Monday, April 27, 2015

pop-we Dinner Club Reviews Little España

population-we™ (pop-we) foodie Jackie had the group travel to España, which translates to Spain, in this case it was Little España, located at 11036 Elm Street in Rockbrook Village Omaha, NE. There is another location at 6064 Maple Street in Benson. España is a different type of restaurant as it is a “tapas” which means light snack or appetizers eaten with drinks. If you are a big eater this may not be your type of place.
Number 3 Spanish Breakfast.

When you arrive at Little España the hostess stand is right at the door. From here you can scan the room. The room is very elegant with beautiful floors and art deco ceiling. There are walls separating areas of the room to give it a smaller more private feel. I really loved the bar with the giant chalkboard that they write up the food and drink specials. The walls are lined with pictures of Spain; from cityscapes, bull fighting and giant plane tickets.

Our visit was a little different from all of the other places we visited as we went for Sunday Brunch. That did not stop us from taking in some libations. A few in the group tried the Gazpacho Bloody Mary. I just had a Mimosa, simple but refreshing. In talking with others; España is known for their Sangria and worth a try but do be warned that there are three sizes the largest is $38. For the entrée I had the Number 3 Spanish Breakfast. This dish is comprised of think bacon, small sausage patties, fried egg and a thick potato-onion omelette. Again simple, but tasty. The sausage was made with chorizo, which I really enjoy. What can I say you can never go wrong with bacon and thick smoky taste. A couple others tried the Huevos Benedict made with fried egg, garlic baguette, marinated sirloin and hollandaise sauce. Having many different types of Benedicts this was different with the thinly sliced steak but it was the marinade that set it apart. An enjoyable dish from the reviews.

After compiling the surveys from the other foodies the pop-we Dinner Club gives Little España: 4.06 star average on a scale of 1-5.
Huevos Benedict.

Atmosphere/Decor – 4.38

Cleanliness – 4.38

Wait Staff – 4.50

Menu – 3.88

Food Presentation – 4.25

Food Portions – 3.5

Food Taste – 4.13

Cost (was the cost worth meal?) – 3.13

Noise Level – 4.38

Overall Experience – 4.13

For more information regarding directions, menu items, visit Little España at Rockbrook Village website.

Fellow population-we™ readers, if you've been to Little España leave us a comment and tell us what you thought?

Want to do this yourself? To review how to start your own dinner club, visit our January post about doing just that. Remember it is a template; tweak it to fit you and your friends' tastes. pop-we Dinner Club: good food…good friends…good times.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

[Earth Day Edition] Crafting Repurposed Puppets

Brian and I have both blogged about our earth-friendly efforts since we both became bloggers in 2011. What better way to hand this green lifestyle down than to teach our nieces and nephews to do so too. Recently, I had the opportunity to do just that when I babysat my nieces.

My niece with repurposed puppets.
This post is dedicated to an arts and crafts project I conducted with my nieces based around repurposed (recycled) items. For The Brown's: a recycled home or craft project evokes something you already had around the house; were given specifically for repurposing; picked up thrifting or bought at a restore it store. To be classified as population-we™ repurposed project: one- or all- components should be recycled in the project. In this case, my nieces used items already on-hand. Every birthday and Christmas in The Brown's household--we don't throw away the wrapping paper, tissues and bows--instead we store them away for another day. This day, my nieces would be inspired to make puppets (shown at right) from repurposed brown paper bags and other items out of this stockpile.

In short, we want to share with our readers that Earth Day, which falls on Wednesday April 22, this year--can be fun and commemorated every day of the year. Happy repurposed puppet making!

Editor's Note: In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day population-we™ staffers will celebrate our love for planet earth with green posts the entire month of April! For this post we celebrate the art of repurposing for a craft project. Thanks for reading our third Earth Day post. 

-population-we blog post by Becky Bohan Brown 
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