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Stur 22

Stur 22 offers Caribbean and West African fare.

ERIC GREGORY, Journal Star file photo

* Kona Ice will offer free shaved ice from its truck outside Midwest Bank, 2655 Jamie Lane, on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. The fifth-annual "National 'Chill Out' Day" promotion is timed with Tax Day.

Chick-fil-A and Steak 'n Shake appear set to replace Runza at the Nebraska Union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The Daily Nebraskan broke news last week that MSE Branded Foods plans to bring the two restaurants to UNL after outbidding Runza by $15,000 a year.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is planning a fourth Lincoln location, at Cotner Boulevard and O Street. The site was formerly a Goodwill electronics store.

On our plate

HUB CAFE, 250 N. 21st St. No. 3 — Sundays at the Hub Cafe are a meditation. The farm-to-table restaurant has found its speed — bustling and vibrant and completely laid back, with dishes that burst with goodness and coax you to slow down and savor. Peter Salter and I have taken to making the Union Plaza cafe our Sunday tradition, splitting a grown-up grilled cheese (co-jack cheese with kale pesto and mushrooms) and a cup of homemade soup — most recently potato leek. Oh, and a salted chocolate chip cookie paired with a smooth cup of drip coffee. Take a window seat if you can and watch spring emerge on the plaza. Go, local. — Cindy Lange-Kubick

STUR 22 LOUNGE, 2110 Winthrop Road — It's tough to give my parents a dining experience in Lincoln that can't be matched by something similar in Omaha, where they live. Of all the places we've eaten together over the years, only Stur 22 has rivaled Lincoln's Vietnamese restaurants in this regard. Stur's coconut curry oxtail (available on weekends only) melts in your mouth and matches perfectly with a "liquid ice" cocktail — a sweet-but-not-too-sweet concoction that made me long for the beach. The only things I'd change: slightly bigger portions, and I should have ordered a second drink. — Zach Pluhacek

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