Spring at James Arthur Vineyards

If you haven’t been to James Arthur Vineyards (JAV), you may want to take a 30-minute ride out of Omaha to taste the wine and enjoy the landscape. JAV have begun their spring hours, which now include Friday nights. A Spring Cabaret has been planned for Friday April 27 with music and stories by Judy Anderson and Friends. Then on Saturday April 28 from 6-9p.m., JAV have planned a fundraising event for Cancer, The Red, White and Pink Party. Enjoy live music, wine and food.  Ticket prices are $15.  Both events require reservations at 402.783.5255 or visit the JAV website at www.jamesarthurvineyards.com for more information on events and hours.  James Arthur Vineyards are located at 2001 West...

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Spring Wine Dinner & Farmer’s Early Harvest

Spring Wine Dinner at Dario’s Brasserie

Dario's Brasserie is holding a Spring Beer Pairing on Wednesday April 11, at 7 p.m. The evening is being described by Dario's Brasserie as "a celebration of Belgian beers and gastronomy." Space is limited and the cost is $50 per person. To make reservations call Dario’s at 402.933.0799 after 3:30 p.m. or go to www.dariosbrasserie.com for more information.

Farmer’s ready to harvest their first crops

From flooded fields in 2011, to a March harvest in 2012, local farmer’s face a new challenge – nowhere to sell their produce. Omaha’s warm spring has caused local farmers to already harvest their first crop of asparagus, radishes, garden greens, and...

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Crumbs 3.28.12

Just what you need, even more choices at The Cheesecake Factory
With an already extensive menu of more than 200 dishes and 30 cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Factory is adding more than a dozen new menu items. After reading this sentence aloud to himself, the editor decided that was more than enough information about that topic.
 

Hy-Vee Statement on Lean Finely Textured Beef
In response to concerns expressed by their customers, Hy-Vee has decided to discontinue the purchase of ground beef products containing Lean Finely Textured Beef.  Although this ground beef meets all USDA standards for quality and safety, recent news stories have led to a loss of consumer confidence in the product....

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Best Burger, Best Service and Local Pizza Joint Featured Nationally

Local Pizza Shop Featured in National Trade Magazine
Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana, and chef / owner Nick Strawhecker are featured in the February edition of Pizza Today, a monthly trade magazine catering to the independent pizza operators. Dante’s Pizzeria offers the only certified Neapolitan pizza in Omaha and features a menu focused on the slow food movement of building a menu based on relationships with local merchants based on seasonality. Go to pizzatoday.com to check out more on Dante’s and Pizza Today.

Mahogany Prime Omaha Named Top 100 for Best Service
In a time when service seems to be fading into the background, OpenTable asked their diner to identify the best of the best as...

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Big Nods for Two Local Chefs

Local Chefs Nominated for Prestigious Awards

On a national food stage, Omaha gets little credit for our vast culinary scene and impact on the food world. However, times they are a changing and the last two years have been an amazing journey for the Omaha food community. Last week, two local chefs were nominated for the very prestigious, 2012 James Beard Awards.

Chef and Owner Clayton Chapman of The Grey Plume, nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year and Chef Paul Kulik of The Boiler Room, nominated as Best Chef: Midwest. From local conversations to national magazines, these two chefs are some of the best in the business. We are just fortunate enough to have them in the Metro.

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Hell’s Kitchen, Mid Week Market and Omaha Beer Fest

Hell’s Kitchen Contestant Stops in Omaha

Season 5 and 6 chef-testant Robert Hesse will join local chef Glenn Wheeler at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops on March 2, at 7 p.m. The two chefs will team up for a 5-course meal including cocktail and specialty drink pairings, benefiting Food Bank for the Heartland.  The cost is $75 per person, call 402.280.8888 for reservations.

Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery & Deli Presents “Mid Week Market”

Omaha's oldest, family-owned grocery store, Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery & Deli, is bringing a fresh, new community event to midtown Omaha this summer. The Mid Week Market at Midtown Crossing will feature the best in locally-grown, freshly-harvested...

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