A pastry from Carter & Rye, a new Omaha business planning pop-ups through the summer.

Hot pockets and hand pies are the thing at Carter & Rye

Carter and Rye, a new pastry business, is planning its first pop-up in the Blackstone District.

Carter and Rye, run by Kate Anderson and Ryan Grubbs, both alums of Archetype Coffee, will serve its cold brew, its own version of hot pockets and sweet hand pies, along with a complimentary mimosa bar.

The event will take place at Oliver & Tate salon, 3852 Farnam St., on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you can’t make the event, Carter and Rye will also be at the Aksarben farmers market all summer.

Tickets for the event are $15 a person and are available here.

Former Lot 2 chef headed back to Benson for pop-up

Chef Joel Mahr, formerly of Lot 2, is headed back to Omaha for one night only.

Mahr now runs Primrose Restaurant in Corning, Iowa, and plans a pop-up at Mayne St. Market in Benson — right down the street from his old stomping grounds.

The event, slated for May 1, will start at 6 p.m. and is first-come, first-served.

Mahr plans a menu of a hot honey chicken and biscuit sandwich with potato salad and ranch vegetables; cornbread with tomatoes, red onion, buttermilk cheese, jalapeño and herbs; a chopped salad with sweet onion vinaigrette and panna gratta; a 6-ounce steak served with a potato; and ricotta doughnut holes with cinnamon, spices and orange blossom icing.

For more details, visit

Local sausage the focus of brewery event

Infusion Brewing Company, which sends most of its spent grain to feed hogs at Wild Rose Farms in Glenwood, Iowa, is receiving, in return, Italian and cheddar sausages that will be at the heart of its upcoming sausage jubilee.

The event, which will take place May 10 at Infusion’s Benson location, 6115 Maple St., will feature a brat or sausage with chips and a pickle for $5. The brewery will also have $3 beer specials.

For more information, check out

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

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

Load comments

You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.