Pork belly sliders are shown in a front of a mural representing Council Bluffs landmarks at 712 Eat + Drink, located at 1851 Madison Ave. in Council Bluffs.

Local Beer, Patio & Kitchen and 402 Eat + Drink — from the same group that runs 712 Eat + Drink in Council Bluffs — both plan to open later this year in Village Pointe.

402 Eat + Drink will mirror what its owners are doing in the Bluffs: contemporary American food focused on local ingredients and food made from scratch. The restaurant will be located between Carter’s and Justice for Girls, and should open sometime this summer. The Iowa location is at 1851 Madison Ave.

For more information, visit sevenonetwocb.com.

Local, which closed its downtown location at 902 Dodge St. in February, will open in Village Pointe by the end of 2019.

Owner Charlie Yin said in February that the downtown location would be replaced by a new west Omaha spot. Local will open in the bay next to Cold Stone Creamery.

The downtown Local opened in 2015 and has locations in Millard, Gretna and Lincoln. It serves a large selection of craft beers and a menu of bar bites.

For more information, visit localbeer.co.

Reporter - Food and dining

Sarah Baker Hansen writes restaurant reviews and food stories for the World-Herald. She also writes the quarterly "Food Prowl" series, where teams of tasters go around Omaha to find favorite foods in a number of categories. Phone: 402-444-1069

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