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When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

2062 N 117th Ave
Omaha,
NE
US

When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

1332 P St
Lincoln,
NE
US

Wooden beams and stone walls set a traditional scene inside Catfish Lake, and that ambiance meshes well with a menu of fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, and other classic American cuisine. In addition to crisp fillets of fried walleye and catfish, diners can savor hand-breaded fried chicken, alaskan king crab legs, and slow-roasted prime rib au jus that's carved onto sandwiches.

1006 Cunningham Rd
Bellevue,
NE
US

Spotlights and lasers in shades of blue, green, and purple ricochet around Capitol Lounge and Supper Club, illuminating guests for an instant as they shimmy on the dance floor. A menu boasts a drink selection from Miller Lite to Grey Goose and Cristal to re-energize these revelers, who have three levels of club to explore and plenty of exposed brick and shiny metal ducts to admire. The lounge hosts weekly special events, bringing in prominent guest DJs for weekend preparties, staging Thirsty Thursdays, and setting up seasonal get-togethers, such as back-to-school bashes and G8 Summit celebrations.

1011 Capitol Ave.
Omaha,
NE
US

Colorful neon signs illuminate The Bar’s staff as they fill glasses with domestic brews, crack open imported bottles, and carefully infuse cocktails with premium liquors. A large outdoor beer garden shelters patrons who dine on free pizza on Fridays and drink in the sounds of occasional live music. Home to summer basketball and baggo leagues, The Bar also opens its doors to private events such as graduation parties and shuts them against pillaging Vikings.

1644 P St
Lincoln,
NE
US

A World of Wine satisfies all palates and budgets with more than 300 artisanal wines from around the globe. The newly opened neighborhood vino boutique encourages oenophiles to linger with a menu of wines by the glass and no corkage fee for full bottles. The shop's knowledgeable staffers lead weekly samplings and monthly classes in which customers can learn proper tasting techniques and boat-christening strategies.

14450 Eagle Run Dr
Omaha,
NE
US