Located inside the Comfort Inn and Suites at 7007 Grover Street, just North of I-80 at 72nd Street, is Firewater Grille. A quaint lounge with an island theme, Firewater Grille is a nice meeting place for an after-work event or to take in a Nebraska Football game. For Husker games, the grille often offers 25 cent wings $7.00 Bud, Bud Lite, & Coors Lite pitchers. The grille serves gourmet pizza, appetizers, soups and salads from its menu. With plenty of seating and good acoustics, the Firewater Grille is an excellent place for a retirement celebration. The facility can easily accommodate groups up to 100. Give it try and Happy Motoring!
Located at 3201 Farnam Street is Ingredient Restaurant, a recent addition to Midtown Crossing‘s growing list of business tenants. Ingredient serves gourmet pizzas, hot off the grill sandwiches, various wraps and soups. Alternatively, customers can “create their own” salad or pizza. Guests simply complete an order card identifying their desired ingredients, and place their order. Ingredient has several house salad dressings from which to choose. I selected the raspberry basil vinaigrette for my salad creation. All of the toppings were fresh and the portion sizes generous. Salads are served with warm artisan bread rolls – delicious. Ingredient’s service was prompt in spite of a steady stream of lunch time visitors. In my opinion, Ingredient is going to be a stellar performer in the Omaha market. I’ll try the pizza on my next visit, but am happy to report that I now have a “favorite” salad stop in the city. Visit Ingredient on a Thursday evening before attending a Jazz on the Green concert at midtown. Happy Motoring!
Located at 5021 Underwood Street in Dundee, is Pitch Pizzaria. Brought to Dundee by long time Omaha restaurateur, Willie Theisen, Pitch serves coal-fired oven baked pizza. At Pitch, guests can choose from a selection of signature pizzas on the menu, or one with their own choice of toppings. My wife and I ordered the pizza and bottle of wine for $25. The pizza crust is thin, delightfully crisp, with a pleasant charcoal flavor. Otherwise, the pizza is not memorable. The seating is family-style in many areas, so do not have an expectation of privacy when you visit Pitch. If you are gregarious and seeking an open, social setting, then you will be well pleased. The service was prompt and the waitress very helpful in corking and packaging our left overs. Worth a try if you’ve never experienced coal-fired. Happy Motoring!
Located at 1101 S. 119th Street is Big Fred’s Pizza. Since its opening in 1965, Big Fred’s has been a popular Omaha gathering spot for sports fans and athletes, especially after local sporting events and competitions. The weekend service wait can be long, especially during the Fall months, when the restaurant hosts Big Red fans seeking the excitement, comradery and game time atmosphere that develops inside the restaurant. Big Fred’s has several overhead televisions inside. Big Fred’s serves a thin crust pizza that is an Omaha original. It is light on the sauce, but heavy on the meat, cheese and other ingredients. Big Fred’s provides a family-friendly environment and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Try it and Happy Motoring!
Located at 13955 “S” Plaza, the Amazing Pizza Machine in Millard is a raucous and fun entertainment spot for the entire family. With an all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad buffet, combined with rides and attractions, this truly is an “amazing” entertainment center. With a carnival-like atmosphere, the Amazing Pizza Machine includes a go-kart track, bumper cars, and a huge game arcade crammed with electronic video games. It’s feels like a casino for kids! Group rates and birthday packages are available. Happy Motoring!
Looking for a great place to hang-out and watch some college football ? I recommend the Varsity Sports Bar, with convenient locations in Omaha and Bellevue. The Roman Coin deep dish Chicago-style pizza is primo. Buckle up for safety.