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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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Let the Food and Wine Events Begin

Shucks Downtown now Open
Shucks is now open located at 1911 Leavenworth, the former Dixie Quicks spot. Shucks downtown offers happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. on drink specials and appetizers. For more information, give them a call at 402.614.5544

Aksarben RibFest Announces New Omaha Rib Festival
The aroma of world champion barbecue ribs and the sounds of blues, country and rock music will fill the air on August 16, 17 and 18 from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. each day at the inaugural Aksarben Ribfest.  Hosted by the Aksarben Village at 67th & Center, the Aksarben Ribfest will feature four world-class barbecue teams, each cooking up their own distinct styles and tastes. Admission to the event is free...

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Valentine’s Day and Dining Notes

Valentine’s Day and You

As a long time restaurateur, I coined all major holidays as “amateur night” in my restaurants. The reason is -- for the most part -- guests who dine out on these “hallmark-driven” holidays are stumbling their way through the evening anyway. What makes matters worse is they are the type of guests who call the day of asking for “a quiet table on a Saturday night at 8 p.m.” and are shocked that reservations are full.  Do not be that person this year.  Luckily, for everyone Valentine’s Day lands on a Tuesday this year, allowing lovebirds and the hopeless to spread their dining love over the course of an entire week. Here are a few places offering preset menus,...

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