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Weekly Market Report

Weekly Market Report

Duck Duck Bottle Shop, a combination bottle shop, bookstore and outdoor bar, is coming soon to the Dundee strip in the basement of 4917 Underwood Avenue next to Good Lookin’. The shop will host…

‘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…

Weekly Market Report

Weekly Market Report

Ghost Donkey and Châm Pang Lanes, two concepts from Omaha-based Flagship Restaurant Group, are coming to the Brickline at the Mercantile building near 10th & Harney Street. Both will open just east of Memoir…

‘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…

Weekly Market Report

Weekly Market Report

A company by the name of Terra Gaucha has registered with the state of Nebraska to establish a restaurant at 13851 FNB Parkway in the former Charleston’s location. The business is described as an…

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.” This worked in tandem with their vision to create a space that was rustic, timeless and not too modern. When you step inside Dolomiti, you can’t miss the heart of the pizzeria, a Marana gas-fired pizza oven imported from Verona, Italy. “To us, having a piece of Italy here meant a lot,” Maides said. The oven fits with the rustic décor, and its rotating base allows Maides and his staff to be faster and more efficient. Dolomiti was busy when we arrived early for our 8 p.m. reservation on Saturday. The dining room held a packed dinner crowd and was supported by a wait staff unphased by the evening rush. We thought we’d grab a drink and take everything in while we waited for our table. We were able to order our drinks at a pub...