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    Road Trip! The Best Burger in Nebraska!

    Nebraska Beef Council - Best Burger Contest

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    Stellas Bar & Grill





    We arrived here early. I was surprised at the extent of the landscaping.





    They even had their own garden!



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    The interior was clean and vibrant. There is a full bar and a few small tables.









    Stella



    The original griddle, still in use today.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    The Stellanator!

    189 people have tried and only 5 have succeeded in finishing this behemoth.





    I was hungry, but not that hungry!
    (pgg's nice snack!)

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The waitress noting that this was my first visit to Stella's, told me she would make my burger!

    What I got was a mini version of the Stellanator!



    This weighed in at a respectable 1 1/4 lbs.



    Combo fries and onion rings.



    The Mini-Stellanator was delicious!




    Stella's has a lot of character. They have the sassy interactive staff that makes your dining experience unforgettable. The buns for the burgers are great product that is produced locally. The ground beef they use seemed to be about 85% lean. The variety of toppings is enough to satisfy any burger aficianado.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Get rid of the healthy crap on that burger and I'll happily eat the stellanator
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    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    5 Buck Lunch Truck!

    I was still hungry so we stopped just a few blocks up the street.

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    I was wondering if this was a sign of their success?



    They are connected!



    The special of the day, Rum Chicken with grilled fresh pineapple.



    Jacklyn and Moy, owners



    The Rum Chicken was incredible. We will be returning this Wednesday to try more of their great food!
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The Old Market

    Old Market Omaha – Omaha’s Arts and Entertainment District

    I spent the afternoon walking around the Old Market.





    Stopped in here for some "refreshments".

    Julios



    They have 51 tequilas to choose from.





    You could choose from 35 of them for flights (4 - half shots)



    Their house margarita suited me just fine.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Gotta walk off all that great food before we hit the next burger stop.









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    WheatFields Eatery & Bakery

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    La Buvette : : : Home

    This is a nice little spot with an incredible selection of wine and liquor.









    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    One of my favorite stops for a cold one or three.

    Billy Froggs Omaha

















    The service was fast and friendly. I chatted a bit with the bartender and the cook. The cook was very proud of his homemade soup, so he gave me a sample.



    This was delicious, but I will be back for a burger this week!
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Sinful Burger

    Sinful Burger Sports Bar & Grill | Being bad never tasted so good.

    This was voted as the #5 Best Burger in Nebraska.







    Only two had completed the Sinful Burger Challenge.



    I chose the Gluttony Burger.



    With fries this weighed in at 2 lbs..



    yummm...





    We were greeted by the staff immediately upon entering the restaurant. Everyone from the bartender to the waitstaff were very friendly and helpful. The owner even stopped by our table to see how we were doing. I thought Sinful Burger should have been rated higher than fifth. We may have to try a few others!

    Stella's and Sinful Burger are better than Iowa's 2012 Best Burger.
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    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    That sinful burger looks pretty good
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    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Back To Omaha: Not Burgers

    Lunch at The 5 Buck Lunch Truck | Facebook



    The menu.



    Their All-you-can-drink homemade lemonade.



    I was hungry so I ordered breakfast and lunch!

    Breakfast Burrito. This was huge and tasty!





    Chicken Taquitos topped with their guacamole sauce. This was very good. The guacamole was a style I was not familiar with.



    Carne asada with cranberry glaze. This was a perfectly cooked bottom round cut beef with a sweet finish.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    TGI Friday's FIX

    Since TGI Friday's closed in des moines I have been jonesin' for a tea.



    yummm...

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The Drover

    http://www.travelchannel.com/video/a...ventures-16585

    Your steak is soaked for fifteen minutes, only, when you place your order so the marinade does not overpower the flavor of our Certified Angus Beef. The steak is then grilled to order on an open flame and basted with the marinade.


    The Drover Restaurant & Lounge | Omaha's Original Whiskey Steaks | News



    Yes, the salad bar is famous. The selection is not.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    after a few of these...



    I had to ask where the loo was. This was quite the hike to find the restrooms... downstairs!



    Wine with the meal.



    I ordered the Whiskey Ribeye medium rare.


    '
    The steak was done perfect.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 

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