Friday, April 1, 2016

Adult Time Out in Omaha Nebraska

During our November family visit to Omaha, on one night the adults opted for an ‘adult time out’ at a local establishment…

This is Louie’s Wine Dive in Omaha Nebraska.  Sorry about the blurry photo but it is appropriate given the way our experience went.
Louie’s Wine Dive is a small chain of what is apparently a franchised operation.  They have locations in Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.  

Despite the favorable hour that we visited Louie’s, they weren’t very busy.  I had expected more of a crowd given the long Holiday weekend but perhaps folks were just spending time at home with their families.

The atmosphere and ambiance inside Louie’s Wine Dive was just fine…casual and a little quirky, fitting for a ‘wine dive’.

The ladies decided that they’d order a pitcher of Sangria.  They unanimously decided that it wasn’t very good.  There wasn’t anything distinctive about it…and they really didn't care for it.  

This is one of the House Specialties for Happy Hour.  The price was right, ($7.00 or $5.00 during Happy Hour), and these BLT Deviled Eggs were decent.  My problem is that it probably wasn’t fair to compare them with my wife’s most excellent version!  The Louie’s deviled eggs featured bacon, arugula and marinated tomatoes…

This was a flatbread special loaded with mixed greens, tomato, chicken, goat cheese and more and then drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. It was a decent offering and a little unusual at the same time.

This was the Cheese Flight. ($15.00) It included artisan cheeses, cured meat, crackers, toast, jam, pickled onion, Dijon mustard and cornichons.  It was just ok, but unimaginative…  

This was Louie’s version of fried cheese curds. ($8.00) They have named it
“Squeaky Cheese” and it was served with serrano dill aioli and marinara sauce for dipping.  The cheese curds were just ok.  We’ve had better in Wisconsin and even at a local dairy in East Tennessee.  I did like the dill aioli sauce though…

We just weren’t impressed with Louie’s Wine Dive… Part of the problem may have been the fact that we’d experienced a top notch and imaginative wine bar during our previous visit to Omaha and in comparison, Louie’s just didn’t measure up.  To view that previous wine bar experience, (Brix), and compare the two adult time outs, you can go to;postID=4306802088253676367;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=78;src=postname.

Louie’s Wine Dive in Omaha Nebraska is located at 16920 Wright Plaza.  Phone: 402-884-8966.  Website:

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. I really like the name of the place though.

  2. To borrow your word, it sounds decent but too bad it's not worth a return visit.

  3. I like your new profile picture Dave, I didn't recognize you at first! All this food looks good, but I guess it didn't taste as good as it looks.