9th Street Tavern Now Open in Capitol District

The 9th Street Tavern and Grill is now open and located one block south of the Century Link Center at 902 Dodge St. The new sports bar and grill hosts a weekly happy hour from 4-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers 27 televisions tuned to all sports coverage. With Nebraska native Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the 9th Street Tavern offers classic tavern cuisine, currently serving its comfy winter menu with items such as Shepard’s pie, stews and bison meatloaf. In addition, the 9th Street Tavern offers a signature drink menu with both domestic and craft beers on tap.

“We think this is a great neighborhood with three hotels and...

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New film looks at growing a healthy, sustainable food culture

With words like justice, security, healthy and sustainable increasingly attached to food in America, two Omaha filmmakers with an undisguised POV have plugged into the sustainable edibles culture with a new documentary.

In Growing Cities urban agriculture advocates Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette present farming operations around the nation as smart remedies to inner city food deserts. The doc's. 7 p.m. Film Streams screening on Oct. 29 will be followed by a Q&A with the creators.

Writer-director Susman, cinematographer Monbouquette and production manager Brent Lubbert logged 13,500 miles in a Dodge Caravan van on a three-month road trip to 20 cities in 2011. They searched out the...

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Inaugural Brew, Vine and Arts Festival

Nebraska at the Market presents the first inaugural All Nebraska Brew, Vine and Arts Festival on Leavenworth St. between 12th and 13th Sts. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19. With food, arts and live music playing throughout the day, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. Participating breweries include Blue Blood, Schilling Bridge, Nebraska Brewing Co. and Storz Brewery. There will be over a dozen wineries from the area including Soaring Wings and James Arthur Vineyards. Nebraska Humane Society will have their Paws van on hand between noon and 2 p.m. Tickets for the event are five for $15 for wine and five for $5...

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A Taste of History: A Trip to Templeton Rye

In 1920, Prohibition turned American farmers into outlaws, and numerous farms throughout the nation began distilling, storing and selling alcohol for the bootlegging industry. Templeton, Iowa, was one of those places, where a number of talented people began selling a popular whiskey known as Templeton Rye. Prized for its smooth finish, it quickly became Al Capone’s favorite whiskey, and the product became popular in hundreds of underground speakeasies throughout the Midwest.

After 85 years, the staunch laws of Prohibition are long gone, but the popularity of Templeton Rye is not. After years, and many illegal bottles, the first legal batch was produced in 2006. Currently, 4800 bottles...

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Lithuanian Bakery Turns 50

The Lithuanian Bakery is celebrating 50 years in Omaha. Founded by Stephanjia and Vytautas Mackevicius in 1963 in South Omaha, Lithuanian Bakery continues to operate from that same location on 33rd Ave. just south of Q St. The Lithuanian Bakery also has a second location at 74th St. and Pacific Sts.

“We started as a corner market and have evolved into a specialty bakery that offers hard-to-find baked goods like our famous Napoleons Torte and very dense Pumpernickel bread. I’d like to thank Omaha for the business they’ve already given us, and please, come help us celebrate this month!” said Lauri Mackevicius, owner of the 74th and Pacific St. location.


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Fall Festival at Gifford Farms


The educational Gifford Farm, 700 Camp Gifford Rd, Bellevue, is hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit with your whole family for farm fun games, pony rides, hay rides and other farm activities. For more information, call 402.597.4920.


Pita Pit Opens in Omaha


For those readers looking for an alternative to burgers and subs, perhaps the new Pita Pit, located in the L St. Marketplace Suite 101, will hit the spot. With other locations throughout the United States, this is the first Pita Pit in Omaha, which opened in the middle of September. The Pita Pit offers either...

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