Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Omaha: The Grey Plume
You know the food is fresh when a restaurant doesn't own a walk-in fridge. This green eatery, led by a young James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist, offers an ever-evolving organic menu with ingredients from Iowa and Nebraska farms (and herbs grown on-site).
A floor of recycled barn wood and tabletops made of reclaimed hickory lend warmth to this contemporary Midtown Crossing spot, where the Nebraska bison burger oozes with juicy flavor and artful presentation (402/763-4447; thegreyplume.com).