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When drinking from a traditional Spanish porrón, diners must precariously funnel a stream of wine into their open mouths through a spout. Fortunately, at Espana, gracious staffers provide the daring drinkers with a glass of soda water to clean any spills from their shirts. Porrón wine is only one of the Spanish traditions visitors encounter at the authentic Mediterranean restaurant, where more than 40 varieties of hot and cold tapas pair with pitchers of sangria amid the strains of a guitar. In the kitchen, chefs assemble exotic spices, fine meats, seafood, and vegetables onto small plates, drawing inspiration from generations-old Spanish recipes. They also prepare paella, a family-style rice dish that typically includes veggies, saffron, and meats. In 2009, an Omaha World-Herald writer lauded their paella a la tierra for its "earthy and rich, yet light and delicate" snails and "perfectly cooked" rice. Out in the dining room, tapas plates speckle colorful red and yellow tables beneath the vivid abstract paintings that hang from sea-green walls. Each month, the dining-room stage hosts live cultural performances, which allow guests to enjoy Spanish guitarists, Spanish dance shows, and Spanish renditions of popular scenes from Good Will Hunting.
6064 Maple St
Omaha,
NE
US
Bruegger's bagels are created using fresh, wholesome ingredients and then kettle-boiled in the New York tradition, resulting in chewy centers with crisp outer crusts. Awaken your taste buds with a savory combination such as the rosemary olive oil bagel smothered with onion and chive cream cheese ($2.39). Or, prove yourself to be a sweetie by adopting a family of 13 bagels and washing them up and behind the ears in the two tubs of garden-veggie cream cheese in the Big Bagel Bundle ($13.99). Bruegger's deli menu is flanked by an array of breakfast sandwiches and lunch fare. Bury thoughts of the snarky snooze button with the breakfast bagel bearing an egg, melted cheese, and a choice of bacon, sausage, or ham ($3.99), or wrap your mitts around the Leonardo da Veggie lunchtime sandwich and bite into tomatoes, roasted red peppers, red onions, and muenster cheese on an asiago Softwich ($5.49).
1205 Q St
Lincoln,
NE
US
A lovely cafe, Karray's Cafe will charm visitors to their core. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare. Parents appreciate Karray's Cafe's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. At Karray's Cafe, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Casual dining at its best, Karray's Cafe customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Karray's Cafe cater for you. You can also grab your grub to go. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Karray's Cafe. All major credit cards are accepted. The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
3512 Samson Way
Bellevue,
NE
US
Take a trip to Sin City Grill in Grand Island and make your next meal a good one. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Sin City Grill's delightful drink menu. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Sin City Grill. When the weather is nice, hurry to Sin City Grill to grab a spot on the patio. Getting your food to go is also an option. null You won't break the bank at Sin City Grill, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
410 W 3rd St
Grand Island,
NE
US
For spaghetti and meatballs that tug at the heartstrings, Fazoli's creates a warm atmosphere perfect for two. Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as Fazoli's is without low-fat fare. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. You can also serve food from Fazoli's at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. null Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Fazoli's. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Fazoli's — they're open for all three meals.
8017 S 84th St
La Vista,
NE
US
The history of Heartland Caf??s building reads like a whirlwind tour through the American psyche. Built in 1919, it's alternately housed a dental office, beauty salon, dance hall, soda fountain, hardware store, and pharmacy. You half expect to find a young George Bailey working behind the counter. Nearly 100 years after the final brick was laid, Heartland Caf? adds modern flair with a smattering of red vinyl and wooden chairs that flank square and round tables. Books tuck into shelving units, and vintage photographs hang on exposed brick walls to give the place a splash of nostalgia. It is an eclectic aesthetic that parallels its eclectic menu?diners can expect to find elk patties, pigs in a blanket, and turkey sandwiches bedecked with cranberry cream cheese sharing page space. And for cafe purists, classic omelets and chicken wraps also star on the menu. During the summer months, Heartland Caf? spills into the outdoors with a Summer Concert Series playing the likes of Lionel Young and Personics.
2615 N. Main Street
Elkhorn,
NE
US
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