Omaha, NE Food & Drinks

Relax & Recharge On National Coffee Day With A Free, Brewed Coffee from Scooter’s Coffee

OMAHA, Neb.– Scooter’s Coffee is brewing up some love and will provide a free cup of brewed coffee to loyal and new customers on National Coffee Day, September 29. “Whether it’s National Coffee Day or any day, we are passionate about providing a world-class experience to our guests,” said Bill Black, Chief Marketing Officer at Scooter’s Coffee. “The Scooter’s Coffee difference is that we source only the highest-quality ingredients and roast the world’s finest specialty coffee beans. While we continue to grow rapidly, Scooter’s Coffee is committed to providing the quickest and best drive-thru interaction in the world. We’re here to make your day with our ‘Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®'”
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Now Serving Omaha: Lighthouse Pizza and Fries

This week on what's Now Serving Omaha: Lighthouse Pizza and Fries, a restaurant in the heart of Omaha's Capitol District serving up pizza and gourmet french fries. KETV NewsWatch 7's John Oakey sits down with general manager Jenny Ryan to talk about what's on the menu. For more restaurants featured...
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Shug’s Sweetens Up Bellevue, Tasty Takes a Hit, Vegan Directory Hits Stands

A Friday night fire at the Tasty Pizza 5423 Leavenworth location was reported and extinguished in less than 30 minutes. Thanks to neighbors who called in the fire, and the fast action of firefighters, no injuries were reported. First responders stayed on-site to assist Tasty owners in their efforts to evacuate the remaining ingredients, which are now being used at the 60th street location. A cause is still being investigated, and efforts are being made to salvage the remaining equipment.
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Pear and apple salad is the perfect fall recipe

This fall salad has the perfect pairing of salty and sweet, with a little bit of crunch. Autumn Pear and Apple Salad (serves 4) 1. Add the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette to a small jar. Close lid and shake well. Set aside. 2. Divide the mixed greens onto four...

You'd batter believe it! It's National Pancake Day!

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — National Pancake Day takes place on September 26, according to Pancakes are also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes, and hot cakes, said the website. They are considered to one of the oldest breakfast foods because they date back more than 30,000 years, said the website.
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Fremont Friendship Center menu and activities for Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Following is the Fremont Friendship Center menu and activities for Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Lunches are served at 11:30 a.m. inside the center. Seniors need to make reservations for the next day’s meal by noon by calling 402-727-2815. Monday: Sliced turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, corn and whole grain bread stick...

Dining Notes: Wine Spectator magazine honors seven Nebraska restaurants

Seven fine-dining establishments in Omaha and Lincoln are among the honorees in the Wine Spectator magazine 2021 Restaurant Awards. The awards were created in 1981 to recognize the nation’s best restaurants for wine. Restaurants are judged on three levels: award of excellence, best award of excellence and the grand award.

Omaha's Detox Sober Lounge offers booze-free environment

Detox Sober Lounge feels like a true bar environment with drinks, music, dancing and games. But at Detox, there's no alcohol. After hosting pop-up events starting in January 2020, Detox founder Alexis Lawson established a permanent location for the sober lounge at 72nd and Blondo Streets in August. The location is currently open on Friday and Saturday nights.
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School breakfast and lunch menus for Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Breakfast and lunch menus for the week of Sept. 27. Monday: Barbecue rib sandwich, tri tater, vegetable, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Macaroni and cheese, smokies, breadstick, vegetable, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Chicken taquito, tri tater, vegetable, fruit, milk. Thursday: Chicken fried chicken, cheese breadstick, vegetable, fruit, milk. Friday: Cheese quesadilla, churro, vegetable,...

Council approves variances, site plan for 'drive thru coffee' spot

Those looking to get their caffeine fix soon will have another option in Litchfield. The site plan and sign variance for a Scooters Coffee on a vacant lot on U.S. Highway 12 East received City Council approval during its meeting Sept. 20. Scooter’s Coffee is a national franchise with nearly...

Omaha Bar Association Fall Kickoff Returns In Person

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Omaha Bar Association’s Fall Kickoff returned this year at a new location, but with the same camaraderie. Sponsored by FNBO for about five decades, the Fall Kickoff was held last week at the Field Club of Omaha. The OBA member-favorite event has long been a celebration to mark the beginning of the new legal year.

Delicious apple pie egg rolls a tasty fall treat

Put a bumper crop of apples to use — beyond baking a pie. This sweet dessert totes well and makes enough to share. 3 medium apples, peeled and diced into ½-inch pieces. Whipped cream, caramel sauce or powdered sugar, optional. 1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine...
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Seniors and their families invited to Memory Lane Cafe

Memory Lane Café will be open from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Lighthouse, 84 W. Sixth St., in downtown Fremont. Seniors and their families who would like to enjoy live music, Katie the Comfort Dog, and free root beer floats or banana splits, are invited. Memory Lane Café is...

Five downtown Omaha restaurants to try

If you are hanging out downtown and feel like grabbing something to eat, check out these spots for some delicious dishes. Nicola’s, 521 S. 13th St. — This intimate and romantic eatery is perfect. The chicken pastas are especially good. Twisted Fork, 1014 Howard St. — Get the fried...

20 copycat recipes from popular fast food restaurants

Here's a look at how you can make chicken nuggets, pizzas, crunchwrap supremes and more — all in your own kitchen. How much spending money should parents give their college student?. Omaha World-Herald: Omaha Dines. Sign up for the Omaha Dines weekly newsletter to stay up to date on the...

Cheap Eats: Foxy Sushi

Drive-thru Sushi? It's happening now in Omaha. In this week's Cheap Eats, 3 News Now Anchor Serese Cole took us to a new metro restaurant that's putting a quick and affordable spin on Sushi.

Kookaburra Cookies steals the spotlight

The Kookaburra Cookies booth, run by Eli Vedral, was extremely successful as all its cookies sold out at the Creighton Farmers Market on Sept. 18. Known for selling its trademarked “strumble” cookies, Kookaburra Cookies is a local business in Omaha and Lincoln. On Friday, Kookaburra Cookies featured its coffee cake, red velvet and seasonal candy bar flavored cookies (inspired by Snickers) at the farmers market. “It’s been going really well so far as I’ve sold out of two of my three flavors,” Vedral said at the time of recording, before completely selling out. The red velvet cookies sold out first, followed by the coffee cake and seasonal candy bar flavor. Alex Klingman, a College of Arts and Sciences junior, shared her thoughts after trying the coffee cake flavor. “I like how the cookie isn’t really brittle, but rather more delicate,” Klingman said. “I also really like how the hint of cinnamon compliments the overall taste of the cookie as well.” Seeing that Creighton students thoroughly enjoyed Kookaburra Cookies, Vedral mentioned how students could get their cookies other than at Creighton’s farmers market. “Not a lot of students know, but I deliver to Creighton for free,” Vedral said. “So, if you message me on Instagram or Facebook @kookaburracookies, I’ll bring your cookies right to you.” The Creighton Farmers Market also hosted a variety of local vendors offering a wide selection of foods and accessories. In total, roughly eight unique vendors were featured for consumers to check out. Straying away from the typical farmers market products such as fresh fruits and vegetables, vendors at the farmers market sold eccentric items, such as lip balm, salsa and shaved ice. Other notable booths sold jewelry, gluten-free sourdough bread and classic American foods, such as burgers and chicken sandwiches. In addition to the vendors, the Creighton Students Union offered free tote bags for students to pack their purchases in and Creighton’s Recreation and Wellness gave away free apples for "Fresh Fruit Friday."

An interactive map reveals each states' favorite Halloween candies

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — An interactive map, put together by, reveals each states' favorite Halloween candies. The data collected was from 14 years worth of candy sales, said the website. Nebraska's favorites included:. Sour Patch Kids. Salt Water Taffy. Twix. From the past 14 years of data, here is...

Food writer keeps focus local

In an online world of food blogging, food posting, food critique and food criticism, Papillion’s own “Omaha Fattie” stands apart from the maddening din. Danell Taylor is legitimate. Not “legit” as in real, but “legitimate” as in genuine. The local food writer has become a trusted voice over the past year for thousands of area residents. It is easy to see why. His style is engaging and infectious, fun to read on Facebook and fun to watch on YouTube.