Posted By: Camila Orti
The Railyard welcomes it's newest hot spot as Vega opens on a busy Husker gameday.
People are checking out Lincoln's newest concert venue and bar. Vega opened Saturday morning just in time for tailgating Husker fans to get a first look.
"It's a really chill environment and the service was really friendly and quick," Emily Beiermann from Lincoln said.
To many passing through, Vega's menu is the star of the show. It's made up of ten gourmet, international hot dogs inspired by some of the owners' travels.
"They would see all these places that had hotdogs from around the world and we didn't think there was much of that going on in Lincoln or Nebraska in general," Co-owner Jeremy Buckley said.
From Japan and Thailand to Italy, owners say Vega has a hot dog for every taste palate.
For their opening day, Buckley says Vega only offered two kinds of hot dogs from the menu, plain and a Mexican-style 'Amores Perros' dog.
Owners say the variety doesn't stop at food. Buckley says Vega is prepared to adapt to whatever crowds are in the area.
"Some days it'll be people going to Memorial Stadium for a football game, sometimes it'll be people going to a concert at the arena, other days it'll be basketball fans or baseball fans," Buckley said.
But with all four owners active in the local music scene, Buckley says music is Vega's focus, featuring 15–20 concerts each month.
"We all kind of had the same vision and wanted to bring it together so that we could channel our strengths," Buckley said.
People seem to be digging it.
"We were checking out the stage over here and the size of how many people can fit in here and it should be pretty fun," Dylan Gaillard from Omaha said.
Vega's first concert featuring new local bands is tomorrow at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Vega is open from 11 until 2 a.m. every day.