Courtesy Lund Ross
Dixie Quicks will now be located in the Hughes-Irons Building on Broadway in Council Bluffs.
It’s a restaurant, it’s an art gallery, it’s all around unique! It’s Dixie Quick’s and RNG Gallery, and it’s moving to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Fabulous, unforgettable, and flavorful, Dixie Quick’s is moving to the Hughes-Irons Building in Council Bluffs. The renovated building in the 100 Block of Broadway is home to the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hughes-Irons Lofts, and will soon be the address for the Omaha favorite Dixie Quick’s Restaurant and RNG Art Gallery. Dixie Quick’s owners Robert (Rob) Gilmer and chef Rene Orduna feature a blend of Southern Cooking with Cajun, Tex-Mex, and other Southern elements. Home cooking, comfort food, and great flavors you want to imitate, describe theallure of Dixie Quick’s notoriety. The menu changes constantly with crab cakes, omelets, soups, and The Dixie Scramble, a local favorite brunch dish. The restaurant, in Omaha for over 15 years, was featured on the Food Network’s program “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. The host of the program claimed that the restaurant’s Texas Chili Pepper Steak was one of his favorites. “We are looking forward to our new home, our new neighbors, new customers, new memories. We are very excited to be part of our new neighborhood,” Gilmer said. The owners are also looking to tap into local produce from local farmers. “We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but we will be open this summer,” Gilmer said. “Thanks for all your warm welcomings.” RNG Gallery is an edgy art gallery with a mix of local, national, and international artists who enjoy pushing the envelope. Unconventional and urban, the RNG Gallery will compliment the historical nature of the Hughes-Irons building architecture and the cozy-but-trendy restaurant feel of Dixie Quick’s. “We are pleased to bring this area gem of a restaurant and gallery to Council Bluffs and the Hughes-Irons Building. This combination should be well-received by the community,” said Andrea Kathol, executive director of Pottawattamie County Development Corporation. “We are excited to begin the build out, and the space should be in business by summer.” The Hughes-Irons Building was a two-year historical renovation project of the Pottawattamie County Development Corporation in the historic 100 Block of Broadway in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce moved into the building in November of 2010. 17 upscale apartments, the Hughes-Irons Lofts, have been rented. The last area to be occupied is the retail/restaurant space which will be the location for Dixie Quick’s and RNG gallery.