Brix is definitely known locally for its wine selection, but starting next month it's adding beer to the mix.
The Village Pointe location's Brix Beer Bar is set to open mid-November and will have 20 handles in the retail store side of the shop.
For more information, visit brixomaha.com.
Lithuanian Bakery adds to delicious 50th
Omaha's Lithuanian Bakery is adding another special to its 50th anniversary celebration.
The bakery's two locations will bake a special batch of cranberry walnut sourdough rye on Oct. 26. The bread, available by special order, will cost $4.50 a loaf. Customers can order as many loaves as they wish.
Monday, the bakery will sell its signature sourdough rye for $.50 a loaf. The special is limited to one loaf per person while supplies last.
The Lithuanian Bakery locations are off 33rd Avenue, just south of “Q” Street, and at 74th Plaza and Pacific Streets.
Food Day Omaha will mix learning, fun
Food Day Omaha will have demonstrations on cooking, canning and seed saving as well as lots of activities for kids at the annual event Sunday at Aksarben Village.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. all sorts of vendors, including farmers, grocery stores and food education organizations, will be on site. Cooking demonstrations will feature recipes for pumpkin soup, ratatouille over spaghetti squash, and apple butter. The butter will come with instructions on how to can it.
Among the vendors will be Big Muddy Urban Farm, whose representatives will demonstrate how to compost at home; City Sprouts, which will educate about community gardens and have a kids activity; Guckenheimer, which will have samples of quinoa salad with roasted vegetables and two types of pesto; and Truck Farm Omaha, which will have a culinary herb matching game.
The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition organizes the event.
Beer dinner's success leads to an encore
The last beer dinner at Black Oak Grill was so successful that the restaurant is doing it again, this time with Nebraska Brewing Co.
The three-course beer dinner is slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday. Diners can choose a first course of either spinach and five cheese dip or a Black Oak Salad paired with a beer. Entree choices include a prime rib dip sandwich, a smoked chicken and avocado club or a cheeseburger. Dessert is the restaurant's chocolate ganache filled Kahlua Ding Dong.
The three course meal and beer pairing is $30 before tax or tip. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged; call 402-341-0622. Black Oak Grill is in Midtown Crossing.
For lobster tales, visit Bonefish
There's a story behind each dish on Bonefish Grill's new Tuesday Tales of Lobster menu, built to please those looking for an after work bite.
The dishes on the menu start at $7.90 and include things like a lobster tail dinner and lobster roll sliders. A wood-grilled cold water lobster tail can be added to any meal or eaten solo.
You'll have to check it out to learn the tales of lobster that go along with the menu. Bonefish is at Regency Court.
For more information, visit bonefishgrill.com.