Businesses preparing for Berkshire weekend – KETV Omaha

Steaks sizzled on the grill at Gorat’s Thursday.The staple spot for Berkshire weekend has more than 1,000 T-bones and another thousand fillets ready for customers.”It’ll be from now until Sunday night that we’ll have a massive humanity coming to have a steak hopefully,” said Gorat’s owner Gene Dunn.On Thursday morning, Dunn was making repairs to the foam cutout of Warren Buffett, a must-see for any visitor.”It doesn’t matter if they’re first timers or they’ve been in here 10 times, it seems like they all want to get their picture with him,” Dunn said.With reservations booked through the weekend, the staff is doubled to keep up.”Our kitchen staff will have probably five extra people in the kitchen at any one time and up to six or seven probably on Saturday night and on Sunday,” Dunn said.From the sizzle to the shine, Borsheim’s was bringing out the bling this week.”This is the year of the diamonds. Borsheim’s is known for having all different types of product, but we’ve got some really exquisite diamond pieces right now,” said Borsheim’s executive Adrienne Fay said.There’s a diamond with Buffett’s signature. A pink diamond ring comes in at just under $2 million. Diamond earrings can be had for only a cool $1 million.”Instead of focusing on just a signature piece or two, we decided to go all out and bring in all sorts of different types of luxurious and rare inventory,” Fay said.Outside the store, the tent was up, ready for 20,000 shareholders Friday night.”It’s a chance to meet people from all over the world and it’s a chance to show off Omaha. We’ve got a lot of civic pride in our hometown so it’s really wonderful to share that with so many travelers that come in to experience the weekend,” Fay said.

Steaks sizzled on the grill at Gorat’s Thursday.

The staple spot for Berkshire weekend has more than 1,000 T-bones and another thousand fillets ready for customers.

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“It’ll be from now until Sunday night that we’ll have a massive humanity coming to have a steak hopefully,” said Gorat’s owner Gene Dunn.

On Thursday morning, Dunn was making repairs to the foam cutout of Warren Buffett, a must-see for any visitor.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re first timers or they’ve been in here 10 times, it seems like they all want to get their picture with him,” Dunn said.

With reservations booked through the weekend, the staff is doubled to keep up.

“Our kitchen staff will have probably five extra people in the kitchen at any one time and up to six or seven probably on Saturday night and on Sunday,” Dunn said.

From the sizzle to the shine, Borsheim’s was bringing out the bling this week.

“This is the year of the diamonds. Borsheim’s is known for having all different types of product, but we’ve got some really exquisite diamond pieces right now,” said Borsheim’s executive Adrienne Fay said.

There’s a diamond with Buffett’s signature. A pink diamond ring comes in at just under $2 million. Diamond earrings can be had for only a cool $1 million.

“Instead of focusing on just a signature piece or two, we decided to go all out and bring in all sorts of different types of luxurious and rare inventory,” Fay said.

Outside the store, the tent was up, ready for 20,000 shareholders Friday night.

“It’s a chance to meet people from all over the world and it’s a chance to show off Omaha. We’ve got a lot of civic pride in our hometown so it’s really wonderful to share that with so many travelers that come in to experience the weekend,” Fay said.

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