Roll into Ponzu

It’s all about the neighborhood.

When Jimi D’s Food & Spirits opened four years ago, owner Jimi DiPrima didn’t have big culinary dreams or a snooty design scheme. He just wanted to make it thee neighborhood spot.

Four years and a lot of pints of draft beer later – Jimi D’s pours the most Stella Artois in Nebraska – DiPrima’s first restaurant has become a neighborhood favorite, filled with familiar faces on any given day or night. 

It was the passion for all things sushi that led DiPrima to open his second restaurant, Ponzu Sushi & Grill, earlier this year. With work experience at Blue Sushi in the Old Market, he wanted to bring the cuisine to Aksarben.

Though the name comes from a...

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This weekend is the Riverfront Wine Festival at Aksarben Village from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, August 24 and 25. There will be over 200 wines to sample, craft beers and free wine seminars. Included also, will be live jazz music and lots of people to mingle with while you chat about wine. If wine is your thing then grab a ticket at Corkscrew Wine and Cheese or at Wohlner’s Grocery and at the event door. Your attendance supports the Junior League of Omaha’s A Book of My Own Program. 

Another event to choose this weekend is the Hatch Chile Fest 2012 at Roja Old Market. Watch and enjoy the roasting of more than 1,300 pounds of green chilies from Hatch New Mexico....

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An Omaha Classic Stands the Test of Time

I am a New York Italian girl. I grew up with my grandmother living in my house and Sunday afternoon pasta dinners. At 1 pm, every Sunday, we gathered together to eat baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, or eggplant parmigiana. Some Sundays, my grandmother would even cook all three. So when I moved to Omaha five years ago and looked for a solid authentic Italian restaurant, I was thrilled to find Lo Sole Mio. I remember my first experience there – the large bottles of olive oil on the table, and the random statues of half-naked people scattered among the rooms. I felt at home. That’s the beauty of Lo Sole Mio, you feel as if you have stepped into a little old Italian woman’s house. All it...

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Italian Gardens now has a liquor license. Located at 1228 South 6th Street in the old Café De Paris building, Italian Gardens is happy to be able to offer an affordable wine list with a focus on Italian and California wines. Patrons are still able to bring in their own wine with a corkage fee of $7 per bottle. Italian Gardens has extended their hours to include Tuesday nights from 5:00p.m to 9:00p.m. Reservations are not required but suggested so there will be a table waiting for you. For a full list of hours or to make a reservation, call 402.715.4291

Omaha opens a new gastropub at 14th and Farnam inside the Paxton Hotel called the Omaha Tap House. Having opened just this week, Omaha...

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Dining at Dolce

While dining at Dolce Cafe, my husband and I got into an interesting conversation. When you open a menu at a restaurant and the prices of the dishes are more expensive than average, are your expectations higher for the meal? Such was the case with Dolce Café. Entering the restaurant, you are a bit confused. The tables and chairs look like they should be at a casual lunch café, the middle of the restaurant has an open prep area with tea boxes and pastry glass containers that looks like a counter at a coffee shop, and the front of the restaurant is a closed off area with an exposed sink and utility cart of canned food. Unsure about the motif of the restaurant and the ambience it was...

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Save the date for this Friday August 10th for Omaha's first Food Truck Festival. The event is hosted by the Old Mattress Factory and Bomb Digs Gourmet Food Truck. There will be drinks, food and entertainment all held in the Old Mattress Factory parking lot  at 501 North 13th Street.  From 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Omaha's Food Truck Festival will include Bomb Digs Gourmet Food Truck, LocalMotive, New Orleans Sneaux, Brotato's, island season's mobile kitchen and Ty's Amazing Southern Cuisine. See you there.

Do not miss the next installation of wine dinners at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, Omaha. On Saturday night, August 25th, Spencer's for Steaks and Chops will collaborate with Caymus...

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