Midtown Omaha tends to have pretty high walkability scores. With all of that walking and fresh air you’d think we Midtowners are fit and lanky as a week-old colt. We would be if it wasn’t for; La Casa, Greek Islands, Lo Sole Mio, and of course Dinker’s. I’ve temporarily sworn myself to 1,200 calories a day. I plan to do it with low-cal neighborhood take-out like the Coctele Camarón from La Casita and … ok, that’s the only one I can think of. Email me at Annika.email@example.com if you have any other good low-cal options in Midtown and I’ll update this blog with your suggestions.
Envisioning a goal always helps. I envision myself eight pounds thinner even though my target weight is six pounds away. You see, the vision is to be two pounds too thin and calling in my take-out order to Dinker’s Bar and Grill. “Buffalo Style Burger, extra wing sauce, extra cheese, extra bleu cheese dressing. And fries!” The fries are served unsalted which I appreciate since I prefer to season them with my own truffle salt. The burger can best be described as hefty. It’s also a bit sloppy with all the called-out extras. Certainly, nothing you would ever consider lifting with only one hand. Each time I open the clam-shell lid I shake my head and say I’ll never finish this, yet I have no memories of ever opening my fridge in the morning to find leftover Dinker’s.
The sign on the building boasts “Omaha’s Best Burger.” I haven’t had every burger in Omaha so I can’t be certain of that, but I also can’t imagine what could make a burger any better. Dinker’s is also a very comfortable neighborhood bar with sports on the TV and enough staff to make sure you don’t go thirsty. To get to Dinker’s take Ed Creighton east to the I-480 ramp and then veer right on the spur just inches before you’re hopelessly on your way to Lincoln. Also, like all the finest midtown eateries, they only accept cash.