Chefs at Friendship Chinese Restaurant forge their pan-Chinese dishes with an intense pride and dedication to the tradition of well-crafted cuisine. Entrees include macadamia-nut-crusted fresh cod, almond-crusted shrimp, and "barbarian" steak with sauteed asparagus, mushroom, and chili cabernet sauce. The eatery's authentic tastes and modern twists are available for delivery as well as dine-in eating amid the dining room's dark hardwood decor and rows of Buddha-head statues.
Although it may be open for visitors year-round, the fall is when Union Orchard is at its most vibrant. Morning fog hangs low to the fields, depositing drops of condensation on the ripening apples; apple-cider donuts emerge from the fryer for a dusting in sugar; and tart ciders bring out the flavors of apple varieties grown onsite. A wagon trails behind a rumbling tractor, carting families through the trees and off the premises to perform ancient rituals in the pumpkin patch. The plot, now over a century old, also gives rise to the makings of fragrant wines, preserves, and fruit butters. In September 2014, Union Orchard's Central Apple Market store opened in downtown Nebraska City. The building, dating from 1880, has been restored and offers gift items including wines, ciders, spa products, and goods such as glasses, party platters, and wine racks as well as orchard products.
The masked chainsaw bearers and flesh-eating zombies may have earned Gateway of Chaos a top rating on Hauntworld.com for two-years running, but they don?t do it for the awards. The terrifying show??a combined effort of more than 50 volunteers?elicits screams to benefit the Malvern Area Betterment Association, a nonprofit working to better social, educational, and developmental growth in the Malvern community. In an all- new location comprising thousands of square feet, the haunted house also affords local actors plenty of space in which to flex their menacing muscles, and past years have seen the haunted house changing nightly to keep repeat visitors and ghostly real-estate agents on their toes.
Since 1991, the licensed outdoor experts at Tree Lawn Medic have kept commercial and residential landscapes healthy through tree care, lawn care, and pest control. Before performing any service, the technicians thoroughly inspect yards and their surroundings and then draw up free estimates. Common symptoms might include algae growing on the driveway, indicating a need to trim back tree limbs; construction damage caused by termites; or sleeping bags spread around the lawn, signifying a bed-bug infestation inside. Armed with this information, the team sets out to solve the issues are at hand in a quick and efficient manner so that homeowners can return to enjoying their outdoor environs.
Piccolo’s Florist and Gifts traces its lineage back to a small family shop that got its start in Omaha in 1952. Since then, the shop has blossomed across the city. As one of Nebraska's largest floral merchants, Piccolo’s Florist and Gifts helps customers ring in any number of events and occasions. Floral baskets and teddy bears celebrate a baby's arrival, and boutonnieres mark a growing boy's first awkward arms-length dance with the chaperone. Artful arrangements combine such buds as long-stemmed roses, sapphire-blue delphiniums,
orchids, and seasonal blossoms into aesthetically pleasing treats and home decorations.
The Turf Guys' dependable staff members, all of whom are licensed by the Department of Agriculture, restore lawns to their naturally emerald appearance with healthy yard services. At each visit, in-house trained staff members perform a detailed lawn assessment to understand the root cause of discoloration, be it an insect threat, weed outbreak, or insufficient watering. They maintain optimal lawn health with services such as overseeding, power raking, and plug aeration, which make for less-frequent watering and creates convenient hiding places for wine-cork collections.