News of the Week: Friday March 30th
After 53 years, the owners of the venerable Mister C's Steakhouse have decided to retire and will be closing the restaurant this fall. If you've never been, now is the time to go.
In another retirement related closing, Cafe de Paris closed last December as chef Freddy Hiltbrunner retired. Now the owner is also planning to retire and is seeking a buyer. Oddly it had been open since 1969, but I can count on my thumb the number of people I knew who had been there.
Another well known Omaha steakhouse, Angie's, closed in February. The building has been purchased by John Begley, former VP of Upstream Brewing Company, who hopes to open the refurbished location in June. The new name, Lucky's ten-O-one Restaurant and Lounge, is a reference to the building's address at 1001 Pacific St.
Despite weird rumors, Aki Market on 84th Street is NOT closing (we think).
TasTe has opened a 2nd location at 132nd and Dodge in Linden Market shopping mall. They have also started serving brunch at this location.
Darwin Bistro will be offering brunch starting this Sunday. They will also be open for dinner on Sunday starting some time in April.
Chef Paul Kulik of La Buvette is opening two new restaurants. Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob, a middle Eastern fast-food restaurant, will open in Dundee sometime in April. The Boiler Room, a dinner-only bistro with daily menu changes, will open downtown sometime in September.
And if you missed the post earlier in the week, The Omaha World-Herald has a new food writer. John Keenan has changed positions and is now on the business desk and Nichole Aksamit has taken his place.