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CRAVE Grand Opening Celebration at Midtown Crossing Loocation

CRAVE, a new restaurant coming to Midtown Crossing at Turner Park, opens to the public Tuesday, October 12th. CRAVE will be hosting a full week of grand opening activities and specials.



“We are very excited to introduce the CRAVE concept to the Omaha area with a full week of events and food specials planned,” said Kam Talebi, owner and CEO of CRAVE. “We’ll have something for everyone, from sushi lovers to sports fans!

The new Omaha location will span more than 9,300 square feet and will feature an outdoor seating area with an expansive promenade and an open kitchen featuring a full sushi bar. CRAVE creates the setting for a memorable dining experience to suit all tastes, moods and budgets.

The Omaha location is lead by a local management team including Joe Rosner, the General Manager, T. Arvind Shenoy, the Assistant General Manager, and James Davis, the new Executive Chef. The three men bring more than 30 years of cumulative restaurant experience and will manage more than 125 employees at CRAVE’s newest location.

CRAVE offers tastes of the new American palate featuring wood-fired pizzas, roasted meats, sushi, pastas and salads utilizing the freshest ingredients and a 150+ wine bottle selection that will be displayed in an elegant floor-to-ceiling wine tower. Two private dining rooms are also available for special events.

“Simply stated CRAVE offers diners fresh, seasonal and contemporary food,” Talebi said. “Our menu is diverse and eclectic and features a mix of American and Mediterranean cuisines along with a full sushi menu. Our goal is to provide an innovative, vibrant dining experience at a great value in a casual, but stylish environment.”

In just three years CRAVE restaurant has expanded to five restaurants in three states, with a sixth location scheduled to open in Coral Gables, Florida in 2011. They plan to continue a steady, strategic growth plan with more restaurant expansions to be announced in the near future.

The Grand Opening festivities will include:

Tuesday, October 12th

  • Business Appreciation Day – Business diners will enjoy a variety of specials and a complimentary dessert, as well as a $10 CRAVE gift card when they drop off their business card.

Wednesday, October 13th

  • Sushi Extravaganza – Guests will have the chance to taste a wide range of exotic sushi samplers and enjoy special sushi rolls starting at $3 each. CRAVE also offers a unique special sushi menu for kids – made with fully cooked fish.

Thursday, October 14th

  • Star 104.5 will broadcast live from CRAVE, hosted by Morning Show Hosts Dan Arthur and Michelle Reill starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy our special happy hour with special proceeds donated to the March of Dimes.

Friday, October 15

  • Music. Sampling. Celebration Grand Opening Party with a visit by the Blind Side star Quinton Aaron starting at 9:00 p.m. hosted by Metro Magazine. A portion of proceeds from the party will be donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Saturday, October 16

  • RED OUT Game Party – Watch the Nebraska/Texas game in style. Wear red, be loud and celebrate a Huskers win. Special guest actor Quinton Aaron from The Blind Side is hosting the event.
  • Date night specials and live entertainment. Enjoy a free bottle of wine with two dinner entrées

Sunday, October 17

  • Family Day – Kids 12 and under eat free off the children’s menu all day.
  • Family-Style Brunch Specials
  • Sushi dinner specials
  • All You Can Eat prime rib and crab leg special after 4:00 p.m.

CRAVE fulfills the vision of a vibrant restaurant where the cuisine, service, atmosphere, energy and value are second to none. CRAVE offers fresh and innovative cuisine along with an impeccable wine selection brought to life in a chic yet casual atmosphere. A grand sushi bar extends the dining experience, appealing to both traditional sushi lovers and adventurous epicureans alike. CRAVE has three Minnesota locations, recently opened in Orlando, and is scheduled to open this fall in Nebraska and in Coral Gables, Florida in early 2011. At each location patrons enjoy a familiar yet unforgettable dining experience.

For more information about CRAVE and the grand opening activities and specials, visit www.CRAVEamerica.com.

-end- metroMAGAZINE



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