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B5 Brewing Company NB

B5 Brewing Company opened earlier this month 6115 Maple Street in Benson. Led by master brewer Aaron Bush, the brewery is a collaborative effort with his wife, Kate, and their adult children. The business offers a diverse range of craft beers, each one a unique blend of flavors and craftsmanship.

The Jewel on Capitol April 2024

The Jewell on Capitol, the live music venue in The Capitol District downtown, is making a comeback after closing last fall. The venue, which is located inside the Marriott Hotel, is now hiring servers and bartenders. An opening date has not been formally announced.

Voodoo Taco April 2024

Voodoo Taco has opened a second downtown location in the former Michael’s Cantina space at 1102 Harney Street in the Old Market. Voodoo’s other downtown location is at 25th & Farnam Street.

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Construction Progress at Eppley

Construction Progress at Eppley

In this aerial provided by the Omaha Airport Authority, you can see the steel superstructure going up that will support the canopy over the drop-off/pick-up area. You can also see that construction on the $950 million terminal expansion and...

‘Fig’ Shines Bright in the Luminarium

‘Fig’ Shines Bright in the Luminarium

Fig occupies the south end of the Kiewit Luminarium on Lewis & Clark Landing downtown and has separate entrances for museum patrons and the general public. Upon stepping inside, you see a bright, spacious dining area with cascading rows of warm lights and large windows overlooking the Missouri River. It’s vivid, fresh and inviting, very much like the items on the menu. At the helm is executive chef Gabriel Bon Sosa, who grew up cooking with his mother. As a single mom, she helped him develop a passion for food at a young age. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts, he has been cooking professionally for the past 18 years, opening several restaurants including Fig. “Life is too short to want to just eat one type of food,” Bon Sosa said. “Food is a form of art that you can see instant gratification from. You can evoke emotions and feeling in people with food and it’s a really cool thing to be able to do.” My wife, Jennifer, and I visited Fig on two occasions: once for...

Run Away from ‘Strangers’

Run Away from ‘Strangers’

★ ½ This is a film that is executed so poorly, the only way to really enjoy it is at a watch party with friends where you take turns mocking the characters, bad direction and painstakingly predictable storyline. Yes, it really is that terrible. Prior to the opening credits, we’re fed…

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‘Fig’ Shines Bright in the Luminarium

‘Fig’ Shines Bright in the Luminarium

Fig occupies the south end of the Kiewit Luminarium on Lewis & Clark Landing downtown and has separate entrances for museum patrons and the general public. Upon stepping inside, you see a bright, spacious dining area with cascading rows of warm lights and large...

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‘Fig’ Shines Bright in the Luminarium

‘Fig’ Shines Bright in the Luminarium

Fig occupies the south end of the Kiewit Luminarium on Lewis & Clark Landing downtown and has separate entrances for museum patrons and the general public. Upon stepping inside, you see a bright, spacious dining area with cascading rows of warm lights and large...

Dolomiti: From Italy with Love

Dolomiti: From Italy with Love

Dolomiti Pizzeria and Enoteca sits in a 140-year-old historic building in Millwork Commons and is owned by Tim Maides and his partner Carlos Mendez. When developing the pizzeria, Maides said, “We were not allowed to change anything that had historical significance.”...

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Run Away from ‘Strangers’

Run Away from ‘Strangers’

★ ½ This is a film that is executed so poorly, the only way to really enjoy it is at a watch party with friends where you take turns mocking the characters, bad direction and painstakingly predictable storyline. Yes, it really is that terrible. Prior to the opening credits, we’re fed…

‘Kingdom’ Restarts the Apes Franchise

‘Kingdom’ Restarts the Apes Franchise

★ ★ ★ Caesar has been dead for a long time at the beginning of the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. We’re not given the exact or approximate time, but it has been long enough for him to become something far beyond a legend. We’ll get into that a little more later…

‘The Fall Guy’ Smashes into Summer

‘The Fall Guy’ Smashes into Summer

★ ★ ★ ½ Here’s a film that pays homage to the unsung heroes of the cinematic profession. The stunt professionals are the ones who put their bodies in harms way to get the shot and make the dangerous aspects of filmmaking work. Directed by veteran action filmmaker,...

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