Meal notes: Two new Omaha restaurants specialize in lobster rolls | Omaha dinners
There are now two more places to buy lobster rolls in Omaha.
Three Lobster Children recently opened at Trucks & Taps, a food truck conglomerate at 5402 S. 108th St. The truck’s menu is simple and straightforward: lobster rolls for $22 and fries and drinks for $1.50 each.
On the truck’s website, chef Jon Taylor says he wanted to bring one of his favorite childhood dishes to Omaha. His family ate summer lobster boils at his grandparents’ summer cottage and ate lobster rolls at a picnic table in the backyard. His mother, Bonnie, is the vice president of Operation Three Kids.
Trucks & Taps is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. It’s closed on Mondays.
The inauguration took place on Saturday for Reagan’s Lobster Roll Shop will in the Inner Rail Food Hall, 1911 S. 67th St. in the village of Aksarben. In addition to the rolls, it will offer salads and lobster bisque and other items.
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It will be open during normal food hall hours, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
For the uninitiated, a lobster roll is a New England specialty that consists of lobster served on a grilled roll with butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Some versions have mayonnaise instead of butter, and some also have celery and diced green onions.
Tired Texan folks new restaurant is now open at Papillion
Poppin’ Smoke Southern Grill is now open at 230 W. Lincoln St. in Papillion.
The restaurant is operated by Chip and Christine Holland, who owned Tired Texan BBQ in Omaha until it closed on Mother’s Day. It’s on the lower level of American Legion Post 32.
Moran’s Grill previously occupied the space. He moved to 3909 Twin Creek Drive in Bellevue.
Poppin’ Smoke serves homemade Southern dishes such as fried green tomatoes, sweet potato fries and fried pork rinds. Texas Tumbleweeds, a popular tired Texas appetizer, is on the menu, and they’ll have barbecue specials on occasion.
It is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. It’s closed on Mondays.
Visit americanlegionpost32.com for more information.
Brownie Bar wants your votes again
A while back, the folks at Brownie Bar asked Omahans to tell them where they’d like to see a second location.
People responded and a new Brownie Bar opened at 108th Street and West Center Road in the former location of an Italian grocery store.
Now they want suggestions on where to expand in 2023, both regionally and nationally. You can vote online at browniebarbakery.com/mybrowniebar.
The store sells dark chocolate toppings, milk chocolate brownies, and blondies with a variety of frostings, compotes, and other toppings.
Two popular candy vendors join forces for the event
Coneflower Creamery and Carter & Rye Bakers are hosting a “Pies Cream Social” on July 3.
Hand pies and ice cream will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carter & Rye, 3544 Center St.
Check out a hand-drawn poster by a Carter & Rye pie chef at facebook.com/cartandrye.
Voodoo Taco Now Has Happy Hour Tacos, beer and more are now available at special prices during the new happy hour at Voodoo Taco locations in Omaha.
From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, tacos are $1 off and draft beer, appetizers and margaritas are all $2 off.
The local chain is known for its wide variety of tacos and side dishes.
Locations are in Aksarben Village at 67th and Center Streets, Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna, Downtown at 2502 Farnam St. and 180th Street and West Center Road.
Discover a menu on voodootaco.com.
What is a stroopwaffle? Go to Papillion and discover
The Stam Chocolate Factory bakes fresh stroopwaffles for three hours on Sunday.
I’m not sure what it is? I’m sure you’ll want to know: it’s a thin Dutch waffle cookie that has a butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon filling.
Store owner Suzi Bonnett says she occasionally bakes cookies in the store for a special event. They often sell out before everyone can eat their fill.
The cookies will be available from noon to 3 p.m., while supplies last, at the Shadow Lake Towne Center store near 72nd Street and Highway 370.
The store also sells fine European chocolates, hot and cold coffee drinks and ice cream. Visit stamchocolateomaha.com to learn more.
Bonefish Grill drink celebrates Christmas in July
The fan-favorite Winter White Cosmo returns to the Bonefish Grill for a short time as a Christmas special in July.
The drink includes Reyka vodka, Cointreau, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice and fresh lime juice. It is topped with frozen cranberries.
It starts at $9.90 and is also available in a to-go cocktail kit starting at $15.
You can pair it with seasonal dishes such as rangoon prawn dip, pineapple glazed prawns, scampi with Baja scallops, and salmon topped with prawns and prawns.
The menus are at bonefishgrill.com. Omaha’s Bonefish Grill is located at 120 Regency Parkway.
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