Let’s Talk Food, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

April 18, 2014

Two weeks from today, you guys!

Two weeks until we get to have thousands of our friends and shareholders visit Omaha from all over the world. It is always so much fun, and it feels like it really came quickly this year. (Maybe that’s because the weather has been so chilly here lately. Don’t worry – we are warming it up before you arrive!)

Anyway, I know when I’m a few weeks out from an event, I start thinking about food. That’s normal, right?!?

steakI mean, who wouldn’t start salivating over a big juicy steaks a couple of weeks out? Especially if you don’t have regular access to our fine Omaha steaks (and Omaha Steaks) on a regular basis.

Warren Buffett always talks about his favorite spots. Gorat’s, which was renovated and under new ownership last year, is a staple for Mr. Buffett and his fans. In fact, he encouraged shareholders to call a few weeks ago to snag their reservations for the Sunday of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. They are likely booked up for Sunday, when Mr. Buffett will stop by, but you can always try to get reservations another day.

Mr. Buffett’s other favorite is Piccolo Pete’s, where he swears by the large root beer float. They, too, are expecting to see Mr. Buffett on Berkshire Sunday, so they are probably booked for reservations. You should still call them to try to get in. Root beer floats are never a bad thing.

Both Gorat’s and Piccolo Pete’s are old school steakhouses. The kind where you get a hunk of meat, a big potato, usually an iceberg lettuce salad and some pasta on the side. It is filling, delicious, and makes you feel like you stepped back a few decades in time (and in terms of price! They’re both very reasonably priced). Other old-school steakhouse favorites here in Omaha, and personal favorites of mine, include The Drover, Brother Sebastian’s and Cascio’s Steakhouse to name a few.

The Omaha World Herald reviewed our old steakhouses last summer and found Brother Sebastian’s to be the best. Plus it’s a really cool atmosphere.

If you want a more contemporary steak eating experience, Omaha has you covered, too. Or really any food. Check out our restaurant section for a guide to Omaha eats, sorted by area of town and some by cuisine.

And really, I love to talk food. So if you have any specific requests or questions, comment away and I will be happy to guide you in the right direction!

 

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5 Responses to “Let’s Talk Food, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders”

  1. Mark says:

    Thanks for the information. Always enjoy your blog posts. Looking forward to the meeting in just two weeks!

  2. Trisha says:

    Thank you! See you soon!

  3. Ralph Witkin says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I’ve been coming to Omaha since 1995 for the Berkshire meeting and have my personal favorite restaurants, but this year wanted to try at least one new place.

  4. Trisha says:

    Five words, Ralph: Whiskey steak at The Drover.
    Enjoy!

  5. Ralph Witkin says:

    Never been to The Drover before, Trisha, but it’s on my list for this year. At least 3 locals have recommended it to me. My favorites have been: The 801 Chophouse; Spencer’s (at the Hilton); & Mahogany; of course we get to Gorat’s and Piccolo’s just about every year. Have been to Omaha Prime a couple of times.