A Conversation with Chef Jon Seymour

Jon Seymour’s mom didn’t let him into the kitchen much while she cooked when he was a kid, but now he’s had the last laugh. “My mom always cooked, but we weren’t allowed into the kitchen so it was kind of mysterious,” he laughs. Now a semi-finalist for the National James Beard Foundation Award for Best Midwest Chef, he’s considered one of the best chefs in the Omaha area as the Head Chef at V. Mertz.

Just to be nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award is a big deal. Chefs are nominated by other people working within the food industry. He’s joined in this honor with Clayton Chapman from the Grey Plume. “I worked with Clayton at V. Mertz when he was the Chef de Cuisine. I also worked...

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Crumbs

There are many reasons why the food scene in Omaha can be described as great. But I would say that it is our connection to local food and the farmers that provide their goods and wares to be one of the strongest, greatest connections between diners, chefs, restaurants and community. So when a farm is in need of help, we can use our own resources to reach out and give back. 

The Chisholm Family farm is in need your help. You have seen and probably chatted with the Chisholm family at your Farmer’s Market. With a cruel winter and a string of bad luck, they are suffering from many hardships. A little trouble is expected in the life of a farmer but when a little turns into way too much,...

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Hour Power

When I first approached this coffeehouse/tea room/wine bar at Shadow Lake in Papillion I noticed that it’s adjacent to a LensCrafters. I made a note to myself that if nothing else interesting came up, I could start my review with a funny story about drinking a bunch of wine and then stumbling next door to get my eyes checked. This was going to be my go-to story if Morning, Noon, & Night turned out to be dull.

It turns out I don’t need the story after all. In fact, I have so much to tell you about this place that I’m not entirely sure where I should begin.

Let’s start with the basic stuff first. Morning, Noon, & Night was created by Diana Connolly. “We just needed a good wine shop...

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This one tops the list; An Evening with Master Sommelier Matt Stamp at Lot 2. The date is Saturday March 23rd and reservations are being taken between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. There will be 4 courses and 8 wines. The wines are old world vs. new world. It is $100 per person and worth every penny whether you are new to food and wine or a seasoned diner. Call Lot 2 at 402.504.4200. Lot 2 is located in Benson at 6207 Maple Street.

Who doesn’t love award season?  The “Oscars of Food” or rather The James Beard Foundation Awards have announced their 2013 semifinalists. Both Chef Clayton Chapman, from The Grey Plume and Chef Jon Seymour from V. Mertz were among the semifinalists. Committee of...

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Taste of Italy

Walking into Nicola’s in the Old Market you feel as if you have stumbled upon a little café on the streets of Venice, Italy. With only about ten tables, and a backroom hidden by a black curtain, you are taken to a different land where you instantly feel the warmth of a European dining experience. Opened since 2003, Nicola’s in the Old Market is becoming a staple in the Italian food world of Omaha. It’s a place for a romantic dinner, or a casual business meal. It has the versatility to be both, yet still comfortable and inviting.

For my husband and I’s date night, we sat at a table towards the back and looked out onto the beautiful snow covered patio. We talked about how we’re looking...

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Although it is not quite Cinco De Mayo, one can celebrate National Margarita Day this Friday, February 22, 2013. With bitter cold weather and snow in abundance, it’s a perfect time to celebrate the Margarita that with its name reminds you of friends, good times and warmer weather. Cantina Laredo in Midtown Crossing is running $4 margaritas all day on Friday, February 22. While you are there, Cantina Laredo has a new drink menu worth checking out. Another Margarita hot spot is Rivera’s Mexican Food, located at 12047 Blondo Street. Heck, if you find a good Margarita, Facebook DishOmaha and tell me about it.  

Mixed Go Green! is coming to Omaha. Franchised from a start-up out of Sioux...

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