June Local Food News

Daily Grub Cookbook
Elle Lynch, former chef and owner of Daily Grub, published her first cookbook, DG at Home: The Favorites. Lovers of the restaurant that lasted only a year have been longing for Elle’s creative take on vegan food. DG at Home features recipes for eight Daily Grub favorites including the ancho cashew cream, pepita spread, black bean soup with avocado crema (my secret addiction) and bahn mi, among others.  Aside from the incredible recipes, home cooks will get lost in the beautiful photography of Justin Limoges and Daniel Muller, whose images adorn the books pages. Those who wish to order it can do so through http://www.blurb.com. Prices range from 11.99 for the ebook to...

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Eight Tips To Successful Grilling

This spring’s been warmer than usual, which means the grilling season began around Easter this year rather than the “official” start date of Memorial Day.
Whether you opt for charcoal, gas or use one of those hobo grills that run on newspaper, here are a few things to keep in mind this spring/summer when grilling:

1.     Don’t buy cheap charcoal. It may be tempting to spring for that generic brand of briquettes for $1.50, but don’t. Cheap charcoal is made out of furniture shavings and includes all sorts of nasty binders. You’ll burn more than charcoal – you’ll be burning stain, lacquer and all sorts of solvents. None of which are good for you.

2.     Invest in some sheet pans....

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Crumbs for May 31 2012

Taste of Omaha runs this weekend, June 1-3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. This outdoor food festival is free to the public with over 50 restaurants offering a “taste” of their cuisine. In addition, there are 5 entertainment stages, activities for kids and a cooking stage with demos and presentations from local chefs. Taste of Omaha is located at the Heartland of America Park on 8th and Farnam and the Lewis and Clark Landing at 515 N. Riverfront Drive. For more information you can visit www.tasteofomaha.com

Absolutely Fresh Seafood is moving it’s downtown location at 18th and Leavenworth after 27 years. The new location will be next to...

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Taita, New Restaurant In Benson; Omaha Heritage Festival

Have you ever been curious about Peruvian food? You can put your curiosity to rest by checking out Taita Restaurant in Benson. Mostly serving seafood with Peruvian flare, Taita will have an official grand opening Friday, May 25 and is located in the historic Benson Bakery Building at 6109 Maple Street. For more information, call Taita at 402. 558.2482

This Memorial weekend, join Omaha in celebrating our many cultures at the Omaha Heritage Festival at the Lewis and Clark Landing. Organized by the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation, the festival was designed to help bring together different communities throughout Omaha and the surrounding areas by sharing the uniqueness of...

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crumbs May 17

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Village Pointe Wine Festival, which is being held Friday June 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday June 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street at Village Pointe. Tickets are available at Brix and are $45 a person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for the Heartland. Samples of over 100 wines, a Riedel tasting glass and small plates from Village Pointe Restaurants; Brix, Kona Grill, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse are all included in the ticket cost.  In addition, Vibes at Village Pointe Concert Series will have the Finest Hour on Friday night June 8 and The Innocence on Saturday Night June 9 at...

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Crumbs 5/10/2012

On Saturday, May 19, Check out Haute City at Midtown Crossings; an interactive pop-up shopping and food event that turns Omaha’s Turner Park into a stylish mecca. Sample, taste and shop from 12p.m. to 6p.m. Blanc Burgers and Bottles, Dante’s Pizzeria, Ingredient and Corkscrew Wine and Cheese are a few of the many options for food.  Admission is $10.  Visit www.hautecity.com for all other information. 

The Urban Wine Company (11th and Jones) has local live music and $5 cocktails every Thursday night in May from 7p.m. to 9p.m. Come over for Happy Hour from 4p.m. to 7p.m. Tuesday-Friday and all day Sunday with $3 house wine, $1 off beers and cocktails and a new bistro menu with traditional...

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