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The Market Basket

March 15th, 2013 No comments

Market_Basket_004Market_Basket_001Located at 911 South 87th Avenue in the Countryside Village Shopping Center, is The Market Basket restaurant. We celebrated my birthday here, sharing lunch with our good friends the Finch’s.

A popular dining spot, The Market Basket is cozy, quiet and off-the-beaten-path. The dining room is bright and colorful. A bakery display case containing desserts and assorted baked goods (scones, breads, muffins and danish) tempts arriving and departing customers.  The Market Basket serves full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus – while also offering extensive catering, delivery and carry out services.

Members of our group had soup and sandwich offerings for lunch. Others had the fish and chips. The baked patoto soup was a hit. And, so were the desserts!

After a leisurely meal, spend some time at the neighboring Starbucks or the Bookworm book store. Happy Motoring!

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Jones Bros. Cupcakes

October 4th, 2010 No comments

Located at 2121 S. 67th Street, in the heart of Aksarben Village, is Jones Bros. Cupcakes. Jones’s is an interesting cafe in one of Omaha’s newest markets. We visited Jones Bros. in the midst of a weekend farmer’s market event. The restaurant menu had a large assortment of salads, sandwiches, soups and of course – flavored coffees and specialty cupcakes. The restaurant was very spacious inside with plenty of open seating inside and outside. However, the processes from ordering to seating were not clear and the customer experience somewhat chaotic.  I had a breakfast wrap with processed eggs that were rubbery and tasteless.  I also had a red velvet cupcake for dessert; it was a little on the dry side. I’ll probably visit Jones Bros. again, in spite of this first unfavorable experience because, as you know, Omaha needs more cupcake stores! Happy Motoring!

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Delice European Bakery & Cafe

September 30th, 2010 No comments

Located at 32nd and Farnam Street in Omaha, at Midtown Crossing, is Delice European Bakery and Cafe.  Delice serves an assortment of pastries, as well as brunch, lunch and dinner menu items. The cafe is a casual and fun place to relax with friends, and possesses extensive outdoor seating.  Read the newspaper and sample their large assortment of flavored coffees. Or, enjoy a cookie, croissant, or torte cake.  The mocha torte and the opera desserts are very good; but, the almond croissant really releases the food enjoyment endorphins IMO. The coffee is also noteworthy – always fresh-brewed to my liking.  We sampled the quiche selection for breakfast one morning and found them to be excellent.  Give Delice a try and enjoy a stroll through the midtown redevelopment.  You will be very impressed by the entertainment options available in the rapidly growing community. Happy Motoring!

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Lithuanian Bakery and Cafe

February 17th, 2010 No comments

Founded in 1962 by Lithuanian immigrants, the Lithuanian Bakery  and the Lithuanian Bakery and Cafe prepares some of the best fresh-baked sourdough, rye and pumpernickel breads in Omaha.  They also prepare tortes, kolaches and other delightful pastries. The main bakery is located at 5217 S. 33rd Street in Omaha, while their bakery and cafe (pictured at left) is located at 7427 Pacific Street. The cafe is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner, and to enjoy authentic Lithuanian fare.  The cafe also sells an assortment of imported jams, marzipan’s, and chocolates, as well as other foods and products from the Baltic region. Enjoy a knackwurst, bratwurst, or kielbasa sausage plate with potato salad and sauerkraut. I recommend the homemade lentil soup and the grilled tuna melt on sourdough rye bread. It’s excellent. Omaha has a rich cultural heritage, and its fun to experience “old country” treatment in our own back yard. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Give it a try and Happy Motoring!

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Rotella’s Italian Bakery

December 21st, 2009 No comments

Located at 6949 S. 108th Street (108th and Harrison Streets) is Rotella’s Italian Bakery. A fifth generation bakery business that began in Calabria, Italy in 1850, Rotella’s has built a reputation based upon quality and service. Established in Omaha in 1921, Rotella’s specializes in fresh, nutritious breads and rolls. Rotella’s operates a outlet store at their bakery, where fresh-baked rolls, buns, hoagies and specialty breads such as Ciabatta bread may be purchased. Our family tradition is to order Rotella bread bowls from the outlet store and to serve an assortment of soups before attending Christmas eve worship services at church. It is so much fun to eat the tasty bowls! Our grandson’s food allergies include both milk and eggs. Amazingly, Rotella’s breads do not rely on these products. We love the smell of fresh-baked goods at the bakery. Check out their outlet store & Happy Motoring!

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