Let the Food and Wine Events Begin

Shucks Downtown now Open
Shucks is now open located at 1911 Leavenworth, the former Dixie Quicks spot. Shucks downtown offers happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. on drink specials and appetizers. For more information, give them a call at 402.614.5544

Aksarben RibFest Announces New Omaha Rib Festival
The aroma of world champion barbecue ribs and the sounds of blues, country and rock music will fill the air on August 16, 17 and 18 from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. each day at the inaugural Aksarben Ribfest.  Hosted by the Aksarben Village at 67th & Center, the Aksarben Ribfest will feature four world-class barbecue teams, each cooking up their own distinct styles and tastes. Admission to the event is free...

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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,...

entered on 02/05/12 at 10:59 PM | read more »


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...

entered on 01/28/12 at 09:35 PM | read more »


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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...

entered on 01/23/12 at 01:17 AM | read more »


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...

entered on 12/29/11 at 10:07 AM | read more »


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/

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