News of the Week: Friday, May 11th 2007I think I'm going to just do these about every other week. Not enough news to justify weekly notes. Also, I'll be computer-less all next week, so no blogging. Now back to the news.
Stokes Grill & Bar is planning on opening a second location in the Old Market. I still haven't been to their West Dodge location despite several lobbying attempts. Hopefully I'll make it there before their second location opens. I'm also hoping to get a chance to interview Stokes executive chef John Ursick one of these days.
Not that I'm complaining, but an odd bit of news here; Because the "Taste of Omaha" isn't good enough or something, there will be a "Taste of West O" held this August. It will include similar attractions to it's downtown counterpart, but focus on West Omaha vendors.
Talk about slow on the uptake. Dairy Queen is going to start offering waffle cones and bowls. I wonder what took them so long?
Giving you some early notice here. Beertopia is having a summer beer festival where they will be sampling a variety of summer beers. If it's anything like their Bockfest, it shouldn't disappoint. See Sunfest Beer Festival 2007 @ Beertopia for more info.
Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks Nichole Aksamit is doing a good job at the Omaha World-Herald. I think she's got some interesting things to say and sometimes, some interesting ways to say it.
It's mushroom season. I might see if I can talk someone into taking us mushroom hunting when I go to visit my mom this weekend if I can get $50 a pound for morels!