Saturday, October 22, 2011

B & G Tasty Foods

7900 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68114-3423
(402) 390-6096

Monday thru Saturday 11-9, Sunday 11-3

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The Bee Gee

"HOME OF THE LOOSE MEAT SANDWICH" the website proclaims. The term "loose meat" made me worry it would lead to loose something else, I have to admit. Happily, there were no physical side effects after scarfing down a Bee Gee sandwich, a Cheese Frenchee, and a chocolate shake. They say everything there is "unchanged since 1953." All I could think was we, as a human race, have gotten much better at deep frying things in the last sixty years. The Cheese Frenchee was mostly just a brick of fried matter, and surprisingly stingy on the cheese. Adding loose meat to the mix, as in the Bee Gee Frenchee, couldn't even take it up a level. As for the Bee Gee Sandwich, the supposed star, I expected the meat to be better seasoned and the bun to be toastier.

I'm gonna file this one under the "Better When Drunk" file. Hey, a lot of things are better when drunk, right? Maybe go in during Bee Gee happy hour, when they're a buck apiece weekdays from 4-6pm. Other than that I'd say stick to Don and Millie's for your Frenchee fix, where at least they have dollar margs to numb your gustatory sense.

Cheese Frenchee:
A deep fried grilled cheese

Bee Gee Frenchee:
A deep fried grilled cheese with LOOSE MEAT inside

Chocolate Shake and Boring Limp Soggy Fries

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

La Casita

1328 Park Avenue (just south of Poppleton Ave.)
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 934-7575
Closed Mondays
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To celebrate National Taco Day today, I'm sharing with you my favorite place to eat them in all of Omahaland. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the city, La Casita is a friendly little house that serves quality, authentic Mexicuisine. You can go just for the food, or you can relax and sip a Michelada or margarita. The jukebox tunes can get a little rambunctious, and beware of Sundays, when the place is bursting with fiesta. When you walk in, your nostrils will perk at the smell of refried beans, which will then cause your tongue to salivate. If this doesn't happen, there's something wrong with you. Try a taco al pastor in a soft flour tortilla. And maybe a carne asada quesadilla, which is a neatly stuffed brick of meat and cheese that is perfect to share with your pals. Vegetarians will only really have cocktails and chips to savor, but that's kind of hardcore, eh? Maybe a side of rice? No matter what, you will leave stuffed and happy with only a couple bucks missing from your wallet. See you there.


Taco al Pastor and Carne Asada Burrito


Gordita and Taco with Flour Tortilla