Lithuanian Bakery Turns 50

The Lithuanian Bakery is celebrating 50 years in Omaha. Founded by Stephanjia and Vytautas Mackevicius in 1963 in South Omaha, Lithuanian Bakery continues to operate from that same location on 33rd Ave. just south of Q St. The Lithuanian Bakery also has a second location at 74th St. and Pacific Sts.

“We started as a corner market and have evolved into a specialty bakery that offers hard-to-find baked goods like our famous Napoleons Torte and very dense Pumpernickel bread. I’d like to thank Omaha for the business they’ve already given us, and please, come help us celebrate this month!” said Lauri Mackevicius, owner of the 74th and Pacific St. location.

To show appreciation to their loyal customers, look for a full month of specials from both locations.

Happy National Gumbo Day

Sat., Oct. 12 will mark National Gumbo Day. Shuck’s Fish Houses promises to be the place to get your Gumbo on. Starting Wed. Oct. 9 through Sun. Oct. 13, Shucks will be offering a variety of specialty Gumbos such as Shuck’s Original, Alligator, Root Vegetable, Turducken and Crawfish. Choose three to make a Gumbo flight or order a bowl of your favorite. For a list of Shucks’s locations, visit

New Curriculum for School Chef is being researched

The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is working on a new project with LiveWell Colorado on its LiveWell@School Food Initiative. The Center, located in Omaha, is helping to develop and introduce a Chef Instructor Teacher’s Guide that will assist LiveWell Colorado in their efforts to train chefs within a school district and implement culinary workshops into a schools chef’s curriculum. In addition, Dr. Dan Schober, a research scientist with the Center who has a PhD in Behavioral Psychology, is writing a Chef Consultant Training Manual to be used primarily by new chefs in the program. This manual will work to impart skills used to effectively teach the materials while building relationships. Research for this project will continue through April 2014. If you are interested in finding out more about the results from this project, please contact the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition at

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