More Than a Meal

Food is fashionable. From blogs to news reports, it is common to hear words like “farm to table”, “locally sourced,” “free-range, free-trade, cage-free,” in reference to the food we choose to eat. Food truly can be an art form for those with the means, and the luck, to be able to handpick their meals. But there is a large majority of the population who associate “hungry,” and “not enough,” when it comes to food.

And many of them are right here in Omaha.

In a 2008-2012 census data report, Douglas County had a population of nearly 540,000 people, with 14% of those living below the poverty line. Comparatively, Nebraska as a whole reported 12.4% individuals living below the poverty line.

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Marks Bistro Chef Now Co-Owner

Executive Chef James Davis joins the shareholders and becomes a co-owner at Marks Bistro in Dundee. He joins three other shareholders, all of which work at Marks Bistro full-time. You probably already know that the food at Marks is amazing, but now you know that the people who work there believe in what they’re doing enough to where they’re willing to put their money where their mouths are, metaphorically.  http://www.marksindundee.com/

The End of Many Eras

A rash of recent restaurant closings seem to have happened rather abruptly. Among the list: Bellevue Café, Taste Bistro, and perhaps most jolting, Grandmothers, which was in business for 40 years before...

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Food Trucks Galore
If you’re looking for your favorite food truck this summer, go swing by 11th & Nicholas during the day and you’ll likely find more than one truck parked there, serving up some delicious food. Scotty’s Go Go Grill plans on being there every day and other trucks (including 402 BBQ, Island Seasons, The Sandwich Shop and more) will stop by throughout the day too, especially during the College World Series.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottys-Go-Go-Grill

Wine and Balloons
Soaring Wings Vineyard in Springfield hosts its annual Wine, Beer, Blues and Balloons Festival on Saturday, June 7. This is your chance to solve the age-old question of whether drinking wine and beer...

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Mobile Mexican

Maria Bonita originally began as an open seating restaurant. When the family-owned restaurant closed, owner Itzel Lopez explained they decided to stay in business and do something different. That’s how they wound up taking their food to the people in a food truck.

“With food trucks, you’re able to bring your food to more people in different areas of the city,” says Lopez.

Two years into the process, Maria Bonita has expanded and now has three food trucks.

Growing mobility, growing popularity
She said having multiple trucks parked in different venues has helped grow her business by gaining her more customers. On any given week, the three trucks cover 15 or more locations.

“Our reputation...

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The French Connection

Taste of Omaha will have a dizzying array of food available to sample, but there’s one eatery presenting food that under no circumstances do you want to miss: Le Petit Paris – French Bakery. 

“We are here to offer a trip to France without a passport,” says Cedric Fichepain, owner of Le Petit Paris – French Bakery and Le Voltaire restaurant.

The bakery opened in October of last year and has proven to be a perfect complement to Fichepain’s restaurant. At Le Petit Paris, French equipment and skilled bakers combine with American ingredients to offer diners authentic French baked goods including pastries, croissants and baguettes.

Welcome to France

“We are trying to really show off what you...

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Help Fund Localmotive’s Return

If you’re wondering whatever happened to the popular food truck Localmotive, it was a blown engine that was to blame for their abrupt halt to business. They’re trying to make a comeback though, and this time they’re turning to the generosity of their fans. Support Localmotive via their Kickstarter campaign from now until June 26. They hope to raise $40,000 so they can once again satisfy the late-night appetites of Old Market dwellers. http://kickstarter.com/profile/localmotive

Enjoy Mead Outside

Bellevue’s Moonstruck Meadery recently completed an outdoor patio space, allowing mead lovers to enjoy their beverages outside the confines of pesky walls. Hint:...

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