The Cost of Dining Out: Meal Taxes in Major U.S. Cities

Ranked at the 42nd largest city, Omaha climbed the tax charts to land at the number six spot for highest meal tax. As any tourists and business travelers have learned, taxes on meals are sometimes higher than taxes on other goods. Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, 15 charge an additional meals tax on top of the regular sales tax, according to a new analysis by the Tax Foundation. Meals taxes generally apply to purchases of prepared food that are consumed either in a restaurant or taken to go for later consumption. Congratulations, Mayor Suttle, you win.

New Restaurant Openings in the Metro

J. Coco, Jennifer Coco’s restaurant in midtown, is now officially open. The restaurant is located at 5203 Leavenworth Street and its phone number is 884.2626. Jennifer Coco was the chef at the Flatiron Cafe and at the time was semifinalist for a James Beard Award.

Lot 2, is a restaurant and wine bar in downtown historic Benson serving French and New American cuisine. The restaurant is located at 6205 1/2 Maple Street and its phone number is 504.4200. Owners Brad and Johanna Marr are both certified sommeliers.

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