Woah, Logan this is not "5 Free Artsy Things to do in Omaha." (If you watch my Insta stories you'll know what I'm talking about) Hold on guys, I know, and I'm deeply sorry. I want to ROCK that post for you and to do that, I need to do everything in the blog post myself. I want to help you. I want you to have the beeest time in my city. That being said, I need a week to run around Omaha and collect the best material for that list.
What I do have for you today, is a BOMB list of reasons why you have to come to Dudley's Pizza and Tavern. I've been a waitress/host there a little over two years and I LOVE it. It's nestled in Aksarben Village, right next to Aksarben Cinema. Well, I won't keep you waiting any longer, here's nine reasons why you need to visit Dudley's...
1. We have killer lunch specials.
I say killer because there's something for everyone, ESPECIALLY when it comes to pizza:
*Pizza of the day + side salad + chocolate chip cookie @ $11
*8" pizza (with two toppings of your choice) + side salad + cookie @ $9
Our pizza of the day schedule:
Tuesday- Buffalo Chicken (favvvorite)
Thursday- Uncle Dan
Friday- American Steak Classic
*To view what's on each signature pizza, click here.
These lunch specials run Monday through Friday.
If you don't care for pizza, DON'T WORRY, our full menu is offered during lunch as well.
*You should come during lunch too because that's when I usually work and I'd love to see yah so ya. :)
2. We have Happy Hour EVERYDAY.
Monday-Friday: 4 to 6 p.m.
Friday + Saturday: 9 p.m. to close
Sunday: 4 p.m. to close
Happy Hour items include:
*1/2 off appetizers (excluding wings)
My favorites>>> chips & queso, cheese ravioli, truffle fries, nachos (with chicken)
*8" one-topping pizza for $5
My favorite>>> order BBQ as the sauce and add chicken <3
*Domestic draws for $3 (Coors + Bud Light)
*All craft beer @ $1 off
*Dudley's cocktails @ $1 off
My favorite>>> Maverick Mule
*Well cocktails for $3.50
*Glasses of wine for $3.50 (Moscato moscato moscatoooo)
*Margaritas for $5
3. It's the place to be during UNO's hockey season.
What better place to pregame than a restaurant a block away from Baxter Arena?
If you're lucky, you'll catch a short performance by the UNO drumline!
We don't do reservations on the weekends, because of how CROWDED we get for hockey. So come early and bring friends!
4. Hit a movie before dinner! After, bring your movie ticket into Dudley's and we'll take $3 off your medium or large pizza.
Um can I get a heck yeah?! Our pizza crust is made with high quality flour and amber malted barley syrup, so that's not something you wanna pass up. This is the Stockyard, our version of a meat lover's pizza.
5. If you think you like our Happy Hour, I'm sure you'll dig our daily specials.
-1/2 off nachos
-$3 off medium or large Taco Timbo
-PINT NIGHT (free glass + $1 off every refill)
-$2 off tavern crust pizzas
-Whiskey Wednesday (1/2 off jim beam, crown royal, and jameson)
-$2 off burgers
Thursday: (my FAAAV special day cuz WINGS eeeeeep!)
-$1 off all beer
-$2 off wings
My favorite>>> bone-in garlic buffalo for liiiiife
6. We have live music on Thursdays.
I feel like all you have to say for me is "live music" and I'm in. I don't even have to know their name. HOWEVER, I'm gonna tell you his name, because he is one of the coolest people I know. Christopher Raven has the sweetest heart and great acoustic covers. My roommate and I make it a goal to find at least one Thursday a month to make it in. Listening to his music is the best way to unwind from the week.
7. We do this little thing called, "Pizza of the Month."
For February, one of our cooks, Chase Day, created the pizza. It's called, "The Chaser." When asked what inspired this recipe, he responded with, "I wanted to give the people something new. I love to mess around with ingredients and create my form of artwork."
I think this idea is super cool because it gets the staff involved. It gives them a chance to experiment. On the flipside, it gives the customer a special experience. A new pizza every month means a new chance to be surprised and satisfied. It's fun for all of us.
BTW...this is one of the best things I've ever eaten. TRY IT BEFORE FEBRUARY IS OVER!
8. Sundays are for bloody marys, but if you want a bloody mary and MORE, check out our Bloody Mary Bar.
It includes a normal and spicy mix, a selection of cheese, sausage, olives, and shrimp. Did I mention cute, little grilled cheese squares? Those would sell me on their own.
9. My go-to favorites that I recommend to friends + customers.
That's a wrap. Lol get it? My humor is disgusting, I promise I won't be this annoying next time.
A few extra deets:
EXCITING NEWS: I was blessed with the opportunity of partly running some of Dudley's social media accounts. So for mouthwatering food pics follow Duds on Insta or Facebook!
*On the real, I did not get paid to write this. I just love where I work and what it offers. Come in and have a good time guys.
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
I have a confession to make. I am high key jealous of my roommate's sleeping habits. She goes to bed at like 9 p.m. and is up around 5 a.m. HOW?!?! Idk guys. So, I've tried my attempt at copying her. (Might as well call it what it is) Lol and by copying her I mean, I have taught myself to fall asleep by 11 p.m. and get up at 7 a.m. ;) Since that switch, I have learned to love following a nightly routine, especially since I started using my Smile Brilliant whitening kit.
Before I start my routine, I like to check my email and spend extra time pinning. (I'm a little short on my follower goal for January!) Follow me on Pinterest if you like cool travel pics, artsy city guides, and blog tips. :)
Around 9 p.m. is when I start to wind down for the night, unless I'm waitressing. The first thing I do is take out my at-home whitening kit. It takes anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours to whiten, so this is why I put my whitening trays in first. I use their T3 Sensitive System for light stains. You can browse their selection here. (This system is valued at $149, but I'll let you know why it's WORTH saving for and how you can enter to win a FREE system.)
I like this product because of how easy it is to use. There's only three steps...
1. Make impressions (simple instructions)
2. Lab crafts your trays (mail your impressions and they send back your trays!)
3. Whiten @ home! (whiten your teeth while watching your fav Hallmark movie instead of in a dentist chair)
I was excited to try Smile Brilliant because I've never been a big fan of the color or look of my teeth. I had braces and wore headgear/rubber bands for a few years in my teens. (Thanks mom and dad!!) They looked GREAT after that, I seriously remember feeling like a million bucks.
However, with all great things, comes great responsibility. LIKE KEEPING TRACK OF A RETAINER. I swore I lost at least four of them. So here I am with a teeny tiny lil gap and I'm good with it! (Unless Invisalign wanna do a collab, hit me uppp then) That being said, glowing white teeth makes a teensy lil gap feel like nothing. I'm a happy girl.
When it comes to color, I've tried my hand at whitening strips and while they keep them white temporarily, it doesn't last. I've only been using Smile Brilliant for two weeks and I am quite impressed. Take a look for yourself!
After I put my trays in, I like to edit photos for any upcoming blog posts. (Don't eat or drink anything with your trays in, I just like to hold coffee in all my photos lol) I edit my photos using VSCO, but I'm thinking about saving up for Lightroom. What do you guys use? Let me know in the comments!
Next, I fold laundry and pick up my room for an hour or so. During this time, I usually play one of my Spotify Daily Mix playlists (usually country). I'm trying to be on my phone less before bed and generally, cleaning helps with that.
Once everything is tidied, I like to shower or journal until I get sleepy. Normally, I journal and do a devotion in the morning, so this journal sesh is more of a free-write. I try to write down a couple things I'm thankful for and any reflections I have about the day. (Like unimportant blabber that would annoy anyone but God lol)
Around 10 or 11 p.m., I take out my whitening trays, rinse/dry them off, and squeeze in the desensitizing gel. I love this product because using a whitening gel when you have sensitive teeth, can be pretty uncomfortable. However, this product felt cool on my gums and quickly relieved any discomfort I had. After I brush my teeth, I put the trays back in and watch Food Network for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, I'm off to bed!
This routine isn't glamorous, but since I started using this whitening kit, I've learned to love my smile a little more. (Ya cheesy as heck but whatever) I've noticed doing a little something for me is nice, especially when I get to do it every night. Invest in a happier you, guys. (And if you got no money, enter my drawing below cause hey who doesn't want white teeth!!!)
You guys know I'm a stickler about spending, that's why I am STOKED to announce this giveaway! Smile Brilliant is giving one of YOU a FREE whitening kit. (Valued at $149) Click here to enter your name! It's only open for 7 DAYS so claim your spot to win NOW!
Along with that, I'm offering a 15% off coupon (on a Smile Brilliant whitening kit) for anyone who subscribes to my newsletter!
*What does your nightly routine look like?
*Have you tried a whitening treatment before?
*My Sunday Routine
*11 Things I Learned as a Blogger in 2017
Travel bucket list:
Countries visited: 4