New flavors at eCreamery
eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato is debuting two flavors in time for Mother's Day. Irresistible Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Lemon Cheesecake ice creams are part of the Dundee shop's seasonal lineup. Buy the flavors online at ecreamery.com.
Get happy at J. Coco
J. Coco has a new happy-hour menu.
The menu, served at the bar, includes $5 classic cocktails, $5 red or white wine and $3 featured bottles of beer. On the food side, the $6 selections include portobello fries, Korean short rib tacos, French fries with truffle aioli, white fish ceviche, warm brown sugar nuts, roasted dates and house-marinated olives served with flatbread and Tuscan hummus.
Happy hour at J. Coco runs Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is at 5203 Leavenworth St.
Rise, shine for Tommy Colina's
Both locations of Tommy Colina's Kitchen will serve a full breakfast menu on Mother's Day. The restaurants will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are accepting reservations for parties of six or more. For more information, visit tommycolinaskitchen.com.
More to try at Ragazzi's
Ragazzi's Pizza in Ralston has a new menu.
The restaurant has more specialty pizzas, including the Bianca, a white sauce pizza with roasted chicken, spinach and artichoke hearts, and a Buffalo chicken pizza.
The restaurant also has new burgers, sandwiches and two soups that rotate daily. The restaurant hired a house baker and she is making six types of cupcakes daily, including cheesecake, peanut butter pie and chocolate chip cookie with sea salt.
Ragazzi's is at 5170 S. 72nd St.
Capitol club is remodeling
Capitol Lounge and Supper Club in downtown Omaha is remodeling its main floor into a more welcoming restaurant space.
The remodel should be complete in early June. The restaurant's third-floor balcony space also will be available for private parties and has a full bar and private kitchen.
Capitol is at 1011 Capitol Ave.
Wine dinner at Boiler Room
The Boiler Room is having a wine dinner focused on Pinot Noir.
Jamie Adams and the Sorting Table will be at the restaurant Wednesday for the dinner, which will feature a number of different types of Pinot Noir. The accompanying menu will feature the foods of spring, including asparagus, radishes, morels, Piedmontese beef, Maine mackerel and Davey Road Ranch veal. The dinner is $95 per person before tax or tip and includes the five-course meal and the wine pairing.
Reservations are available; for more information, click here.
Wine dinner at Lot 2
Lot 2 is having a spring wine dinner.
Winemaker Fernando Frias from Frias Family Vineyards in Napa Valley will be in Omaha on May 20. The dinner is $75 per person before tax or tip and begins at 7 p.m.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 402-504-4200.
Restaurants mark Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is Sunday, and some local restaurants are celebrating with special events.
Both locations of Brix will play host to Brixcinco tequila tastings. The free tastings take place Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and include samples of 15 tequilas: Corzo Silver, Corzo Reposado, Corzo Anejo, Don Julio Blanco, Don Julio Reposado, Don Julio Anejo, Kah Blanco, Kah Reposado, Kah Anejo, Patron Silver, Patron Reposado, Patron Anejo, 1800 Silver, 1800 Reposado and 1800 Anejo.
At Cantina Laredo in Midtown Crossing, you can celebrate with Latin music, drink specials and new drinks created for the holiday. Local band Mexican Norteńo will play live music on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drink specials include $5 house margaritas, $5 patron shots and $2 Coronas.
The new featured drinks there include the Cinco Mas Margarita Pitcher, a pitcher of margaritas that serves four to five diners and has a blend of five tequilas, Cointreau, lime juice and agave nectar. The restaurant also will serve a watermelon margarita and a tamarind margarita.
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