What’s Popping

Something new popping with Orville Redenbacher's Popping Corn
Orville Redenbacher's Popping Corn, a brand of ConAgra Foods, is shaking up microwave popcorn by adding a flavorful twist to one of America's favorite snack foods. The popcorn brand has introduced Orville Redenbacher's Flavors, individually wrapped bags of microwave popcorn that come with separate seasoning packets, allowing users to sprinkle on just the right amount of flavor – in White Cheddar, Extra Cheese, or Sea Salt and Vinegar. The popcorn giant has even turned to beverages to pair the flavorful twists. Beverages like old-fashion lemonade, red wine and even root beer floats are recommended. Orville Redenbacher's®...

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Crumbs:  Season of Changes

Dante Adds Manager to Expand Wine and Spirits Offerings

Dante Pizzeria Napoletana has added Andy Wood to its management team as wine and spirits director. Wood will focus on further developing the already unique all-Italian wine list.  He will also expand the distinctive cocktail selections. “We’re pleased to add Andy to the Dante management team. His knowledge of wine and spirits will be a great benefit in expanding our selections while staying true to our Italian culinary focus,” said Dante chef/owner Nick Strawhecker. Dante Pizzeria Napoletana will participate in the upcoming Omaha Restaurant Week. It is located in The Shops of Legacy at 168th & Center. For more information visit...

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Crumbs 8.31.11

-- Westside Community Schools hired Sharon Schaefer as the new Culinary Manager for Westside High School. Schaefer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and interned at the Food Network. She hopes to further incorporate from-scratch cooking and local foods into Westside's menus.

-- Lincoln-based ShadowBrook Farm was awarded nearly $32,000 from the Nebraska Rural Development Commission and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to help increase production of its processing facility. ShadowBrook farm will collaborate with other small dairy farms in eastern Nebraska to increase the production of specialty cheeses. ShadowBrook cheeses can be found at...

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Crumbs 8/4: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens its first Nebraska location

The record attempt is now official, John C. Fremont Days planning committee now holds the Guinness World Record for largest open-face sandwich.  Earlier this month, at the 25th annual John C. Fremont Days in Fremont, event organizers and volunteers attempted the world record. The 1,652-pound SPAM sandwich topped the previous Guinness record holder by 315 pounds. The previous record was a barbecue pork bun weighing 1,337 pounds.

Speaking of barbecue, Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens its first Nebraska location in Lincoln at 2662 Cornhusker Hwy. This is the first location for Dickey's in Nebraska and the first franchise for Robert Carter who plans to open three more in the area. The first...

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It’s Official! It’s spelled “barbecue,” NOT “barbeque”

*Those of you waiting for a proper ruling on whether it’s spelled “barbecue” or “barbeque” can finally exhale. The 2011 edition of the AP Stylebook includes 16 pages of food-related entries for terms like “locavore,” “farmstead” and “blind bake,” as well as the definitive spelling of the term for slowly cooking meat: “barbecue.” And for those keeping track, you don’t need to capitalize “bloody mary” but you should always capitalize “Sloppy Joe.” Whew. *One of the most impressive ways to dress up a dish (or slyly cover up a bad one) is through the careful addition of a complementary sauce. If your go-to sauces are ketchup, barbecue sauce and ranch...

entered on 05/25/11 at 09:30 PM | read more »


“LudoBites” coming to Big Mama’s

Chef Ludo Lefebvre has gained some notoriety for his "LudoBites" events, offering culinary wizardry for a short amount of time. Now he's taking the show on the road. For one night only, he'll join forces with the folks at Big Mama's, 3223 N. 45th St., for a one-off French Soul Food meal this Saturday. The dinner begins at 5:30 pm and you'll need to make reservations. Which you can do after 2pm on Friday by phone: (402) 455-MAMA (6262).

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