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Omaha Loves Our James Beard Award Semifinalist

Congratulations to Chef Clayton and team at The Grey Plume on being nominated as a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for 2014 Best Chef Award, Midwest. Follow or copy the link below for other nominations.
http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/2014-restaurant-and-chef-award-semifinalists.


More Talent Coming from the Grey Plume

Chase Grove, chef de partie at The Grey Plume, Omaha, will be competing in a regional cooking competition March 17, in St. Louis during the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Central Regional Conference. Grove is competing for the title of ACF Central Region Student Chef of the Year against three other aspiring...

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Hot Spots for Ringing in The New Year

Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria, 5021 Underwood Ave., is open this New Year’s Eve for reservations only. They will have three seatings at 5, 7 or 9 p.m. Call 402.590.2625 to make a reservation.

Wilson and Washburn, 1407 Harney St., are hosting a New Year’s Eve Party and Grand Opening complete with gaming tables and passed Hors d’Oeurves. Call 402.991.6950 to purchase advance tickets for $30.

Ring in the New Year at the Zin Room, 316 South 15th St. Start with an all-inclusive three course menu, complimentary champagne at midnight, live entertainment, drinks specials throughout the night and lastly watch the ball drop on the giant projector screen....

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Stating The Obvious on Foodborne Illness

This just out from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention: More than half of all foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States are associated with restaurants, delis, banquet facilities, schools and other institutions. The CDCP’s Environmental Health Specialists Network announces four new publications on restaurant food handling practices that have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurant settings. These publications are on the following topics: ground beef handling, handling of leafy greens,chicken cross-contamination, and sick food workers. Food safety programs and the restaurant industry can use these findings to...

entered on 12/17/13 at 09:28 PM | read more »


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Celebrate Taste


The Omaha Restaurant Association is hosting "Celebrate Taste", a charity event featuring many of Omaha's Finest Chefs who will be offering a sampling of their Restaurant's menu items at Anthony's Steakhouse and Grand Ballroom, 7229 F St., on Sun., Nov 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is in honor of friend, fellow chef and owner of Catering Creations, Jeff Snow, who was hit by a car while bicycling with his children in August. Snow sustained terrible injuries that lead to 8 days in intensive care followed by 5 weeks of hospital care. Thankfully, Snow will be back to work after the first of the year. But of course, there are many expenses that were incurred during...

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9th Street Tavern Now Open in Capitol District

The 9th Street Tavern and Grill is now open and located one block south of the Century Link Center at 902 Dodge St. The new sports bar and grill hosts a weekly happy hour from 4-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers 27 televisions tuned to all sports coverage. With Nebraska native Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the 9th Street Tavern offers classic tavern cuisine, currently serving its comfy winter menu with items such as Shepard’s pie, stews and bison meatloaf. In addition, the 9th Street Tavern offers a signature drink menu with both domestic and craft beers on tap.

“We think this is a great neighborhood with three hotels and...

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Moonstruck Meadery has brought international recognition to Nebraska with outstanding results from the International Wine Competition, VINUS 2013, Argentina. Awards were announced from Mendoza, Argentina on August 14th 2013.
In the “Special Awards” catergory, Moonstruck Meadery received:
Great champion, Mead not wine, Moonstruck Meadery, Capsumel 2013 United States
In the “Overall Awards, Moonstruck Meadery received the following:
Moonstruck Meadery, Capsumel 2013 USA Double Gold Medal
Moonstruck Meadery, Strawberry Melomel 2013 USA Gold Medal
Moonstruck Meadery, Moonstruck Blackberry Melomel 2013 USA Silver Medal

Collectively, we congratulate Moonstruck Meadery on their awards and...

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