On Sunday night, Warren Buffett and musician Paul McCartney were spotted together having dinner, dessert and a stroll around the neighborhood in Dundee.
The pair ate dinner at Avoli, an Italian restaurant located on Underwood Avenue. The owner and chef at the restaurant, Dario Schicke, said five people were part of the group, including Warren Buffett’s daughter Susan. They arrived at the restaurant at 7 PM, finished their meal and left by 9:30 PM.
“We had a special dish — gluten-free pasta for Paul … Sir Paul,” Schicke said, adding that the group had “some appetizers and sorbetto afterward.”
He also mentioned that many customers were snapping pictures of the group, and he did as well.
“I did sneak in a couple photos for my daughters,” he said.
After dinner, the group moved up the street to eCreamery.
Josh Ryan, eCreamery clerk, said that after McCartney arrived in a limousine, he had two scoops of their famous vanilla. Recently, the vanilla ice cream that the shop offers was rated the best in Omaha, according to the Omaha World-Herald’s Food Prowl feature.
Ryan said that Buffett and McCartney had stayed in the shop for around 15 minutes.
He was very excited to have the opportunity to serve McCartney, who was scheduled to perform at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena that evening.
“I couldn’t breathe,” said Ryan. “It was awesome.”
He also mentioned that McCartney was “very polite and super nice.”
Jeff French, a psychology professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was in line at eCreamery behind the former Beatle and the Omaha billionaire. Just 24 years ago, French saw McCartney in concert in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, It’s the same location that Sunday’s World Cup Final was played.
“On the way out, I made eye contact and initiated conversation with him,” said French.
“I reminded him that the first half of the concert in Brazil was all Wings songs, and everyone sat politely. The second half was all Beatles tunes, and everyone in the crowd was singing along, every word. It was a spectacular concert.”
French also agreed with Ryan in regards to McCartney’s manners.
“He deserves to be called ‘Sir’ because he’s nothing but polite.”
The famous group then went across the street and sat on a bench while enjoying their ice cream, said French. Around 50 people gathered outside of the ice cream shop, but French mentions that it was a casual Omaha crowd. They even applauded when the group left.
Some onlookers took photos of McCartney in his limousine in front of the ice cream shop. Some people gathered to take photos in front of the ice cream shop once McCartney left.
Many onlookers tweeted their Buffett and McCartney sightings – just like they did over 4 ½ years ago when Bono of U2 fame visited Dundee Dell surprisingly.
Omaha radio personality Tom Becka tweeted a picture of McCartney while he was eating his ice cream. That picture had been re-tweeted nearly 200 times by midnight, and it was similarly favorited too.