Another iconic restaurant of Omaha is closing soon. The Bohemian Cafe, located on south 13th St. just south of William St, will close in September.
The restaurant opened in 1924, and moved to the current location in 1959, where it has been the gathering place for Bohemian, Czech and Polish immigrants/descendants ever since. Waitresses wear traditional dress like the photo at left, and serve generous portions of traditional hearty Czech dishes: Svickova, Jaeger Schnitzel, Polish Sausage, Roast Pork Loin, and Hasenphefer, all served with liver-dumpling soup, mashed potatoes or dumplings, sauerkraut or sweet and sauer cabbage, and rye bread. Kolaches for dessert. Oh, and don’t forget their famous chilled ceramic mugs filled with Czech Urquell beer.
Our family makes it there a couple times a year for special occasions. The atmosphere is memorable and the food will stick to your ribs for days. Where will we go now?
Thought for the Day: Without work, there are no kolaches. Czech Proverb