Caribbean Delight-ful

Is it kar-uh-BEE-uhn or kuh-RIB-ee-an?

Let’s not worry about the pronunciation. Caribbean Delight is a smaller eatery and novelty shop, tucked away in a strip mall just north of 72nd and Blondo. The hip Benson strip, pulsing with art, booze, and a rash of new restaurants, is just a few blocks away.

But here, the food and atmosphere are just as interesting.

Inside, original folk art shares space on the walls with the occasional Red Stripe poster. One wall is devoted to the shop, where you can get a Jamaica swimsuit, a Bob Marley t-shirt, and yes, even a Rasta hat. Dueling televisions reported the news and reality TV headlines at first, but were later muted in favor of some reggae.

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Crumbs

Crumbs

Outstanding In The Field is a national organization that hosts farm to table dinners. The Aug. 4 dinner features host farmers, Doug and Krista Dittman of Branched Oak Farm and guest chef Paul Kulik of The Boiler Room. Tickets go for $180 each. For more information visit www.outstandinginthefield.com

Given that food people work with farmers we thought this little tidbit fitting of crumbs. The chance has now come for farmers between the ages of 50-80 to fulfill their lifelong dream of becoming an actor. Alexander Payne is seeking folks that fit the above description to fill speaking and non-speaking parts in his next film titled, Nebraska. For more information, call casting...

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Eater, Meet Food

My friend (we will call her Susan) and I often discuss the local food scene. Is there really a scene? Are people really passionate about local food, supporting small farms and eating well? Or are they going to the farmers market so they can wear a floppy hat and tote a canvas shopping bag just to buy a pastry and a $5 jar of jam.

Does anyone really know what to do with tarragon? Or kholrabi? Or beets? Or any other produce item at the farmers market? Is it a place to shop and feed our families or is it a place to be seen?

My friend has a slightly more cynical view than I do, believing most people buy a bunch of Swiss chard only to let it rot in the fridge while ordering take out from...

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July Local Food News

Dutch Girl Creamery located just outside of Lincoln, Ne., launched a kick-starter campaign to help raise funds to build a cheese making plant at their farm. The goat dairy and cheese making business is an offshoot of the Shadow Brook Farm brand, owned by Charuth Van Beuzekom and Kevin Loth. At press time Dutch Girl Creamery still needed $15,000 to meet its $25,000 fundraising goal. To support the cause and get some of the region’s best cheese for your generosity visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1985279006/shadow-brook-farms-dutch-girl-creamery

For those interested in a mini-road trip for local food check out the Bike-in-Bite event in Sioux City, Iowa. For a mere $10 you can...

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July: What’s In Season

July

Beets
Blackberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Elderberry
Garlic
Green Beans
Herbs
Lettuce
Muskmelon
Onions
Peppers
Potatoes
Raspberries
Summer Squash
Sweet Corn
Tomatoes
Zucchini

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The Forbidden World Of Oscar Wilde

You are invited to take a look inside the forbidden world of Oscar Wilde on July 13th, 9:30p.m. at the Joslyn Castle. This one-time late night presentation is part of a month long series focusing on the life and times of Oscar Wilde. Samples will be passed of the "Green Fairy", properly known as absinthe which was Wilde's favorite drink while listening to a reading from the opium den scene from The Picture of Dorain Gray.  The Joslyn Castle is located at 3902 Davenport Ave.  For more information you can call 402.595.2199 or visit www.joslyncastle.com for more information.

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