Friday, December 28, 2007

OWH Names Doc and Eddie's "Best Barbecue"

Omaha World-Herald food reviewer Nichole Aksamit named Doc & Eddie's BBQ her pick for "Best Barbecue" in 2007. (Note: She made her selection only from the restaurants she reviewed for the World-Herald in 2007.)

Aksamit reviewed the restaurant in July 2007.

She writes, "The super-tasty smoked meats made it worth the trek out west."

(The link on is not up yet; I'll post the link when it's available.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Baby Back BBQ Ranked #80 in Nation

Omaha's own Baby Back BBQ is ranked #80 in the National BBQ Rankings. The team scored a 109.54 overall.

The Smokin' Tailgators ranked #16 (out of 456 teams) in the National BBQ Rankings' list of KCBS Chicken Rankings.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Bones Brew & BBQ Now Open

As GOBS' own intrepid reporter Bill MacKenzie first divulged a few weeks back, the former Boston's pizza near 84th & Giles in LaVista has been transformed into Omaha's newest BBQ restaurant, Bones Brew & BBQ, at 8045 S. 83rd Avenue.

As the story goes, MacKenzie was eating at Boston's (in lieu of one of his regular BBQ haunts) when he discovered that they would be renovating the space into a new barbeque restaurant the following week!

According to a news item in today's Omaha World-Herald, Chef Glenn Wheeler and Bones' co-owner John Davis grew up in Michigan City, Indiana. Wheeler noted they have added a nonsmoking bar section and kept many of the Boston's staff members.

The menu features barbeque wings, ribs, and brisket -- plus salmon, catfish, burgers, pizzas, soup, and "44 varieties of beer." They offer dine-in eating, plus carryout and catering services. The phone number is (402) 592-BEER (402-592-2337).

Hours are:
Monday - Thursday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Billy Mac's Downtown

There's Billy Mac's barbeque downtown on Wednesdays! (Editor's Note: As of Jan. 15, 2008, Atomic Dog has closed.)

Stop by the Atomic Dog restaurant on the first floor of the "old" First National Bank building at 1620 Dodge Street on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and enjoy barbeque from Billy Mac's BBQ.

The set menu features ribs and/or brisket, and Bill McKenna's famous Badwich, in smoked turkey or pork loin. You can also enjoy a smoked chicken Cobb salad. He also offers baked beans, red slaw, chips, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. All items are available for dine-in or carryout.

You can also enjoy Billy Mac's BBQ at their original location at 5010 S. 108 Street. Hours at that location are Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Closed Mondays.)

Note: Billy Mac's BBQ will not be available downtown on Wednesday, Dec. 26 due to the Christmas holiday.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

2008 GOBS Awards Banquet Will be Jan. 26

The 2008 GOBS Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Shoreline Country Club in Carter Lake, Iowa. For directions, click here.

More information, including cost, will be posted shortly.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Smokin' Tailgators at Jack Daniel's

GOBS members Kenny and Tammy Meyer of Omaha were invited to participate in the Jack Daniel's Invitational in Tennessee in late October 2007.

To qualify for "The Jack," U.S. teams must have already won a competition in which 50 or more teams participated, or they must have won a competition of at least 25 teams that has been designated a "state championship." However, not only must these teams be culinary experts, they must also be lucky. With more than 100 teams qualifying each year ... and because of the limited space in Lynchburg ... the number of teams is limited, and entrants from states with multiple contestants are selected by lottery.

On Oct. 27, the results were in, and Smokin' Tailgators finished ninth overall! A record 60 champion teams from the U.S. and 21 teams from countries across the world including, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, fought for this year’s title. The international field was the largest in all of competitive barbequing’s history.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dec. 11 Meeting Features Famous Dave's

GOBS members braved ice and snow to enjoy a hearty meal catered by Famous Dave's Bellevue location, located at 2015 Pratt Avenue (just off Hwy. 75). Call (402) 934-2300 or stop by -- and tell 'em GOBS sent you!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Upcoming GOBS Events

The next GOBS meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 11 and will be catered by Famous Dave's.

GOBS Unveils New Website

The Greater Omaha Barbeque Society has launched its new website at

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