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60 Plus Opener: June 2020

May 28, 2020 10:04AM ● By Gwen Lemke

It’s June - and here at Omaha Magazine, that means it’s our annual food issue.

We have several articles about interesting people over the age of 60 in this issue. Our Active Living subject is Phil McEvoy, an avid deer hunter. He is also a friendly guy, and he will invite anyone he meets to hunt with him during the fall deer season.

The feature is about entrepreneur Gary Rohwer. Many people know him as the former owner of PepperJax restaurants, but in recent years, he has taken on a new venture known as Glenn Valley Foods. This company offers beef, chicken, and pork products to customers from restaurant chains to grocery stores. Some products are available directly to consumers.

In recent years, there has been a wave of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets touted on TV and in books. Many medical professionals, however, still recommend a Mediterranean-style diet to help avoid Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This diet concentrates on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and it includes less fat and meat than some of the more trendy diets found today. Our health article explains why this diet is still recommended by the medical community.

The past few years have seen several popular restaurants close. Classic comfort-food places like Petrow’s were beloved by many in the area for years, while others such as Sushi Japan Yakiniku Boy were more recent. The Nostalgia article this round highlights several that Omahans were sad to see close over the past few years.

This summer will be a bit different, with the loss of festivals, fairs, and baseball games, but there is still plenty of fun summer food available. Take time to enjoy all that the season has to offer—whether that is ice cream, watermelon, or homemade lemonade.

This article first appeared in the "60 Plus" section of the June 2020 issue of Omaha Magazine.