New Mexican in Papillion, Alice brings craft drinks to West Omaha, Mouth of the South closes

This week: Lots more openings on my radar this week and fewer closings. 

I’m sure many of you know by now that Mouth of the South closed its location near 72nd and Ames Avenue. I exchanged a few messages with owner Ryan Ernst, who said yes, he does have plans to reopen. But right now, he’s just not sure where or when. I asked him to keep us posted as the situation develops. Mouth of the South originally opened in Florence, and after a fire there, moved to its second location a little more than a year ago. I hope the third time is a charm for this one.

Dudley’s Pizza & Tavern, in Aksarben Village, also closed its doors this week. No further details on that one, but the restaurant was at 2110 S. 67th St.

On to openings: 

→ Alice, the latest bar from Maven Social, is open in West Omaha. In the style of the Old Market’s Berry & Rye, it’s one of the first bars dedicated to original craft drinks in the city’s suburbs. (You might imagine the Hansens are pretty interested in checking this one out. You’d be right.) 

→ Speaking of drinks, Proof 192 Whiskey Bar is slated to open near 192nd and Maple St. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more details.

→ And speaking of even more drinks, September’s Upscale, a new cocktail and wine bar in Rockbrook Village, is also open. It’s website proudly boosts that it doesn’t have televisions. It does, however, serve a menu of small plates along with cocktails and a variety of wine. 

→ The owners of Hoppy Taco, Corner Kick and Epoca Cantina have opened El Chicano Mexican Bistro in Papillion. The Mexican spot is near Highway 370 and Washington. 

→ Finally, there’s another place open near 120th and Mary Streets: Deer Creek Sports Cantina & Tacos. It’s taken over the bay that’s been home to several restaurants, including Ryan’s Food and Spirits.

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