Meal Notes: Tired Texan Operators To Take Over Food Service At Papillion Legion Post | Omaha dinners

The folks behind Tired Texan BBQ will now be operating the kitchen at Papillion American Legion Post 32.

Owners Chip and Christine Holland announced the move on social media last week. Their restaurant’s current location, near 108th and L streets in a Best Western motel, will close on Mother’s Day.

Their place at the Legion post will be called Tired Texan Southern Grill. He will serve the barbecue on special but it will not always be available.

“It’s just not possible right now to have it full time,” they said on Facebook.

The Hollands are hoping their new operation will be open by Father’s Day. Moran’s Grill previously operated the food service in the Papillion Legion room. It’s moving to 3909 Twin Creek Drive in Bellevue, where it’s slated to open June 2.

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The Regency Mall location of Paradise Bakery & Cafe is closing.

Paradise Bakery will close its location at 120 Regency Parkway.


The business was operated by Cutchall Management Co. in Omaha, and an employee of that company did not specify the reason for the closure.

The company’s Village Pointe location near 168th Street and West Dodge Road will remain open.

It’s unclear if another business will take over the cafe’s Regency space, located at 120 Regency Parkway near West Dodge Road. A call to the mall management company was not immediately returned.

It’s time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Omaha restaurants prepare for Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

La Poblanita Mexican restaurant, 2322 S. 20th St., will offer specials on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It offers $2 fuego tacos, $8 churro cheesecake bites, and $11 mole poblano.

Jenny’s Fruits will be outside the restaurant selling fruit cups with garnishes for $8.

Both Stokes Grill and Bar locations, 1122 Howard St. and 13615 California St., are hosting a special tequila dinner on Thursday.

To reserve a spot, call Gavin downtown at 402-408-9000 or Frank at the west location at 402-498-0804.

Los Mexcales Ortiz, 210 N. Main St. in Fremont, will offer homemade mole tamales and enchiladas on Thursday.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

If you know of other celebrations, email me at [email protected] and I’ll include them in our online listing.

Wednesdays are for barbecue and blues

The Pit Lounge at Papillion offers “BBQ and Blues” every Wednesday.

Live blues music begins at 6 p.m. each week. To accompany it, the restaurant offers a specialty of smoked drumsticks. It also serves $6 frosty mugs of local beers.

The event runs until 8 p.m. each week. The salon is located at 1449 Papillion Drive Suite 105 near 72nd Street and US Highway 370.

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Square Donut has more gluten-free options

A different assortment of gluten-free cake donuts now appear daily in the Square Donut Bakery Checkout.

Owner Elizabeth Pooley says she has expanded her gluten-free line at customer request.

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Donuts are removed from their display at Square Donut.


Flavors include Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate, Crumb, Powdered Sugar, Frosted, Coconut, Chocolate and Maple.

The ever-popular “maple bacon” is also available gluten-free, she says in a Facebook post.

Customers can place take-out orders in advance depending on the availability of ingredients.

Square Donut is located at 15825 West Maple Road. Visit for more information.

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