This weekend marks the start of Nebraska football season, and two local businesses think it's the perfect time for fans to eat burgers.
At the Black Oak Grill in Midtown Crossing, two new burgers named after the Blackshirts are on the menu.
The Black and Blue Burger comes topped with blue cheese crumbles and blue cheese dressing, along with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, and is served on a brioche bun.
The Husker Burger is heaped with aged cheddar, smokehouse bacon, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle.
Both burgers come with savory fries.
Call 402-341-0622 for more information.
Nebraska Famous Steaks is releasing the N Burger as part of its new tailgate packages.
The burger — which is actually shaped like the letter “N'' — is sold in a package along with Fairbury Tomboy hot dogs from West Point, Neb., and Omaha's Rotella's hamburger and hot dog buns.
The burgers will also be served during Nebraska basketball games and other events inside the new Pinnacle Bank Arena on the suite level. The burgers will be available in downtown Lincoln for football fans later this season, though details aren't yet available.
A percentage of proceeds from sold packages will support the mentor program of Partnership 4 Kids of Omaha. Order the tailgate package at Nebraskafamoussteaks.com or 888-463-8823.
Extended happy hour at Salt
Salt is celebrating Labor Day weekend with an all-weekend-long happy hour on both Sunday and Monday. The Monday happy hour takes place at the bar, on the patio and in the lounge.
Salt is at 3623 N. 129th St. For more information, call 402-991-9088.
Sorry, Charlie's says, no more lunch
Charlie's on the Lake is no longer serving lunch. Its owners are focusing on opening the new Storz Brewery on the downtown Omaha riverfront and so have adjusted the west Omaha restaurant's hours.
Charlie's will now serve dinner starting at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant is at 4150 S. 144th St. For more information, call 402-894-9411.
Students again get culinary scholarships
Two Omaha culinary students have won James Beard Foundation culinary arts scholarships.
Jarrod Lane of Fort Calhoun and Jason Volkmer of Omaha won the scholarships, which are sponsored by Omaha Steaks. The two are among five total winners nationwide.
This is the second time both Lane and Volkmer have received the scholarship. Both are students in Metropolitan Community College's culinary arts program.
The scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing many areas of culinary studies, including cooking, baking, writing, nutrition, food studies, wine studies and hospitality management.