Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.
This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.
As a boy, Jeff Bledsoe anxiously awaited autumn, when the pumpkins he planted each year warmed to an orange hue along with the falling leaves. Eventually Jeff also bloomed, married wife Maria, and spawned five pumpkin-planters of his own. But he never lost his childhood fascination for all things autumn, namely the events that come alive every year on October 31. At Skinny Bones Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch, he, Maria, and their brood have converted Jeff’s interest into their lifeblood. Jeff personally maps out and plants the 10-acre corn maze with 10-foot stalks each year, according to an Omaha.com feature, but he leaves Saturday-night spooking up to the staff of scarers that haunts the field after hours. After meandering through the maze, guests can pick their own pumpkins, enjoy hayrack rides, or make lifelong friends with goats that rarely talk back at the petting zoo. That’s in addition to the haunted-barn maze, Mad Cow ride, bounce house, and Nerf-gun war zone that also offer entertainment on crisp fall afternoons.
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano is the perfect place for sweethearts to share a plate of pasta Bolognese in Omaha's Eagle Run.
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano's gluten-free items are perfect for those with special dietary needs.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Zurlo's Bistro Italiano has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Zurlo's Bistro Italiano's free wifi hotspot.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Zurlo's Bistro Italiano's outdoor patio seating.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
A meal at Zurlo's Bistro Italiano will typically set you back about $30.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Clancy's Pub, a local pub.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Clancy's Pub, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Clancy's Pub's full bar to top off your meal.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Clancy's Pub with its kid-friendly fare.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Clancy's Pub.
Not to be overlooked is Clancy's Pub's no-charge wifi.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Clancy's Pub for their catering services.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Clancy's Pub.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Clancy's Pub, so plan your budget accordingly.
Gandolfo's New York Deli's fresh deli offerings attract lunchtime visitors looking for a simple sandwich or salad.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare.
Eat out with the little ones at Gandolfo's New York Deli, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Gandolfo's New York Deli — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups.
For the tastes of Gandolfo's New York Deli from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
You can also grab your food to go.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Gandolfo's New York Deli, too, where prices are generally under $15.
Gandolfo's New York Deli has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite topping at Omaha's Goodnights Pizza Bar and Patio.
No need to miss out on Goodnights Pizza Bar and Patio just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The pizzeria has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Goodnights Pizza Bar and Patio is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Goodnights Pizza Bar and Patio to your next party or event.
The pizzeria is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
The super-affordable fare at Goodnights Pizza Bar and Patio will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.