Valentine’s Day and Dining Notes

Valentine’s Day and You

As a long time restaurateur, I coined all major holidays as “amateur night” in my restaurants. The reason is -- for the most part -- guests who dine out on these “hallmark-driven” holidays are stumbling their way through the evening anyway. What makes matters worse is they are the type of guests who call the day of asking for “a quiet table on a Saturday night at 8 p.m.” and are shocked that reservations are full.  Do not be that person this year.  Luckily, for everyone Valentine’s Day lands on a Tuesday this year, allowing lovebirds and the hopeless to spread their dining love over the course of an entire week. Here are a few places offering preset menus,...

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Le Food, Le Wine

Hy-Vee Food & Wine Experience

Enjoy a day of sampling wine, specialty foods and cheeses from over 75 booths and food specialists presenting live cooking demonstrations. You can buy your tickets at your Hy-Vee Customer Service for $35 and all proceeds from this event will be donated to local charities. You can also win a pair of tickets all week long on our Dish Omaha facebook page. The event is February 4, from 1-6 p.m at the DC Centre in Omaha.

Le Quartier Baking Company Is Now Open Every Day

No need to start your day with an empty tummy when you can stop at Le Quartier Baking Company in Countryside Village, 87th and Pacific Streets, to get a hot breakfast panini. Le Quartier¹s...

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Crumbs 1/25

Dunkin' Donuts Announces New Restaurants in Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa

Dunkin' Donuts, announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees, Savoureux Corporation, for 12 new restaurants in North Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa with the first restaurant planned to open in 2013. Savoureux Corporation, led by former University of Nebraska football players Kris Brown and Zach Wiegert, have teamed up with Jeff Woodbury, a principal of Woodbury Corporation, and David Scott, CEO of Tetrad Corporations, an Omaha-based real estate and investment firm.  In April 2011, Savoureux Corporation committed to develop five Dunkin' Donuts restaurants...

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Stop the Corporate Insanity

Omaha, Corporate Sellouts?
Congratulations Omaha, we are almost the biggest restaurant sellouts in the nation.  We hold 9 of the 10 consumer picks for top restaurant chains in our area. The National Restaurant News Consumer Picks special report, rates top restaurant chains in the limited-service and full-service segments based on customer preferences. As the largest segment in the restaurant industry, casual-dining restaurants are often the go-to pick for consumers looking for a night away from their own kitchen, a place to celebrate with family and friends or a familiar location to have a quiet meal. Of the top ten chains, restaurant conglomerate OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC own three...

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Eggs-tended

Restaurant Neighbor Award Deadline Extended
Each year, the National Restaurant Association and American Express awards $5,000 each to four restaurants -- one small business, one mid-size business, one large business/national chain and one Humanitarian of the year -- through its Restaurant Neighbor Award, an awards program that recognizes outstanding community service efforts among our nation’s restaurants. The deadline to apply for the award is now January 7th, 2012. To apply for the award or to nominate a restaurateur who is actively involved in his or her community, please contact Brandy Nielson at 402.488.3999, or apply online at http://restaurant.org/sustainability/rna/

Gluten-Free...

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<p>  Pizza Ranch</p> New is the “New” Thing

New Food Show on Lincoln’s KZUM 89.3 FM
"The Kitchen" will airs on Saturdays, noon – 1 p.m. on KZUM, 89.3 FM in Lincoln and can be streamed online at http://kzum.org. According to host, Ted Pool the show looks to share the passion of cooking as well as educate and inform people that they don't have to depend on others to eat well. “Food, is the ultimate art form,” according to Pool, and he wants to display that through “The Kitchen.”

Pizza Ranch to Open New Location in Omaha
Pizza Ranch, the Midwest buffet concept that features old Western décor, stone accent walls, decorative artwork and comfortable seating, announced it will open its doors for business on December 27, 2011 at 3010...

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