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Burger Theory opens inside Holiday Inn

Burger Theory is open in north downtown.

The restaurant is inside the Holiday Inn at 1420 Cuming St.

Hours are Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 402-449-2222.

Localmotive starts serving lunch

Localmotive Food Truck is now serving lunch in addition to late-night food in the Old Market.

The truck parks in the Ted and Wally's parking lot at 12th and Jackson Streets starting at noon Tuesday-Friday. Service begins again Tuesday-Sunday at 10 p.m.

Find out more and follow the truck on Twitter: @localmotiveft.

Hardy Coffee is city's newest roaster

Hardy Coffee Company is Omaha's latest entrant into coffee roasting. The roastery is owned and operated by the same people behind Aroma's Coffeehouse, which has locations downtown and in Benson, and Bliss Old Market Bakery.

The company's roasting facility is in north downtown inside Bench, at 1441 N. 11th St.

The locally roasted coffee will be sold and served at both locations of Aroma's, and coffee lovers can also subscribe to receive coffee at their home or office on a monthly schedule.

The company takes its name, Hardy, from owner Autumn Pruitt's family. It is her maiden name.

For more information, visit or

Summer Kitchen Cafe plans spring opening

The Summer Kitchen Cafe still has plans to reopen its Omaha location.

The cafe closed its restaurant near 129th Street and West Maple Road last summer with a plan to relocate near 132nd and Pacific Streets in the Sterling Ridge development.

The new location has been delayed and should open this spring.

Summer Kitchen has two other metro locations: 12010 Giles Road in La Vista and 1203 Cornhusker Road in Bellevue.

A first for Heritage: a wine dinner

Heritage Food and Wine is playing host to its first wine dinner. The event, slated for Wednesday, will feature food and wine from the Rioja region of Spain. The menu will be $75 per person, and the restaurant will take reservations any time from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant's regular menu and all of the featured wines will be available a la carte.

Heritage, at 316 S. 15th St., is also replacing its happy hour food menu with a 20 percent discount on the full dinner menu. The happy hour drink specials will remain the same: $5 house wine, $1 off tap beers and a featured cocktail for $5.

Modern Love revamps menu, adds liquor

Modem Love has introduced a number of new menu items.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz's midtown vegan restaurant has revamped almost everything on the menu. New items include arancini made with truffled almond ricotta, marinara sauce and watercress; baba ganoush made with smoky eggplant and served with seeded rye flatbread, blistered cherry tomatoes, roasted root vegetables and cucumbers; a mushroom burger made with smoky oyster mushrooms and served with a slice of cashew Cheddar cheese; a banh mi sandwich made with grilled garlic lime seitan, pickled vegetables and served with miso Brussels sprouts; and a pot pie made with chickpeas, white beans, carrots, peas and seitan.

The restaurant also has its liquor license and is serving beer, wine and cocktails, including an orange hibiscus wine spritzer, a grapefruit shandy and a strawberry rose sangria.

Modern Love is at 1319 S. 50th St. For more information, call 402-614-6481.

Fleming's Steakhouse changes schedule

Fleming's Steakhouse will have its happy hour all evening at its baron Monday. The restaurant also will have its "8 for $9" menu available 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday. The choices include ahi tuna tacos, short rib empanadas, lobster lettuce wraps and a deconstructed s'more.

The Omaha location of Fleming's is at 140 Regency Parkway. For more information, call 402-393-0811.

Old Chicago to host meal for homeless

The Old Market location of Old Chicago will feed more than 1,000 homeless Omahans for Easter.

The restaurant is partnering with the CraftWorks Foundation, Siena Francis House, Stephen Center, Micah House, Open Door Mission, The Shelter, Salvation Army, Safe Haven Community Center and Catholic Charities for the event.

The 16th annual meal will include oven-baked chicken, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, seasoned green beans, fresh rolls, pies and Old Chicago chocolate chip cookies served on white linen tablecloths.

Old Chicago will also provide families with toiletries, healthy snacks, photos with the Easter Bunny and Easter baskets. Children can make seasonal crafts.

The meal will take place at the restaurant, 1111 Harney St., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Caffeine Crawl back, with larger lineup

The Caffeine Crawl is returning to Omaha.

Our city is one of 14 stops the crawl will make. Since the crawl first stopped here in 2013, many new shops have opened so the crawl will include a larger lineup.

The event will take place May 16. Coffee drinkers can choose from two start times, a number of driving routes and a bike-and jog-friendly option.

Routes will start at two new locations: the Aromas Coffeehouse roasting facility in north downtown and the Beansmith Coffee Roasters shop in the Old Market. Other participating shops are Accelerando Coffee House, Archetype Coffee, Culprit Cafe and Bakery, Mug Life Coffee, Omaha Bicycle Company and The Tea Smith. Each shop will present on a topic unique to its style and passion, and crawlers will receive samples to sip while they soak up the info.

Archetype Coffee will host an after-party the evening of the Crawl, collaborating with Scriptown Brewing Company next door and hosting a "latteart throwdown."

Tickets for Caffeine Crawl Omaha cost $24-$27. All routes are driving-friendly, and crawlers provide their own transportation. Tickets can be purchased at

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