On Sunday, March 25 at The Hilton, the Omaha Restaurant Association’s Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen gathered chefs from 12 local eateries such as Le Voltaire, Stokes, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops and Creighton University, each creating a 5-course meal to raise money for Feed the Hungry and culinary scholarships. Michael Walker strolled crooned and a private dinner for 10 by Chef Joel Mahr was at Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, newly opened in Benson, was auctioned off.

 New Restaurant Openings

Café 110, on the corner of 13th and Farnam, is open offering coffee drinks and specialty lattes, a continental breakfast buffet and a fresh salad bar, sandwiches, soups and a variety of desserts and Italian sodas later in the day. With live music on Friday and Saturday nights in addition to a revolving display of art from local artists, Café 110 is located at 1299 Farnam Street, Ste. 110 (402.932.4040).  The team behind Jimi D’s brings another restaurant to Aksarben Village: Ponzu Sushi and Grill is now open at 2110 S. 67th St., (402.614.7757). Also coming soon to Aksarben Village is a second location of the popular West Omaha restaurant, Mai Thai that plans to open in Mid-April.  Cutchall Management opened Joe’s Crab Shack will open on April 2, outside the Westroads Mall, located at 701 N. 102 St.,  (402.391.2701) old Brickhouse and before that Macaroni Grill. They recently converted it’s Famous Dave’s on North 72 Street to a Cat Daddy’s Catfish Kitchen.

Lenten Love

Shuck’s Seafood and Absolutely Fresh Seafood Market will donate a percentage of all proceeds to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society on April 3.  More details at www.absolutelyfresh.com.

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