Hot eats for a cold winter.

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As winter winds down, here are three places to warm up in CB!

Mad Ox Bakery (pictured above) Karris and Matthew Mattox used a creative twist on their last name when they made a dream come true and launched a new bakery in 2013 at 215 W Broadway. Patrons know they are entering no ordinary bakery with walls painted in rich colors and posters of comic super heroes hung throughout. It makes it a fun place to hang out with the added benefit of the aromas permeating from the oven of all sorts of specialty breads, cakes, brownies, and donuts. All of which are rumored to be blissfully addictive. The Mattox’s delight in creating one-of-a-kind cakes for weddings and other occasions. Not to mention, they offer soups and daily lunch specials too. For its hours and other info, visit

Primos Mexican Restaurant Do you want to sweat? This is your source for hot sauces to warm you from the inside out. Not spicy enough?  Just ask for the hot stuff. Favorite menu items include carne asada, marinated thin-sliced steak served with rice and beans and a margarita.  The restaurant has daily specials and a kid’s menu, too. The restaurant was conceived by three “primos” (cousins) who wanted to revive their family’s 100-year-old recipes to share the flavors of their family’s cooking. Opened in 2011, it is located at 930 Fifth Ave. For the hours and other details, visit

Stay Sweet Nicola’s Discover Council Bluff’s newest bakery and coffee shop at 805 S Main St. Start by warming up with homemade hot chocolate or a coffee creation. Then you’ll be tempted by an extensive array of cakes, cookies, and other specialty baked goods. No doubt, you’ll want to remember to take something home to the family.  The bakery is part of Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare in Omaha’s Old Market and has been a long-held dream of Nicola Nick-Shartrand. Another unique aspect of the bakery is how it has perfected gluten free, paleo, and vegan baked goods that taste superior, undistinguishable from regular baked goods. For its hours and more information, visit

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