The Early Bird, the breakfast spot in the Blackstone District, is expanding to Papillion. The restaurant plans a second location in Shadow Lake Towne Center, near 72nd Street and Highway 370. For more information, check out the restaurant’s Facebook page.
And, in other restaurant news:
» Olive & Ash Pizza Co. has closed. The takeout pizza spot, near 120th Street and Mary Plaza, closed at the end of July. It opened in January.
» Voodoo Taco plans a new location near 25th and Farnam Streets. The restaurant, which will open next week, has two other locations: in Aksarben Village, at 67th and Center Streets; and in the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall in Gretna.
» Zaika Indian Cuisine is new near 144th Street and West Center Road. The restaurant has taken over the former Sushi Japan location and is serving a menu of Indian classics, including curry and biryani, as well as dishes that diners can grill at in-table grills. The restaurant is at 14134 West Center Road. Click here for more information.
Here's a list of some of Omaha's best pizza pies
Friday is National Pizza Day — I didn't know it was a thing, either — so what better way for me to help you celebrate than to share a bunch of my pizza knowledge? I have lots of favorite pizzas in Omaha; anyone who loves food knows that our city is a bit crazy for this particular food. I've seen people actually get into arguments over the merits of Mama's versus La Casa. (Full disclosure: I'm on Team La Casa.)
This is just a small selection of the pizza joints I've reviewed during the past few years, plus a link to one of the best, most comprehensive Food Prowls we ever conducted.
– Sarah Baker Hansen