Harvest Cafe: For A Reason

Walk into Harvest Café in Lakeside Hills and you feel it. You feel that this restaurant is a bit different from others. This one has emotion to it. I didn’t know the story behind Harvest Café before I walked in, yet I could feel that there was a great deal of heart and soul behind it. My first view was of the fireplace which has a small picture frame of a beautiful woman in it. It almost feels like the woman is there to be your host – to welcome you to the restaurant. I now understand why. Tom and Tricia Sawyer were married for 19 years and in 2007, they began thinking about their dreams in life. That year, after Tricia studied culinary arts at Metropolitan College, and Tom left his...

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Sunday, November 18th at Le Voltaire, Escoffier, a play and classic French food

*Le Voltaire is organizing a great theatrical Sunday afternoon. Starting with a fantastic local actor Marty Skomal, who is playing a great monologue of Auguste Escoffier, the most famous historical French Chef, who organized the kitchens as they are functioning today. The Act lasts 50 minutes and will be followed by a 4 course meal inspired by Escoffier's cookbook that represent still today the Bible of every respected Chef. The time is 4:00 p.m. and the cost is $50 per person plus tax and tip. Call 402.934.9374 to make reservations. Space is limited to 40 people. Having seen this piece earlier this year, I...

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In Search of Coffee

Ask me if I’d like to spend some time gallivanting around town trying different specialty drinks at coffee shops and I doubt you’ll have trouble sensing my enthusiasm. In truth, I had a difficult time masking my glee about drinking coffee and labeling it research because the only thing I like better than coffee is more coffee.

I visited four independent coffee shops and asked the barista to make me whatever drink he or she considered to be the specialty drink. I also spent some time lingering with my coffee to get a sense of the shop’s ambiance and culture. It was tough. You’re welcome.

Caffeine Dreams, 4525 Farnam Street, http://www.CaffeineDreams.net

The barista presented me with...

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Lincoln’s own Round-Abouts Restaurant, a pot pie eatery, was featured on “Food Paradise” which airs on The Travel Channel. It was the first restaurant in Nebraska to appear on “Food Paradise”. The episode, ” Pot Pie Paradise” was scheduled to air on Wednesday, November 7th at 9:00 pm on The Travel Channel. Prometheus Entertainment, the company which produces “Food Paradise”, sent producers and a camera crew to Round-Abouts Restaurant in May to film the episode. Round-Abouts Restaurant is located at 70th & A Streets in Lincoln at Clocktower Shopping Center. Cameras took a look behind the scenes of the unique restaurant to see how the food is made. A full crowd was on hand that evening and...

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Lovers of Food and Music Unite!
Benefit dinners are pretty common these days but few are as cool as those that support Hear Nebraska. The nonprofit organization dedicated to making the cornhusker state a place for great music and creative talent partnered with Vegan Super Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen (http://www.theppk.com) and musical talent, The Mynabirds, for a one-night gourmet dinner and musical performance. The event will take place Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Benson. Only 20 tickets are available at $100 per ticket. The money you spend is tax deductable, which means you get to feed your soul and your stomach at the same time. For complete details check out:...

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Where’s Your Beef?

You would be hard-pressed to catch my friend Stacy Darnold perusing the meat counter at a grocery store. She has enough beef at home in her freezer to last her family for a year. “I don’t know when the last time I bought beef from a store was,” she says. “I’d never buy beef from a grocery store unless for some weird reason I’m out of beef.” Of course, with a freezer full of beef at home, this never happens.

Stacy is just one of the many people who have joined the growing trend of buying quarter or half portions of cows directly from farms. Granted, as a self-proclaimed “farm kid,” this is not a new practice for her. “We always did this growing up. We bought beef from our neighbor.”...

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