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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Why you should add CRAVE on your next dining adventure

If you know me and my husband long enough, you will agree that one of our favorite pleasures in life is eating and trying out new restaurants. We do this locally and when we travel. I am pretty adventurous in trying to new things to eat.

When I moved to Omaha a year and a half ago, checking out what the city had to offer was my priority every weekend. A sushi-loving friend gave me insider info that CRAVE in Midtown Crossing served fantastic rolls and it may be one of the best kept secrets in the city -- over the obvious popular sushi joints that locals know.

Feeling really excited about these types of secrets, I decided to try their best-selling rolls on New Year's Eve. My friend knew what she was talking about, and CRAVE became a go-to.

If you decide to look into CRAVE's menu, you will see that this place is beyond a sushi bar. It offers many options to people who want to stay away from raw, Asian items. Think Cheesecake Factory but less overwhelming, and you KNOW you will get a freshly made, delicious, unforgettable meal.

This is why I was thrilled at the chance to try some new, exciting menu items at CRAVE under its new executive chef, and ran by new management who seem to really love being there
(Side note: As a leadership junkie, I am very fascinated by work behaviors). 

I tried 22 items! And many of those were memorable, as I want them with me at this very moment.

Here are several reasons why CRAVE should be your next dining adventure.

 The Bamboo Bite Roll
crunchy tuna shrimp, cream cheese topped with avocado, thin slices of jalapeño

The Chopped Chicken Salad
dried cherries, spinach, romaine, bacon, avocado, citrus vinaigrette, almonds, fontina

The Beef Stroganoff 
braised short rib, mushroom cream sauce, horseradish chive sour cream

The Sautéed Norwegian Salmon
mustard crusted, whole grain beurre blanc, potato purée, heirloom carrots

S'more Brownie
smoked sea salt, marshmallow ice cream, even better with vanilla ice cream

"The Original" Coconut Cake
vanilla anglaise, whipped cream

I was a very warm, happy, lady that evening. 
I love that CRAVE feels fancy but offers many options to get the best bang for my buck.

1/2 price Wine Wednesday
Kids eat free all day Sunday
1/2 price sushi Sunday and Monday
Happy Hour Times:
Mondays - Saturdays 3-6PM + 9PM-close
Sundays all day
Discounts Available:
20% off military
20% off Mutual of Omaha employees
15% off UNMC and Creighton employees
FREE to police officers until $25
15% until July 31st if you mention the blog of 'HAPPYSAMMY'

including baby red potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, and salad 

Reservations (indoor dining only) recommended at (402) 345-9999.

Now here is the best part: 
You have a chance to win a $25 gift card just in time for Father's Day.
I am pretty simple: just leave a comment here on the blog or on my Instagram account. 
Each comment gives you 1 entry to a raffle drawing on Saturday, June 18th.

Looking forward to blessing someone with this gift card! 

You will find this awesome giveaway on some of our favorite Omaha bloggers:


Candy Zollicoffer said...

I just love how you describe your dining experiences! I feel like I'm on an adventure with you! I have only been to Crave a handful of times, but I will definitely add it to our next dining adventure.

Liz Mayfield said...

They have some amazing discounts! Everything looks delicious

Unknown said...

We love sushi and have not tried crave, YET! Crave will be our next date night destination! Thanks Samantha

Unknown said...

I have never tried Crave yet! This would be an incredible date night for my hubby and I! Thank you for sharing about all the yummy treats they have to offer!!!! Kinesha Roach

Amy said...

I hope I win--I want to try their sushi!

Anonymous said...

Crave is amazing! Love your blog

Anonymous said...

I would love to try new things! Great blog and crave is amazing

Anonymous said...

Your description of the food alone is enticing me to "crave" Crave! The pictures look so delicious. My dining experience fromprevious visits were so dissappointing that I am willing to try them again. My son & I are takimg dad to Crave Fathers Day. This is Jennefer Avant. Thank you Samantha.

Kristin Elise said...

Love your details about a great place! Makes me want to go there...NOW!

beadsapp said...

Yes I need to try the coconut cake. That looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing

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