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Want to Play?

Midtown welcomed a new café recently, and although Spielbound hasn’t officially opened yet, it’s proving to be intriguing. The “soft opening” allows customers to come check out this board game café and try some of the drinks (coffee drinks, sodas, teas and beer), but the eventual goal is to have a full-fledged café complete with food offerings beyond pastries and snacks. And in case you’re wondering, yes, there are plenty of board games from which to choose to keep you occupied during your visit. http://spielbound.com/

A Funny Food Drive

Food drives don’t have to be dull. Consider the upcoming comedy show at the Pizza Shoppe Collective on Sept 20 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m....

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Clayton Chapman Is Taking Over the World

The Grey Plume’s Clayton Chapman opened his second establishment in Midtown: Provisions by The Grey Plume. Expect to see some of the same items used in the wildly popular restaurant including both food and service pieces like hand-carved bread boards. http://www.midtowncrossing.com/retail/shop/provisions-by-the-grey-plume/

Local Growers Workshop

Iowa Western Community College will host a workshop for local food producers on Saturday, Sept 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop is for providers of local food as well as people who are interested in getting into the business. Learn about marketing, grants and more. Register for $10 (lunch...

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Learn to Cook

Chef2 Oils, Vinegars & More in Midtown Crossing announces weekly cooking classes open to the public. Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., learn to cook a variety of dishes from a talented chef using the oils and vinegars (and more) featured within the shop. Reservations are required and the cost is $15 to attend. http://www.chefs2.com

Coffee News

Crane Coffee celebrates their 23rd anniversary this week. Opened in 1991 and locally-owned, Crane Coffee makes the claim of being “Omaha’s Original Coffeehouse.”  Speaking of local coffeehouses that have been around for a long time, Scooter’s Coffeehouse is again offering their famed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a limited time.

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Drink Wine with Wine People

The Boiler Room’s Fourth Annual Guild of Sommeliers Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 PM. This five course meal is hosted by Master Sommeliers Matt Stamp and Jesse Becker. This annual dinner is a fundraiser for the Guild of Sommeliers. Reserve a ticket ($225, not including tax and gratuity) beforehand to make sure you get a spot. http://www.boilerroomomaha.com

The Good Food Revolution

Sustainable art shows are popping up all over town, all with the mutual goal of bringing attention to the sustainability movement. The pieces displayed are designed to prompt conversation about where our food comes from and what people can do to make sure they...

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Brew, Vine and Spirits Festival

The date has been set for the second annual Nebraska Brew, Vine and Spirits Festival: Saturday, September 13. Taking place from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., this year’s event will be on the green space at 10th and Capitol Avenue. Food, live entertainment, and –of course- lots of drinks will be available. http://nebraskabrewwineandspiritsfestival.com/

Scooter’s Expanding

Scooter’s Coffeehouse started in Nebraska back in 1998 by Omaha natives, but this locally-owned coffee powerhouse will soon expand exponentially with even more locations opening up in Arizona. Already present in several states, it’s hard to believe that Scooter’s began as a small drive-thru...

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Nosh's New Executive Chef

Nosh Wine Lounge on 10th and Dodge has a new executive chef. With former executive chef of two years Isaiah Renner leaving to pursue other business ventures, Rocco Caniglia in stepping in to take over the kitchen. http://noshwine.com/

Smiles - and Local Food

Even more local foods are showing up on the shelves at a couple of Hy-Vee stores, including the 132nd & Dodge and the 156th & Maple locations. Check out their new offerings from Branch Oaked Farm, Davey Road Ranch and Dutch Girl Creamery, all of which are located within Nebraska. http://hy-vee.com

Salt 88 Accolades

Salt 88 was selected for the Wine Spectator's 2014 Award of Excellence. This award goes to...

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