The Kitchen Table, a new locally owned sandwich spot in downtown Omaha, is open.
Omahans Colin and Jessica Duggan are behind the deli, which is a from-scratch kitchen that will bake its own bread and serve house-roasted meats.
The restaurant's focus is the downtown Omaha lunch crowd, though the Kitchen Table will stay open later on weeknights and offer take-away dinner service, too. It also will serve beer and wine.
The restaurant is at 1415 Farnam St. It's open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 402-933-2810.
Salt 88 focuses on Mediterranean
Salt 88, a new modern Italian restaurant in west Omaha, is open.
Owners John Horvatinovich and Milton Yin, who also owns and runs Hiro 88, have partnered to open the restaurant, which will focus on the cuisine of Mediterranean countries such as Croatia and Italy. The restaurant is at 3623 N. 129th St. Its hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, call 402-991-9088 or visit salt88.com.
Shop has special oils, vinegars
Chef2, a new olive oil and vinegar shop, is opening next week in Midtown Crossing.
Owners are Jim Trebbien, a longtime chef and the dean of Metropolitan Community College's Institute for Culinary Arts, and Mike Combs, the institute's executive chef.
Chef2 will sell olive oil, balsamic and wine vinegars, other specialty oils such as grapeseed, avocado, almond, pistachio and flaxseed, and health and beauty products made with olive oil. Infused sugars, fusion salts and specialty products such as spices, packaged dips and pesto and crackers will round out its offerings.
Trebbien's son, Ben, will manage the store.
Trebbien said Chef2, pronounced “chef squared,” will offer classes to teach home cooks how to use the ingredients it will sell as well as some health classes with food topics such as the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
The store is at 3157 Farnam St. and the phone number is 402-991-5656. The shop's website is not yet live, but it does have a Facebook page.
New pancakes mark IHOP's 55th
The International House of Pancakes is celebrating 55 years in business with three new kinds of pancakes.
Jelly doughnut, tiramisu and banana graham nut pancakes are available through July 21 at all participating restaurants.
The jelly doughnut pancake is a buttermilk pancake filled with layers of raspberry jelly and topped with glaze, more jelly and powdered sugar. The tiramisu pancake is a buttermilk pancake with sweet mocha cream topped with a chocolate drizzle, whipped topping and a dusting of cocoa powder. Sliced fresh bananas are grilled inside the banana graham nut pancakes, which are layered with marshmallow cream, graham cracker crumbs and crushed honey-roasted pecans, then topped with cinnamon cream cheese.
The three flavors are each $4.99 and can be purchased alone or as part of a combination meal that can include two eggs, hash browns and the choice of sausage, bacon or ham. To find an IHOP restaurant near you, visit IHOP's website.
Fleming's brunch not just for dads
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is having a special three-course brunch on Father's Day.
On June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dads and their families can dine for $36.95 per person, and dads will go home with a $25 gift card good for a future visit to Fleming's. Children younger than 12 eat for $17.95.
The menu includes a choice of appetizer including lobster bisque, modern Caesar salad or fresh seasonal fruits; followed by a choice of entrťe from selections of prime rib with a trio of sauces or baked brioche French toast with a walnut crisp, among other choices. The brunch ends with a choice of dessert offerings including white chocolate bread pudding, crŤme brulee or walnut turtle pie.
To find a location near you and make reservations, visit flemingssteakhouse.com.
Dante celebrates Father's Day
Dante Ristorante Pizzeria will serve $10 pizzas all day on Father's Day. The restaurant also will have all-day happy-hour pricing on drinks and half-price bottles of wine. The regular menu will be available as well. For more information or to make a reservation, call 402-932-3078.