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Bites & Sips: Issue 18

Bites & Sips: Issue 18

MCC’s Sage Student Bistro

Sage is now open during the College’s fall quarter. Lunch hours are Monday-Thursday, 11am-1:30pm, and dinner hours are Monday-Thursday 6-8pm, with last seating at 8pm. Sage operates as a customer focused classroom providing students with an opportunity to refine their culinary skills. Standard and weekly menus are offered.

Cantina Laredo Seasonal Drinks

Like autumn weather, fall cocktails arrive early. Two new drinks at Cantina Laredo feature Modelo Especial, a popular Mexican beer. A new margarita, the Modelo 75 is made with Milagro Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice and Modelo Especial, complete with a spicy chili-salt rim.

For Bloody Mary fans, the Rojo Chelada offers something different, combining Modelo Especial, fresh lime juice and Bloody Mary mix, with a green olive and cherry tomato garnish. At just $8 each, sip these seasonal concoctions for a limited time.

MCC’s Dean of Culinary, Hospitality and Horticulture Retiring

Jim Trebbien, MCC’s Institute for the Culinary Arts and the Hospitality and Horticulture Programs’ longtime and esteemed Dean, will be holding a retirement open house at Midtown Crossing’s Chef^2(3157 Farnam St.). The open house will be on Sunday, January 11th from 2-5pm. This is open to anyone and everyone that knows Jim.

Salt 88 Wins Wine Award

Salt 88 was recently selected for the Wine Spectator’s 2014 Award of Excellence. In addition to the honor, Salt was selected as the only new restaurant in Nebraska to qualify for the 2014 award. Topping off this achievement, the restaurant was also categorized as having an inexpensive wine list from the judges.

World Sake Day

October 1st is the start of the Sake Brewing Season and World Sake Day. Use #WorldSakeDay during the month of September on photos, tweets and posts of yourself enjoying TY KU Sake to be featured in their gallery and for a chance to win weekly prizes. Grand Prize is a TY KU Sake Bicycle.

Soaring Wings’ Harvest Festival

Soaring Wings’ annual Harvest Festival will be Saturday, September 27th from 12-9:30pm. Celebrate the end of the harvest! This all day event features live music, drink specials, food and grape stomping. Grape stomping competitions throughout the day feature teams of two going head-to-head to see who can stomp the fastest. Featured musicians include Tim Koehn, The Wildwoods and Out Loud. Entry fee for the Harvest Festival is $12 for adults (includes souvenir wine glass plus first glass of wine or beer), $7 for ages 12-20 and under 12 is free.

M’s Pub Offering Sunday Lunch

M’s Pub is now featuring Sunday lunch service with a brunch themed food special offered until 3pm. M’s also has released a new fall cocktail menu which, along with other cocktails, includes five seasonal martinis.

Orsi’s Pizza & Football

Orsi’s pizza has got you covered when it comes to game day. Their party pizza is a full sheet pan’s worth of delicious.

McFoster’s Renovates

Along with the street improvements and streetlight installation going on outside their doors, McFoster’s will be closing down their patio for renovations. Expect the newly improved space to be available by the spring.

Julio’s Drink Specials

Thirsty Thursday is the perfect day to wind down from work and blow off some steam at Julio’s. Bud Light and Miller Light pints are only $1.50.

The Pizza Pie Guys Deliver

The Pizza Pie Guys now offer delivery service for their award-winning pizza. Additionally, the catering menu has recently been upgraded and is ideal for holiday parties and get-togethers.

Dixie Quicks has PM Coffee Service

Dixie Quicks will now be offering evening coffee service in the gallery and throughout the restaurant – perfect for cold fall and winter nights.

B&G Tasty Foods

B&G will be offering free Bee Gees (delicious loose meat sandwiches) at the Nebraska chapter’s Breath of Hope: An Event to Honor Nebraska’s Finest. The event takes place October 16th from 6–7:30pm and benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It will be held at the Omar Art & Event Center in Omaha at 4383 Nicholas Street.

Hockenbergs Wins Excellence Award

Hockenbergs Food Service Equipment & Supply in Omaha has been selected as the winner of Foodservice Equipment Reports’ Management Excellence Award in the Large Dealer category for 2015. This award recognizes excellence in the delivery and performance of equipment and supplies functions and services by E&S dealers and distributors. Hockenbergs was nominated and selected by an Awards Selection Advisory Board for Dealers, made up primarily of leading equipment and supplies manufacturers chosen because of their wide experience and knowledge of the industry and its leading players.

Ted and Wally’s While You Can

With winter quickly approaching, now is the time to take advantage of all the great ice cream flavors available at Ted and Wally’s. Their full selection is still available, but will diminish as the temperatures drop.

Nosh Introduces New Seasonal Menus

New fresh fall offerings on both their food and drink menus are now available at Nosh.  They are using locally grown eggplant in a few of their appetizers and with an eggplant Parmesan.  They have also changed up their seasonal salad using fresh heritage greens, pears, roasted shallots, pecan pieces and an apple cider vinaigrette. Lamb Sliders have also been introduced to their entrée menu. Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers have arrived and they are featuring new fall cocktails, like a pumpkin pie martini.

Zio’s Pizza Launches Video Series

Join Zak as he kicks off Zio’s new web video series, The Weekly Slice. The series includes interviews with customers and answers questions about Zio’s in hilarious fashion.

Mangia Italiana Scores

Call Mangia for your game day gatherings and let them cook so you can watch the game. They are also perfect for holiday catering, so don’t forget to get those holiday orders in early.


Erik Totten

Erik Totten

Erik Totten is the founder and publisher of Food & Spirits Magazine in Omaha, Nebraska. He's worked in publications for the last 21 years at all levels. As well as serving as a writer, designer, photographer and editor, he's also founded two publications which have allowed him to grow into being a publisher, which he would describe as his 'true calling'.

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