Make plans for a Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo on Thursday August 16th.  Locals will escape the heat to experience authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails at a four-course Tequila Dinner, featuring Cabo Wabo Tequila cocktails. The menu starts with a shrimp cocktail shooter, followed with a watermelon jicama salad then entrée choice of Cochinita Pibil – traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork – or Shrimp with Sun-dried Tomato Chipotle Sauce, ending with berries and bream for dessert. The dinner will begin with cocktail service at 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:30. The four-course dinner is $49.99 per person. Call 402.345.6000 or email omaha@cantinalaredo.com for reservations.

This Saturday, August 4th, The Sage Student Bistro will be at the Village Pointe Farmers Market. From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., students from the Institute for Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College will be putting the farmer’s products to good use; in a “Chopped” type student to student competition. Its a great way to watch and learn how to use your local produce and other products found at the Farmer’s Market.  

Coming soon to Omaha is a Gluten-Free Vegan Bakery called Gluten Free in the Great Plains. GFGP has settled on an address and is working to open their doors at 4963 NorthWest Radial Highway.  They plan to offer breads, muffins, scones, and cookies. They are also planning on offering cupcakes for birthday parties and special events. Until the new bakery is open, you can find the GFGP baked goods at the Benson Farmer’s Market.  For more information on the opening, you can follow Gluten Free in the Great Plains on Facebook or gfgreatplains.com


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