Shaun Beard Wins Venues Today’s 2015 Silver Spoon Award for Best New Concept

Taken from Venues Today’s website:


Shaun Beard, Senior Vice President, SMG Savor, The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Athletics Nineteen | 08: The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Athletics selected Savor to provide food and beverage service in the Baxter Arena, the new on-campus home of the UNO hockey, basketball and volleyball opening this summer. A new concept premiering at the Baxter Arena will provide fans and guests a taste they can customize to their own cravings. Permanent locations include “Nineteen | 08” named for the year that UNO was founded and the menu includes Nebraska favorites such as country fried steak sandwiches with house-made gravy, angus burgers and the state fair corndog.  In Omaha’s 67th Street Kitchen, the decor is full of the university core colors and the stand features fried favorites such as fried pickles, onions rings and various spud selections. “The Crease” celebrates the Mavs’ Hockey program and their recent appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four with the all-beef hot dog, chicken tender & fry basket, Arena nachos, peanuts in the shell, frozen cocktails, and fresh popped popcorn. The “Blue Line Bar” is named after Blue Liners, booster club members who have supported the hockey team since inception and offers a blue margarita, local and craft brews, and specialty cocktails.  Portable kiosks include”Bulls & Brews” with the “The Maverick” beef sandwich; “Popped” gourmet corn; and “Gotcho Nacho” with tortilla chips customized the way guests want to have them topped.