New comfort food at Benson Brewery
Benson Brewery is releasing a new seasonal menu on Tuesday.
The menu will feature several new comfort food items with a focus on Nebraska and Western states and will include new main dishes, appetizers, vegan choices and sandwiches.
The restaurant is also now serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Benson Brewery is at 6059 Maple St.
A vegan buffet that's so good it's scary
Vegan Omaha is celebrating Halloween with a giant vegan buffet this weekend at Crystal Jade.
On Sunday, diners can eat as much as they want, including staples from the restaurant's large vegan menu and some new dishes, such as tofu steaks. Also on the buffet: peanut butter tofu, sweet tofu bulgogi, Indian spicy tofu fingers, egg rolls, curry puffs, curry noodle soup and pumpkin cake.
The $17 all-you-can-eat price does not include drinks, tax or tip. Crystal Jade is at 7255 Cedar St. For more information, call 402-398-1688.
Make donation, get pie at Long John Silver's
Donations in October at Long John Silver's restaurants are benefiting Children's Miracle Network hospitals.
The restaurant is asking customers to make a donation of at least $1; in exchange, they'll get a free slice of pie.
Last year, the restaurant had a similar fundraiser and raised more than $300,000 for the hospitals. Omaha's Children's Hospital & Medical Center is a Children's Miracle Network hospital. The Omaha metro area has several Long John Silver's locations. For more information, visit ljsilvers.com.
Paradise Biryani celebrates festival
Paradise Biryani Pointe is celebrating Dasara, an Indian festival, with an extended buffet.
This Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., diners can eat the special celebratory meal. The restaurant is at 2012 N. 117th Ave. For more information, call 402-505-6950.
Beer and wine event will close Leavenworth
Thirteen Nebraska wineries, five breweries and a handful of musicians will be part of the first annual Nebraska Brew, Vine and Art Festival next week.
The event will close down Leavenworth Street between 12th and 13th.
Nebraska at the Market is hosting the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $15 for five wine tastings and $5 for beer tastings. A portion of the event's proceeds will support the Nebraska Humane Society.
For more information, call 402-346-6975.
See the 'frightful side' of Cunningham Lake
A spooky Halloween event has a good cause behind it: replenishing Salvation Army food pantries.
The Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is teaming with Haunted Theatrics for “The Haunted Trail,” which takes place at Glenn Cunningham Lake Oct. 23-26.
Admission to the trail is $13 for adults and $8 for kids ages 6-12. Visitors get a $1 discount with every canned good they bring, with a maximum of three. Additional canned food donations will be accepted.
Guided tours of the haunted trail will explain the “strange events” that have taken place over the years by the lake with frightful characters and scenes along the way. Tours run from 5 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.
Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a “trick-or-treat trail” will have candy stops, a rock climbing wall, face painting and a costume contest. Admission for this event is $8 for adults and $5 for kids, and the same canned good discount applies.
Visitors should use lake entrance No. 10.
For more information, visit hauntedtrailomaha.com.