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Mike Fratt, general manager of Homer’s Music in Omaha


If You Go...

Food and Drink


The Drover
2121 South 73rd St., Omaha
(402) 391-7440
www.droverrestaurant.com
In business since 1969, this steak house serves lunch and dinner and is famed for its whiskey-marinated meat.

Twisted Cork Bistro
10730 Pacific St., Omaha
(402) 932-1300
www.twistedcorkbistro.com
A restaurant run by folks from the Pacific Northwest who know their sockeye from their coho and have brought a love of good wine to the heartland.

The Oven
201 N. 8th St., Lincoln
(402) 475-6118
www.theoven-lincoln.com
Specializing in Northern Indian cuisine, this popular spot in Lincoln’s pedestrian-friendly Haymarket shopping district is the only restaurant in Nebraska to have received a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.

Barrymore’s
134 N. 13th St., Lincoln
(402) 476-6494
www.rococotheatre.com
Located in the back of the historic Rococo Theatre and accessible via a side alley, this lounge and bar boasts a killer martini selection in an upscale speakeasy setting.

Accommodations

Hotel Deco XV
1504 Harney St., Omaha
(402) 991-4481
www.hoteldecoomaha.com
As the name implies, this downtown hotel would take you straight back to the 1930s were it not for its modern amenities.

The Cornerstone Mansion
140 N. 39th St., Omaha
(402) 558-7600
www.cornerstonemansion.com
Rich woodwork and fireplaces make this century-old home-turned-hotel feel cozy.

The Atwood House Bed & Breakfast
740 S. 17th St., Lincoln
(402) 438-4567
www.atwoodhouse.com
Located two blocks from the capitol, this four-room inn offers spacious accommodations with welcoming touches.

Attractions

Old Market Omaha
Downtown Omaha
www.oldmarket.com
This famed arts-and-entertainment district has more than 30 shops, restaurants and bars. There’s something for just about anyone.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum
33rd and Holdrege Streets, Lincoln
(402) 472-6549
www.quiltstudy.org
The 3,500-plus clothworks on display — some of which date back to the 1700s — aren’t your grandmother’s quilts.

The Great Plains Trails Network
www.gptn.org
Lincoln offers more than 128 miles of trails dedicated to jogging, biking, walking and horseback riding.