Omaha’s newest food hall, Kamp Blackstone (www.kampblackstone.com), brings an elevated approach to traditional dining. The business opened at the end of November following the June closure of Switch, which had occupied the space at 3618 Farnam St. for two years. The food hall is the latest business venture for the Extra Credit Group. Michael Sanchez and partner Jake Dawson kept Switch’s multiple-vendor design but replaced the eateries with concept restaurants unique to the Kamp location.
Kamp is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and it is nothing if not eclectic. The interior features colorful decorations, quirky murals, neon lights, psychedelic fonts, and multiple homages to Kamp’s logo, a lion’s head. Lo-fi hip-hop (a type of downtempo music) plays over the speakers as people type on their computers, enjoy a drink, or try out one of Kamp’s concept food establishments.
The Kamp bar, in the center of the open-concept space, also opened last year. Happy hour is all-day Monday and from 2 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. One signature cocktail on the menu, the Jungle Gin, is a play on gin and fruit juice with in-house basil foam that’s imprinted with a logo using a ripple machine.
Kamp Blackstone is across from the historic Cottonwood Hotel and next to longtime Omaha bar food staple Crescent Moon. Visit their website at www.kampblackstone.com.