Learn to Cook

Chef2 Oils, Vinegars & More in Midtown Crossing announces weekly cooking classes open to the public. Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., learn to cook a variety of dishes from a talented chef using the oils and vinegars (and more) featured within the shop. Reservations are required and the cost is $15 to attend. www.chefs2.com

Coffee News

Crane Coffee celebrates their 23rd anniversary this week. Opened in 1991 and locally-owned, Crane Coffee makes the claim of being “Omaha’s Original Coffeehouse.”  Speaking of local coffeehouses that have been around for a long time, Scooter’s Coffeehouse is again offering their famed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a limited time.

McKenna’s Closing

McKenna’s Blues Booze & Barbeque will close its doors on September 27. Open since December of 1991, McKenna’s will likely be remembered as an Omaha favorite for both blues music and BBQ. www.mckennasbbb.com

Food Day

It’s never too early to start planning for your October festivities, so mark your calendar for Food Day at The Old Market on Saturday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by the Toast of the Old Market beginning at 2:00 p.m. Food Day is a national event that helps raise awareness about global food issues. www.facebook.com/FoodDayOmaha


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