Thursday, January 03, 2008
Home for the holidays, I mentioned to friends and family the arrival of the Nebraska Brewing Company to Omaha and suggested we go. I'd caught a few posts on Gastronimc Fight Club, a local Omaha food blog, including a sneek peek at the Nebraska Brewing Company. A week came and went, and I arrived at the airport Friday morning not having been to this new brewery. In a funny twist of bad weather, I was delayed and had to spend another night in Omaha. There was one last dinner to be consumed and it was going to take place at the Nebraksa Bewing Company.
A small basket of house chips comes to every table. The chips are thick cut and crispy, dusted with a salty seasoning.
I had a great beer, the Belgian Wit. Unfortunately, at this time I can't find a description of the beer on the Nebraska Brewing Company website. I must have caught it at the end of its season. It was a wheat beer, served with an orange, and had a very smooth finish.
All the burgers on the menu are "infused" with flavor. This means that my bacon cheeseburger was not topped with bacon or cheese, instead, bacon and cheese were mixed in the meat and then grilled. It didn't really work for me. I didn't get any of the flavors I was expecting and was turned off by the side salad served without any vinagrette. Fries were decent.
Compared to the burger, dessert was incredible. I shared the chocolate cobbler with a friend. It would be wrong to call it a brownie, as the consistency is much softer, but it's not really pudding either. It is warm and gooey, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and cinnamon whipped cream. Totally delicious.
Wheneven I'm in Omaha, I'm going to try for a beer and dessert, but I'll probably skip the burger.
Nebraska Brewing Company
Shadow Lake Towne Center
7474 Towne Center Parkway Suite 101
(Highway 370 and 74th Street)
Papillion, NE 68046