By Sarah Baker Hansen | Omaha.com
Soup Revolution, a popular food truck that served lunch to hungry people around downtown Omaha, has closed.
Sara DeMars Cerasoli, the owner of the business and the classically trained chef behind the food, said the city didn’t have the foot traffic to support the truck.
“In order to keep the truck on the road, we would have needed to open a small storefront that could offer our goods day and night and on the weekends,” Cerasoli said. “That wasn’t a direction I was interested in pursuing.”
Soup Revolution was the city’s first year-round food truck parked in the Old Market area, and people often lined up for a bowl of soup, a salad, a baked item or dessert. Cerasoli got the word out about the truck’s location each day via several social networking outlets and word of mouth.
Cerasoli said she hasn’t taken another culinary job and is waiting for the right gig to come along.
“I would love to take a position from the right spot in town,” she said. “I have always been terribly drawn to all things meat. I love to butcher and would love to learn more.”
Meantime, Cerasoli said she was trying to get over the heartbreak of closing her truck.
“I believe that Omaha is a great place to have mobile food,” she said “even if it wasn’t the right time for this chef.”
Dixie Quicks sets Bluffs opening date
Dixie Quicks Magnolia Room’s Omaha location on Leavenworth Street closed Sept. 29. Co-owner Rob Gilmer said the restaurant’s new location, in Council Bluffs, is slated to open in mid- to late October. The new restaurant, called Dixie Quicks Public House, is at 157 W. Broadway.
Brix to host five-course dinner
The owner of one of Napa Valley’s best-known wineries will be in Omaha for a one-night-only special event.
Dennis Cakebread, owner of Cakebread Winery, will play host to a five-course dinner at Brix wine lounge.
Brix executive chef Erik Rickard will prepare the meal, which includes a variety of seafood and meat entrees and appetizers. Each course will be served with Cakebread wine.
Dennis Cakebread opened his Napa Valley cellar more than 30 years ago, and has become internationally known for his wine.
The dinner takes place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Brix, 225 N. 170th St. The dinner is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, call 402-991-9463.
Restaurants offer prizes
Blue Sushi and Roja Mexican Grill are showing appreciation to their social networking followers and email subscribers next week with free food, drink specials and a T-shirt giveaway.
Starting Monday, people who subscribe to the restaurants’ Facebook page, Twitter account, text messages, email list or visit one of the restaurant websites will be able to take advantage of that day’s special. The promotion continues each day through Friday. Find more information at bluesushisakegrill.com and rojagrill.com.