West Omaha has a new option for wine.
Vino Mas is a recently opened retail wine boutique that has weekly tastings and a wine club.
The Friday night tastings cost $7 but are free to members of the Wine Club. Wine Club members pay $25.95 a month for two sweet wines or $35.95 a month for either two red wines or one red wine and one white wine. The staff selects each month's bottles, which come with tasting notes. Wine club members also get 10 percent off purchases in the shop, free corkage on bottles they drink in the shop and a free glass of house wine on their birthday, among other benefits.
Vino Mas is at 14450 Eagle Run Dr. For more information, call 402-916-4111.
Eat a lot of pancakes and help Omaha parks, too
If you spent some time outdoors this summer in one of the city's parks, you can benefit them this winter by eating indoors.
Longhorn Steakhouse is raising money for the Omaha Parks Foundation with its annual “Pancakes for the Parks” breakfast on Dec. 14.
Diners get unlimited pancakes, sausage and beverages as well as the chance to participate in a silent auction and meet and eat with Santa Claus. Adults eat for $8 and kids for $4.
The breakfast runs from 7-10:15 a.m. and all the proceeds benefit the Parks Foundation.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Omaha Longhorn Steakhouse, 7245 Dodge St. For more information, call the Parks Foundation at 402-926-8299.
McAlister's grand opening to benefit soldiers' families
McAlister's Deli opened its first Omaha location earlier this month and its celebrating with a week-long grand opening.
On Wednesday, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Family Support, an organization dedicated to the families of soldiers who have been injured or killed in combat.
Customers will have the chance to win prizes and take advantage of discounts all week. The first 50 guests in the door Monday will get $25 gift cards for the restaurant. On Tuesday, get two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entree. Thursday, get a free glass of sweet tea. Close the week with a free cookie on Friday.
The restaurant is at 12405 W. Center Rd. For more information, call 402-614-3354.