Dickey’s is now open for business

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which features slow smoked authentic barbecue, is now open in Omaha at 12241 West Center Rd in the Westwood Plaza. It is the first Dickey’s in Nebraska. “I am excited to bring something new to the Omaha community,” said local owner Joe Nguyen. “There’s nothing like it, and locals will love having authentic Texas barbecue in Omaha.” Based out of Dallas Texas, this family-run franchise has been in business for more than 70 years with over 370 locations.

Whiskey Anyone?

Dan Matuszek, owner of Brix, has announced plans to open a second business in Midtown Crossing called Grane, described as a “tribute to the staples of whiskey making with a creative spelling twist.” This new business will blend whiskeys and craft cocktails in with the small portion whiskey dispensing/sampling technology similar to the wine dispensing system at Brix. “We are the first in the world to create a brand around small portion-size whiskey dispensing, married with a 1920’s and 1930’s style craft cocktail menu,” said Matuszek. Scheduled to open in early June, Grane will be located in the 2,500 sq. ft. space, between Cantina Laredo and Saints Pub and Patio in Midtown Crossings.

Bemis Center is Bringing the Food World to Omaha

The public is invited to the Bemis Center, 724 South 12th St., to partake in an all-day simulcast and viewing party of TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat on March 1, from 9:30am to 5:00pm. This event will focus on sustainable food and farming and how we can continually contribute to improving our food system. The day’s presentations are broken into three sessions: Expand, Collaborate and Grow. One of the highlights of the event is that attendees will be provided time to meet each other and discuss how each can work together to develop new ideas to strengthen the sustainable food movement in our communities. TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat is free but space is limited therefore registration is required. Morning coffee, a catered lunch and one drink at the cash bar following the last session are available for an optional $10 fee. Visit www.bemiscenter.org for reservations and more information.

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