first-ever Hinterland Music Festival. We were looking forward to music from Future Islands, TV On The Radio, Edward Sharpe and more, but I was really looking

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Finding the Food: Lippy’s BBQ in Malcolm

Ever since the demise of Amarillo BBQ in Bellevue, I and many others have been on the search for great BBQ in Omaha. Every now and then, I or someone else will put up a Facebook post asking for “the

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Finding the Food: Deweese, NE

This is the furthest I have been out for Finding the Food to date. I found myself with some friends in Deweese, Nebraska – a tiny town with a population of 67. The town exists in the area of the

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Finding the Food: A Visit to the Black Crow Restaurant & Bar

Recently, I found myself helping a friend out on a photo shoot near Beatrice, Nebraska. The models were cows, tractors, golf greens, and fields of beans and corn. Not the most glamorous shoot and not the most glamorous area. I

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Finding the Food: Avoca, Weeping Water, Manley, Papillion

Sometimes, when trying to find places to check out in small towns around the state, you end up finding something good closer to home. This happened to me recently when a group of friends made a trip to Avoca, Nebraska,

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Finding the Food: Colorado and Texas

This was the first year in a while that I have been able to do some traveling. We headed out to Riot Fest in Byers, Colorado and the ACL Festival in Austin, Texas this fall. With festival food and amenities

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Finding the Food: Bob’s Bar & Grill

The holy grail of Nebraska food trips has always eluded me. I spend a lot of time up in the Wayne and Sioux City area, either going to shows or visiting friends, and Bob’s Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, Nebraska

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Finding the Food: Wahoo, Nebraska

The recent opening of Lake Wanahoo just outside of Wahoo, Nebraska got me thinking about the area and what might be out there for food options for visitors. In my country drives I used to end up in Wahoo from

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Finding the Food: Valley, Nebraska

Recently, I have spent a few days looking for a town or area to write about for this quarter’s article, and, surprisingly, it was more difficult than usual. Many times when driving around the back roads and through the towns

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Finding the Food: Lincoln Highway and Elkhorn

My latest adventure to find pockets of food outside of the Omaha area didn’t bring me far away from town. A short jaunt down the historic cobblestone Lincoln Highway brought me to the familiar old main street of Elkhorn. The

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